Have you been lately wondering about lasik surgery? You want to remove your glasses but at the same time worried if something might go wrong? Well let me tell you this. I had the same thoughts before doing the surgery and here I am to tell you everything that you need to know before jumping to it.
To answer the basic primary questions:
- Where: Shinagawa Lasik Center (Japan branch)
- When : April 30th, 2021
- My eyesight: -2.5
- How much: (will explain more in details about coupon and types) 260k yen
- Surgery time: within 20min for both eyes
- Painful: No because the doctor will put some anesthetic eye drop
- When we can see properly: The same day
When I was searching about Lasik surgery in Japan, I read many good feedbacks about Shinagawa Lasik Center. They even have an English website. When I choose the center, I had to call for the availability and book. During the call, you be asked a series of questions (before calling make sure you will not be disturbed for at least 10min) and make sure to bring you ID, money (cash or credit card) and if you have a coupon (will get 50000yen reduction) and you will be asked if after doing the test you want to do on the same day the operation (10000yen discount). You still can canceled it on the same day if you don’t feel comfortable for free. And you will get all the instructions and a general explanations of the process. Before going make sure you don’t wear any make up, perfume nor jewelry
I had an appointment at 9h30. After filling all the documents, and checking your temperature you will be asked to wait in a waiting room before starting the tests. From 9h30 until 1pm, I did a series of tests like (eyesight, thickness of cornea, genetical test). For the genetical test, if you decide to have the lasik on the same day, you will not pay it, but if you don’t, you need to pay 10000yen. It’s not painful, you will be asked to use a cotton swab to swipe the inside of each cheek and you are free to go. It’s a safety process to check if you are holding a genetic mutation that could be responsible likely to develop post-LASIK dystrophies.
After the test, you will be asked to choose which procedure you would like to go with but you still can choose after discussing with the doctor:
- LEXT (LASIK + CROSSLINKING)
- AMARIS 1050 ZLASIK
- AMARIS 750 ZLASIK
- CRYSTAL ZLASIK
- and the remaining are not really advised since it’s not really the lasted technologies…
For my case I choose AMARIS 750 ZLASIK and the doctor told me it was the good plan for me and no need to do the Crosslinking because of the thickness of my cornea. Once you choose, you will be asked to join the counter to pay and after that, you will have to sign some documents and you receive some eye drops to do before the surgery and a guidebook.
After the lunch break, again test and operation time ! The room was occupied by 2 doctors and 2 nurses, it was very quick. You just have to lay down and they will do some anesthetic eye drop. There is one green point that you should keep looking at. One machine will kind hold your eye so you cannot be able to blink but they can do nothing about the pupil. That’s why you should be focusing on the green light during the process. You will see one point then it’s gonna be all dark then you will see the green color not as a point but a spread shape that will be reducing reducing until it becomes one point. Same go for the other eye and you are done !
After the surgery, you will go to a rest room, you will be asked to close your eyes for 15-30min and then you can choose M- L size for your protective glasses that you should wear. And that moment, we have been asked to watch an explanative video about the eye drops but I could barely open my eyes. It feels so dry. But funny enough, I could see properly.
You will be asked to come back the next day and to sleep with your protective glasses and to do the eye drops every hour to avoid infection, dryness.
The next day, it was a 30min checkup, it was so funny how I could see properly even the small character in the eye chart !!!
I still have to wear the protective glasses for one week and do 5 times a day the eye drop, but I still can believe it ! I am done with the glasses and feels so good to see everything properly. Don’t wait any longer, I just regret that I haven’t done it sooner !
If you want a 50000 discount coupon do not hesitate to write your email address and I will contact you !
See you soon (and without glasses )