LASIK surgery is a very popular type of eye refractive surgery in Singapore as well as the world. If you’re wanting to get your vision corrected, perhaps this is the perfect article for you to read today. So many people don’t bother to research more. They just trust whatever others are saying. But, what if there’s more to know about LASIK surgery? In this article, we are going to debunk some of the myths surrounding LASIK surgery that people still believe until today.
MYTH No. 1: LASIK corrects only nearsightedness; it cannot correct farsightedness or astigmatism:
False. If you are considering to get an eye refractive surgery, LASIK is a great option because it can help correct all three: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
MYTH No. 2: LASIK is new, so long-term side effects and complications are unknown:
This is totally false. LASIK has been known publicly in the world of eye refractive surgeries since 1999. It was first developed in 1989, but it wasn’t until 1999 that the method was finally considered good enough to be used in public.Today, LASIK surgery is considered a highly common type of eye refractive surgery. Surgeons are well-aware of the risks and benefits that come with a LASIK surgery.
Some of the possible side effects and complications are:
1. Dry eyes
2. Seeing glares and halos in the vision, especially at night
3. Corneal flap dislodgement
MYTH No.3: LASIK is a painful eye surgery:
False. LASIK surgeries are known for many things, such as high success rates, popularity, and ease; but one character that is famous about LASIK surgeries is comfort. LASIK surgeries are well-known to be a comfortable kind of surgery. How could that be? Before your surgeon begins to do anything to your eyes, he or she will first give you some type of anaesthesia. This anaesthesia will be given in a form of eye drop. It will ensure that you won’t feel any pain during the surgery. The surgery is done in about 30 minutes or so, and even though you will hear your surgeon, but you won’t feel anything. As for after the surgery, there will a little bit of swelling and pain as you go through the healing process, but it will be minor and it won’t last long.
MYTH No. 4: LASIK is not affordable for most people:
Not so true. Sure, affordability depends on your personal budget. However, LASIK costs in Singapore has actually gone down if you compared to more than 10+ years ago. In Singapore, LASIK cost around SGD$3,500 – $4,500. The price usually depend on the clinic/doctor of your choice. If you decide to opt for a LASIK, prepare your budget way ahead. There is a very high chance that you won’t be able to use your insurance or Medisave, but you might be able to find special packages such as 6 or 12 months interest free installment rate. Do check with the LASIK clinic of your choice if they have the installment package for you!