Your eyes are as unique as you are, and our tailored treatments reflect that. Discuss the best vision correction procedure or laser surgery for your eyes with one of our experienced eye surgeons, so you can make a fully-informed decision. Improved Eyesight, Freedom from Glasses, or 20/20 Vision are within sight
Below, you’ll find some Frequently Asked Questions about New Vision Eye Clinic, with our responses.
What do I need to do before I arrive for my laser eye surgery?
If you wear contact lenses, you will need to stop wearing them at least two weeks before your surgery. Three days before your surgery, it is advisable to stop wearing cosmetics and perfume. Many patients find it helpful to bring someone to the hospital so they can help you to travel home afterwards.
What is 20/20 vision?
The numbers “20/20” (or other fractions such as 20/40 or 20/60) represent visual acuity measurements. They are also called Snellen fractions, after the Dutch ophthalmologist who developed this measurement system in 1862.
In the Snellen visual acuity system, the top number of the fraction represents the distance between the patient and the eye chart. In countries that use the metric system today, instead of the original 20 feet, the distance is 6 meters.
If you can identify the letters on one particular line near the bottom of the chart, your visual acuity is considered “normal”, and you have “20/20 vision” – or, more accurately, 20/20 visual acuity. As the letters you can identify from 20 feet (or 6 meters) get larger, the worse your visual acuity measurements will be, for example 20/40 or 20/60. As the letters you recognize get smaller, so your visual acuity measurements will show the bottom fraction as a lower number, such as 20/15 or 20/12.
Do your doctors speak English?
Yes, each of the eye doctors at New Vision Eye Clinic’s surgical centre in downtown Shanghai speak fluent English – and so does our team of nurses and receptionists.
New Vision Eye Clinic’s eye doctors and ophthalmic surgeons are some of the best in the industry. We are very proud to have surgeons who were among the first pioneers in laser eye surgery in China and North America. Each of our eye doctors is committed to providing our patients with first-class eye treatment, and have performed thousands of eye treatment procedures.
How can I tell if my contact lens is inside-out?
The difference can be subtle, but before placing a contact lens on your eye, make sure it looks like half a ball, not a soup bowl with a rim. The trick is to place the lens on your finger so that a cup is formed. Then hold the lens up directly in front of your eyes so you’re looking at the side of the cup. If the lens forms a “U” with the top edges flared out, it’s inside out. If it forms just a “U,” it’s in the correct position.
Is laser eye surgery safe in China?
The safety of laser eye surgery can’t be measured by geography. Instead, be sure to evaluate the clinic or hospital facility (which you should always be welcome to look around) and the surgeon who will be performing the surgery. Feel free to ask about their experience, qualifications, and whether or not they belong to any medical associations.
How do I avoid getting cosmetics on my contact lenses?
Always wash your hands well before touching your contacts to avoid getting any oils or lotions in your eyes. It is important to put your contact lenses in before applying makeup. Even so, some powdery eye shadows will inevitably get into your eyes, so try using a cream-based eye shadow instead – preferably water-based. Finally, never apply eyeliner on the area of your eye between your lashes and your eyeball.