Lasik Experience

Finally I went ahead with my Lasik surgery after much procrastination. I had wanted to do it since 2 years back but held back when I discovered I was pregnant. Thereafter breastfed Xi En for 9 months and decided it was time to do something for myself! πŸ™‚ Well.. partly for Xi En as well (trying to find an excuse!) as I hated groping around for glasses at night when he starts crying. Furthermore, my degree of correction required was about 600 degree per eye. Enough to turn me into a blind bat without the aid of glasses/contact lenses.

So I took decided to JUST DO IT!!

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Shortlisted the place and the doctor. Decided to go ahead with Singapore National Eye Centre and chose Dr Chua Wei Han upon recommendations from friends. Firstly, I had to go through a series of detailed eye examination in order to ascertain if I was a suitable candidate for Lasik.

Dr Chua said that I am! I asked him why so – and he said that as long as your cornea is thick enough to conduct at least 2 to 3 times of Lasik surgery, he will perform the surgery for me. So.. that is the definition… I was a little concerned (I don’t wanna go under the knife too many times!). He reassured me that generally after the operation, it will take at least 6 months for the eye sights to stabilise.

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Anyway, I can’t be bothered anymore. Had been dreaming of being able to wake up and β€œsee” my surroundings immediately. Nothing can deter me anymore. Thus I signed up for the actual surgery 1 week later.

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Though I had read sufficiently about the procedures and after care and etc, I probably underestimated the surgery. Seriously, I thought it will be minimum pain and everything will be over in 5 mins. BUT after going through the entire process, I realised that I don’t quite like the feeling of having my cornea β€œflipped open” by a surgical tool. And the pain after the surgery can be liken to someone giving you a few heavy punches in your eyes!

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Dr Chua reassured me that before long, I would have forgotten the pain and jump for joy for the prefect eyesight. Well.. that’s partially true. I didn’t quite forgotten the pain but yes, I love my new found perfecto eyesight!!!!

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Pre Lasik, I was so dependent on contact lenses. Post Lasik, I felt so weird that I didn’t need to remove my contact lenses before bed! The joke is: once or twice, I forgotten that I had Lasik done and went in front of the bathroom mirror to do the usual take-off-contact-lenses-to-wash routine!

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This is probably the best surgery I have ever done in my life! πŸ™‚ Loving my eyes now! πŸ™‚

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