Monday, June 08, 2009

Going for LASIK!

I've decided to go for LASIK after YJ went for that 2 years ago.. I've dry eyes and I can't wear contact lenses over 6 hours a day.. I could just wear glasses but I'm really quite tired with the fuss.. I've been wearing glasses since 10 years' old! So, I consulted my cousin (LASIK surgeon) in Brisbane and he recommended intralase at Vista! I went for check up at their Bangsar branch and the tests show that my eyes are suitable for LASIK!

This is what normal people see..

This is what people with slight myopia (shortsightedness) see.. In other words, they can see things which are near clearly, and things farther away blur.. E.g. my prescription says -3.00 for each eye. This mean I have 3.00 diopter of shortsightedness. In my case, I can see things within 30cm (from eye) clearly, anything beyond that starts getting more blurred..

To make matters worse, I have +2.25 diopter of astigmatism (normally referred to as 225, which is quite high).. which is making everything (even near me) blurred! Because it's over 200, I have to pay DOUBLE for my supply of custom contact lenses.. Which is equivalent to RM230 for every 6+1 pairs. That's about RM460 a year on contact lenses, and about RM300 every 2 years for new pair of glasses, not forgetting expenses on contact lenses solutions, saline, sun glasses every year.

[Click image for larger view] Although I could just opt for standard LASIK (TS Plus), but again, I have yet another problem.. my eyes are sensitive towards lights (My eyes feel tired after walking in Jusco for a short while).. So, I was "conned" into taking custom LASIK (ZY Aspheric), which supposingly helps to improve vision at night.

Therefore, I'll be spending RM5,996 for both eyes.. I'll take 12-month instalment ;) I've scheduled my LASIK on June 12 :)

9 comments:

mugmug said...

wow...wish that you can get rid of specs after that! as for me, too hard lar!

Cheryl said...

ST, why is it hard for u ar?

mugmug said...

cos doc said after surgery, still need to wear specs..can u imagine that?sigh...

Cheryl said...

Huh? Why so cham? When did u check ur eye? Why still gotta wear specs wor? I heard they introduced new technology 3 yrs ago or something..

InfanT said...

wow...after that u can show your beautiful eyes without contract lens...
I'm so jealous.

Ciyou said...

is that means that you are going for laser on your eyes?? no need wear spec and contacts next time??

Cheryl said...

Yes, that's correct, Ciyou :)

lell said...

Cheryl,

Hi...just want to know what has happened since your eye surgery? Has your vision improved and has there been any side effects? I am also thinking of getting the custom lasik done. I have been wearing glasses since 7 years old! contacts is so mah fan! and exactly like you my eyes also gets dry and red every time. Thanks! :)

Chin Chin said...

Hi Lell, u can read my other posts about my red eyes after LASIK (that's normal due to the use of suction ring during surgery). I have mild dry eyes so my eyes were REALLL REALLY dry right after LASIK.. can't even open my eyes in the morning bcos it was too dry, had to force open to drip eye drop then everything is better.. but that's just the first 2 weeks.. Normal patients use natural tears for 2 mths.. I use it for 4 mths bcos of dry eyes.. my eyes r ok now (almost 5 mths) :) NO REGRETS! :)