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Laser Eye Surgery in Cancun

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Eye Surgery in Cancun

Looking for affordable ways to correct your vision with laser eye surgery? In Cancun prices are much lower than you’d pay at home, and you can have your treatment while enjoying a holiday in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, returning home refreshed, invigorated and with improved vision.

How does laser eye surgery work?

Using a special laser, the lens (cornea) of the eye is re-shaped to correct vision problems, including short sight (myopia) and long sight (hypermetropia), as well as astigmatism (blurred or distorted vision).

What are the benefits of having laser eye surgery in Cancun?

Cancun has top-class facilities for laser eye surgery with dedicated and well-qualified physicians. The close proximity of the United States means that many of Mexico’s doctors opt to take further training there, obtaining US Board memberships, as well as membership of international professional organizations.

Cancun’s popularity as a tourist destination has seen it benefit from medical tourism too – with first-class hospitals and clinics, many with Joint Commission International accreditation, setting up here to cater for them. For patients undergoing laser eye surgery the opportunity of having a holiday in the sun is too good to resist, and the savings that can be made by traveling to Cancun can more than pay for a holiday – and leave some cash to spare.

We always say that you should do your own research before you make your choice. Find out all you can about your procedure and choose doctors and clinics whose credentials are verified. Medical Departures’ website allows you to view doctor qualifications, professional memberships and real patient reviews, as well as providing high definition clinic photos and prices so you can compare and made a decision based on relevant information. There is always a risk with any medical procedure, but you can reduce that risk by choosing doctors and facilities you can trust.

What does the treatment involve?

The treatment uses a laser to reshape the cornea of the eye. If you are a contact-lens wearer you will be asked to refrain from wearing them for two weeks before the procedure. It’s important the cornea is in its natural shape when you have the surgery, and wearing contact lenses can change the shape.

During the procedure the surgeon reshapes the cornea by creating a flap in the cornea so that the underlying tissue can be worked upon. The laser will remove tissue to reshape the cornea – a dome shape is the aim for correcting far-sight, whereas near sight prefers a flatter shape.

Once the reshaping is achieved, the flap is moved back and the procedure complete. There are no stitches involved and the procedure is over very quickly – around half an hour for both eyes.

What is the recovery time from laser eye surgery?

Some people notice an immediate improvement to their vision, but for others it may take a few weeks. After surgery you may experience temporary discomfort in the eyes, such as a scratching or burning sensation. Your vision may also be blurred so you will need to arrange for someone else to drive.
Some people are able to return to their everyday activities the following day, but doing anything that could injure the eye or dislodge the flap (including rubbing your eyes) should be avoided.

You should notice your vision becoming better over the next few weeks and can look forward to restored vision without the need of glasses or contact lenses.

What is the cost of laser eye surgery in Cancun compared to the United States or Canada?

Most patients save an average of 50% on laser eye surgery in Cancun, compared to what they’d pay in the United States.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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