Visual Aids Centre was amongst the first premier centres to introduce the most advanced FDA approved LASIK procedure in India. We have had the great fortune of performing over 1,00,000 successful LASIK procedures in the last 25 years which is the highest number of LASIK procedures to be performed by a single centre in India.
It is necessary to meet certain requirements before undergoing Lasik. So, at the Visual Aids Centre, we make sure to check all the major factors. Following factors are vital before the LASIK procedure:
You should be at least 18 years or above. Your number should be stable for at least 6 months – 1 year. Also, your corneas should be thick and healthy (minimum 500 microns). In general, your overall eye health must be good.
So, you should have genuine hopes with Lasik. And, always be clear about what it can and cannot do. Further, people with extreme levels of myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism are not eligible for Lasik. Also, people with dry eyes, thin cornea, uncontrolled diabetes, and pregnant or nursing women are not good candidates for LASIK. Hence, our ophthalmologist will examine your eyes well. Also, our best eye doctors go through every aspect before performing Lasik. They will check-
The overall health of your eyes. Measure your corneal thickness. Check your pupil size. Measure the refractive error Thus, to know whether you are a candidate for Lasik or not, you can visit us. So, contact us and get Lasik treatment from our top-class doctors.
Many patients have shown positive results after Lasik. So, almost 99% of patients get 20/20 or 6/6 vision. Thus, they can live without any glasses or lenses. Also, it is advisable to relax properly after the surgery. The burning or scratchy feeling is normal after the process. So, the doctors suggest certain eye drops help your eyes heal fast. Also, it helps to reduce the dryness in your eyes. Moreover, after a few days of surgery, you can return back to your daily life routine.
You should focus on a few points to minimize any certain risks of Lasik. Thus, Visual Aids Centre advises the following to have a successful outcome of the process.
You must choose your eye doctor carefully. We have a team of specialists who have years of experience.
Make sure to discuss every aspect of the surgery with your surgeon. Also, check that you are a good candidate for the procedure. Hence, at Visual Aids Centre, our doctors clarify each detail before suggesting the surgery.
You must receive the pre-operative report containing details of vision and readings before surgery.
Finally, the best way to minimize the risk is by participating in regular follow-ups with your eye surgeon. We offer free of cost life-long follow up visits post Lasik.
In case you are a minor, the number may come back minutely. But, in 99% of cases the patient’s life is spectacle and contact lens free. So, you must clarify with your doctor before the surgery.
Femto Lasik is better than the normal Lasik because it heals faster. Also, there are lesser complications in Femto Lasik. The main reason being, it uses lasers instead of mechanical cutting tools. There is better quality of vision.
You can get back to work after your first post-op check-up which is the next day of the surgery. Also, you can enjoy almost every daily life activity. But, make sure to consult your doctor before returning to work. Your doctor will suggest what’s best for you.
Normally, the entire Lasik procedure will take nearly 15 minutes on each eye.
Well, the doctor tells you as per your need for check-ups. But, it is likely to visit the doctor next. And, then after a week and a month. Then, you may need a check-up after three months.
It is the first step in the process of laser eye surgery to partly separate a thin layer of tissue from the cornea. Also, this layer of tissue stays joined to the cornea and forms a flap. So, our doctors use a state of the art laser to alter the shape of the cornea below the flap. And, after the entire process, the flap of tissue is set back into place in just a few minutes. Also, the eye flap heals once there is repositioning. Usually, the epithelium covers the edge of the flap within 4 hours. And, as days go by it gets a good hold of the edge of the flap.
If you are planning for laser eye treatment, you might be wondering about the right time to do it. So, with the LASIK procedure, you need to worry about the weather. Laser eye surgery is fine in every season. Also, you may avoid the months in which you are more active. As your surgical recovery doesn’t become harder. This procedure will not put your life on hold. With the Intralase Femto procedure, you can resume your work the very next day. . And, as long as you are older than 18 years then you are a good candidate for laser eye surgery.
It is a common concern of LASIK patients. So, the good news is the recovery period after laser operation is short. You will be able to use your smartphone soon and as per the doctor’s advice. But, it is advisable to avoid using phones and looking at any sort of screen. Like TV, computers, tablets, etc. at least for 24 hours. Also, it depends upon how fast your eyes are recovering. Many of our patients start using their phones the same day of the procedure . But, you must always go with what your eye surgeon suggests.
LASIK is the best spectacle removal surgery. Also, some people with higher prescriptions may likely need to use glasses or contacts later. Typically, you will not need to use glasses after laser eye surgery. But, you are advised to wear anti-UV sunglasses when you step out in the sun. Also, it supports healing the sensitive eyes after the procedure.
Laser eye operation is safe and sound for everyone. Also, if your doctor approves that you are a good candidate for LASIK. Then, it is safe to proceed with the process. We have treated many such patients. And, they are fit and working on the computers for long hours without any issues. Hence, this laser vision correction is great for programmers similar to other people. Moreover, Visual Aids Centre uses the latest diagnostic tools and ensures a risk-free surgical process. So, you can consult our specialists if you are planning for a laser eye operation.
The word LASIK stands for Laser in-situ Keratomileusis. It is a blade-free treatment, which uses Femtosecond Laser to create a corneal flap. This Flap is then lifted by our surgeon and beam of light called laser is focused on the bed of the cornea. This flattens the surface giving perfect vision correction. LASIK is recommended for people who have certain conditions like Myopia (Near-sightedness), Hyperopia (Farsightedness), or Astigmatism. LASIK only provides freedom from glasses and contact lenses FOR DISTANCE VISION ONLY.
CustomVue Technology is an FDA-Approved technology, that combines innovative technologies like WaveScan WaveFront™, Pentacam, and IR Excimer Laser for the laser vision correction procedure. The combination of such technologies helps the laser vision correction process to customize the treatment accordingly to the characteristics of each unique eye.
CustomVue technology treats vision-related problems like Myopia, Hyperopia, & Astigmatism way more effectively than any other technologies present now. It is a very safe and effective technology compared to most other eye surgery treatments available nowadays.
Benefits of Intralase method:
We consider it necessary for the patients to clearly understand the process of Intralase LASIK procedure and we only proceed with the treatment once all the doubts and queries of our patients are answered.
Here’s the basic procedure of the Intralase LASIK:
Antibiotic drops to be administered 2-3 times, one day before the procedure or on the same day of the procedure. Patient is advised to discontinue the use of contact lenses and eye-makeup before the procedure.
On the day of the procedure:
Please be accompanied by at least one family member or friend who can drive you or accompany you back to your place of stay.
After proper pre-op preparation of the patient, he/she is taken inside the OT section and given some more antibiotic eye drops and is prepared for the procedure. The procedure begins within 10-15 minutes where the patient is made to lie down on the OT bed focused under the LASIK machine. The surgeon would be providing proper instructions and briefing to the patient about the entire procedure. During the entire duration of the procedure, the surgeon will be talking to the patient to make sure that the patient is comfortable and aware of every stage of the procedure. After about 5-7 min, the entire LASIK procedure is concluded.
The patient is then taken for a post-op check-up where the Doctor will have a look at the cornea through the slit lamp. The patient is then provided with all the required medicines and drops and proper post-op precautions are explained in detail by the Doctor.
WaveScan technology & Pentacam measure each eye’s unique imperfections and send the data digitally to VISX STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System.
Now the VISX STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System treats your eye very precisely.
Corneal Topography by Pentacam:
Pentacam is a combination of a Slit Illumination System and a Scheimpflug Camera. Both the Slit Illumination System and the Scheimpflug Camera rotate together around to create an image of your eye. This way the slit-camera device generates a series of radially oriented images of the anterior eye segment. Radially oriented images are produced by Slit Camera Device.
With a combination of these images, a 3D image of your eye is developed which will provide the data required for the surgery.
What does Pentacam do?
Pentacam makes a 3D photo of your eye which helps the surgeon to analyze the elevations in the center of your cornea.
WaveScan WaveFront™ System:
Every eye has its own unique characteristics just like a fingerprint. Hence, the same type of strategy can’t be used for every eye. To overcome this challenge the WaveScan WaveFront™ is used.
WaveScan WaveFront™ captures each unique imperfection in your eye with maximum precision. The system processes those imperfections and creates a map of your optical system. Then the system converts the information into personalized digital treatment instructions. Those instructions are then sent and processed by VISX STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System for the further treatment process.
IR Excimer Laser:
The VISX STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System is the latest technology of VISX technology. This advancement in technology took eye-surgery treatment to another level.
How does it VISX STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System work?
After integrating all the information from the WaveScan WaveFront™ system, a cool beam of ultraviolet light is emitted by Excimer Laser to remove the top layer of the cornea. The wavelength of the beam is typically near to 193 nanometers. As the corneal flap is removed, the cornea is restored in the right way and the flap is neatly placed back in its spot. This system is the best laser treatment for Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism.
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Yes, it is one of the safest and most effective eye surgery procedures available.
On an average, the procedure takes only around 15 minutes.
Your vision starts improving right after the surgery. However, you will achieve the perfect vision in the next 3-4 days and you can resume work the next day.
Yes, it can cure Myopia (near-sightedness), and it is also used to treat Hyperopia and Astigmatism.
Yes, it is possible to get rid of your glasses and contact lenses after Intralase LASIK surgery.
Yes, LASIK comparatively gives a better result than glasses or contact lenses as it provides you with an improved peripheral vision which is not possible with glasses or contact lenses.
There are no major risks involved in the Intralase LASIK surgery, but there are certain side effects like Dry Eyes or Glare which may hardly last a few weeks. However, these symptoms can also be treated so there is nothing to worry about.
Normally vision issues like Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism occur due to change in the shape of the cornea in your eye. LASIK helps to resize the cornea to its normal shape to cure your vision.
The main difference between IntraLASIK & LASIK is that normal LASIK surgery uses Microkeratome (which has a blade) to create the corneal flap and Intralase LASIK creates a flap with air bubbles (blade-free)
Every eye is different and requires different treatment. Depending on the thickness of your cornea and your number, we advise the treatment and its cost. You can book a free LASIK consultation here to clear further doubts.
The laser treatment for eyes is good. As it corrects the shape of the cornea for proper and focused light. Also, you can get rid of the glasses. You can visit the Visual Aids Centre for the best eye Lasik surgery.
The cost of laser eye surgery can vary for different places and centres. Thus, the laser eye surgery cost in India can cost anything between INR 45,000 per eye to over INR 1,30,000 rupees.
The Lasik eye surgery age is recommended for the individuals of 18 years and above.
A good Lasik eye surgery candidate must qualify the following criteria:
No, Lasik is not painful. You may feel a bit of pressure but there isn’t any pain.
It is a great procedure for vision-related problems. Thus, you can visit Visual Aids Centre for the safe and best Lasik eye surgery in India. Many patients across India have benefited with the results.
Early adulthood i.e. 18 to 40 years is considered ideal for Lasik eye surgery.
The certain types of Lasik eye surgeries are:
EPI-LASIK- It is a variation of PRK procedure. The person with thin corneas can undergo this surgery.
LBV- The Laser Blended Vision technique is given to 45-year-olds. The non-dominant eye is treated for near and the dominant ones for distance.
SMILE– Small Incision Lenticular Extraction is one laser blade-free technique.
PTK- In Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy the irregular tissue is removed. And, the excimer laser is used to polish the corneal surface.
YAG- Yttrium Aluminium Garnet is a fast and effective treatment for secondary cataracts.
SLT- The Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is a technique for people having open-angle glaucoma.
PRP- Pan Retinal photocoagulation is a procedure to prevent further vision loss. Usually, this is used in diabetic eye conditions.
FEMTO-LASIK or Intralase- This is suitable for the patients having very thin corneas. Also, the recovery period is much faster in comparison to other methods.
Some of the Lasik eye surgery side effects include:
Pros of a Lasik eye surgery are:
Some of the cons of Lasik eye surgery are:
Yes, Lasik permanently improves your vision. And, it lasts your whole life.
The recovery varies for different patients. But, it typically occurs quickly and lasts 6-12 hours.
You can easily see results within 24 hours after the surgery.
The maximum range of +6 D of hyperopia is approved for Lasik. But, many doctors choose +3 or +4 D for the treatment.
It depends upon you whether you want surgery on both eyes at a time. Also, your doctor gives better advice as per your condition.
The recovery after Lasik is immediate. But it can be different for different people. So, you can be free from the laser centre within 2 hours after surgery.
Majorly, people get back to work the next day or some days. The doctors at Visual Aids Centre guides about every detail very well to the patients.
No, Lasik does not affect the shape, colour, or size of the eyes.
We give only topical anaesthetic drops to numb eyes while surgery.
You must try to focus at your best. But, even if you not, the advance laser can follow your small eye movements during the procedure.
A little bit of discomfort, mild pain, or itching can be felt. But some pain relief medications can do the job. Also, our doctors have experience and perform the procedure smoothly. Hence, book your appointment for safe Lasik eye surgery in Delhi.
No, young children shouldn’t undergo Lasik. A minimum age 18 is essential for Lasik.
Yes, you can completely get rid of glasses and contact lenses. You can reach us as we offer the best Lasik eye surgery in south Delhi.
Many people get 20/20 vision after Lasik. They also report a decrease in night vision problems.
With several years of experience and best results, Visual Aids Centre is the best Lasik eye surgery hospital in Delhi. You can book an appointment to avail the best service. Also, our Lasik eye surgery cost in Delhi is easy on the pocket.
If you are tired of wearing contact lenses or glasses all the time for clear vision, then Lasik surgery is right for you. It has an excellent success rate and helps your vision get better with the rarest of rare complications involved in the surgery. However, before performing Lasik surgery, your doctor shall conduct a few simple tests to ensure that the surgery is suitable for you.
Generally, people who have an autoimmune disease, are pregnant, are breastfeeding a child or have a comparatively thin cornea, have a history of cataracts are not advised to go for a Lasik surgery as in these cases, one may not get the desired results.
Suppose the first thing you do after waking up is finding your glasses or lenses to look at the time. In that case, Lasik surgery will bring a massive change in your lifestyle as you will witness better vision without the help of glasses or contact lenses. It corrects your vision problems. Lasik surgery is an effective alternative to contact lenses and glasses.
Rarest of rare risks and complications are involved in Lasik surgery. It is one of the most effective ways of improving your vision without glasses and contact lenses. However, you may witness temporary vision problems just after Lasik surgery is performed on your eyes. Dry eyes, discomfort, glare, halos, and double vision are specific common side effects that people witness a few days after the surgery. However, your doctor shall prescribe you medications, and eye drops to follow up after surgery is performed for the healing process.
Yes, if you have vision problems in both eyes, then your doctor will certainly suggest you get Lasik surgery performed on both eyes. It is a widespread practice to get Lasik surgery performed on both eyes on the same day.
There is no suitable age for getting Lasik surgery done. However, if you are too young, your doctor may advise you to get it done after you attain 18 years or a couple of years more as your vision refraction will be stable after that age. People aged above 40 years of age are not advised to go for surgery.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or Lasik surgery is one of the most effective ways to improve your vision and get rid of spectacles or contact lenses. It helps you attain a clear vision and changes your daily routine of wearing your glasses or spectacles. It takes time to heal, but the results that one witness after Lasik surgery are highly incredible.
After Lasik surgery is performed on your eyes, you will likely witness fuzzy or hazy eyesight along with discomfort and sensitivity to light. It will take a few days to stabilize, and your vision shall improve after that. It depends on person to person how long it will take you to have a stable and clear vision depending upon specific refractive error along with other factors.
It requires a lot of thought and evaluation to decide whether to get a Lasik surgery done or not. However, it is always advisable to look for an ophthalmologist who briefs about the entire procedure. The time is taken to recover, cost, and the possible risks involved in the surgery. Also, it is crucial to get a few tests done before the surgery to get the desired results.
Soon after the surgery, you may feel itchy eyes with discomfort. You will be able to see, but your vision will be blur and hazy. It is advisable not to wear eye makeup or rub your eyes to avoid infection. Also, not get involved in some physically strenuous activities for a few days as it may hinder your healing process. Your doctor shall prescribe you certain medications, and eye drops to speed up the healing process with a follow-up appointment after the surgery.
It is not very common, but there is still a slight chance that one may have to go through a Lasik surgery for the second time. Some people may see a minor decrease in the quality of their vision over time. Such regression is more likely to occur in people who have a higher prescription before surgery and may require Lasik surgery for the second time. Thus, there is a tendency to drift back, but it never goes back to the same degree as it was.
Some tests are done before undergoing Lasik surgery:
We perform every necessary pre-test before surgery. Thus, we provide the best results at an affordable laser eye surgery cost in Delhi.
Your doctor may not advise you to go for a Lasik surgery if you have a family history of cataracts, a chronic dry eye condition, or glaucoma. In these cases, likely, you may not get the desired results of the surgery.
During pregnancy, the level of your hormones is generally elevated, which may affect the shape of your eyes. So, it is advisable to wait for the surgery until your hormone levels return to normal.
Wearing contact lenses or glasses slightly alters the shape of your cornea. Therefore, it is advisable to stop wearing glasses or contact lenses before the surgery and for a pre-operative check-up. By removing them for some time, the cornea gets back to its natural shape. A pre-operative check-up is hugely significant to get the desired results.