How’s your eyesight, mamas? If you’re curious about LASIK surgery in Singapore, check out our roundup of the island’s top specialists!
Ever been on vacation and discovered that you forgot to pack contact lens solution (or, even more maddeningly, one of those tiny storage cases)? Or perhaps you’re sick of going outside in the Singapore humidity and having your glasses fog up. Whatever the issue, there are heaps of reasons to consider LASIK surgery, which has a 95-99% success rate and takes just 15 minutes!
If you’re not too familiar with LASIK, it’s a type of eye surgery in which an eye surgeon creates a flap in the cornea, then uses a laser to reshape the cornea and correct any other refractive errors in the eye – including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism (source). If you want to know about whether LASIK is right for you, risk factors, or side effects, check out our recent interview with leading surgeon Dr Lee Hung Ming, who answers FAQ’s regarding everything from recovery time to average cost (while LASIK generally isn’t covered by insurance, think about how much you’ll save not having to wear contact lenses or spectacles for the rest of your life!).
While LASIK surgery is pretty straightforward and has an excellent success rate, we know how much you value your eyes, mama, which is why we’ve rounded up the top LASIK specialists in Singapore so you can rest easy knowing you’re in competent, experienced hands. If you’re even a little bit curious, why not schedule a consultation to find out how LASIK can change your life?
Helmed by renowned ophthamologist Dr Leonard Ang, who’s pioneered many cutting-edge treatments for a variety of complex eye conditions, Lang Eye Centre offers a comprehensive range of both LASIK and other refractive surgical options to suit your needs, including the new ultra-precise, blade-free High Definition iLASIK. This fifth-generation technology is achieving greater precision and safety than ever before.
Lang Eye Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road, #08-46/47 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563, Tel: (+65) 6684 1000 / 9760 3020, www.langeye.sg
One of the largest and most well-established one-stop eye specialists in Singapore, LSC has been doing its thing since 2005. They offer a wide range of LASIK, Epi-LASIK and LASEK treatments, in addition to other refractive eye surgeries like ReLEx SMILE (a less-invasive procedure introduced in recent years with fewer post-operative side effects). Every LSC patient undergoes a thorough eye test before surgery to ensure they receive a personalised laser vision correction plan.
Visit this plush clinic on Orchard Road with its own operating and consultation rooms, and even a private recovery and rest area, and you just might forget you’re in a doctor’s office for a second. Rest assured you’ll receive topnotch care, mama, under the dual leadership of Doctors Lee Sao Bing and Jovina See, who’ve spent years at the Singapore National Eye Centre, National University Hospital, and at prestigious eye centres in the USA and Canada. Shinagawa Eye Centre offers a full range of eye services and screenings, and continually invests in the newest and most modern equipment while always providing a comforting human touch.
Shinagawa Eye Centre, 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place #05-15, Singapore 238880, www.shinagawa.com.sg,
Tel: (+65) 6738 8222
One of Singapore’s leading comprehensive eye clinics with a number of convenient locations across the island, EEC has a team of internationally-renowned ophthamologists with the most advanced technology at their disposal. Eagle Eye Centre was one of the first clinics in Singapore to integrate ophthalmic and optometric eye care under one roof, and offers eight different varieties of LASIK/refractive surgeries alone!
Mount Alvernia Hospital, 820 Thomson Road, Medical Centre D, #06-57/58/59/60/61/62, Singapore (574623), Tel: (+65) 6456 1000
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road, #08-22/23/24, Singapore (329563), Tel: (+65) 6570 1000
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, 3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-02, Singapore (228510), Tel: (+65) 6836 0001
Parkway East Medical Centre, 319 Joo Chiat Place, #05-03 Singapore (427989), Tel: (+65) 6348 1000
Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road, #06-16/17, Singapore (258499), Tel: (+65) 6475 1000
Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #02-42A, Singapore (608532), Tel: (+65) 6255 0002
Established all the way back in 2001 by Dr Tony Ho, Clearvision Eye Clinic & LASIK Centre was the first private dedicated LASIK centre in Singapore. Dr Ho was also the first surgeon in Singapore to perform Epi-LASIK in 2004 – he’s since published numerous books, articles, and scientific papers on the subject – and today Clearvision specialises in the procedure using the fastest excimer laser in the market.
Clearvision Eye Clinic & LASIK Centre, 6 Nutmeg Road, Singapore 228337 (5 min from Orchard MRT, Next to Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre),
Tel: (+65) 6100 2020 (LASIK Hotline & Info)/
(+65) 6733 5188 (Eye & Cataract Hotline),
One of Singapore’s most experienced LASIK surgeons, Dr Lee was the first doctor to perform bladeless LASIK in Singapore back in 2004. With state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of different surgical options on offer (including both LASIK and Epi-LASIK), Dr Lee has thousands of satisfied patients with excellent vision across Singapore. Check out our interview with one of them who explains how LASIK has made life easier as a mama!
With training in the UK, United States and Singapore, Dr Leo has years of experience (and a trophy case of awards) under her belt. In addition to LASIK procedures, she specialises in paediatric ophthalmology and is one of the only ophthalmologists in Singapore accredited to perform bladeless cataract surgery. Her clinic has a team of eye care professionals (including and orthopist and optometrist) all under one roof to make it your family’s one-stop shop for eye health.
As part of the government-affiliated Singapore National Eye Centre, Laser Vision Centre is at the forefront of ophthalmological research in Singapore and performs the highest volume of procedures of any public institution in Singapore (source). SNECLVC has a full team of experienced refractive surgeons along with nine trained refractive surgery nurses, and performs procedures including LASIK and ReLEx Smile in a state-of-the-art treatment centre. We also like that they display all price ranges on their website (click “view more” and scroll down).
SNEC Laser Vision Centre, 11 Third Hospital Avenue, SNEC Building Level 1, Singapore 168751,
Tel: (+65) 6227 7266 (Appointments)/
(+65) 6322 8891 (Enquiries),
With three highly experienced surgeons on staff, TTSH LASIK Centre offers a variety of LASIK treatments and has a 100% success rate as reported by the Ministry of Health. They also offer very reasonable prices.
We’ve heard mamas in Singapore rave about Dr Lee, an award-winning doctor with years of international experience who performs LASIK but is also one of the region’s leading proponents for alternative treatments like implantable contact lenses (ICL).