According to the Health Promotion Board in Singapore, the country has the highest rate of childhood myopia in the world among seven and nine-year-olds.
A study conducted by the Singapore Eye Research Institute have also shown that childhood myopia can lead to worse myopia in later life. This is why in recent years Epi-Lasik has become increasingly popular in Singapore.
If you are considering getting a Lasik surgery for you or your child soon, here are the things you need to consider before getting eye operation:
Conduct a cost-benefit study.
Lasik’s popularity has made it more affordable than ever. However, it is still a costly surgery for most people. As such, it is advisable to do a cost-benefit analysis before making a decision. This is to ensure that you are making the right choice, not just based on the sole desire to wake up with 20-20 vision and get rid of your glasses for good.
Compute how much you spend on eye care every year, including how often you change or update your glasses and contact lenses. Factor in the rate of how your eyesight deteriorates. Now, compare it to the cost of getting Lasik and see if a single big expense can make up for the future expenses you expect to incur if you do not undergo eye surgery.
Conduct research on Lasik prices.
Many health organisations and companies offer Lasik surgeries in Singapore. To ensure that you are paying the right amount, do your research and compare prices. Be on the lookout for promos and even discounts that you are eligible for.
Check if a Lasik surgery is suitable for you.
Sadly, not everyone is eligible for a Lasik surgery. An eye doctor has to check and confirm if your eyes are suitable for the surgery. People who are over the age of 40 is not suitable for treatment, especially those with a near vision loss condition called presbyopia. People with high refractive errors are likewise deemed unsuitable as well as those with eye disorders or disease.
Not sure if you can undergo this surgery? Visit an eye clinic that offers Lasik surgery and find out if vision correction is suitable for you.