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
What to expect from laser eye surgery
Your eyes are unlike anyone else’s, so it’s important to spend time discussing your treatment options and the outcome you can expect with a qualified ophthalmologist before considering laser eye surgery.
Step 1: Speak to an ophthalmologist
Each patient receives a detailed laser eye surgery assessment with one of our English-speaking Ophthalmic Surgeons to determine their suitability for laser eye surgery. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Once you understand your treatment options and know what outcome you can expect, you can make a fully-informed decision.
Step 2: Before your laser eye surgery
Arrive at New Vision Eye Clinic in downtown Shanghai, where our English-speaking clinical team will be expecting you. It’s important to arrive in plenty of time so that you feel relaxed before the procedure. You’ll be escorted to one of our purpose-built operating theatres, where you’ll find the state-of-the art equipment and sterilization standards that you can expect from a leading international eye hospital.
One of our English-speaking nurses will administer anaesthetic eye drops, and once they’ve taken effect, your ophthalmologist will begin the treatment. The entire process from eye-drops to completion takes around 15 minutes.
Step 3: During your laser eye surgery
The two most frequently used types of refractive laser eye surgery today are:
- LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) – a fast, painless and completely blade-free procedure that improves the eye’s focusing power, producing clear and sharp vision. Visual recovery is fast.
- LASEK (laser sub-epithelial keratomileusis) – this is generally recommended for people with lower prescriptions, thin corneas, or those who play certain contact sports. Recovery takes slightly longer than LASIK and there may be a little bit more post-operative discomfort, but this will soon pass, and can be relieved with eye drops or ordinary headache tablets.
Step 4: Rest and recovery
After your laser eye surgery you will be taken to our recovery suite to relax until you feel completely ready to return home. After a good night’s sleep at home, your eyes should be feeling much closer to normal. Your surgeon and our clinical team are always available to answer any questions and provide you with any advice if required.
Step 5: Your aftercare
Your eye doctor will see you for a series of follow-up consultations after a few days, and then again a few weeks after your laser eye surgery to check on your progress and assess the results.
Step 6: Improved vision