Clearvision Eye Clinic & LASIK Centre was established in 2001 by Dr. Tony Ho as one of the first private, dedicated LASIK centres in Singapore. The centre mainly focused on offering the main laser vision correction procedure known as the cut-and-flap LASIK. In 2004, Dr. Ho had the opportunity to perform the first surface-based, no cut and no flap Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) method, now known as epiLASIK. It was found that epiLASIK is less invasive than traditional LASIK as laser vision correction is done right from the cornea surface without cutting the cornea and creating a corneal flap. Because there is no corneal flap created, epiLASIK had no risk of flap complications at all – a major benefit against its cut-and-flap LASIK predecessor.
In June 2005, Dr. Ho was interviewed by Today Newspapers on epiLASIK, the new laser vision correction surgery procedure then. In November 2006, he also presented a medical study on epiLASIK at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre to fellow doctors. Being the advocate and pioneer of the surface-based epiLASIK surgery in Singapore and the region, Dr. Ho went on to write books, articles and scientific papers on the safe, surface-based epiLASIK. Due to the many benefits of epiLASIK, Clearvision started specializing only in epiLASIK since 2009 and stopped doing the cut-and-flap LASIK altogether. epiLASIK is now a well-known laser vision correction surgery procedure used by eye surgeons all over the world.
At Clearvision today, we now specialize in the advanced, surface-based Safe Sight TransPRK (Transepithelial PhotoRefractive Keratectomy) with the state-of-the-art Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser technology. Safe Sight TransPRK is superior to epiLASIK as there is no blade used to remove the outermost epithelial cells. Instead, the Schwind Amaris 1050RS laser gently vaporizes the outermost epithelial cells and goes on to ablate cornea tissue seamlessly to correct your myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
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TransPRK was less scary than what I'd imagined. In my opinion, TransPRK is really the best procedure out there.
I can finally say, I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW! ADIOS GLASSES AND CONTACTS! Thanks Dr Ho & Clearvision team for this gift of 20/20 vision! :)
Undergoing this procedure is one of the best choices I have made in my life. Having to wear spectacles during a triathlon is a great hassle and I am glad its over for good. Now and I can enjoy all my outdoor sports with perfect eyesight (and choose from a wider range of sunglasses and goggles!)
I went for the Safe Sight TransPRK procedure done in December last year, after recommendation from my brother who also undergone the same procedure with Dr Tony Ho. The whole process including the procedure was done very professionally and I was always briefed clearly on what to expect during the whole process. I didn’t have any side effects after that and was back into full drive triathlon training within 2 weeks. I would to thank Dr Tony Ho and his team for making this whole process an enjoyable one!
I want to thank Dr Ho & Clearvision team for allowing me to enjoy clear vision once again! I've always been wearing contact lenses since I was 16 years old and I would feel awkward or uncomfortable if I were to wear my glasses out of the house.
Hence I considered to opt for LASIK. After much research of the various clinics, I chose Dr Tony Ho as he seems very experienced and accompanied with good reviews. Clearvision also has the latest Transprk technology, which is a non flap based procedure.
Was quite anxious before the surgery but with the reassurance of Dr. Ho and the clear vision team, everything went along smoothly. Recovery went by without a problem after 4-5 days and soon my vision started to become clear! I can finally live free from my troublesome glasses and contact lenses. Definitely the best choice ever! Thank you once more Dr. Ho!
More than 5 years of lenses' wear & bad contact lens practise left me with two contact lens infection scares, during which my eye doctor warned me that I might lose my vision if I keep on having these infections.
They told me to consider LASIK instead. I felt scared to do cut and flap LASIK after hearing a lot of horror stories. I am also uncomfortable with living with a permanent flap in my eyes.
I've friends who had undergone LASIK many years back, but still had to put on lubricating eye drops due to dry eyes. Relex is basically cutting the eye as well, but to a smaller degree.
After a friend's recommendation & further research, I came across Dr Tony Ho from Clearvision, which has the Transprk technology that doesn't cut the eye AT ALL! Was very happy to find out that I was suitable for the surgery, despite slight cornea scars on my cornea.
I remember that I was a bundle of nerves on the surgery day. Both the staff and Dr Ho had to reassure me that it won't be painful as there are numbing eye drops. True enough, it was painless! After a short 5-10 mins in the operating theatre, I walked out with clear vision. Transprk was the best choice of investment ever. Thanks Dr Ho!
Meet Dr Tony Ho, a well-recgonised and respected figure in the Singapore ophthalmology and refractive surgery field. He has more than 20 years of experience under his belt!
He knew he wanted to be an eye surgeon very early on in his career because he wants to play a crucial role in helping people to see better. Our eyes are our most important organs of sense!
Being at the forefront of laser vision correction procedures, Dr Ho was the first to set up a dedicated private LASIK facility in Singapore. He is also the pioneer of Epi-LASIK procedures and a strong advocate of the surface-based laser vision correction procedures that his clinic specialises in.
Watch the video to get to know what makes him happy, and find out why he is a strong advocate of Epi-LASIK and TransPRK procedures.
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Safe Sight TransPRK is a vision correction procedure that is non-invasive and that does not need a corneal flap to be created. TransPRK is short for Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy.
TransPRK can help patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, or for patients with thin corneas. A consultation with an ophthalmologist will help determine if the procedure is right for you. Do tell your ophthalmologist and medical team if you have had any prior vision issues or procedures done in the past.
Despite its popularity, many questions, falsehoods, and myths about laser vision correction still linger with regards to LASIK.
As an ophthalmologist with a special interest and many years of experience in laser vision correction, I would like to bust some common misconceptions about LASIK that I often encounter.
Dr Tony Ho is here to cast a big bright light on the subject. He has garnered 25 years of speciality experience in the Singapore refractive surgery arena, and has risen to become a prominent figure in the field. He pioneered epi-LASIK (flapless, bladeless LASIK surgery) in Singapore, and now acts as head doctor at Clearvision Eye Clinic & LASIK Centre.
Considering between LASIK and TransPRK procedure but can not decide which one you should go for? Dr Tony answered questions from readers on: