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Laser Eye Surgery in Pattaya

The Ultimate Guide to Laser Eye Surgery in Pattaya

Are you ready to set your face free of glasses? Now is the time to consider getting Laser Eye surgery in Pattaya, Thailand.

Laser Eye Surgery, also known as lasik (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), can help correct, hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), and even astigmatism (blurry vision). Can you see yourself experiencing the world with renewed vision - and all while you are on holiday?

Am I a good candidate for Laser Eye Surgery?

You may be a good candidate for Laser Eye Surgery if:

  • You are generally healthy
  • Your vision prescription has been stable for at least a year
  • You are 18 or over

Why Should I get my Laser Eye Surgery in Pattaya?

Come to Pattaya Thailand, renew your spirit with Thai smiles, beautiful beaches, incredible culture, and absolutely delicious food. You’ll experience world class medical care, state of the art equipment and facilities, as well as experienced providers trained in the most modern and effective treatments. Imagine getting care that rivals or surpasses that which you find in your own country, add in airfare, accommodations and food – all for 50-90% less than it would cost at home!

What is the cost of Laser Eye Surgery in Pattaya?

Laser eye surgery prices differ, depending on the nature of your treatment. However, average costs per eye for laser eye surgery in Pattaya are AUD $2,000 (US $1,300, CAD $1,800, £900 GBP, €1,200), compared to the price in Australia of  AUD $4,000 (US $2,600, CAD $3,600, £1,800 GBP, €2,400).

How can I be sure of the quality of Laser Eye Surgery in Pattaya, Thailand?

Research Lasiks clinics in Pattaya, just as you would in your home country. Talk to people who have had it done, read all the reviews, check the surgeon’s training, experience and qualifications. Do the same for the facility - find out how modern is it, and if their equipment state of the art. Look out for international affiliations and memberships, such as the ISO for safety standards.

Here at Medical Departures, we do our own research as well. We only want to share and represent the clinics, providers and facilities that have the best reviews, professional memberships, and no legal or criminal problems. We care about the quality of providers and clinics we share with you. Check the reviews on our site, and see for yourself!

What happens during Laser Eye Surgery?

Here is a quick overview of what to expect:

You will be asked to stop wearing soft contact lenses about a month before surgery.

You will have a Pre-operative examination and education (pre-op appointment). Your surgeon will examine your corneas, to make sure their thickness and shape are appropriate for laser eye surgery.

You may be prescribed antibiotics to take prior to the procedure, to reduce the chance of infection.
The day of your procedure, you may be offered a short-acting sedative, and anesthetic eye drops will be given.

While your surgeon uses the laser, your vision will be blurry, and you'll see a white light surrounding orange laser light. Don't worry about your eye moving during the procedure - the laser has an eye tracking system that can more than keep up with you. Once the reshaping of your cornea is complete, no sutures/stiches are needed.

After the procedure you may get some antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye-drops. You will have to wear dark glasses to protect against bright lights, and maybe goggles to wear at night to prevent any eye rubbing.


There are a number of laser eye surgery techniques, but the most common one is LASIK. Your doctor will let you know what is best for your eyes.

How long will the procedure take to do?

Plan on being in the office about an hour and a half for the surgery, but the procedure takes only about ten-fifteen minutes per eye.

What does the recovery process look like?

Your eyes begin healing right after the surgery. Your doctor will let you know of any specific things you should keep in mind, but generally:

Have someone drive you home from the surgery, and to your next day Post-op appointment. You'll find out then if you are cleared to drive with out glasses. If you do, you can drive yourself home! Most patients find that they are legal for driving the day after surgery, and their vision continues to clear and improve over the next six months.

You can shower the next day, as long as you don't get any soap or water in your eyes for the next week.

You can get back to work in a day or two, depending on the nature of your work.

In about a week, you can return to normal exercise and wearing eye makeup. Also, hold off on swimming for about 2 weeks.

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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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