Myopia or nearsightedness is known to be a hereditary visual impairment, and more often than not, people who struggle with this eye problem are compelled to wear eyeglasses as a corrective measure for myopia. Some, who are involved in active sports or other activities which prohibit the wearing of eyeglasses resort to wearing contact lenses, which at most times can be such a hassle for those always on the go.
If you’re one of those people wanting to get rid of your eyeglasses or contact lenses for life, then it is high time you start thinking about getting a LASIK surgery, which is the highly recommended solution for nearsightedness. But before going to an eye clinic, here are three important things you need to consider before getting a LASIK treatment in Singapore:
- Are you fit to undergo the procedure?
Although the common reason for availing this procedure is having myopia, one still has to be evaluated through a preoperative eye exam if he or she is a good candidate for LASIK. Criteria such as age and current eye prescription, the presence of other diseases, possible complications, and pregnancy will be checked.
- Is Lasik painful?
Unlike earlier forms of corrective eye surgery, LASIK surgery has been developed to have less or no pain and clearer eyesight within hours after the procedure. Since the procedure will involve reshaping the cornea, patients who have gone through LASIK say that there is a little discomfort before the reshaping when the doctor creates a flap using a suction device. But overall, patients say that the pain is mild and really manageable.
- How much does it cost?
The cost of a Lasik in Singapore depends on what type of treatment you will be undergoing. The price of a LASIK surgery in Singapore ranges from $3,200 to $3,700 for both eyes. This is the price for a standard Lasik, and the package price also includes 3 to 4 post-operative appointments and eye-plugs (if you need them).
A more expensive type of LASIK procedure which costs 50% more is called the Wavefront/ Topography Guided LASIK treatment which reshapes the cornea by using a 3D map measurement system.
Before deciding, it’s good to use the 3 questions above as a guide. In addition, visiting an eye clinic and consulting a doctor are great to further explore the risks and your options. This way, you will get good results for improving your vision.