A 20/20 vision is something that people with visual health problems always dream of. The days of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, squirming faces just to see what’s in front, and being limited by myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism can soon be over. If you have long been suffering from the disadvantages of not seeing clearly without wearing eyeglasses, then it might be the perfect time to consider getting yourself treated using Singapore LASIK procedures.
What is LASIK?
LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is an eye treatment which aims to correct the refractive error by reshaping the cornea by removing tissues from it. Unlike the earlier forms of corrective eye surgery, this treatment boasts of less or no pain and clearer eyesight within hours after the procedure.
Cost of LASIK treatments
Many eye clinics in Singapore offer this type of eye procedure, and its cost normally ranges from $3,200 to $3,700 for both eyes for a standard Lasik package, which also comes with 3 to 4 post-operative appointments and eye-plugs.
A more expensive type is called the Wavefront / Topography Guided LASIK treatment, and it costs 50% more than the standard procedure. But it is more recommended because of its 3-D map measurement system used in reshaping the cornea. While it comes with a hefty price, Wavefront Lasik addresses other problems like glare, shadows, and halos, which cannot be solved by the standard LASIK procedure. The price of a LASIK Bladeless (Wavefront/ Topography-guided) is around $4,375.
This new generation laser eye surgery does not require the cornea to be ‘flapped.’ This ultra-modern laser eye treatment is recommended for patients with very high prescriptions, drier eyes, contact lens intolerance, and thinner corneas. This procedure, which usually takes 10 minutes, also has a faster healing time since no flap is ablated.
So, if you’re ready to say goodbye to your eyeglasses or contacts forever, you can visit the nearest LASIK surgery clinic to find out if you are a right candidate. With this visit, you will also be guided on what LASIK treatment is best for you. You can also subject yourself to an online screening test to verify your qualification to this treatment and find out more about this cutting-edge technology for your eyes’ health.