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LASIK is eye surgery that corrects nearsightedness by using a laser to reshape the eye's cornea, while cataract surgery replaces a cloudy lens from your eye with an artificial lens to restore clear vision.

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LASIK overview

LASIK is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

The LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser or microkeratome to reshape the eye's cornea in order to improve visual acuity.

For most people, LASIK provides a long-lasting alternative to eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Read this post for more information on LASIK treatment in Singapore.

Cataract surgery overview

Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract.

Many peoples' first symptoms are strong glare from lights and small light sources at night, along with reduced acuity at low light levels.

During cataract surgery, a patient's cloudy natural cataract lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens to restore the lens's transparency. Following surgical removal of the natural lens, an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) implant is inserted.

Well over 90% of operations are successful in restoring useful vision, with a low complication rate. d.

Read this post for more information on Cataract surgery in Singapore.


19 Aug 2018

Very good experience, was very comfortable the whole way and the team was very clear with all the instructions.

They were very thorough with all the explanation and made me feel comfortable, although I was slightly nervous when I was about to go in for the surgery.

They checked in with me before all my appointments to ensure that I had read and followed through with the necessary steps before the surgery.

The whole surgery process was very smooth, and everything was painless and exactly what they had prepared me for.

Dr Chan made me feel comfortable as well and reassured me through the whole process that it was going to be okay, which gave me the reassurance I needed to be calm.

It's Day 1 after the surgery today, and my vision has improved to almost 6/6. Highly recommend Atlas Eye for anyone who wants to do the SMILE procedure.

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19 Aug 2018

The main reason I decided to do an eye surgery was because I disliked wearing spectacles. I have multiple family members and relatives who have done LASIK and I have already decided that I wanted to do it in the future.

I found Atlas Eye and came here for the evaluation. It costs $19, which is very reasonable even if you decide not to do the surgery after the eye checks. The staff here are very friendly and helpful and made me feel very comfortable here.

I learned that Atlas Eye provides 3 types of eye surgeries, and I decided to go for the most expensive one (ReLEx SMILE) because it has the smallest wound (4mm).

I met Dr Chan, who also made me feel very comfortable. He is not the kind of doctor who just wants to earn your money.

He explained the details of all 3 procedures very clearly and because I was suitable for all 3, he did not try to persuade me to take any procedure and left the choice totally up to me.

On the day of the surgery, I did not feel scared, probably because I felt that I could trust Dr Chan. He is confident and knows what he is doing and I felt safe during the surgery as well.

Now, about 1.5 weeks after the surgery, my eye tests show that I have perfect eyesight. There was no discomfort for me after the surgery and I would highly recommend the ReLEx SMILE procedure here at Atlas Eye.

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19 Aug 2018

It was a great experience. Dr Chan was friendly and willing to answer any questions that I've had. The process was painless and fast.

Immediately after the procedure, I was able to see quite clearly. It did feel a little cloudy. On the night of the procedure, I was able to watch television and look at the distance easily. On the second day, I can see really far already.

Also, I do not feel that I had dry eyes at all. Very happy that the procedure has gone so well for me! All the staff are friendly too!

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11 Feb 2017

On the first appointment with Dr Chan, he gave me a brief but comprehensive review on the procedures I was suitable for. I went with ReLEx SMILE in the end as I understand that it has a fast rate of recovery and truth be told, it really was!

In 1 week's time, I went from -5.50 with -1.50 astigmatism to 6/6 in both eyes and there was minimal discomfort. Dr Chan and his staff were really professional and did a great job in calming me down before and during the surgery.

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19 Aug 2018

My experience with Dr David Chan and the entire staff at Atlas Eye has been well beyond my expectations.

At no point in time did I feel that my questions about the procedure or test results were a bother to Dr Chan. He took his time and even encouraged me to ask as many questions as I wanted.

What stuck out most however, was the fact that he did not try and push a sale, but rather answer objectively and inform me about all the necessary information.

Overall, my only regret was not doing the procedure sooner as the feeling of being able to see clearly without glasses is amazing. A big thank you to Dr Chan and his team!

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19 Aug 2018

Dr Chan is a wonderful doctor who is detailed and meticulous. He also instills a sense of confidence in patients as he really knows his stuff.

It is not just for my LASIK, but for my parents' cataract and other eye-surgeries, I observed the same high level of professionalism and care from Dr Chan.

I would also like to commend the wonderful service and care given by his staff - from the frontdesk personnel, those doing the eye-checkups for me and prepping me for the surgery (trying to calm me down and putting me at ease).

They really made the difference for me and I can see that they all work very well together in a team.

I also learnt from his staff that Dr Chan will not anyhow recommend people who are borderline cases or not entirely suitable for LASIK to just go for the surgery. This shows that he is an ethical doctor who puts his patients' well-being and health as the primary interest. Staff giving good feedback of their own boss is also a good sign that Dr Chan is a competent leader.

I feel that this is very important for a clinic to provide holistic care to patients. Overall, I would highly recommend Dr Chan and Atlas Eye. You know that you will be in good hands.

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19 Aug 2018

It was definitely not an easy choice when choosing a right eye clinic for my LASIK surgery, but everyone in the clinic made the screening very informative and easy!

Dr. Chan was very meticulous and careful throughout the process. It was also speedy, and I'm really pleased that this was a correct choice for me! Thank you everyone in ATLAS clinic and Dr Chan!

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19 Aug 2018

Being a spectacle wearer for almost a decade (Short-sightedness -3.25 and astigmatism -1.00), the idea of laser eye surgery is particularly appealing. In Oct 2017, I decided to do a research on the available Laser Eye Surgery procedures in Singapore as well as a capable and reputable surgeon.

After much consideration and contemplation, I finalised my decision on DR DAVID CHAN, the Medical Director of the clinic; ATLAS EYE SPECIALIST CENTRE @ Paragon Medical Centre, #07-09.

What attracted my attention is his outstanding portfolio. DR DAVID CHAN is fully qualified and registered with the UK and Canadian Medical Council as well as Singapore. In addition, he was also the a surgical instructor at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and University of Calgary in Canada. These qualifications that he possessed speak greatly of his experiences in the field of optometry, which further boosted the amount of confidence I have to allow him to operate on my eyes.

Moreover, the clinic also provides all THREE main surgical procedures that are available in the market, allowing a higher flexibility in the choices. In addition to the doctor's experiences and skill, another main consideration factor I had is also the quality of the customer service, which after several reviews from my friends who also visited this clinic particularly mentioned that the service is top-notched.

I've heard many poor reviews from my friends where they felt like that they were in a production line during the day of the surgery. I then decided to book a LASIK suitability screening with the clinic and was directed to Miss Mei who is extremely pleasant and friendly to communicate with (she later also became my main POC when I've any doubts with the procedures and medications).

DAY OF LASIK SUITABILITY SCREENING: I was booked for a 3 hour session in the clinic, where they evaluate the suitability of my eyes for Laser Eye Surgery procedures. The staffs that performed the tests are highly professional and friendly.

After a series of tests, it ended off with a personal consultation with DR DAVID CHAN as he shared his professional advice. I was told that I was suitable for all the 3 generation Laser Eye procedures. Through out the procedure, there was not a moment of hard-selling. The overall procedure was extremely smooth and assuring.

After much contemplation, I decided to go for the ReLEx SMILE Surgery (3rd Generation), which DR DAVID CHAN highly advocates, who also happened to be one of the pioneering specialists capable of such procedure in Singapore.

This clinic does not offer same day suitability screening and surgery unlike other clinic, with the justification that the pupil is dilated during the screening procedure. DR DAVID CHAN believes that it is essential for the pupils to "reset" in order to facilitate the operation procedures.

As a patient, this strongly boost the confidence I have with the doctor, especially when he is a perfectionist (like myself).

DAY OF SURGERY: Finally the day of the surgery (2 days after the screening), the day where I can finally live comfortably without the troubles of spectacle. I arrived at 0830 for the surgical appointment and was greeted with warm smiles from the staffs. Upon payment, I donned the surgical gown followed by antiseptically cleaning my eyes area. I was quite anxious as it was my first time doing a surgery.

As i entered the OT, this feeling quickly dissipated as the highly trained nurse proceeded with the necessary pre-operation procedures. Everything was extremely smooth like a well-oiled machine.

DR DAVID CHAN was also extremely assuring throughout the operation which really eased the nervousness I was experiencing.

The whole surgery was PAINLESS and in less than 30 minutes, I was out of the OT! (Speaking about efficiency). The nurse then proceeded with issuing my medicine and BAM, I'm done. I was then advised to sleep as much as possible after the surgery (which I did) and also to apply the eye medications religiously.

DAY AFTER SURGERY (POST OP DAY 1): Upon waking up, I was amazed that I could see everything so clearly! It was surreal, as I could look at the wall clock in my room without fumbling around for my spectacles.

I had minimal effects of dry eyes except in the morning, which was quickly eased after applying the lubricating eye drops.

Back at the clinic, I did an eye test with DR DAVID CHAN and was told that everything was recovering nicely and I have a 6/6 vision. This was totally beyond my expectations. I was then advised to lubricate my eyes generously in order to allow the eyes to be primed for recovery.

Overall, I had an extremely pleasant experience in the clinic. I'm beyond grateful for their effort to make everything as comfortable as possible. The only regret I have is not doing this earlier!

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19 Aug 2018

Today is 1 week after my ReLEx SMILE surgery. I've got my vision back, and it's so clear! Not only did the surgery process go well, all the staff here are friendly & knowledgeable. I will recommend you to have a visit here! (:

The whole journey, and my overall experience was great & amazing. It started with a screening for eye suitability, followed by the actual surgery and post-surgery review. Highly recommended for those who wish to forgo glasses out of convenience.

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30 Sep 2018
I have known her since June last year 2017. She helped me with multiple problems with my eye and very sharp at diagnosis of problems. She offers solutions that are great and works very well in recovery. If you have an eye problem go see her and you will be amazed at how she manages your condition. Just remember you may think she is young but she is affirmative with her diagnosis and decisions. A mature lady who knows her stuff. all the best!!!
Treatment Cost : $300
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27 Feb 2018
I am very satisfied to have Dr Pang as my eye specialist. I had a retina detachment issue and Dr Pang helped me fix it. She is kind, caring, and highly professional. She answers all my queries and makes me feel safe. I highly recommend Dr Pang to anyone who has concerns with their eyes/ vision!
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19 Apr 2018
Dr. Pang is a great Retina Specialist, she's also very friendly to all patients, I can just discuss with her the retina issue I have and she always confidently gives the best answer and solution. Highly recommended !
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3 Sep 2018
I have met this doctor several times, and the results are satisfying, great job
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24 Aug 2018

Dr Pang did cataract removal surgery for me. Considering i am relatively young for a cataract patient for my age (34yo), Dr Pang patiently examined and explained to me what are my possible options then and what she had recommended that best suit my lifestyle. Of course, I went ahead with it and resume my vision very quickly after the surgery.

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31 Oct 2017
In a world filled with digital devices, it’s inevitable when myopia strikes the kids. Dr Pang provided an invaluable 1st consultation to fully assess the condition of my kids eyes. She also recommended the appropriate eyedrops to stabilize the effects of myopia. I was very reassured and the kids will be back for the follow up consultation. One can never be too picky when it comes to choosing a doctor for the children.
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17 Feb 2018
For fear of turning blind, I had a very good experience with Dr. Claudine Pang. She made sure all my queries were answered and her diagnosis is very good. On the day of my surgery, I felt my life was in caring hands. I couldn't be happier or more grateful for such a wonderful experience and outcome. I recovered fast and I recommend her highly. Thank you Dr. Pang for giving my life back.
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20 Feb 2018

I was anxious after an sports-related incident that left me with blurred vision. Got in touch with Dr. Claudine and an appointment was made within 24 hours to have my vision checked.

I noticed that clinic was rather busy, yet I was grateful for the efficient scheduling which I learnt subsequently was really to exclude retinal detachment. Dr. Claudine was patient with me (no pun intended) and empathetic. After a thorough review of the pre-consult tests and her own examinations, I was fortunately cleared for retinal detachment.

She continued to explain what probably happened to my eyes in non-medical jargon. The consult was never rushed at any point and she exudes a sense of confidence that felt that I was speaking to a friend! I would personally recommend Dr. Claudine any friend who may need to seek out an eye specialist.

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12 Oct 2018
A thoughtful and well spoken doctor. Took time and care to understand my situation. Always a wonderful sight. Pun intended. Staff are warm and welcoming.
Treatment Cost : $700
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8 Jul 2018
I have been seeing Dr Pang for a number of years for my eye issues and is always patient and caring. I have seen a number of eye specialists but she definitely is the most detailed and thorough.
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10 Jan 2018
I was glad that Dr Pang able to solve my eyes problem with her professional advice and gentle personality. It is a pleasant experience to have my cataract removed by her. Thank you Dr Pang Jean Lim
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26 Nov 2017
My daughter and I have been to see Dr Claudine Pang on various occasions. She is personable, professional, and meticulous. When we came down with conjunctivitis, she took care to follow up with us on a regular basis. I liked that she made certain it was completely gone before discharging us from her care to Ensure that the virus does not spread. I recently went to her with complaints of blurred vision and she diagnose me with dry eyes. Dr Pang then prescribed suitable eyedrops and asked if I wanted my tear ducts plugged. I was hesitating because I have had them plugged before by another ophthalmologist and it felt like pencil leads being forced in. She could sense my hesitation and assured me that she is much gentler than the other ophthalmologist. I went ahead with it and did not feel a thing - this is a testament of her steady hands and gentleness.
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10 Aug 2018
Dr Pang was extremely sweet and patient when she attended to me regarding my cornea abrasion, and despite me requiring her care after work hours. Huge thank you for aiding in my speedy recovery!!
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30 Aug 2018
When I first approached Dr Pang, my right eye was in bad shape - my vision was very hazy and it was deteriorating fast. Luckily, Dr Pang quickly made an accurate diagnosis with her experience and the help of the various state-of-the art equipment that she had on site at the clinic. As it's relatively rare for someone as young as myself (29 y/o) to undergo cataract surgery, Dr Pang took extra care to explain the procedure and the options that were available to me, quelling my doubts and fears. I'm glad to report that my vision is now restored after a cataract removal and intra-ocular lens implant surgery performed by Dr Pang. She was very meticulous and caring throughout the whole process from diagnosis to post-op care. Thank you Dr Pang and the staff at Asia Retina Eye Sugery Center! I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is seeking treatment!
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13 Jun 2018
Very positive. Dr. Claudine Pang is experienced, non-pushy and affirmative. Not only is she thorough in her checks, she makes time for patients and engages them in conversation, making them feel at ease throughout consultation. She is skillful and knows her job well, giving sound advice, but ultimately, respecting patients views/choice. No airs at all about her. For a reasonable price to charge for consultation/review, I'd commend her on her professionalism, work ethics and friendliness.
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16 Feb 2018
When you meet Dr. Pang you immediately notice the full attention she gives you with a great smile. Having a problem in my left eye I was indeed worried that I shall ne be able to regain my full vision. She explained in simple English what happened to my eye and the course of treatment that she recommended. No pressure on her part and always smiling. I am still under her medical care and feel fully confident that I am having the best medical care with a caring doctor and her friendly staff. I feel I am a person not just a medical case. Thanks Dr Pang.
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14 Aug 2018

Dr. Pang is well deserving of a 5 star rating. I chose Dr. Pang several years ago after stopping by several eye clinics, reviewing the Internet, and searching through bio information. I experienced a retina hole/tear as well as large floaters a couple decades ago. After a laser “stitching” for the retina in the UK and a laser treatment for the floaters in the USA age takes its toll and the floaters were increasing in size and number.

Concern over retinal degeneration was also a factor. A third part of my astigmatism was worsening my ability to see both far and close. Thus I was looking for someone who performed procedures for the entire eye, not just a “Lasik shop.” I chose Dr. Pang based on her background, professional experience, and her wide range of services which she actually performs. The fact that she has a focus on children’s eyes solidified my choice as dealing with children takes a special touch.

My choice proved correct. The floaters were obvious during the examination and a surprise was the finding of a mild cataract in one eye with an onset in the other. My (mis)-understanding was that in Singapore they did not treat floaters. Dr. Pang had two options. One was the laser treatment which does not remove floaters but fragments them into small pieces which then settle to the bottom of the vitreous – which is what I had done in the US around 2004.

The more permanent but much more invasive procedure was to drain the degenerating vitreous fluid and backfill with a neutral saline type fluid which would be performed in conjunction with the cataract removal. Dr. Pang performed the procedures on both eyes, a year apart, with great success. The floaters are gone.

The lens replacement for the cataracts has not only given back greater clarity, brilliance, and color rendition that had been lost over the years but cleared almost all the astigmatism. For the first time in my life that I can remember I can fully function without glasses (and my driver’s license has been changed to reflect that). Two other points that impress me about Dr. Pang and further solidify my confidence and trust in her. One is she has written and edited several chapters in the revised “The Retinal Atlas” and she does volunteer/pro-bono work in villages and areas lacking adequate specialist health care such as in Cambodia. …leo

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14 Aug 2018
I saw Dr Pang because I experienced blurred vision in both eyes. Dr Pang was careful in making a diagnosis, and was attentive to my needs throughout the treatment and my healing process. This helped me feel more confident that I would recover. She also has a gentle and steady manner which is very reassuring.
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12 Jul 2018

A very sincere docter who is very caring towards her patient. She tries her best and will answer to any question.

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7 Feb 2018

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!

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26 Nov 2017
Best decision I ever made! I was initially terrified of getting an eye procedure done, but Dr Tony Ho and team were so patient and kind and walked me through the entire procedure. After the op, they also diligently followed up in intervals to make sure my recovery was on track. I was so impressed that I immediately recommended them to all my friends, who also had similarly great experiences with him. I've had three years of clear vision now and I still maintain that it's the best decision I ever made.
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14 Oct 2018

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!

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13 Mar 2018

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!

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6 Jan 2018

My dad in law did his cataract surgery under Dr Por and for an elderly person with previous bad experience with other doctor; Dr Por came in so caring and reassuring to his question and needs put his heart at ease as he's been delaying his cataract surgery for the longest time ever. Would definitely recommend him with no second doubt !

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28 Mar 2018

Went for a consultation with Dr Por due to dry eyes after lasik (from another clinic) and Dr Por was extremely patient and assuring. He loves to smile. Unlike other doctors, Dr Por took the time to answer your questions and was not rushed with the consultation at all. The procedure he performed on my eyes was surprisingly pain-less. I have to say initially I was not sure it will work, but my dry eyes have definitely improved! Thanks Dr Por, you are awesome! :)

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30 Mar 2018
I've just completed the trans-PRK Lasik procedure with Dr Por. From my initial enquiry on this DxD site, what really made a difference was how Dr Por replied to my enquiry personally and promptly answered my subsequent emails, never missing a single one. Am thankful for his patience and attention to detail. From the pre-Lasik assessment up till the post-operation follow-ups, Dr Por has been reassuring every step of the way and he has really put all my worries at ease.
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4 Sep 2018

My SMILE procedure with Dr Daphne was very smooth and successful. She is professional and caring at every step along the way. Pre-op procedure was explained clearly, and the smile surgery was almost pain free and efficient.

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14 Nov 2016
Dr Han was very patient and thorough. She explained the pros and cons of each type of surgical option, and helped me to make an informed decision on the best surgical option for me. I opted to do the ReLEx SMILE procedure as it suits my active lifestyle the best. It is bladeless and the incision is extremely small, with no flap created. This meant that I could go back to exercise like Muay Thai without worrying about the flap popping back open if I were to get in an unfortunate accident during Muay Thai for example. Recovery time was very short, and having perfect vision again has been a life changer! I highly recommend Dr Han for her expertise and patience.
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25 Feb 2017

Highly recommend the Bilateral ReLEx SMILE procedure with Dr Han, zero pain and super fast recovery! She was very patient and thorough explaining the different procedures available, clarifying any doubts and questions I have with regards to the surgery.

Follow ups and checks were also very detailed and prompt after the surgery, and Dr Han personally texted me to check on my recovery! I highly recommend Dr Han for her expertise and attentiveness.

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18 Mar 2018

I conducted my assessibility check-up in Feb 2018 but due to work committments have only just completed my procedure last week. Dr Daphne presented the 3 options for me and I chose ReLex Smile. The procedure itself was done at SNEC, was fast and painless with minimal discomfort. Dr Daphne was calm which helped calm the nerves! Post-procedure, I gained full vision the next day and couldn't be happier with the outcome. I have had 3 friends asking me about my experience and I have been recommending Dr Daphne without hesitation.

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5 Jan 2017

Had my Lasik done by Dr Daphne Han, which was not only fast from First Consultation to the Actual Surgery itself, but also the entire procedure was well-explained in detail, with my pre-op concerns well addressed. Her assistants are all extremely helpful and friendly as well, making the entire process a pleasant one.

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8 Feb 2017

My son was born at 26 weeks (twin) and had an eye squint from birth. We went to Dr Pauline for eight years, with operations required on both eyes in 1999 and 2000. Went home for a year and took my son for eye spec there and he was really impressed with the job she had done.

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21 Apr 2018

We go to Dr Pauline Cheong in Gleneagles Medical Centre. She is a paediatric ophthalmologist and seems very good. My daughter loves going there.

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30 Jul 2017

I was super happy when Dr. Lee Sao Bing told me that I am suitable for Intralase Lasik at his clinic! You don’t know how many good reviews I have heard about him both online and offline. Some of my friends got their lasik done by him too! I immediately booked my lasik surgery date after the consult and it was only one week apart.

Dr. Lee recommended me the Intralase method (with Flap) and boy, I was glad I went ahead with this !The procedure was quick and Dr Lee was reassuring me and distracting me throughout the procedure as I was very anxious. I had zero pain after the surgery and after 7 hours I woke up to have perfect vision!!!

During the review, I told Dr. Lee how amazed I was with the results, I could see the joy in his eyes too. He felt me. He felt how happy I was. A week later, I went back to the clinic for my review and I was told that my eyesight is perfect! 

 

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17 Dec 2017

Excellent all around. I did my research and spoke to friends on who is a good eye surgeon for LASIK surgery and Shingawa Eye Centre's Dr Lee popped up quite a few times (helped that I knew quite a few people in the medical field too!).

Waiting times were minimal, service was excellent and most importantly, I've had minimal side effects and no complications (so far) from the surgery. Dr Lee explained everything very clearly and outlined the risks and complications specifically to my case. The nursing staff & optometrists were also very competent and helpful.

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19 Feb 2018

The staff was very friendly and professional. The doctor's explanation of the different procedures and which is best for your eyes were clear. And they ensured that we do not rush on our decision to proceed with any of the procedures. Thank you LSC team for the experience.

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30 Oct 2017

My first visit to the clinic for my eye refractive surgery at LSC Paragon was breezy as I was comfortable with the staff who attended to me. I decided on ReLEx SMILE due to the significant healing period and chose to have the surgery performed that very day in the afternoon. Prior to that, I had an eye assessment in the morning. The surgery was fast yet not hasty. The surgeon explained what he was doing throughout the whole procedure so I was informed. I was able to see with 6/6 vision based on the checkup 2 weeks after surgery.

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3 Nov 2017

Came in on a Saturday due to a corneal scratch. Was able to get an appointment right away. Staff was nice and helpful. Went back for a checkup a few days later. Standard wait times. Nice place. Professional doctor.

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23 Oct 2016

I saw Dr Yeo years ago before he worked in private practice. He was recommended to me by a close-friend. I wanted to consult him and schedule my operation while I was in Singapore for transit. Dr Yeo adjusted my consultation and operation with my holiday and he only required me to spare 4 days. Everything was efficient and convenient. Dr Yeo was very friendly and his explanation of the procedure was very thorough. The surgery was a success and I cannot be happier. 

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23 Jul 2018

Dr Zena Lim saw was my kid's pediatric ophthalmologist some time ago. She is very professional and efficient. We had a very good experience and have recommended her to other parents who need paediatric ophthalmologists for their children.

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31 Aug 2017

My friend's parents had cataract surgery done by Dr Law and they are very happy so she recommended this clinic to me 5 years ago. I have been visiitng Dr Law's clinics 5-6 times per year for eye allergy and has been very happy with my treatment every time. My father has glaucoma and cataract and also go there twice a year for pressure check and once a year to the Paragon clinic for visual field test. His condition is controlled with medication.

My consultation is direct and to the point, fast diagnosis and treatment. Good for me since I have to go many times a year, I just want to get in, get diagnosed, collect eyedrops and get on with life. Fast consultation time may not be everyone's preference. If you prefer talking a long time with the doctor to feel more assured or just want to get your money's worth (like a spa treatment, longer time = more worthwhile?), this is not the place for you. 

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15 Sep 2017

The doctor rushed through the consultation with less than 1 minute of diagnosis. I also had to wait for over an hour to see him. 

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29 Mar 2017

Dr Gerald was extremely professional in tending to both myself and my wife's surgery. Both of our vision was corrected to perfect eyesight. The only regret is that we did not do the surgery earlier on in our lives. It is that amazing. 5 stars!

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8 Jan 2017

Had LASIK done here two months ago. Dr Nah and his associates far exceed my expectations in terms of being meticulous and are generous with sharing eye care and surgery-related information. They are also extremely sincere, compared to other established LASIK clinics I had been to for first consultations. I can finally see without relying on contacts or glasses again, and the healing has gone by so smoothly. This clinic comes highly recommended and I trust them 100 percent. Thank you guys!

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15 Apr 2018

I remember having an eye infection as a result of dry gritty eyes and was in need of a good ophthalmic surgeon.

When I first met Dr Billy Tan, he looked anything but a surgeon. He was down to earth, kind and personalised each patient’s presence by personally calling out to each patient. I would recommend Dr Billy Tan in a heartbeat as he knows how to interact with young and old, putting patients at great ease.

It is important to have your caregiver valuing your vision and not proposing silly procedures for the sake of dollars. So if you are in need of a genuine feel good ophthalmic surgeon do check out Dr Billy Tan!

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26 Jul 2017

Dr Tan is a well-known specialist that I highly recommend. He has done cataract surgeries for three of my family members who all had successful outcomes. Dr Tan is very genuine and is good at putting his patients at ease.

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23 Dec 2017

Wholehearted recommendation for Dr Jerry Tan!

The lasik which he performed on my eyes in early 1997 changed my life. He also touched up one of the eyes in 2008 and operated on a cataract in 2013.  Dr Tan is a wonderful, caring, patient, well organised doctor with a wonderful team around him.

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26 Nov 2017

I'm sure Dr. Tan has done many successful procedures, and that is why I sought him out. But I found him very expensive especially when the tests done were not comprehensive and the consultation was short. He did not offer me clear options and I wish he showed more professionalism and empathy in my case. 

 

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15 Feb 2018

My LASIK experience with Dr Tan and team has been very positive. Dr Tan is a competent doctor who answered all our questions patiently, both before and after the operation. He is jovial, calm and reassuring – qualities that make the patient feel comfortable in his hands. The operation process was also thorough, instructions and procedures were clear and simple to understand.

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13 Apr 2018

Dr. Marc Tay suggested i do lasik + lasik xtra to prevent the risk of getting ectasia (note that i am approved of the surgery also because my degree was only 300, if i had a thin cornea AND high degree, i'd probably be rejected for lasik). The surgery was about 15 minutes and painless throughout (only discomfort from the device used to keep eyes open) and everything was done quickly. The doctor would also count down the seconds you need to stare into the light and i felt very assured that everything was going well and good.

The first 6 hours after surgery was the hardest to go through. The pain was extremely hard to endure for me as i have very low tolerance for pain, my eyes felt like it's stinging non-stop and i kept tearing up. However, this is perfectly normal and good thing it only lasted for that 6 hours.

The day after surgery, i had zero pain, zero discomfort and my vision is good enough for me to head out for the checkup by myself. I could function normally. Once inawhile i would experience slight dryness in my eye, and i also cannot focus on something for too long otherwise my eyes would feel very tired. Other than that, i feel great. No haziness, no pain, no discomfort.

I truly recommend whoever's thinking of doing lasik to go ahead for your evalution in this clinic and seek the doctor's advise on what is the best option for you. It's the best decision i've made in my life.

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16 Apr 2018

Dr Yeo was very knowledgeable and informative when I had emailed her about lasik and ICL before meeting her for a consultation. She did the ICL procedure for me and my friend and we had perfect vision that day itself. We experienced no side effect and we are very happy to recommend Dr Yeo! 

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10 Nov 2017

My tear duct had pus that had to be drained and Dr Yeo was the doctor we picked to go to. I have very low tolerance for pain and the procedure was painful despite anaesthesia. Dr Lynn Yeo was very patient with me and did a great job with my eye. I am thankful to her!

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15 Apr 2018

Dr Khoo is apparently quite a well-known ophthalmologist and recognised as the best eye specialist for children.After putting my son through several tests and checking his eyes thoroughly, the doctor concluded that his eyesight degradation was the result of an eye condition known as entropion.The doctor gave us two options and told me to consider both options carefully before making a decision. 

I want to add here that the doctor was great..he was very detailed in his explanation and spent quite some time with us, giving me as much information as possible. It was a different experience with the doctor at the refraction clinic who was very flustered (there were many patients waiting) and rushed through the tests.

One year after the surgery our son's eyesight is absolutely normal and I am so happy and grateful to have seen Dr Khoo!

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20 Dec 2017

Dr Khoo is a very good paediatric ophthalmologist. We brought both our son and daughter to him. My son had squint surgery by Dr Khoo before around 16mths of age. I was initially apprehensive when we were told to go for surgery but my son did not improve much after 6 mths of being on specs and Dr Khoo did mention that it is better to do before he turned 18mths. So I am glad we went with his advice. Dr Khoo is really good and has years and years of experience with children. We highly recommend him if you need a paediatric ophthalmologist. 

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10 Dec 2017

Little did I know when my squash playing suffered from poor vision that the optometrist would recommend Dr Goh, who would eventually give me what I like to call ‘bionic vision’. Since my first pair of glasses in 5th grade in the US, I haven’t seen so clearly! Thank you to Dr Goh and his warm, welcoming and helpful staff for guiding me to new, cataract-less vision. All the best!

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4 Nov 2017

Dr Goh provided me with wonderful care and did a successful operation on me. He is very knowledgeable and guided me in choosing the most suitable lens(Trifocal Intraocular Lenses )for me. I am very grateful to Dr Goh for the excellent service provided.

 

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11 Aug 2017

Well my friend recommended me Dr Chan and her degree was like 1000+ and she is not wearing any glasses now. My lasik went well as expected and I am very happy.

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28 Dec 2016

I would recommend Dr Leonard Ang who is very well-trained, patient and accommodating. He also did LASIK for all my friends and they got perfect eyesight too. They are all very pleased with him. I also read that he has won numerous awards for his work.

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26 Dec 2016

Just did my lasik and corneal collagen x-linking yesterday and the results were amazing! The staff were friendly and professional, giving ample info as they walked me through the various assessments. Dr Julien Theng's absolutely skilled and assuring..before I knew it, the procedures for both eyes were completed with great precision! Jus seen Dr Theng again and boy, am I proud to announce that I have regained my 6/6 vision:) Strongly recommended!

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27 Mar 2017

I must say Dr Julian is such a patient, humble, gentle and professional doctor.
I never regret doing my ICL ( implantable collamer lens ) and Thank you for making my vision a 6/6 again. I will definitely enjoy my new found vision.

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28 Jul 2017

Dr Chua was recommended to us by friends and he did my lasik years ago. This is probably the best surgery I have ever done in my life!

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6 Nov 2017

I feel that this surgery has allowed me to enjoy life again and I would certainly mention it to anyone with glaucoma and cataracts. I am very pleased with the outcome. I traveled a far distance to see Dr Steve, and I am happy that I did! I strongly endorse Dr Steve to anybody who requires an eye treatment. He described to me everything well and answered all of my questions.

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19 Jun 2017

My sister was diagnosed with Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG). According to Dr Steve, it means that her drainage sites are being clogged by very tiny collections of material and does not function normally. Dr Steve Seah advised her to have surgery in order to prevent further vision loss. He was absolutely comforting throughout the operation. He was calm, and he answered all our questions confidently and in complete details, which I appreciated very much. After the surgery, I noticed that my sister was improving and was getting better. We are absolutely blessed to have Dr Steve as our doctor. I wish that all patients who are suffering with their eye problems will experience to be under his care as well.

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17 Apr 2018

My grandmother was experiencing increased difficulty with vision at night. I thought it was because of old age. But then she told me she started seeing "halos" around lights. I became worried so I got her checked by an eye doctor. That was when we got to meet Dr Steve Seah. He told us that my grandma has a cataract. He advised her to have a surgery since her impaired vision is affecting her daily life. He shared with us all the details regarding the operation. My grandma was on-board with it so we agreed to schedule her for a surgery.
Today, my grandmother’s vision is better. She is not complaining about cloudy or blur eyesight. And I have Dr Steve to thank for everything. I highly recommend him to other patients!

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12 May 2017

Dr Daniel Su a senior glaucoma doctor was one of the doctors who treated my father when he had a sudden loss of vision. He showed an extreme level of professionalism and care and my family is very grateful for the care he provided.

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7 Feb 2018

One of the best, reliable Eye Specialist centre on earth! With Dr Au Eong and his dedicated team, you can be assured your precious eyes are in good hands.

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9 Jan 2018

I wish to share with all my friends that a few years ago I was nearly blind as I was suffering from Macular Degeneration of my left eye. I got back my eye sight under the treatment of Pro Au Eong. I hope all my friends, if u have vision problem, pls see him quick. Pro Au Eong, thanks for giving me back my eye sight.

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20 Jan 2018

Went there before because of CSR (black halo in the center of my eye)
I have seen  Dr Jacob Cheng and he is a very patient doctor. I would recommend him for children.

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14 Jun 2017

Though Dr Boey Pui Yi is a specialist in Glaucoma, she is great and can help anyone with eye problems as I do not have Glaucoma but she was adept at autoimmune effects to eyes, vision as in cataracts and other ailments of the eye!

To me, she is a valued doctor and I would not hesitate to say she is one worthy of a visit if one requires medical treatment for the eye and wants someone with heart and a gentle approach 

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14 May 2018

Extremely grateful to Dr Stephen Teoh for taking his personal time to attend to my wife's retina problems over the weekend at short notice.

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3 Mar 2018

I was in Singapore recently and got a relapse of anterior uveitis and I saw this doctor.

He seemed very knowledgeable, very professional and has a clinic with good equipment. And he was very good in that he also took the time to return a call to alleviate my concerns about the dosage of eye drops he gave me.

I would therefore recommend him to anyone in Singapore - I noticed from a poster in his office that he had specifically spoken at a conference on uveitis as well.

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26 Sep 2017

Dr Fong Kee Siew did my blepharoplasty surgery and it worked! No more eye bags! Right eye has a slight pouch- but I dunno whether its residue or a mossie bite at the moment.

 

Anyway the about 99% of the fat under my eyes have gone and I look 10 years younger now! 

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28 Jul 2017

Our son had 500+ per eye at 2 years old and we went to Dr Fong who treated him. She is very experienced and patient.

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6 Oct 2017

My sister went to Dr Lee for her Lasik and she highly recommended him. I decided to go with Dr Lee and planned my surgery and by day 2 after the surgery, my eyes were feeling fine.  I was another success story for Dr Lee and I am very happy to recommend him!

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3 Nov 2017

 Dr Lee was recommended to me for cataract surgery by relatives. He was very nice, patient and friendly throughout the consultations and surgery. I have good results and my vision settled well. 

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6 Aug 2017

Dr Lee did lasik for my sister whom had the best results among the rest of the family members who did lasik at different places, so I went to him as well.  Dr Lee was pretty nice and patient in going through the ICL pros and cons. But I wish they didnt rush through the briefing for the surgery, which just made me anxious. Overall Dr Lee was reassuring and pretty nice. 

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19 Sep 2017

It was my father's first visit to Dr Leo for his teary eyes problem and it was nothing short of a pleasant experience. Dr Leo was able to communicate clearly with him in both Mandarin and Hokkien. Her friendly personality quickly put my father at ease and rarely do I see him so comfortable in any doctor's office. Despite a crowded clinic, she made sure that she spends enough time explaining to my father through the use of clear visuals and addressing his every question. There is no doubt my father will only see Dr Leo in future for his eye problems.

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7 Jul 2018

I brought my elderly mother to Dr Leo for eyes tests and later a surgery. Dr Leo was very patient and detailed in every point and I must say that the surgery was very successful. The only minor thing is the waiting time, but you can oversee that if the results are worth it.

 

 

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10 Jul 2018

My partner goes to Dr Leo for her eye checkups so she recommended Dr Leo to me. I advice you to book an appointment well in advance because her clinic is very very busy with both locals and expats. I was amazed at how Dr. Leo gave me a nice presentation on my overall eye health using the TV screen in her office. All those tests I did? Well, the results were immediately processed, and in addition to the photos of my eye, everything was on the screen, and she was able to point out what's good and anything I should be aware of. Abit pricey and the wait is long, but she is a very good doctor so it is expected.

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25 Apr 2018

I did my LASIK last Dec at Shinagawa. I recommend Dr. Jovina See! She was friendly and knowledgeable and I never once felt rushed or overlooked when I went in for consultations or during the procedure. 

 

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17 Jun 2018

If runners are interested in undergoing lasik surgery, they can consider this clinic. It just takes you 10 mins and 4 days of rest in total. Dr Jon Goh did mine a couple of years ago and the result is super good. Now I can run without my glasses or contact lens. It indirectly improved my running actually. I can run my sundown ultra without worrying about wearing contact lens for long hours. 

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17 Oct 2017

I did my lasik a couple of years ago, done by Dr. Jon Goh. Recommended! I recommended him to my friends and all their lasiks were successful.

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16 Jun 2018

Dr Choi is really professional and ethical. He will go through all the pros and cons and also what is best for you. Not just to be there to earn my money. Plus my sensitive eyes healed very quickly after the epilasik so im very happy!

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21 Jun 2018

I had my lasik with Dr Harold Choi and have never regretted the decision. Throughout the process was painless, just slight discomfort during the first 2 days. I'm in my 5th month now, and did not experience any side effect like dry eyes/ double vision etc. Dr Harold was gentle and patient.

For anyone considering getting a lasik, would highly recommend Dr Harold Choi who is as equally experienced and professional.

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25 Sep 2017

I dont go to Dr Choi for lasik, but other eye problem. He is very thorough and good. 

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29 Jul 2017

One of my former pupils told me he had attended a forum where Dr Lee Jong Jian from Raffles Hospital talked about eye problems.

I saw Dr Lee on Aug 6. He told me I had cataract, glaucoma and epiretinal membrane in both eyes. My glaucoma wasn't that bad, he said, but the other two conditions were serious.

I had never heard of epiretinal membrane and asked what it was. Apparently, it is a growth over the retina of the eye. He said the cause is often unknown but it needed to be "peeled" away.

A week later, I had laser surgery for glaucoma. A week after that, I had surgery to correct the other two problems in my left eye.

Now, I feel the improvement in my vision. The distortion and slanting images are gone. My right eye will be operated on in a couple of months for the same conditions.

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18 Jun 2017

Dr Chua Ee Chek did my eye surgery. A gentleman of a doctor. So gentle, i did not even feel the pain when he flipped my eyelids. Very professional. Thanks Dr Chua. God bless.

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29 Sep 2017

Dr Khng is a reliable, professional, calm and friendly doctor who is definitely the expert related to the eyes. He is very trustworthy and communicates effectively (very easy to understand what he explains) and has witty side/humor as well which calmed me down (i was very nervous at that time). Also the staffs are really nice and friendly! Highly recommend this place and would definitely come back if my eyes have issues again.

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18 Apr 2017

I had a fruitful and pleasant experience having my pixel eye treatment in Eagle Eye Centre. I've been treated with full of care from Dr Lim Wee Kiak. His detailed explaination & constant assurance made me went through the surgery without a second thought. A special thanks to all the clinic staff for the excellent and wonderful service provided in making my consultation and surgical experience an unforgettable and amazing one. I was quite impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of their service throughout and could not be more pleased and satisfied with the outcome of my vision now. Would highly recommend this place to people who wish to seek medical treatment and procedures for their various eye conditions accordingly. A huge thumbs up for Eagle Eye Centre!!

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27 Nov 2017

I booked a LASIK appointment for my mother under Dr Lim. We were so happy overall with Eagle Eye Centre, from the customer service to the care the nurses showed it was outstanding. The wait for the scheduled appointment was reasonable. Even though the doctor had many patients to see, he answered every question my mother posed with great patience. The procedure was efficiently done and just as the doctor said, painless. My mother was even happier after the results of the surgery showed. The follow up check ups were fast and efficiently done. We spent no longer than 45 mins in the clinic. She now is glasses-free for both far and near.

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14 May 2018

He's a very experienced surgeon ... My grandmother was operated on by him. Very Sucessful Op.

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Meet The Expert: Dr Claudine Pang

Meet Dr Claudine Pang, an ophthalmologist who has performed more than 10,000 eye procedures. 

She started her own eye practice with a vision to increase public awareness on the importance of your retinas. The retina can be considered as the most critical part of our eyes! It has all the photoreceptors that are responsible for the images that we see. It 's also the only tissue in the eye that cannot be replaced.

She believes that the key to achiving good vision is by preserving the good health of the retina. 

Watch to find out why she's so intrigued by the retina, the conditions she has a special interest in, and her motto in life. 

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LASIK Or TransPRK? Only 1 Of Them Is Singapore Military-Approved, Here's Why

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.

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Cataract Surgery Is Cheaper In JB, Doesn't Mean Better. Here's How To Do It Better

As you grow older, some things just won't be the way they were. You’re going to have to come to terms with this. You may not be as good-looking, and your joints might not be as strong. Probably worst of all, your eyes may not be as sharp as they once were.

Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes, best described as a clouding of the lenses which leads to a decrease in vision.

Fortunately, the rapid advancement of technology and breakthroughs in medical science can fix many of the things that once made growing old such a pain.

Cataract surgery is just one of these many advancements, and it has been ranked the most common forms of surgery in Singapore, due to the country’s aging population. 

DxD Sessions recently featured Dr Claudine Pang. She weighed in on the topic of cataract surgery, and gave her advice on the common questions that Singaporeans often ask.

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Meet The Expert: Dr Tony 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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Ask Dr Por Yong Ming: Dry Eyes & LASIK

Dry eyes is the most common complication after LASIK. However, did you know that LASIK itself often isn't the cause of dry eyes? Most of these patients already suffer from dry eyes even before their LASIK procedure. 

If you are considering LASIK but worried about suffering from dry eyes, join Dr Por Yong Ming as he hosts a QnA session where he answers all your questions on dry eyes and LASIK.

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The Ultimate Guide To Ptosis Surgery In Singapore (2018)

One of the more common question I get from patients is whether their drooping eyelids are a medical condition, or if it’s considered a cosmetic issue. 

Hence, I've decided to write this post to help you understand the causes of ptosis, how to treat it, and the factors that affects the cost of ptosis surgery in Singapore. 

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Cost of Cataract Surgery In Singapore: As Told By An Eye Doctor

Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye that has become 'cloudy'.

To date, no medication or eye drop has been proven to prevent or reverse cataract formation. Surgery is the only effective way to remove a cataract. 

In this article, I'll break down the cost of cataract surgery in Singapore and what affects its cost.

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Ask Dr Daphne Han: Implantable contact lens

Implantable Contact Lens is another vision correction procedure available in Singapore. ICL surgery is simple, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. A soft, flexible gel-lens is inserted between the iris and the eye lens through a small incision. 

Interested to find out more? Join Dr Daphne Han as she hosts a QnA session where she answers all the questions you have about Implantable Contact Lens. 

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Ask Dr Jimmy Lim: Cataracts

Did you know that as we age, every single one of us will develop cataracts at some point in our lives? It's only a matter of how mild or severe the cataract formation is. Typically, people develop cataracts at around 50 to 70 years of age. However, certain things can cause you to get them at a much younger age. 

Dr Jimmy answered questions from readers on:

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  • Cataract causing damage to eyesight
  • How doctors choose the best type of lens
  • When to avoid cataract surgery
  • How to take care of a patient after catarct surgery
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Ask Dr Claudine Pang: Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the most common surgery that Singaporeans encounter in our adult life due to ageing. Surgery is usually advised when the poor vision caused by cataracts cannot be corrected with glasses and interferes with one's daily activities. 

Join Dr Claudine Pang, as she hosts a QnA session where she answers all your burning questions on cataract surgery. 

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Dear Mitch, I generally caution my epilasik patients to refrain from any water contact with the eyes for a week after the procedure, and that means no splashing of any tap water etc into the eyes when showering and watching face. Also no eye make up for at least two weeks. I...
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Hi Angeline, Some patients are eligible for, and do choose the option of an enhancement procedure after previous Lasik. You should discuss this with your Ophthalmologist after a detailed clinical examination. However, you should consider that a small degree of residual myopia ...
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Hi Elaine, Great question. This is a not infrequent complaint that I hear of. The most common reason is that of orbital fat atrophy that occurs as a normal ageing process. Secondary causes include previous orbital trauma, orbital wall fracture, or ptosis (drooping eyelid). ...
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Hi Damen Unfortunately at this time there is really no treatment to improve vision that has been affected by optic nerve damage. There are many diseases that can affect the optic nerves, and any treatment or management done would depend on what it is. In most cases, the treatment or manageme...
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Hi Wei Hern Yes, LASIK can correct astigmatism, as well as myopia (shortsightedness) and hyperopia (longsightedness). It can correct any of these problems fully, within certain limits. For example, the maximum shortsightedness that can be corrected is around 1000 degrees, depending on corneal thi...
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Thank you for your question. I see that you are concerned about your child's eye movements. If your child has been doing child checkups in Singapore, the GP or polyclinic nurse would have noticed the problem and done the appropriate follow ups. Otherwise, you should speak to y...
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Hi Mindy The most important thing to remember is-the only person who can ultimately decide whether LASIK is worthwhile, is yourself. And in the process of making your decision, you should try to understand and imagine what you are in for, in all the various possible scenarios....
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Dear Mitch, If you are assessed to be at risk of corneal ectasia, no matter how low, it definitely pays to be more vigilant about the type of procedure you undergo. The type of machine that made the assessment may read differently from another machine. However, once any one machine flags o...
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All kinds of laser refractive surgery, whether surface ablation (PRK/TransPRK/epiLASIK/LASEK-they are all the same), LASIK or ReLEx SMILE will induce some amount of post-operative dry eyes. However, if you look purely at the disturbance to the corneal nerve endings and how long they...
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Hi, although you've sent a pretty good picture, it's a bit difficult to say for sure what it is based on the picture alone. One possibility, especially if it has been there for years with no change, is of a 'mole' or naevus. Assuming that it is a naevus, such lesions are harmless and represent onl...
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