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Lasik – Good Idea?

December 10, 2013

The idea of getting lasik done has been popping into my head every now and then – usually when I’m about to be all out of contact lens and need to order a new batch. Yet, the very idea of getting lasik done is also really frightening.

This dates back to the time when I was still doing location scouting.

One of the places I went to was a cosmetic surgery clinic. I was curious and asked the lady who showed me around about lasik, and she mentioned then that lasik is so much cheaper now compared to years before. How much cheaper? I don’t know cos I haven’t gone to find out. Why that was the very first thing she told me about lasik? I have no idea either. She then brought me into the room where lasik was carried out and roughly told me the procedure for it. That was when I really freaked out.

I was told that during the surgery, we are to stare at a red dot on the ceiling the whole time, and while we won’t feel any pain, we can still see everything!

Yes, the thought of witnessing the entire lasik surgery really freaks me out. But now that it has come to that time again to buy new contact lens, and having given birth to two children, I should be less terrified already, right?

Maybe for my 30th birthday, I’ll give myself the gift of perfect eyesight.


Any of you had lasik done before? Care to share with me what it’s like? Did you do both eyes on the same day, or one at a time – which would be the better option?

    1. Hi 🙂

      Yes, I do think it will be one of my best investments made, just really scared of the whole procedure.
      And yes, the right doctor is very important!

      1. I did w dr lee hung Ming at gleneagles’ parkway eye centre in 2007. He did a very good job and a few friends went to him too.

        He used to head snec prior to 2007 for 10 years.

  1. I also did it about 5 years ago. Best personal investment. I wonder why I didn’t do it earlier. I did both eyes at the same time. I understand your fear but hear it from those who have done it before – it’s ok. 😉

    1. I would think it’s a really good investment, considering the elimination of hassle to buy contact lens or wearing specs all the time. When you did both sides at a go, were you like blinded for a few days or can see perfectly immediately after surgery? Best to go for both at the same time?

  2. I did it almost 5 years ago when my first baby started pulling off my glasses and it was getting way too troublesome to be putting them on and off with every night waking. Best. Decision. Ever. I recovered in a day and could finally see my toes in the shower. And that was in the day when they were still using blades. Now they have bladeless! Go for it!

    I wrote about it too here:

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