Q1:Are there any side effects after the surgery?

The surgery is usually very safe; some patients may have symptoms such as sense of a foreign body in the eyes or dryness of the eyes. Some may not be able to see clearly in the dark, but the symptoms will improve slowly as time progresses.

Q2:How soon can I see the effect after the surgery?

You may see a layer of cloud right after the surgery, but conditions will improve 2~3 hours later. Take a rest for one night and the eyesight may be restored close to target vision the next day. You may feel a slight sensation of a foreign body in the eyes, but the symptoms will improve as time progresses.

Q3:To what extent can the vision be restored?

Depending on the condition of each individual the target vision will be different; please imagine the best scenario as the vision with glasses or contact lenses. The physician will provide additional explanation after detailed examination.

Q4:What do I need to pay attention to before the examination?

You can wear make-up on the day of the examination, but please wear light make-up for the eyes. Alcohol consumption is not restricted during the examination or before the surgery; however, please come for the surgery in usual condition. We recommend a good night sleep before the examination and surgery, so the body can rest well.
In order for the suppressed and deformed cornea to recover and to improve accuracy of the checkup, those wearing flexible contact lenses need to discontinue wearing them at 1 to 3 days before the checkup. For users of rigid, astigmatic, and dual-purpose (hyperopia and myopia) lenses, they need to be discontinued for at least 1 week. For those wearing orthokeratology lenses, they need to be discontinued at 3 months prior to the checkup.

Q5:Is it acceptable if I have dryness of the eyes?

The surgery can be performed if the dryness of the eyes is caused by wearing contact lenses. However, a few may not be suitable for the operation after the examination. We suggest you receive an eye exam before the operation.

Q6:Can the surgery be performed on the day of examination?

Since we will use special eye drops to dilate the pupil for the initial examination, therefore, the surgery cannot be performed on the same day. However, if an appointment is made, the surgery can be done on the next day.

Q7:Can I take a bath or shower?

Area around the eye should be avoided when taking a bath, washing face and hair after the surgery; it is better to use a wet towel for cleaning. You can shower the area lower than the shoulder but avoid water entering the eye. Please avoid sweat or cleaning agents to enter the eye within one week after the operation.

Q8:Can I operate motor vehicles?

The vision of most patients can be restored well enough the next day for driving. However, the conditions of each patient are different so please discuss this issue with your physician during the follow-up exam. There is a possibility that you cannot see well; please avoid operating motor vehicles at night before you can see well at night.

Q9:Are there any age restrictions?

Usually, the surgery is suitable for patients over 18 when their vision is more stable; however, the suitability is determined by the physician after the examination.

Q10:Can I use National Health Insurance?

LASIK surgery is not covered in National Health Insurance. But depending on the contents of your insurance, you may be covered for this procedure. Please inquire with your insurance first.

Q11:Can I obtain a medical certificate?

LASIK is a self-pay procedure; however, a medical certificate can be issued for insurance purposes.

Q12:How can I make an appointment for pre-operative counseling?

Please dial the hotline: 0800-74-74-88.
Or, you may make an appointment online through the official website of University Eye Center.

Q13:At what age am I suitable for correcting presbyopia with LASIK?

Generally speaking, mild symptoms of presbyopia tend to surface at the age of 40. Such symptoms include difficulty reading tiny words or focusing on what it says in a menu at a restaurant or engaging oneself in details-oriented tasks such as trimming nails. This would be appropriate time to begin presbyopia treatment.

Q14:Who is a candidate for the anti-presbyopia lens replacement?

If you are over the age of 55 and you have symptoms of a cataract, it is advised that you have "anti-presbyopia lens replacement". It will take care of issues such as presbyopia, myopia, or hyperopia, astigmatism, and a cataract at the same time.

Q15:Can I have the surgery while I am pregnant or lactating?

Pregnant or lactating women are not suitable candidates for the myopia laser surgery. It is advised that you wait for 2 months after lactation is completed before you come to the clinic for a thorough checkup and counseling.