LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. Most people have LASIK done so that they do not have to rely on glasses and contact lenses. To date, 34 million LASIK procedures have been performed worldwide. This treatment procedure makes use of highly advanced lasers to reshape the cornea in order to correct refractive errors. It is a low-downtime procedure that can be completed in 15-20 minutes.
This treatment can correct:
LASIK surgery is an established eye treatment that takes only a few minutes, but can have a monumental impact on one’s lifestyle. It is a 15-minute procedure that has low pain and low downtime. Unlike glasses or contact lenses which only correct vision temporarily, LASIK treatment offers long-term, hassle-free visual freedom.
Safe & Accurate
LASIK surgery is popular because it has been shown to be predictable, accurate, and safe – with more than 20 years of proven results. Consequently, it has long been regarded as the gold standard in vision correction.
iLASIK is an improved version of bladeless LASIK. Through generating a 3d corneal map during the LASIK Assessment, the iLASIK suite is able to account for even minute differences present in each unique eye. As a result, iLASIK ‘measures and treats individualized imperfections that are never treated with standard or optimized treatment‘. Thus making this treatment is a ‘potentially superior vision correction alternative.‘ Currently, iLASIK is the only treatment safe and accurate enough for use in NASA Astronauts and US Navy SEAL personnel.
Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre was one of the early adopters of the iLASIK treatment method. However, we also have other methods such as Standard LASIK, Epi-LASIK, LASEK, PRK, and ASA.If you are confused about the different methods, don’t worry. There is no “best” LASIK method, it depends on your individual eye condition. Our doctor will discuss treatment options with you during the LASIK assessment.
Established in 2007, Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre is one of the leading eye centres in Singapore. We strongly believe in continual improvement in terms of techniques and technology. As a result, we continually upgrade our centre with the latest methodology and technology.
In addition, Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre is home to team of dedicated and experienced nurses, optometrists, and customer service executives. Furthermore, many of our staff have undergone the surgery themselves. They will gladly share their experiences or answer any queries that you may have.
MBBS (Spore), M.Med (Ophth), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Ophth).
– More than 20 years experience.
– 20,000+ LASIK & cataract procedures.
– Experienced surgeon with excellent track record (as evidenced by his large number of referral cases).
Dr Lee Hung Ming was the first in Singapore to perform:
– Bladeless LASIK surgery (2004).
– ICL surgery for the treatment of myopia (2005).
– Laser-Assisted Bladeless Cataract surgery via Femtosecond Laser (2012).
LASIK Surgery Cost at Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre (Singapore Dollars)
Standard Bladeless LASIK – $3724.67
iLASIK Wavefront Customized – $5,248.35
Epi-LASIK/LASEK – $3724.67 to $5248.35
Prices for both eyes, inclusive of GST
Payment via interest-free installments is available for DBS, POSB, and UOB credit cards
LASIK has been the gold standard in vision correction for 20 years, it is generally suitable for a large percentage of the population. However, there are also alternative treatments that one can consider:
TransPRK/Epi-LASIK/ASA/LASEK/PRK: Similar but instead the creation of a corneal flap, a layer of the corneal epithelium is removed. More discomfort and longer recovery times as compared to LASIK. Usually used for patients with thinner corneas… (read more)
Monovision LASIK for Presbyopia: For people with presbyopia or lao hua* … (read more)
Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL): An ICL is similar to a contact lens, except it is placed inside the eye instead of worn outside. ICLs can treat up to very high degrees of myopia. ICLs are manufactured in Switzerland and are US FDA-approved… (read more)
Unsure which treatment is the best for you? Book an assessment below to find out more.
Our standard LASIK Assessment costs $210.79 (inclusive of GST). It includes a series of detailed eye tests and a consultation with Dr Lee, where he will suggest a suitable treatment method for you.
The soonest you can have surgery done is one day after the assessment. Please lay off your contact lenses for 5 days (for soft lenses) to 7 days (for hard lenses) before the assessment.
If you have any questions or queries, feel free to contact us at 6470 3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LASIK is generally a safe procedure. The first generation of patients has not reported serious adverse effects to the eyes to date.
Dry eyes are a common side effect of LASIK. However, they are generally only temporary. In most cases, patients stop having dry eyes after a few months following the surgery. Dry eyes can be readily treated through application of lubricating eye drops.
Halos and glares are another possible side effect. Similarly to dry eyes, they usually lessen after a few months.
In some instances, dry eyes, halos and glares may be long-term. However, studies have found that such incidences are few and far. In addition, even in reported cases, a number of patients described the symptoms as mild.
Under or over-correction may also occur. Vision generally stabilizes 1-3 months after surgery. In some cases, irregular recovery of the eye can lead to under-correction or over-correction. Therefore, it is important to follow post-operative care instructions rigorously. Not to worry, a LASIK enhancement is able to correct these problems. The enhancement procedure is the same as the initial surgery, but without flap creation.
Rare complications include corneal infections, retinal detachment and glaucoma, which may result in the loss of vision. However, the occurrence of these side effects is extremely low.
Given the aforementioned, it is of utmost importance to choose a surgeon that has a good track record and ample experience. A skilled surgeon is able to utilize their experience to minimize the chances of unwanted side effects.