If you have any impairment in your vision, it is possible that you have been recommended Lasik eye surgery by a relative or a friend. Lasik surgery is one of the leading medical procedures for vision correction, and with the relatively little pain linked to the procedure, and how Singapore is growing to be one of the best venues for it, the growing hype is understandable. However, you need to really know more about this medical procedure to truly appreciate it.
What is LASIK eye surgery? Lasik is a “third option” for people with long term vision impairments like short sightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Patients of Lasik surgery may be able to see very well even without corrective lenses or eyeglasses after the procedure, but in some cases, Lasik surgery is needed to lessen the grade of corrective lenses when they have become too high. At W Eye Clinic Singapore, an experienced doctor first assesses the patient’s viability as a candidate to this surgical procedure. Once cleared, a patient is advised about what medicines to take before the operation, what to wear, and when to stop using corrective lenses to prepare the eyes for surgery. A surgeon works with a laser instrument called the excimer, and this is used to alter the shape of the cornea. Any changes done during the procedure can no longer be reversed, although at W Eye Lasik Surgery Clinic Singapore, enhancements can be done within the year if the patient is dissatisfied with the effects of the first surgery.
Who are the most viable candidates? Lasik surgery is ideal for about 80% of the adult population. The stress on adult is important because only when an individual is 18 years old and above has the eye prescriptions most likely stabilized. W Eye Clinic Singapore also recommends lasik surgery for individuals with common eye problems (usually those with astigmatism, farsightedness and shortsightedness), and for those who lead an active lifestyle and who would benefit from not having to wear corrective contact lenses or eye glasses. The physical fitness of the individual is very important because, like any procedure, the risks are lowered when the patient is in good health. Tests will also be done to see if the patient produces a significant amount of tears, or if the cornea of the patient is thick enough for the procedure. Eye structures are genetically unique, and these tests are important to see if the patient can undergo the surgery with relatively little risk.
What factors affect the cost of Lasik eye surgery? When you look for a good clinic for your eye surgery, it should be more than just the rate of the procedure. Look for value, and don’t always go for the cheapest clinics. W Eye Clinic Singapore tries to balance out the rates to accommodate all their patients, but they also offer the most experienced doctors to handle all their cases. You must also look at the facilities of the hospital or clinic. Are they top of the line? W Eye Clinic makes an effort to provide top of the line healthcare without imposing too much on their patients in terms of fees. To look at the rates more closely, and to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure, visit WEyeClinic.sg now.
W Eye Clinic performs LASIK surgery to correct astigmatism, hyperopia, or myopia. Contact us today to set find out more how we can help you.