29th October 2004, 10:34 PM
29th October 2004, 10:52 PM
that's $350 spent a year in glasses
u'll break even in 14 years at most
29th October 2004, 10:57 PM
29th October 2004, 10:59 PM
Dunno how true it is, but I heard that the result won't be permanent. That means your short-sight might come back again. And this time, you won't be able to have another operation again. And no contact lens for you too, cos contact lens doesn't fit the shape of the eyes after the operation.
29th October 2004, 11:01 PM
2 cents worth of comments
As far as safety is concerned, should be no problem in good hands.
Prices have come down quite a bit but still will set you back $1.3k to $1.6k per eye.
Check around and see. Good luck!
29th October 2004, 11:08 PM
29th October 2004, 11:11 PM
29th October 2004, 11:14 PM
Lasik doesn't gurantee exact eyesight. But what it can do is reduce your myopia to the point where you do not need glasses for most or all of the things you do in daily life, including driving.
Originally Posted by espn
29th October 2004, 11:19 PM
It's not that bad. With the present wavefront lasik surgery, some can even get 'eagle' vision. That is why some golfers go for it, so that they can see where exactly their ball lands.
Originally Posted by mervlam
29th October 2004, 11:35 PM
29th October 2004, 11:47 PM
i got mine done when i was in USA 2 years back.
cost US$1400 per eye.
up til now still good. left eye still slightly short sighted (maybe 25deg) coz my left eye is naturally quite dry, right eye is 20/20, or 6/6 as the americans term it.
the operation was very fast. after that go home rest over the weekend, monday back to work.
never regretted it.
29th October 2004, 11:53 PM
30th October 2004, 12:23 AM
Do they do both eyes at the same time?
And any pain during and after the process?
30th October 2004, 12:25 AM
note that u still can wear contact lens as per normal after the op
Originally Posted by Gr|ever
30th October 2004, 01:02 AM
hey i didnt take very well to contact lens at first as i couldn't imagine putting something on my eyes. Couldn't imagine myself putting them on every morning n taking them off again at nite.
Originally Posted by Adam Goi
I tried contacts after some deliberation...a trial pair...just to give it a shot. Had some probs putting it on at first..but after a few weeks..I got better. It really is so much better n more convenient to shoot with than with specks. n it certainly isnt akin to gorging ur eyes out..u can take them off very easily.
Give it a shot? might be an option.
30th October 2004, 01:02 AM
Thanks alot for the info.
Originally Posted by icyflame
30th October 2004, 01:22 AM
Originally Posted by gnail
i guess it takes time to get used to touching your eyeballs...
but dont be lazy and take shortcuts from the proper way to clean those contact lenses, or else a nasty eye infection will set in. plus you have to clean and scrub the holding containers regularly and to change them once a year.
30th October 2004, 01:29 AM
30th October 2004, 09:52 PM
Best LASIK surgeon in Singapore is Dr Lee of TTSH. He has many many patients. So, book early. Prices are coming down. Is now $1700 per eye.
If LASIK is not suitable, there is this new surgery called WAVEFRONT.
More than 10 colleagues went to him. Moi, no problem coz perfect eyesight. The surgery is pretty fast.
30th October 2004, 10:30 PM