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 :)