Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, more popularly known as LASIK, is a safe and effective solution for people who want to get rid of their glasses or contact lenses. It is a type of refractive surgery that is usually recommended to people 18 to 39 years old to correct refractive errors.
Decided to get LASIK done? We listed some of the things you need to consider in choosing your LASIK doctor:
1. What refractive solutions do they offer?
While it is a popular procedure, LASIK is not for everyone. Aside from eye grade, LASIK surgeons consider other factors, such as your age, the thickness of your cornea, dryness of your eyes and your overall eye health. If you do not qualify for LASIK, Asian Eye Institute has comprehensive solutions for refractive errors. This means that our doctors can recommend other procedures appropriate for your eye condition.
2. What are the qualifications of the LASIK surgeon?
Asian Eye has been doing LASIK surgeries since 2004. Its director for refractive services, Dr. Robert Ang, is a Harvardtrained and multi-awarded ophthalmologist. He has been recognized by local and international organizations. In fact, he was recognized among the top 100 ophthalmologists in the world in 2018. He trained the other Asian Eye LASIK surgeons and, together, they have been active in doing research to determine the best possible procedures and solutions for patients. Get to know our LASIK doctors at asianeyeinstitute.com/patientservices/the-medical-team.
3. What technology are they using?
Asian Eye is the only eye care facility in the country that uses the latest generation of VICTUS femtosecond laser and TENEO 2 excimer laser to provide German precision through the brand Bausch and Lomb. Asian Eye prides itself on offering personalized care, where the doctor who will do your surgery runs you through the procedure and discusses any concerns you have so you get a customized treatment plan to achieve your vision goals.
4. Do they offer other eye services?
There are many patients who may have an eye condition and not know it. That is why Asian Eye insists on a comprehensive LASIK screening that requires a retina check. Retina problems are more common in nearsighted patients and can lead to complications if left untreated. At Asian Eye, there are specialists for cataract, glaucoma, retina and other eye conditions available to manage or treat any condition so that you can have peace of mind to undergo LASIK or any other procedure.
5. How do they make sure that you and your eyes are safe during surgery?
As part of its precautions, Asian Eye continues to require all patients having surgery to undergo antigen testing. Since 2001, its operating rooms have been equipped with a laminar airflow system with HEPA filter. Asian Eye is one of the few stand-alone eye centers with this system.
6. Are all the details clear with you?
Our LASIK doctors take the time to discuss any questions you may have about your eye condition, treatment plan, process, risks, side effects and recovery time. This helps you make an informed decision.
7. Check out their certifications and other credentials.
Asian Eye is an eight-time recipient of the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand Award; and it is the only ambulatory eye care facility in the Philippines with Diamond level accreditation from Accreditation Canada International, and triple ISO certification.
8. What are the payment options?
LASIK is an investment. That is why we offer various treatment options as well as promos and flexible payment plans. Check out our payment options and promos at asianeyeinstitute.com/promos.