Hola mi amigos,
Today I will be blogging about my Lasik experience that I just did recently. I am not sponsored by the clinic for this post. I found this clinic on my own and chose this doctor because he won many accolades and gained media recognition.
But a shout out to a friend of mine R who helped me through this rough patch. I don’t know how I would have survived this without your aid.
So this post is just to let any of my readers who too wishes to do Lasik be it due to your own wish for convenience, or because like me, you just cannot wear contact lenses anymore.
I hope this can help u prepare yourself for the surgery in case you have a phobia of such things. ( I have no phobia/fear of surgeries or pain ) Even for someone like me, I would rate the surgery procedure about 7/10 for discomfort and it may be scary for some people.
The clinic that I chose is called Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre, located right inside Gleneagles, level 2.
& Obviously, the name of the clinic is the exact name of the Doctor who will be attending to and operating on you. There are a few types of Lasik procedure. You may call them or google to find out more.
I did I-LASIK, which is the “Gold standard” that is supposedly the best and the latest, used by pilots and astronauts. It costs about 4.8k SGD excluding consultation fees. The doctor did throw in a 400 dollar discount which may be a marketing gimmick la. But sure sounds comforting to hear the word DISCOUNT.
Some snaps of the numerous achievements and newspaper articles of Doctor Lee below. So impressive actually.
People ask me why not do it in other countries or other clinics which are cheaper, however my eyes already fucking infected + I only have 1 pair of eyes. I really think its better to have a peace of mind than to save on money but get implications in the long run.
Drink some coffee and eat free biscuits while reading the articles, feeling a tad bit ashamed of your own shitty life at the same time. What have I achieved, other than being a useless fuck? HAHA
Doctor Lee is a handsome and charming man. ( Sorry girls hes married ) So we did an eye test, and apparently my infection caused my cornea to be damaged so I couldn’t do the lasik immediately.
He saw me burst into tears upon hearing the news and he was really caring and sincere about wanting to help me get better. Every time I visited him, he always greeted me with a bright and cheery smile and it made me feel better.
Seeing the high volume of patients he has at the clinic, I am sure his bright personality gave him his clients.
On the day of the surgery, I had to do one last eye test to see if the cornea is “Ready” for doing the lasik. ALL CLEAR!!! I donned the scrub and had to wear the shower cap as shown below. I look like a hideous blue mario but fuck who cares.
The nurse will instill 2 things into your eyes, 1 is quite uncomfortable – it stings. The second is Nap Con A or some shit – An eyedrop to soothe the sting and to whiten your eyes.
The eyedrops pictured below.
You will also have to “measure” your degree, what will look perfect for you. Kinda like being at the optician.
I wasn’t able to take any photos because duh I was blind and handicapped during the operation. So my fantastic paint skills are here to save the day.
So right before the surgery, you will sit in the chair. It resembles those at the dental clinic. Numbing eyedrops will be instilled. You may wonder if its effective since they use it right before the surgery – but yes, I did not feel any pain. Only discomfort.
Doctor Lee said “Focus on the blinking light”
And trust me, You will be thankful for the blinking light LOL because without it, you will get distracted by the discomfort and sounds that you are about to hear.
The blinking light is something like below, but faster. Its a rapidly blinking light that is right above you.
Focus and tell yourself to channel your willpower to just NOT blink. JUST KEEP LOOKING AND LOOKING AT LOOKING AT THE LIGHT!
I am not really sure what the doctor did here but basically, he first places some suction thingy on your eye. This is the most uncomfortable in my opinion. Your eyeball literally feels like its coming out and you are unable to move. Something will shine onto your eye or some shit, I really dont know. But there’s no pain. However, you won’t be able to see anything. I think its some sort of liquid or light that goes into ur eye. In the background, you will hear the nurse counting down for you.
Thank god its fucking fast like, 15 secs. BUT YOU HAVE TWO EYES.
So yeah, he rotated my chair to the left to do the 15 secs shit, comes back to the right, suction off right, then onto left, then do it again. Then
I find this part the most creepy and gaowei. So basically the doctor had to cut the cornea and lift it up like a flap. AND YOU ARE AWAKE SO U CAN SEE IT.
YOU CAN SEE THAT PLASTIC LOOKING THING BEING LIFTED FROM UR EYE. AND YOU KNOW IT IS NOT PLASTIC. ITS PART OF U. ITS UR FUCKING CORNEA 😥
The laser. PEW PEW PEW. And it smells like…. you know those Japanese restaurants that torch the salmon sushi lightly to roast it on the surface and it has that charcoal smell. You will smell that when the laser is working on your eye. I have done Aviva laser on my face before, ( I blogged about it years back) So this step does not faze me. There’s also no pain, don’t worry.
Remember, look at the blinking light! Cuz you will really motherfucking want to blink but you can’t, duh, they will KIAP YOUR EYES OPEN SO U CANT BLINK.
THE DOCTOR said to me “Congrats! You have a new eye” and he sounded super happy with his work. He then proceeded to FUCKING PASTE THE CORNEA BACK ONTO MY EYE omg I’m so ded.
That gaowei feeling again and then, he uses some sort of like a brush and just gently brush your cornea into place. LIKE WTF
JUST GENTLY PATTING YOUR CORNEA BACK ONTO UR EYE LIKE ITS SOME !??!??! SOME WALL.
Then, remember, you have another eye.
After repeating the 4 steps on my other eye, I couldn’t see shit but can still open my eyes abit. I fumbled my way into a small dark room where the post lasik patients are to lie and rest for awhile. LIKE A REALLY SHORT WHILE.
Doctor called me out after a few mins and I had to force my eyes open because he had to check my eyes on the machine again to make sure everything is done perfectly.
Checked, ok, and so I was good to go.
NEXT 4-6 hours:
Doctor said that he usually suggests popping a pill to make you drowsy to sleep through the next 4-6 hours because thats when your eyes will really FUCKING BURN
I really hate the feeling of the drowsy med so I actually just tahan through everything and the gif above summarizes it. LOL.
First 2 hours, I had to wear shades because I can’t fucking look at anything. And you can forget about using your phone cuz it looks like a rainbow colour thingy. You can’t read off the screen.
Lycan could tell it was unbearable I guess, cuz he never left my side.
Your eyes will keep crying a fucking ocean and you just want to scream and dig your eyes out.
And yes your dustbin gonna look like this:
But the doctor’s super accurate like, my eyes totally stopped having that burning feeling after 4.5 hours. I could finally open them and get something to eat.
However, everything will be fucking foggy like you have a thin film of whiteness over your eyes. BUT,
You will realize your vision is actually really sharp. This feeling :O :O :O
I was bedridden for the rest of the day because no point doing anything since I couldn’t see. The doctor also mentioned its perfectly alright to use the computer or watch tv at night.
And true to his words, my eyes were feeling better by night time and I could even play dota LOL
My eyes healed like, the foggy thing went away after 2 days. I visited him the next day after surgery to do a post surgery check up.
My vision on the right eye isn’t 100% perfect as he has warned. However I knew this was gonna happen because my right eye has been the “lazy” eye since young and it was always blurred.
My left eye however is perfect and it recovered faster than the right.
Overall, I am really satisfied. Now, I do not have to worry about what’s gonna happen if there’s a zombie apocalypse and I forgot my specs.
Don’t laugh, I really kept wondering about that every time I have insomnia.
Here’s a photo of me and Doctor Lee. He’s really friendly and I do strongly recommend him. With 20 years of experience, you are in safe hands 🙂
Hope this post is helpful for those contemplating Lasik 🙂