I first started wearing glasses at the age of 10, before being introduced to soft contact lenses when I was 13. However, they’ve always been uncomfortably dry, especially during windy days.
At 16, I found out about Ortho-K lenses, which are gas-permeable hard lenses worn every night to reshape the cornea for a day. Although I won’t have to wear glasses or lenses, it came at quite a cost: $1000 for the first consultation, and $500 per subsequent single lens which had to be changed every 3 to 4 years.
It was only after last year, when I accidentally torn my right cornea and was hospitalised for 4 days with scarring, that I finally decided all these temporary solutions available in the market – glasses, soft and hard contact lenses – weren’t good enough!
Imagine waking up with perfectly clear vision, anywhere in the world and at any time of the day! No more fussing to remember to take out your contact lenses when you get home on late nights, carry spare contact lens cases, or buy travel-friendly bottles of eye solution when flying abroad. I calculated the cost spent on constantly purchasing or changing your glasses and contact lenses, and it easily added up to thousands of dollars in a few years.
No wonder everyone claims lasik to be one of their best decisions ever!
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