Lasik Surgery FAQ

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How long has LASIK surgery been around?
The first operation dates back to around 1950 using an old technique that is no longer used today.

How old must I be to have lasik surgery done?
You should be over 18 years of age with healthy eyes.

Is there an upper age limit for laser eye surgery?
No, as long as your eyes are healthy.

Can lasik surgery correct near sightedness?
Yes. LASIK treatment can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Can lasik surgery correct far sightedness?

Can lasik surgery correct astigmatisim?

Can lasik surgery correct hyperopia or "lau hua yan"?
Yes, but for one eye only.

If I'm not eligible for LASIK operation, are there any other options available for me?
Yes. There are other types of refractive surgery. Discuss this with your eye doctor.

I'm over 40 years old and use bifocals. Will I need reading glasses after LASIK treatment?
After lasik surgery, those over age 40 will often need visual aids for reading.

How much does laser vision correction cost?
Prices for lasik surgery in Singapore have become affordable. There are many qualified eye doctors in Singapore who perform lasik surgery. Some eye clinics offer lasik surgery at around $1200 for both eyes.

How important is the choice of an eye doctor?
It is very important that you see a qualified eye doctor.

Can lasik surgery be done for both eyes at the same time?

What kind of anesthesia is used during the treatment?
Eyedrops only.

Can I see the lasik surgery treatment as it is being performed?
Yes. You will be awake throughout the procedure.

Will I blink during lasik surgery?
An instrument will be used to keep your eyelids open during lasik surgery.

Is LASIK surgery painful?

How safe is lasik surgery?
It is a safe procedure when performed by qualified eye doctors.

Are there risks involved with LASIK surgery?
Lasik surgery is safe. Complications may occur rarely and you should speak to your eye doctor if you are worried about them.

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