Nobody likes spending time at the doctor, and if you do, you are definitely in the minority. But for most people, doctors visits usually involve getting something fixed that is broken. Given this fact most people find it preferable to spend as little time at the hospital or clinic as possible. Well at B&VIIT we have taken years of experience, modern technology and customer feedback to create a hyper efficient and clinically precise one day vision correction program.
We have broken the process down into easy steps. Here’s what you can expect:
When arriving at the clinic you will be greeted by your personal translator and consultant. The consultant will be your guide through the entire process. You will first be taken to the reception desk where you will be required to register. The registration is so that the clinic can process your personal details in order for efficient processing.
The examination stage is probably the stage that takes the most time during the entire process. During this stage you will be taken through 15 steps of evaluation and will have around 60 examinations conducted on your eyes. These tests are extremely important and will determine the type of procedures you are eligible for. The entire examination process takes approximately 2~3 hours.
After the examination stage, the data collected will be processed by B&VIIT’s AI system which will be able to determine the types of procedures the patient is eligible for. Options include LASEK, LASIK, SMILE and ICL. The consultant will then communicate this to you and help you make the right decision according to your personal preferences.
- Confirmation of Surgery
Once you have chosen the type of procedure you would like to have you will have another consultation with the ophthalmologist who will confirm via double checking the status of your eyes, whether the surgery option you have chosen is indeed right for you. If after checking your eyes the ophthalmologist gives you the green light, it is time to move to the surgery phase.
- Surgery reception
Once checked in at surgery reception you will be given a list of precautions to take note of before the procedure. Then surgical eye drops such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication will be administered. Also, surgical eye drops will be applied which will cause the eyes to dilate for lens implantation surgery, and this is to allow the laser to work accurately.
- Surgery room
Once the eyedrops have started working you will be taken to the surgery room (separate from the examination area) where procedure preparation will start.
- Phlebotomy room
Next you will have blood drawn so that medical staff can create autologous serum eye drops. Autologous serum eye drops are made from your own blood by removing red blood cells and clotting factors. This is then diluted with a sterile substance which is mixed with preservative free substance. These natural drops have the same pH and salinity as normal tears, and therefore promote healing of the eyes.
- Preparation room
The preparation room is the area you will be taken to, to change into a pre op gown which has been disinfected for safety. You will then be given your anesthetic drops which will help numb the eyes so you don’t feel anything during the procedure. The ophthalmologist will do one final eye condition check through a slit lamp.
The second to last step is the actual procedure. This is actually one of the quickest steps of the entire procedure. For laser corrective options it takes only 10 minutes for both eyes. ICL, lens implantation, takes a bit longer, up to 40 minutes for both eyes.
- Recovery room
Once you are done with the procedure you will have a post op check to make sure everything is in order and your personal consultant will run you through the list of safety precautions one more time. Once you are done with this, you are ready to go home and rest and await a new and improved world to unfold in front of you.