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Thread: Seriously considering to go for Lasik op

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    Default Seriously considering to go for Lasik op

    Sheeze ... my glasses broke again (2nd pair in 2 years) and I'm getting upset as I'd spent more than $700 for both pairs (okay I have somewhat expensive tastes... I shun contact lens (to me removing it is as good as gorging my eyes out)

    I know some of us here have gone for Lasik op ... I'd like to hear your feedback, advice (my mum doesn't really like the idea), cost involved and the steps I need to take if I've set my heart to do so.

    TIA!

    Now I'm wearing a weird looking pair which makes me look like a cuckoo so I need to decide soon ... otherwise my kids are going to have fun teasing me!

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    that's $350 spent a year in glasses
    u'll break even in 14 years at most

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    Just FYI.. you have to sign a disclaimer that the doctors are not responsible for the results of the surgery. So.. if somebody's lasiking ur len... then sneezes.... oops.

    Anyway my colleague had hers done 2mths back, 1 was 25 deg over, the other was 25 deg under. So it's not exact nor perfect

    You can buy a 70-200 IS f/2.8L with that kind of cash, or a new 20D

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    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.

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    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!

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    that's right
    in sg it cost around 3.5k now with all the appt fees in
    the results are perm depending on how u take care of ur eyes.

    if u r daring u can go overseas
    3k sgd in thailand includes 1 week in 5 star hotel

    jb cost around 2k sgd
    i did mine in jb last tues

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    why don't you check it out with the National Eye Centre for more information?

    rumours are, hmm... rumours, you know, seldom true

    hmm... maybe i shoud consider Lasik when i start working...

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Just FYI.. you have to sign a disclaimer that the doctors are not responsible for the results of the surgery. So.. if somebody's lasiking ur len... then sneezes.... oops.

    Anyway my colleague had hers done 2mths back, 1 was 25 deg over, the other was 25 deg under. So it's not exact nor perfect

    You can buy a 70-200 IS f/2.8L with that kind of cash, or a new 20D
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervlam
    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.
    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.

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    I sent an email to ask for the price and this is what i received:

    Charges for the procedure are as follows:
    Pre operative consultation and investigation approximately S$200
    LASIK Surgery S$1850 ? S$2250 Per Eye with a Senior Consultant*
    S$1320 Per Eye with a Consultant
    Subsequent post-operative consultation S$ 40-45 per visit(excluding test)

    There will be an additional surcharge of S$200 per eye for Wavefront Surgery.

    (*subjected to individual doctor surcharge)

    Medisave cannot be utilised for LASIK as it is classified under optional operation.


    Hopes it help

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    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.
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    I have received a number of PMs asking me where I did mine after my previous thread after posting here.

    Here's the full story.

    Book at Optimax JB 3 mths ago.
    Went for checkup on last mon, Ops last Tues, check up on last wed and drove to KL on thurs (with sunglasses as still bright

    Here's what most pple will be interested in....COST
    100 for eye check to see if suitable
    surgery for both eyes 3600
    total 3700 (subseq checkups FOC)
    with current exchange rate of 2.255 then, it works out to $1640

    h/e they just increased price to 100+2290+2290
    if you put my name as referral, I can send you back the 100rm cheque per eye
    therefore 100+2190+2190=4480
    With current exchange rate of 2.275
    $1969!!!

    Hope this clarifies all those who PM me.
    BTW if you go back for annual checkup paying rm50,
    enhancement will be free for life

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    Do they do both eyes at the same time?

    And any pain during and after the process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr|ever
    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.
    note that u still can wear contact lens as per normal after the op

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi
    I shun contact lens (to me removing it is as good as gorging my eyes out)
    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.

    BUT.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icyflame
    I have received a number of PMs asking me where I did mine after my previous thread after posting here.

    Here's the full story.

    Book at Optimax JB 3 mths ago.
    Went for checkup on last mon, Ops last Tues, check up on last wed and drove to KL on thurs (with sunglasses as still bright

    Here's what most pple will be interested in....COST
    100 for eye check to see if suitable
    surgery for both eyes 3600
    total 3700 (subseq checkups FOC)
    with current exchange rate of 2.255 then, it works out to $1640

    h/e they just increased price to 100+2290+2290
    if you put my name as referral, I can send you back the 100rm cheque per eye
    therefore 100+2190+2190=4480
    With current exchange rate of 2.275
    $1969!!!

    Hope this clarifies all those who PM me.
    BTW if you go back for annual checkup paying rm50,
    enhancement will be free for life
    Thanks alot for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnail
    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.

    BUT.

    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.
    me too!

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervlam
    plus you have to clean and scrub the holding containers regularly and to change them once a year.
    once a year? OMG
    do yourself a favour and get a new case every month

    for permanent lens, the case should be changed more frequently, esp if u use aosept. they give a new casing for each bottle

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervlam
    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.

    Well paying that much I sure would have thought it was I'm pretty happy with contacts & glasses now. I would be able to afford a piece of the trinities if I can afford Lasik

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