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Guide to LASIK Singapore

Guide to LASIK Singapore

Your guide to LASIK Singapore. Thinking of getting LASIK? Read this article first!
We address many common LASIK questions, making your journey to visual freedom as smooth as possible.


Why LASIK?

LASIK can correct:

  • Myopia
  • Hyperopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Prebyopia/Lao Hua

Most importantly, LASIK provides 24/7 visual freedom. In contrast, contact lenses and glasses only provide temporary correction. As such, LASIK can be a convenient In addition, did you know that LASIK can save you a lot of money? In the long run, LASIK can help you to savean estimated $28,980 on contact lenses!


LASIK, iLASIK, Epi-LASIK, LASEK, ReLEx Smile – Which is the Best?

With regards to LASIK, don’t let medical and marketing jargon confuse you! We have listed the differences in LASIK treatments below in an easy-to-read format.

LASIK

  • Bladeless
  • Flap
  • Fast recovery
  • Minimal pain
  • Gold standard in vision correction

 

iLASIK

  • Bladeless
  • Flap
  • An improvement of the already established LASIK method
  • 3D corneal map provides 100% customized treatment for potentially more accuracy and greater safety
  • The only LASIK treatment method that is safe and reliable enough to be approved for NASA Astronauts and US Navy SEALs

 

Epi-LASIK/LASEK/PRK

  • Bladeless
  • Flapless
  • More discomfort (due to being flapless)
  • Longest recovery period(due to being flapless)
  • Good treatment option for those with thin corneas. Not recommended otherwise due to pain and long recovery times.

 

ReLEX Smile

  • Combines the advantages of LASIK & Epi-LASIK
  • Bladeless & flapless
  • Minimally invasive
  • Fast recovery
  • Minimal pain

Choosing a LASIK Clinic in Singapore

You only have one pair of eyes – your vision is precious. Before getting LASIK, it is important to do your research.

 

LASIK Singapore Tip #1 – Pricing & Costs
First and foremost, you can’t put a price on good vision. When looking for a LASIK clinic, do not have mindset of scrimping and saving. In fact, cheap prices may mean rushed assessments, cost-cutting measures, or lack of safety. Consequently, this may compromise your quality of vision. Instead for scouring for a bargain, look for a clinic that offers good service at a reasonable price.

 

LASIK Singapore Tip #2 – Surgeon Selection
As with any surgery, LASIK has its risks. For instance, some of the risks include dryness, halos, glares, infection, and blindness. With this in mind, having a good surgeon minimizes the risk of complications. Choose a surgeon who is experienced, caring, and friendly.

 

LASIK Singapore Tip #3 – Choice of Treatment Methods
Furthermore, it is important to choose a clinic that offers multiple LASIK treatment methods (LASIK, iLASIK, Epi-LASIK, ReLEx Smile, etc.). The ideal LASIK treatment for a person varies according to individual condition. It is best to avoid clinics that only push one type LASIK treatment.


A little bit about us…

Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre LASIK Singapore

Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre

  • Premier LASIK centre in Gleneagles Hospital
  • Celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2018
  • Experienced surgeon with excellent track record (formerly the head of LASIK at TTSH & NUH)
  • Wealth of experience (more than 20,000 LASIK procedures done)
  • Many different treatment options (LASIK, iLASIK, Epi-LASIK/LASEK/PRK, ReLEx Smile)
  • Dedicated team of staff, many of whom have had LASIK done themselves (and love it)

Now that you’ve reached the end of the LASIK Singapore Guide, you should be well-equipped to being your LASIK journey.

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