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.
Who is the Qualified Candidate for Delhi Lasik Surgery?
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.
What are the types of Lasik Surgery
Wearing glasses or contacts can become tiresome sometimes. And, it may affect your active lifestyle as well. So, many eye specialists suggest getting a permanent solution i.e. LASIK. It is an incredible vision correction surgery option. Also, there are certain types of Lasik surgeries. Each one works differently and offers improved vision ultimately. And, the recovery and healing of every process can be different. But, some of them are the best options and offer instant results. So, here are various kinds of vision correction surgeries-
It is the abbreviation for photorefractive keratectomy. In this process, we use a laser to reshape the cornea. But, PRK only reshapes the surface of the cornea. This process is suitable for mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Also, PRK is a better choice for patients with the thinner cornea. Now, talking about the recovery from PRK. So, once your vision stabilizes, the complete recovery may take about a month. Also, the recovery may vary for different patients. Many of them start their normal daily life activities like going back to work. You can only resume such activities after the bandage lens removal. In PRK, a special bandage is placed over the eye to support the surface layer of cornea heals. This bandage gets removed after a few days when the surface gets re-healed.
Besides, you may face some irritation, blurriness, and sensitivity to light for a few days. Your vision will get better slowly day by day. Lastly, the time of recovery with PRK is a bit longer. Also, you need to take time off from your work for at least a week. And, you can’t go out in the bright sun for a month or more after the surgery. So, speak to your eye doctor to know the safest option for yourself.
This is the standard Lasik process. And, it has been used as a vision correction option for quite a few years. In this process, the surgeon uses a blade-like device for making a thin hinged flap on the surface of the cornea. So, this flap helps to reshape the cornea and bring correction in the vision. Also, this one is an old procedure. Presently, the bladeless Lasik option is becoming more common. However, both blade and bladeless work similarly. The only difference is the creation of the flap. And, some differences are in the safety and risks. The bladeless vision correction operations are much safer and have less risk further.
Although, the Blade Lasik is a cheaper and faster eye surgery option. But, it can be risky and may lead to few complications. So, this process needs to be carried out with utmost care. This process is effective but the benefits and effects depend upon the patient. Hence, it is wise to ask the surgeon which one they recommend and why.
We also call this one the custom wavefront Lasik. And, it is the most frequently performed type of refractive surgery. Also, it has great results with the least downtime. In this Lasik process, we use advanced wavefront technology. This helps to evaluate the specific and unique characteristics of the patient’s eyes. Besides, it is a more personalized process in contrast to conventional Lasik eye surgery. Thus, we name it ‘custom Lasik’. The Customvue Lasik does not depend on the glasses prescription. It relies on more detailed data about the patient’s eyes. These details of the eyes help to program the excimer laser more accurately. And, thus the most ideal eye reshaping is possible with this procedure.
Besides, this procedure takes around 15-20 minutes. And, the patient can leave within an hour after the surgery. You may feel slight discomfort or pain for a couple of hours. But, the doctors may prescribe a few medications for your relief. Many of the patients start their regular activities after a day or two. This process is 100% risk-free and effective. But, in rare cases, there can be some side effects. Hence, make sure to seek the doctor’s advice and understand completely whether the procedure is safe for you.
FEMTO INTRALASE LASIK:
Presently, Femtosecond Lasik is the most advanced refractive procedure. This process involves reshaping the cornea with a laser. Also, it is called blade-free or bladeless Lasik. This surgery is safer and more accurate. Unlike standard eye surgery, this process uses computer-guided lasers. So, it increases the accuracy and safety to a great extent. This process is suitable for patients with mild to moderate amounts of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. In this procedure, the surgeon uses an ultra-fast femtosecond laser for creating a thin flap on the surface of the eye. Then, they pass an excimer laser through it to reshape the cornea and correct your vision. Also, the flap returns to its position and the eyes start healing on their own. The entire process may take around 10 minutes for each eye.
Femto Intralase Lasik is more reliable and thus reduces any risks after the surgery. Plus, the results after this surgery are much better and fast. There is just 1% or fewer chances of any rare side effects. None of our patients have reported any issue after the operation. With Femto, the patients can achieve a high-quality vision.
CUSTOM FEMTO INTRALASE LASIK:
This is certainly an effective bladeless procedure. Since it uses customized technology thus offers much better results. And, this customized system helps to measure the affected eye before the surgery. Basically, the system aims light into the affected eye and this light reflects into the system. This creates a map of the eye. And, then the computer uses all this data to fix visual anomalies detected. Also, this process uses the laser to create a flap on the corneal surface to reshape it. The custom Femto Lasik is the most advanced technology with the best possible results. Also, it is totally customized as per the patient’s specific eye prescription. It increases accuracy and visual quality. Also, there are more chances of getting 20/20 vision. Hence, it is very effective for patients who are good candidates for this procedure.
What to Expect after LASIK?
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.
Minimize any Likely LASIK Risks
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.
1. Can my number come back after Lasik surgery?
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.
2. How is Femto Lasik better than normal Lasik?
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.
3. When can I return to work?
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.
4. How long does the entire Lasik procedure take?
Normally, the entire Lasik procedure will take nearly 15 minutes on each eye.
5. How many follow-ups are needed after the surgery?
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.
6. How does the eye flap heal in LASIK eye operation?
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.
7. When is the perfect time to get laser eye surgery?
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.
8. Can I use a smartphone after laser vision correction 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.
9. Should we wear spectacles after getting LASIK?
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.
10. Is laser eye operation good for programmers?
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.
11. Can Lasik surgery help migraines?
Usually, blood flow and visual strain are some common factors for migraines. But, if the migraine is not at all related to visual strains, then LASIK cannot help. However, Lasik can’t cure migraines. But, it is helpful in treating eye strains and people suffering from constant migraines and offers them a bit of relief.
12. Does Lasik eye surgery work for everyone?
Firstly, you must be a good candidate for LASIK. For the same, one must be of at least 18 years. Also, you should have a stable prescription for 12 months. Plus, you must have a good eye and overall health. Besides, it is wise to talk to the specialist about whether Lasik will work for a person or not.
13. Does mediclaim cover Lasik surgery?
Since mediclaim policies are quite helpful. Presently, it is possible to get a mediclaim for a Lasik eye operation. But, you must know the terms and conditions of the plans and policy before getting any plan.
14. Is Lasik allowed in the Indian army, IPS and police?
In IPS and other police services, few vision corrections like Lasik, ICL, IOL, etc are permitted. Also, at Visual Aids Centre, you get the best results after the procedure. And, there are almost no marks left after that. So, you can easily go for the army and other such services. You can contact us for more details.
15. How long will my vision stay blurry after Lasik?
Well, this depends on your condition and varies for different patients. But, your vision may be blurry for 2-3 hours after the procedure. And, you can notice a significant improvement within 24 hours.
16. Are you asleep during Lasik?
Yes. You will be conscious and aware during the entire LASIK process. Also, it just takes few minutes to complete the process. So, you don’t need general anaesthesia.
17. Can dry eyes cause blurred vision after Lasik?
In some cases, dry eyes hinder in focussing light and cause blurry vision. But, it may be for a few hours and improves with time. Also, you can talk to our doctors before undergoing LASIK. They will clear all your worries regarding the Lasik process.
18. Can Lasik fix ageing eyes?
LASIK may not be a good option for natural ageing eyes. So, it is the best choice for people seeking treatment for farsightedness, near-sightedness, astigmatism, or other refractive errors. It is better to consult an eye specialist to know about the suitable option for yourself.
19. What happens if my cornea is too thin for Lasik?
There are certain mandatory criteria before you plan for Lasik. So, if your cornea is too thin then it may lead to severe vision complications. Also, there are a few other surgery options if your corneas are very thin for Lasik. Besides, we perform a complete check-up and examine every aspect before performing the surgery. Our doctors suggest the best option as per your condition.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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There’s an abundance of ideas and misconceptions about vision and keeping your eyes healthy out there. At best, they’re funny and harmless, like if you cross your eyes for too long they’ll stay that way. At worst, they can be damaging to your health.
The big problem is, because there are so many, it can be difficult to know which are fact and which are fiction. To know what’s fake news and what’s legitimate, and ultimately how you can best look after your eyes.
Lasik surgery has given an opportunity to get clear and stable vision without any visual aids. The response of this laser surgery is very amazing. More than 90% of the patients do not require glasses or contacts for clear vision.
Lasik surgery is a boon to get rid of your glasses and contacts. So, if you have gone through the minimum criteria to go for Lasik surgery. Then, you must be eager to know about the recovery process post Lasik.
As an excellent rule of thumb, you have to best position mild pressure (and not use a rubbing) at the eyes for the primary weeks post-op. After this time, and for multiple months, it’s far ok to softly rub your eyes.
While Lasik surgeryhas been cleared as a safe procedure many decades ago, there is still a lot of misinformation about it. It is important that you take your advice from a medical professional before making any decisions regarding your health.
While LASIK surgery is suitable for most people, it may not be appropriate for others. A person is most likely ideal for laser eye surgery if they have had a stable prescription for 12 months, have an otherwise healthy eye, and are in good general condition.