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In order to determine your suitability for LASIK, you would need to undergo a pre-LASIK assessment.

Please note the following:

Below are the steps to start your journey in removing your glasses or contact lenses.

1 Pre-LASIK assessment takes 5 hours for complete eye tests and thorough discussion on LASIK surgery.
2 To optimise your test results, you need to:
  • Refrain from wearing soft contact lenses for at least 7 days
  • Refrain from wearing hard/RGP (rigid gas permeable) contact lenses for at least 2 weeks
  • Bring your contact lenses along as we need to record your contact lens power
3 Detailed tests will be performed during the evaluation:
  • Subjective refraction: measurement of your eye power
  • Corneal Topography: measurement of your corneal shape
  • Corneal Tomography: measurement of your corneal shape and thickness
  • Corneal Ocular Coherence Tomography: measurement and analysis of your corneal layers
  • Wavefront assessment: measurement of visual distortions of your cornea and the whole eye
  • Pupil size in different lighting conditions
  • Ultrasonic corneal pachymetry: measurement of corneal thickness
  • Cycloplegic refraction is performed for ultimate accuracy
    • A special eyedrop called Cyclogyl/ Cyclopentolate is used to relax your focusing muscles
    • This takes 1 hour
    • These eyedrops cause your pupils to dilate and you will have slight blurring of vision and light sensitivity for 36-48 hours
    • Personally done by Dr Jerry Tan. This is because your refraction is one of the most important tests in our pursuit for visual perfection for you!
  • In addition, we give you a comprehensive eye check-up including a retinal examination and intraocular eye pressure measurement

For patients over 40 years of age, you may be advised to consider monovision as an option for your vision correction.

4 Scheduling of surgery
  • There has to be an interval of at least 4 to 5 days between the pre-LASIK assessment and the operation
    • The effects of our tests results in a larger pupil which reduces the accuracy of centration during the laser treatment.
  • We do not operate both eyes on the same day
    • We usually perform LASIK for your second eye a week later
      • Ensures better safety
      • Better results for your second eye - the response to treatment of your first eye will determine a final adjustment of treatment to your second eye. Your second eye is usually your dominant and most important eye to be treated.
    • Patients are advised not to travel for at least 5 to 6 days after each eye operation.
    • There will be a consultation the next day after the operation, 1 week later, 1 month later and finally, 3 months later.
5 Validity

Your assessment results are valid for 3 months. If there is a delay of up to 9 months, only a small number of tests need to be repeated.

However, if the delay is more than 1 year, you will have to repeat almost all the tests.

*For patients flying in from overseas

It is recommended that you make an appointment for an initial consultation to confirm the type of surgery most suited for you to help us better plan your LASIK experience with us.

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