Guidebook For Laser Eye Surgery In Singapore
LASIK Eye Surgery can eliminate the need to wear contact lenses or glasses. It can correct farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. Singapore has one of the highest prevalence rates of myopia in the world. According to the New Scientist article, nearsightedness has reached extraordinary levels in Singapore. There are 80 per cent of 18-year-old male army recruits are nearsighted, of which 10 per cent have high myopia, up from 25 per cent just 30 years ago. However, for the severely myopic, wearing glasses with thick, heavy lenses is a hassle. So, LASIK is currently the most popular form of vision correction surgery in Singapore and worldwide.
Normal Average Price : S$1220 / Per Eye
LASIK does not eligible for government subsidies or Medisave in Singapore because of considered cosmetic, except for a very few cases which can justify the procedure on therapeutic grounds. The prices are more expensive and similar however little hidden.
The main reason of high price is the excimer lasers used in laser vision correction are expensive, with a price range of $300,000 to $400,000. Maintenance contracts cost around $50,000 per year, and periodic upgrades are often priced in excess of $100,000. Therefore, practices that invest in the latest laser technology of LASIK typically charge higher fees. Here, let us in the costs of the major ophthalmology group to an example :