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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

RK Pachometry. Cornea thickness test for Lasik.

Few weeks ago, we were glad that there was this free eye test thingy organized by the Wellness Centre for all staff in our company. Since it was free, most of us signed up.

We were not sure what to expect, so we just followed the herd. We were put in lines and proceed from station to station.

Some people were selected to go through this special test where we had eye drops dropped into our eyes to numb it. Then they had this machine with a probe that looks like a pen. Arrghh. They were going to poke my eye with it. It was to measure the thickness of my cornea.

This is the results of the test.



The last station was the consultation with an eye doctor. The eye doctor had this light emitting machine that is able to look into the back of our eyes. It was an interesting experience. OK, with the correct cornea thickness, I was a perfect candidate to go for lasik. Haha.. OK, that's the expensive part of the free test. haha..

Will you go for Lasik? Or if you have gone for Lasik, would you recommend others to go?

By the way, Singapore seems to be the myopic capital of the world! The only place in the world with the highest concentration of short sighted people.

7 comments:

Lori said...

Well, at least you got the test for free! Luckily I don't need glasses yet, but I'm sure I'll get there some day.

Ming the Merciless said...

I need to make an appointment with my ophthomologist. I got a reminder postcard for a 6 month check-up.

I have worn glasses since I was 10. My family have poor eye genes.

Jazzy said...

interesting post Keropok, hope your test was ok.

Keropok Man said...

Lori,

how fortunate! that you do not need glasses.


Ming,

me too! I have been wearing them for donkey years now!


Jazzy,

Thanks. It was ok. Eye doc said everything's healthy. phew!

Terry said...

Lasik eye surgery works well for most everyone. At least you won't need the glasses anymore!

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