Lasik travel restrictions – Travelling freedom after laser eye surgery

One of the most frequently asked question is the need to know when one would be able to travel after the laser eye surgery. Today, you have the advantage of a speedy recovery aiding a quick travel plan post laser eye surgery. This is possible due to use of advanced technology resulting in excellent post operative outcome.  In case of LASIK one can travel 3 days after the procedure [J without glasses] and in case of ReLEx Smile it would just take 2-days to resume normal routine [just few hours indoors J ].

Freedom from spectacles / contact lenses is a break from all troubles associated with it.

You now can walk with more confidence and better vision.

Travelling before laser eye surgery:

Time is lost in caring for glasses and maintaining contact lenses. The main purpose of enjoying a holiday is hampered by frequent changing of contact lenses, being unable to use them comfortably for long hours and in pools. Activities that required the use of goggles like scuba diving, skiing etc. is less enjoyable with contact lenses and sometimes not possible with glasses. Now with laser eye surgery you could put an end to this once and for all. Such visual disability especially while travelling or holidaying has become a major concern.

So, how laser eye surgery help you?

  • Laser eye surgery is an ultra gentle procedure done with great care and expertise. Unlike thought, it does not cause any ‘trauma’ to the eye. Here the surgical reshaping of the cornea is done with an excimer laser, without causing any damage to delicate tissues and most accurately with a high level of safety. You can travel immediately without any hassles of contact lenses or glasses thus making travelling an enjoyable experience.
  • The speed of healing could differ from person to person depending on the type of treatment opted for. It would be hence advisable to consult your surgeon before proceeding to fly or travel after the laser eye surgery. Laser eye surgery is an outpatient procedure and it lasts for few minutes only. A considerable improvement in vision takes few hours and complete recovery takes 1-2 days depending on the type of surgery. Usually, one can fly on Day 4 of LASIK and Day 2 of SmILE ReLEx procedures
  • Safe for your eyes using the latest technology
  • Accurate correction is possible using advanced laser technology.
  • Most important is that the surgery is advised only if you are the right candidate for the surgery.
  • A solution for those for whom contact lens is ruled out due to some particular eye conditions, then laser eye surgery becomes an option.
  • Those who are into scuba diving, mountaineering, skiing and such outdoor activities have great benefits.
  • When there is a need to avoid using contact lenses, such as occupations where exposure to too much heat, dust or smoke.
  • Vision restoration is fast and recovery is quick thereby helping you to get back to your routine activities very fast.
  • Some even experience improvement in night vision.
  • Very useful for specific jobs like pilots, shipping, police, businessmen who travel frequently etc. Actually, useful for anyone dependent on glasses or using contact lenses J

Points to note in general after a laser eye surgery:

  • Rubbing of the eye should be avoided and care to be taken to protect the eye from any kind of trauma or injury especially if one is active in sports.
  • Swimming is to be avoided for about a month after LASIK and for 2 days after SmILE ReLEx. However you still need to check with your surgeon as this also depends on individual healing.
  • You would be given eye drops which need to be administered properly. This would lubricate your eyes and make them more comfortable.
  • Due attention to some activities that need eye protection needs to be given, e.g protective eye wear in pools and while playing sports.
  • Do not touch the eyes with unclean hands In case of any doubts do contact us and get them clarified.
  • Follow up appointments / consultations to be observed for overall best results.
  • Temporary symptoms resolve gradually depending on the healing capacity.

Why let your contact lenses or glasses come in between the joys of perfect vision when technology offers you a painless and an effective solution at its best.

Break free to a world of enhanced vision. Get in touch with us today.

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Laser eye surgery in Mumbai – How to choose the Laser eye surgery clinic that’s right for you

Laser eye surgery is considered to be a safe procedure that is commonly heard and widely accepted in the correction of vision. With the number of eye hospitals and laser clinics cropping up, your decision in choosing ‘the one which is just right for you’ may not always be easy and quite confusing too!

Let your best choice be the one that has a cutting edge when compared with others. But how does one drive to this choice and take the right decision based on it?

Few key points below are indicators that could guide you in the selection process. These aspects are inter dependent and not based on any one single factor.

  • The technology: Is the most advanced technology being utilized? Are the laser platforms time tested and best in the industry?
  • The surgeon: Is the expertise and experience of the surgeon good enough? Skills vary from surgeon to surgeon. An element of trust develops when you realize that you are in the safe hands.
  • World class customized treatment: Vision correction is not just a simple refractive correction but an enhancement of vision. An ideal treatment goes beyond just technology and surgeon and involves the overall ‘brand experience’ you receive, be it in terms of accreditations for benchmarking quality or the mere smile of satisfaction from a happy patient. Every little aspect counts as far as treatment is concerned.
  • Commitment to highest quality ophthalmic care: Do you find the hospital committed to the highest quality in terms care and expertise? Ask for accreditations and achievements in healthcare.
  • High overall successful outcome in maximum procedures conducted: This is an important aspect for a well experienced hospital/clinic. Check it out.
  • The cost factor: Isn’t your eye is too precious to be compromised on major decisions which would matter for an entire lifetime?  One can easily get carried away by the gamut of glossy and catchy advertising which may be misleading and not always prove to be real worth. A thorough understanding of the overall benefits matters as cost is not the only deciding factor.
  • The facilities offered in the clinic: Better and wide range of facilities offered under a single roof so that you need not go out even for essential tests or emergency situations in case of any. Do the hospital/ clinic have them?
  • The team: It is an entire team that works on your eye. Your evaluation on the kind of response from the calls made or consultations done would help you to decide on your final selection.
  • Openness and Transparency in dealings: A well developed hospital/clinic is clear in terms of openness and transparency in its dealings with the patients and all those who are concerned.

Know more about your Laser Eye surgery hospital/clinic

  • Visit the site and understand the details.
  • Ask for referrals from patients/well wishers/friends.
  • Speak to patients who have already undergone treatment.
  • Check for testimonials
  • Contact/visit the hospital or clinic directly to clarify your doubts if any.

You should be advised the best option based on your suitability for the procedure.

Importance of the right choice for selection of hospital/clinic for your Laser Eye surgery:

  • An ethical clinic that cares for you will guide you step by step towards your goal.
  • They should address your fears- of complications, infections, dissatisfaction, or future vision issues.
  • Benefits of comfortable laser surgery without pain or discomfort thereby helping you to regain normal lifestyle in the easiest manner.
  • Optimizes the safety of your eyes.
  • Well defined accuracy in the expected visual results.
  • Wide options to choose or alternate remedies. Variety of choices would give you a wide selection of treatment options.
  • Long term effectiveness of the treatment. Certain treatments may have certain side effects in the long run which may require further treatment to resolve. A good centre would understand your need and suggest the best treatment that is most effective for you with minimal side effects.
  • Long term visual satisfaction.

Your vision is important as is the right selection of the centre or doctor you choose with whom to undergo your laser eye surgery.

You would realize the difference from the very first impression through a visit or even a cal!

You get closer to your right selection of the best laser eye clinic when you are determined to move an extra step towards, it rather than settling with the one most nearest to you.

Ask for an appointment with us for a thorough evaluation and consultation.

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