If you have some questions about LASIK eye surgery, there’s plenty of information available that you will find useful. In this FAQ, you will find answers to some of the most common queries about LASIK surgery. You can also use this article to have a detailed discussion with your eye surgeon on LASIK surgery.
What is LASIK?
LASIK is short for Laser-Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis. It is a procedure for the eye that is crafted to resolve common problems with vision like astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness. The LASIK procedure only takes minutes. But prior to that, a detailed screening process need to be done to ensure safety in performing the procedure. An excimer laser is used to gently reshape the cornea to correct problems with vision. You will find that LASIK is a popular procedure, and you can contact THONEH Advanced LASIK Centre (TALC) for more information.
What is the duration of LASIK? Explain the procedure.
Within about 15 minutes, LASIK can be performed on both eyes, and it is an out-patient procedure. You can be discharged within 2 hours but you will need assistance in getting back home. While LASIK is being performed, anesthetic eye drops will be applied to numb the eyes and prepare them for the procedure. This makes the procedure painless. A flap will be created on the outer most layer of the cornea, and a laser will be used to reshape the surface of the cornea and then, the flap will be put back in place. You will be given prescription eye drops after the procedure, to help with the healing process.
How long does it take to recover after LASIK surgery?
The recuperation period after LASIK is typically very short, although it differs case by case. In most cases, vision is already clear without glasses the following day although full structural recovery may take a few days. You’ll need to have a few follow-up appointments with the LASIK surgeon to ensure that your recovery process runs smoothly. You can already resume your favorite as early as 2 weeks after the procedure, although it is still best to get advice from your surgeon.
What are LASIK surgery’s advantages?
Laser eye surgery has many advantages! You will have freedom from glasses and/or contacts. This is especially advantageous if you are physically active – no more glasses falling off when you have body contact during football. Your field of vision is no longer restricted by your glasses’ frames. And the ladies no longer have to worry whether the glasses match the handbag and the shoes. Best of all, you are a beauty in the eyes of the beholder, not the beer holder.
Is LASIK really right for me?
Talk to a LASIK surgeon. This is a good way to see if LASIK is what you are looking for. You are to look at the parameters with your surgeon to see if LASIK is for you, come up with a plan for your treatment needs and clarify any doubts you might have about the surgery. You are in a very good position to have this procedure if you enjoy overall good health, steady vision prescription for at least one year and if you are over 18 years.
Where can I go for LASIK surgery?
Schedule an appointment with THONEH Advanced LASIK Centre today. It only takes a few minutes to call and book a consultation.
We hope we have answered all your LASIK related questions in this article. If you need more details on the surgery, you are just one consultation away from getting the right answers from a LASIK surgeon.
The cost of LASIK (short for Laser-Assisted in-situ Keratomileusis) is something that is pressing in the minds of those who consider this option. There are a few factors that alter the price of LASIK: Your health; Your eye power; and Laser technology. You will also find that that the cost of LASIK surgery is very often given for each eye, so keep in mind to calculate double the approximate amount quotes if you intend to have laser surgery for both eyes. You have many types of laser refractive surgeries that are available which correspond to most budgets, and there are also many options for financing a laser surgery for the eye.
Evaluating the LASIK Eye Surgery Cost – Level by Level
Having LASIK on an eye can cost you anywhere between RM 8,000 and RM 12,000. It is not uncommon to see the price go to either extreme depending on the various factors involved. Keep in mind that you are able to match the comfort level in surgery that you require with the right cost range for you, and you can do this by speaking to our LASIK team. Here are some of the key factors that you need to keep in mind while calculating the cost of LASIK:
Level 1 – General health and Corneal Health
- LASIK is designed for healthy individuals. If you or your cornea are suffering from a certain health problem, it may interfere with the outcome of your LASIK, making your LASIK journey not as smooth as you might hope, or even unsafe for you to begin with. This is why at THONEH Advanced LASIK Centre (TALC), we need 2 hours of your time to screen for any potential risk before you undergo LASIK. If it is found unsafe, we cannot ethically perform LASIK on you. But don’t worry. You can always discuss alternative options with our LASIK specialists. Just remember, if it’s not safe, it’s not worth spending for. Otherwise, you will have to spend a lot more treating the post-
operative problems later. We also do not want to smear our clean track record.
Level 2 – Eye Power
- There are various possibilities as to how your eye power can affect the cost of your LASIK surgery. For an instance, higher eye power will require you to have thicker cornea to safely undergo the procedure. This will influence the procedure option that you can undergo, and with it, the cost. You can discuss this in detail with your LASIK specialist when you come in for your LASIK appointment.
Level 3 – Laser Technology
- There are many variations of LASIK and this tends to have a bearing on the cost of LASIK surgery, based on the technology used. The more recent the technology, the higher in price it is likely to be. Your LASIK specialist can help you choose the best option by discussing with you the various technologies available. Your technology option will be tailored to suit your eyes and your lifestyle.
Financing option will allow you to spread the cost of your LASIK over up to 36 months. This can help you plan ahead and reduce the strain on your wallet. By spreading the cost, you can pay as low as RM200 per month. The instalment plan can be made with Maybank, CIMB, Public Bank, AmBank, and Bank Rakyat.