Eligibility

Likely you have been wearing glasses or contact lenses since a long time and you want to get rid of them. Our clinic offers several solutions to help you get rid of your glasses or lenses in order for you to experience the unique freedom and enjoyment of being able to have perfect vision without the need of glasses or contact lenses.

What kind of refractive error do you have?

In the normal (emmetropic) human eye the refractive error of the transparent outer layer of the eye (cornea) and the axial length of the eye, balance out. If this is not so, the incoming rays do not arrive at the optic nerve layer (retina) in focus; hence creating refractive errors.

What are these?

  1. Nearsighted (myopic) people have difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly. The eyeball is too long, so the incoming rays conjugate in front of the optic nerve (retina) forming a blurred image.
  2. The eyeball of farsighted (hyperopic) people is too short, so the incoming rays conjugate behind the optic nerve (retina) and these people will have difficulty in seeing near objects clearly. Elder people will also experience difficulty in seeing distant objects as well as near.
  3. Both near sighted and farsighted eyes can be astigmatic as well. In an astigmatic eye, the cornea has an irregularly spherical shape like a rugby ball. In this case the incoming rays are skewed in different directions and the resulting image will be blurred.
  4. Presbyopia is a natural process linked to aging, in which the lens loses its elasticity, thus making it difficult to focus on close objects, to read and use the computer.

What kind of surgical solutions exist for the different refractive errors?

The question has certainly occurred to you whether you are eligible or not. The following table summarizes this:

Refractive error Surgery Characteristics
Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism FemtoLasik SMILE
  • immediate clear vision
  • no pain
  • latesttechnology
  • safe and convenient solution
  • quick recovery
Surface ablation
  • gives possible solution to those with thinner corneas
  • long recovery period
  • discomfort in the immediate post- operative period
  • safe solution
Refractive Lens Exchange(RLE)
  • clear vision over 45
  • clear vision for near and far alike
  • the most technologically advanced IOL implants
  • personalized IOL design
  • life-long solution
Presbyopia with Myopia or Hyperopia for over 40’s (reading-glasses problem) Presbyond, RLE spectacle independence with blended-vision laser correction or mono-vision IOL implant
Multifocal IOL implant: “Blended Vision” far, intermediate and near vision and spectacle independence with multifocal IOL
High myopia, thin cornea Phakic Lens implant spectacle independence for young people with glasses or contact lenses, with high myopia up to -16.0D

Eligibility for laser correction:

You are eligible* if:

  • You are over 18
  • Myopic from -1.0D up to -10.0D
  • Hyperopic from +1.0D up to +4.0D
  • Astigmatic from +2.5D up to -4.0D
  • Have not had significant change in refraction for one year prior to the procedure date
  • Your eyes no longer tolerate wearing contact lenses
  • Want to see clearly without your glasses or contact lenses

* This table is intended to serve only as guidance and is not a substitute for a professional eye examination

Contraindications for laser treatment:

  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Wound recovery problems, keloid susceptibility
  • Amblyopia, lazy eye
  • Cataract/Glaucoma
  • Pregnancy planned within six months
  • Nursing mothers
  • Keratoconus (irregular shaped cornea)
  • Previous Herpes infection in the eye
  • Severe dry eye syndrome