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April 2016


Perfect eyesight with ClearVision (II)

April 25, 2016

It’s been almost 3 months since I did epi-Lasik at Clearvision Eye Clinic and can I just say….

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!

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There are some post-surgery things that you need to look out for.

  1. Wear a pair of 100% UV protected sunglasses
  2. Use eyedrops provided by the Doctor regularly
  3. Get lots of sleep for the first few days and try to avoid going under the sun
  4. Avoid rubbing your eyes for a month
  5. Avoid swimming pools for 2 weeks, and avoid eye make for the 1st week
  6. 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!



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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

Clearvision Singapore
6 Nutmeg Road
Nutmeg Court
Singapore, 228337
(Next to Mt E, behind Paragon)



April 24, 2016

“Now you’re just a stranger with all my secrets. You’re now a stranger who I once believed will never be – who promised he will never be. You’re now a stranger who said he was different but then turned out just to be like everyone else. ”

This is me for the first time, giving myself what I deserve.


AXA SmartTraveller – My Kind of Travel

April 19, 2016

I love travelling and I’m sure most of you do too. I always look forward to my trips especially when it’s somewhere far far away, and I tend to expect them to be smooth-sailing with no hiccups. But let’s admit it, things can go wrong. I’ve fallen ill, lost my valuables, missed my flights, flights got delayed, gotten into car accidents and lost my baggage when I was overseas. And at the rate I’m travelling, I’m sure I’ll face such incidents again. While we can’t prevent these mishaps from happening, you and I can protect ourselves when they occur by getting a Travel Insurance plan.

AXA SmartTraveller is a comprehensive and inexpensive Travel Insurance plan which has one of the lowest premiums starting from just $0.59/day!

  • Not only does it cover the essentials (flight delays, loss of personal belongings, personal accidents ), it also extends to extreme sports and terrorism.
  • AXA has a 24 hour emergency hotline, which is extremely helpful when you’re stuck overseas or need urgent assistance. Oh trust me this is MEGA important especially when you’re traveling alone and feeling helpless.
  • AXA is having a promotion right now. They are offering a discount of up to 25% when you sign up today!

And here’s how you can sign up!

1) Go to AXA SmartTraveller’s website here and fill in your trip information under ‘Trip Details’ and click on “Quote Now”.


2) Next, you will be presented with a list of benefits that you’re covered under as well as the total cost.


$283.50 for an annual plan is actually really cheap for an avid traveller like me. I travel about 24x a year so that’s just $11.80 per trip! Of course, if you don’t travel as much as me, you can opt for the single trip insurance plan (:

3) After which, you’ll have to fill in your personal details below.


4) In the last step, you’ll simply need to check the boxes below after you’ve read through the terms and conditions as well as how you wish to be contacted before finally proceeding to payment. That’s it!


Travelling is always fun but let’s make it better by travelling with a peace of mind with AXA SmartTraveller!

This post is presented to you by AXA Singapore (:

Sophia Chong