Hi everybody~~~? Here is a photo of me! Just that, this time round with no contact lenses to enhance my eyes because I’ve perfect eyesight now. *Flips hair* ?
I’ve received many questions from y’all (including my friends) and the very top concerns that I’ve been receiving are;
Can you see immediately after the Trans-epiLASIK surgery?
Yes, you can… but only about 70% – Your vision would be similar to as if you’ve just stepped-out from a cold place (a bit foggy). The first 3 days after I done my Trans-epiLASIK, my eyesight fluctuates like mad – one moment it’s super clear, the next moment I couldn’t even read what’s on my handphone screen despite putting it almost infront of me.
The 3rd day onwards, My vision remained pretty stable (occasionally a bit blur, but it went off after blinking several times).
The reason was due to that the eye cells were still moving around, thus the fluctuation. Some might takes a few months for their eyesight to stable down. SOME.
How high is your degree/astigmatism? Is it fully corrected?
Can’t really remember my astigmatism, but it’s pretty high if I didn’t remember wrongly. My degree is about 700 for both eyes. Like most people, I do have the concern of under-correcting/over-correcting, especially when there’s a saying that the higher your degree, the harder it is to achieve perfect eyesight.
That’s why it’s EXTREMELY important to choose the right doctor and also the one that you feel safe and comfortable with. Dr. Tony Ho from Clearvision is not only a well-recognised and respected figure in the Singapore refractive surgery arena, but also has over 25 years of specialty experience.
Thanks to Dr. Tony that I achieved something that I never dreamt of – PERFECT eyesight! ? I’ve posted a chart of my favourite zeros later on in this blogpost. ? There’s still a bit of unnoticeable fluctuation currently as the eye cells still moving.
How do you make your eyes looks bigger without dolly contact lens? Do you feel your eyes looks “dead” or look like it loses its focus (in other words, pak jiao or soulless) after LASIK?
There’re many ways to create the illusion of bigger eyes without dolly contact lenses. To name a few – heavier eye make-up (such as thicker eyeliner), falsies or eyelash extensions.
Nope. Just look at my photo that I have posted above, does my eyes looks “soul-less”?☝? Nope! I feel that my eyes even looks brighter than before!
- I did Tran-epiLasik which doesn’t involve any cutting of the corneal flap (“cutting” is the culprit that potentially leads to eye dryness).
- Having perfect eyesight now means there’s no need for contact lenses. No matter how highly permeable or “breathable” your contact lenses are, especially during days when you wear contact lens for long hours, you’re bound to experience some sort of dry eyes. After all, there’s a “plastic” covering your eyes from breathing.
- Lubricant (for eyes!) Not only refreshes and moisturises your eyes (like what normal eye drops do), but also gives your eyes the watery, shiny, waxy(?) look! It can be used on normal, healthy eyes (why didn’t I find out the existence of such products earlier?! *Hiao mood on aka bimbo mood*)
I was given 2 kinds of lubricant eyedrops. The cost for Endura Lubricant (transparent) and Cationorm (More milky and opaque) isn’t that much of a difference too.
Cationorm container is slight longer and wider, giving the illusion of more product but actually both are the same – 0.4ml x 30 dose. ? I prefer Cationorm because of it’s more liquify texture, making it easier to drip and absorbed by my eyes.
The first checkup falls on the very next day after my Trans-epiLASIK surgery.
- Second follow-up: 5 days after surgery (when the protective lens will be removed)
- Third follow-up: 2-3weeks
- Fourth follow-up: 1 month
- Fifth follow-up: 2 months
That’s a rough guideline for the check-ups. More follow-ups may be required, depending on your eyes’ recoverycondition. For me, I was required to come back the next day after the protective lenses were removed for checkup again because my left-eyes had yet to fully close-up.
I tried taking a couple of photos but none of it seems to be able to focus on the right subject (which is the protective lens) instead of Dr. Tony Ho. The moment I stepped out of the clinic then it hits me…
… why didn’t I change the camera mood to macro instead. ??? *kua~ ? kua~? kua~ ?*
But you can roughly see how it looks like lah hor? *Hides my face ?*
It’s advised not to wash your hair and face after the LASIK surgery to prevent any water from getting in your eyes and causing an infection. The thought itself was pretty torturous, especially when I’m a person that needs to bathe at least twice daily (both including hair wash). ?
Not to mention, I was still recovering from an massive acne outbreak. ?
What I did was 5 days before my protective lenses was removed, I diligently used the TLC eye care wipes that was given (in the LASIK package) to clean my whole face (if it’s safe and delicate enough for your eyes, it’s definitely good enough for your face). Hair washing wise, I went to a neighbourhood saloon that washes your hair while you lie down (so there’s no way any water will flow to your eyes).
Right after I was given the green light to “bathe” and was able to wash my face as per normal, I went straight for a good solid HydraFacial that I desperately needed to deep cleanse my face. ?
Here is a chart to compare the different options;
Just one look you and can tell that Trans-epiLASIK stands-out from the rest of the procedures. I’ve a pretty fast recovery (my vision kinda stabilises on the 3rd day onwards) despite having cornea ulcer before that.
That’s why the doctor that “operates” is as important as the procedure itself. Dr. Tony Ho is the reason why I chose Trans-epiLASIK with Clearvision. He is also the one who pioneered epi-LASIK in Singapore and the region.
As you can see from my photo, Clearvision where the pre-LASIK evaluation and the Trans-epiLASIK surgery will be done is located on the right. Located just beside is Mount Elizabeth where consultations and check-ups will be. There’s a pathway to walk/drive-up in between Lucky Plaza and the “Rolex” building.
Clearvision’s Trans-epiLASIK (both eyes) costs $3625.16 SGD (inclusive of GST). Their comprehensive pre-LASIK evaluation (Payment to be made on the day of evaluation ) costs $25.16 SGD.
Oh, and of course, you can quote my name “Vanessa Tan” at the counter for a whopping $120 SGD off your Trans-epiLASIK package. That said, the fee for evaluation will be waived off on the day of the LASIK surgery when you’re making payment. ?
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6 Nutmeg Road
(5 min walk from Orchard MRT
Next to Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre)