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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….
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 ūüėÄ Gone are the days¬†of removing lenses before sleeping, wearing goggles to swim etc!

Here are things to note before Trans epiLasik surgery,

‚ÄĘ ¬† Stop ¬†wearing ¬†your ¬†contact ¬†lenses ¬†before ¬†the ¬†surgery ¬†(2 ¬†days ¬†for ¬†soft ¬†lens ¬†and ¬†10 ¬†days ¬†for ¬†hard ¬†lens)
‚ÄĘ ¬† Sleep ¬†early ¬†the ¬†night ¬†before ¬†and ¬†avoid ¬†drinking ¬†alcohol ¬†to ¬†ensure ¬†your ¬†eyes ¬†can ¬†retain ¬†all ¬†the ¬†moisture ¬†they ¬†have!
‚ÄĘ ¬† Don‚Äôt ¬†wear ¬†eye ¬†make-¬≠up ¬†to ¬†the ¬†clinic. ¬†Your ¬†eyes ¬†need ¬†to ¬†be ¬†absolutely ¬†clean ¬†for ¬†the ¬†procedure.
‚ÄĘ ¬† Don‚Äôt ¬†apply ¬†perfumes ¬†or ¬†lotions ¬†as ¬†this ¬†can ¬†interfere ¬†with ¬†sterile ¬†machines ¬†and ¬†equipment.
‚ÄĘ ¬† Dress ¬†warmly ¬†as ¬†the ¬†Operating ¬†Theatre ¬†(OT) ¬†is ¬†cold

Last picture of me in glasses!

BEFORE LASIK

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 ūüėÄ 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 ¬†‚ÄúSophia ¬†Chong‚ÄĚ ¬†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  doctor@clearvision.com.sg.

www.clearvision.com.sg

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

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Yan April 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    U need to stop hiding half ur face on snapchat.. So chio alr

    • Reply sophiachong April 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      lol i like it like that

  • Reply Hui Zhen Chok December 7, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    After the surgery u feel any uncomfortable?

    • Reply Liz May 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Yeah, i think every surgery you’d definitely feel discomfort. But it was any pain for sure.

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