It’s been almost 3 months since I did epi-Lasik at Clearvision Eye Clinic and can I just say….
LIFE IS SO MUCH EASIER AFTER TRANS EPI-LASIK???
And I mean MUCH easier. Aside from my double eyelid surgery, this has to be the other best decision I’ve made in my life. I DO NOT miss my spectacle/contact lens life at all 😀 Gone are the days of removing lenses before sleeping, wearing goggles to swim etc!
Here are things to note before Trans epiLasik surgery,
• Stop wearing your contact lenses before the surgery (2 days for soft lens and 10 days for hard lens)
• Sleep early the night before and avoid drinking alcohol to ensure your eyes can retain all the moisture they have!
• Don’t wear eye make-up to the clinic. Your eyes need to be absolutely clean for the procedure.
• Don’t apply perfumes or lotions as this can interfere with sterile machines and equipment.
• Dress warmly as the Operating Theatre (OT) is cold
Last picture of me in glasses!
I had my Trans epi-Lasik procedure done at Clearvision Eye Clinic & LASIK Centre which was established in 2001. Dr Tony Ho has over 15 years of experience in laser-refractive surgery so I know I was in good hands. At Clearvision, they use the fastest excimer laser in the world, treating 100 degrees in 1.3 seconds. My entire laser procedure took less than a minute, was absolutely painless. All I had to do was literally blink at a green blinking light and before I know it, it was done!
My gripe about any surgery is the gore that comes with it. Like anything that involves a blade and blood? No thanks! Hence, Trans epi-Lasik is perfect for me as it is a safe, non-invasive and surface-based treatment method which does not require the eye surgeon to cut a corneal flap. With new advances in technology today, Trans-epiLASIK can eliminate some of the risks in the standard LASIK (cut, flap and zap) procedure such as flap-related medical complications.
Here are 3 simple steps to how it’s done!
There are some post-surgery things that you need to look out for.
- Wear a pair of 100% UV protected sunglasses
- Use eyedrops provided by the Doctor regularly
- Get lots of sleep for the first few days and try to avoid going under the sun
- Avoid rubbing your eyes for a month
- Avoid swimming pools for 2 weeks, and avoid eye make for the 1st week
- No exercise for the first few days
It’s not much of a hassle. You just need to take good care of your eyes especially for the 1st 2 months so that it reduces the chances of having myopia again, or even eye infection. Trust me, you will want to protect your eyes even more after lasik because having perfect eyesight again is the best thing ever. It’s like having a second chance with life hahah. And here’s me enjoying my post-op life!
As an avid traveller, having my eyesight corrected means convenience for me. No more dry eyes in the plane, packing tons of daily contact lenses for long trips (not forgetting solution, saline, contacts case and glasses). All I need now is a pair of sunnies 😀 I can swim and see clearly underwater for the first time. I love waking up to clear vision, not stumbling my way to the toilet in the middle of the night. I cannot imagine being myopic again and I’m baffled at myself for not undergoing Trans epi-Lasik earlier. How did I even get through 17 years of my life being a blind bat hahah.
Thank you so much, Dr. Ho and Clearvision Eye Clinic for literally making my life better! Highly recommend!
For those who are interested, Trans epi-Lasik (the one I did) costs $3388 (before GST) inclusive of pre-lasik evaluation, epi-lasik for both eyes, first set of medications and post-op reviews for a month. I think that’s a pretty reasonable price to pay for a good eyesight and I’m sure the cost of my contact lenses and spectacles for the past 17 years probably cost more than that.
Quote “Sophia Chong” at the counter and you will be entitled to $120 off your Trans-epiLASIK package!
To find out if you’re suitable for Trans-epiLASIK, you can book an appointment by calling the LASIK hotline at +65 6100 2020 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 Nutmeg Road
(Next to Mt E, behind Paragon)