LASIK Surgery: How will you know if it’s right for you?

Having bad eyesight means that you need to incorporate wearing your corrective glasses and lenses into your everyday routine. Fortunately, you can get a second chance to have better eyesight.  

LASIK, or laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a surgery that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. People who have undergone LASIK surgery achieved 20/20 vision or better vision. Sometimes, they would need glasses when driving at night or reading as they age.  

Surgery complications from LASIK are rare, and it has maintained a good track record. However, it is always ideal to consult your doctor before going with the procedure, especially if:  

  • You are younger than 18 years old  
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding  
  • You have eye conditions such as dry eye and glaucoma  
  • You have recent changes to your vision prescription  
  • You have health issues such as diabetes, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis

 

Some of the benefits of the LASIK eye surgery include:  

  • Little pain if there is any  
  • No need for bandages or stitches  
  • There will be an immediate improvement in vision and less dependence on glasses or contact lenses after the surgery.   

 

However, just like any medical procedure, there are risks involved, including losing your best correctable vision. It can cause side effects such as glare, difficulty driving at night, fluctuating vision, and light sensitivity, among others.  

If you are interested in the procedure, prices might also be a disadvantage as it is not usually covered by insurance, which is why it is important to get the medical procedure from renowned experts.  

 

LASIK Surgery Prices  

LASIK eye surgeries can cost up to PHP 180,000 without insurance, depending on your age and the severity of vision problems. But if your HMO is in a partnership with an eye clinic, this can be cheaper.  

InLife Health Care is in partnership with Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics. Members can avail of the clinic’s services with a 10% discount on all items, paid over the counter and online. 

To know more about InLife Health Care’s Wellness Partner and its benefits, visit https://www.insularhealthcare.com.ph/shinagawa/  

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