Your LASIK Experience with Us

Your LASIK surgery

LASIK surgery is quick and painless. Before your procedure, you need to observe the following:

  1. Refrain from wearing soft contact lenses 2 - 4 days before LASIK;
  2. Refrain from wearing hard contact lenses 14 days before LASIK;
  3. You should practice holding your eye steady;
  4. You should not use any form of make-up, powder or perfume on the day of your procedure; and
  5. Do not drive on the day of your surgery.

On the Day of Your Procedure

Flap creation with Intralase® laser

  1. Anaesthetic eyedrops will be placed in your eye to ensure you experience no pain.
  2. After aligning your eye to an optimal position under the laser, a suction ring will be positioned on your eye to prevent your eye from blinking and moving.
  3. You will experience darkness and feel a very firm pressure on your eye.
  4. The laser will then commence to create the flap and this usually takes 11 seconds.
  5. Once completed, the ring will be removed and it is normal for your vision to be slightly blurry.

10 to 20 minutes after your flap is created by the Intralase® Femtosecond laser, you will now undergo reshaping of your cornea with the Amaris 1050RS excimer laser.

Excimer laser

  1. Anaesthetic eyedrops will be placed in your eye to ensure you experience no pain.
  2. Your head will be positioned directly under the excimer laser.
  3. You will then be asked to fixate your vision on a small flashing green light.
  4. Your flap will be lifted and the excimer laser will commence treatment.
  5. After your laser ablation is completed, strengthening of your cornea with flash crosslinking (LASIK Xtra) is performed.
  6. A special contact lens is then placed over your cornea.
  7. All surgical instruments will finally be removed from your eye and your treatment is complete.

Typically, the LASIK procedure will be completed in 8 - 10 minutes.

After surgery

Immediately after surgery, you will see an improvement in the vision of your treated eye. Rarely, you may experience a mild foreign body sensation. Painkillers will be given to reduce any minor pain.

Generally, 95% of your vision will recover within the first 24 hours. On the third, fourth or fifth day you may experience cloudy/misty vision, but you should not worry because this is a common post-LASIK occurrence.

As a general rule, the lower your power, the quicker the recovery. If you have very high myopia, it is likely for you to experience some minor night vision problems initially. This condition will improve over 1 to 3 months.

Most patients move around without much difficulty and are able to return to work the next day.

You need to return for at least 4 follow-up visits to ensure your eye is healing properly, check on the amount of correction achieved as well as the stability of your corrected vision.

Caring for Your Eyes After Surgery

Avoid for 1 week Avoid for 1 month Avoid for 6 months
All forms of vigorous exercise
  • Ball games
  • Water sports
Contact sports
  • Eye cream / eye shadow - avoid for 1 week
  • Mascara / eye liner - avoid for 2 weeks
  • False lash extensions, facials - avoid for 1 month
  • You can resume using foundation, powder and lipstick the day after your procedure

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