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Become Less Dependent on Glasses with LASIK
Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis or LASIK is a type of eye surgery that uses a laser to reshape your cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that the refractive error of light entering the eye is reduced or eliminated. This helps to improve your vision significantly. It is a common vision correction procedure with a high success rate and a solid safety profile.
If you are short-sighted, far-sighted, have astigmatism or have deteriorating eyesight due to old age, LASIK might be able to help achieve your desire to become free of glasses and contact lenses .
LASIK is fast and comfortable when performed by a highly skilled surgeon.
Why Choose JL Eye Specialists for your LASIK procedure?
Laser vision correction will affect the way you see for the rest of your life. You should make your decision to have laser vision correction carefully, not quickly.
At JL Eye Specialists, your procedure will be personally handled by Dr Jimmy Lim, who has more than 18 years of practice in clinical ophthalmology. He was fellowship-trained at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in the US under the tutelage of Professor Douglas Koch, specialising in both laser refractive surgeries including LASIK as well as corneal surgeries.
Dr Jimmy Lim helps you to better understand whether LASIK is right for you with his proficiency in laser technology such as the SCHWIND AMARIS 1050RS and the 5th generation iFS Intralase femtosecond laser. Together, JL Eye Specialists aims to promote the safety and comfort of our patients in providing optimal eye care.
Our LASIK surgery cost starts from $1,900 per eye. Please visit us at our clinic at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore, for a LASIK Pre-op assessment.
What happens during a LASIK procedure?
First, the surgeon applies anaesthesia in the form of eye drops. Then, he uses a femtosecond laser to create a flap in the cornea, and an excimer laser to shape a thin layer of corneal tissue. At the end of the procedure, the flap is put back into place.
The entire procedure takes around 15 minutes for both eyes while the laser treatment usually takes around 1 minute. After the procedure, you’ll be resting in the recovery area before heading home. Your vision may be slightly hazy right after the surgery, which typically improves by the end of the day. It’s advisable to have someone accompany you home after the procedure.
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Get Answers to the Top 10 LASIK FAQs
You are required to go through a LASIK Pre-op assessment to determine if you are a suitable candidate, but here are some general guidelines:
- Age: At least 18 years old. Parental consent will be required if you are below 21 years old.
- Stable vision and spectacles prescription for at least a year before surgery.
- Patients do not have glaucoma, cataracts, retinal problems, infections or any other eye conditions.
- Currently not pregnant or breastfeeding.
- LASIK is effective for the treatment of myopia (short-sightedness) from 100 to 1500 degrees and astigmatism of up to 600 degrees.
- It can also treat hyperopia (long-sightedness) from 100 to 500 degrees.
- The entire procedure takes around 15 minutes for both eyes while the laser treatment usually takes around 1 minute.
- Contact lens wearers will need to stop wearing the lenses prior to the assessment:
- Soft contact lens: 1 week
- Hard or rigid gas permeable lens: 2 weeks
- Orthokeratology lens: 1 month
- The LASIK Pre-op assessment comprises several eye tests to obtain precise measurements of the eyes.
- Pupil dilation will be required to allow the ophthalmologist to assess the posterior eye health to rule out any eye conditions.
- The whole assessment will take up to 1 hour to complete.
- You are strongly advised not to drive on the day of assessment.
- Before the LASIK procedure
- Numbing eye drops will be instilled in your eyes.
- During the LASIK procedure
- A corneal flap will be created using a precise lasering machine
- The laser will be used to reshape the cornea and the flap will be replaced.
- After the LASIK procedure
- Post-surgery you will be resting in the recovery area before heading home.
- Your vision may be slightly hazy immediately after the surgery and typically improves by the end of the day.
- It will be ideal for someone to accompany you home after the surgery.
- You will not feel pain during the LASIK surgery, however, you may feel some sensation of touch during the surgery.
- Some may experience dry eyes after the surgery, which can be relieved with lubricating eye drops and will improve over time.
- Some patients may also experience mild visual disturbances (glares, halos, starbursts) and these effects will decrease over time.
- You can return to work in two days. (Medical leave certificate will be provided for 3 days)
- You can also resume simple exercises in about a week.
- Contact sports (such as martial arts and boxing) and water sports (such as swimming and scuba diving) should be avoided in the first month after surgery.
- You should also avoid crowded and dusty places for the first week to reduce the risk of infection after surgery.
Our LASIK procedure prices start at S$1,900 per eye. Exact rates can be determined after LASIK pre-op assessment.