Visual impairment affects about 10 million people in the United States and Europe. The top 3 most common eye problems that affect both the young and old are advanced cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. With a record number of patients seeking high quality ophthalmology care in Western countries, waiting times can be long and frustrating.
Which is why traveling to Singapore, which boasts a first-class healthcare system, to get timely and quality eye care presents itself as an attractive and viable alternative. With access to the most advanced technology in the field of ophthalmology and with a long list of highly qualified eye care specialists, waiting time in Singapore is almost zero. From the initial consultation with a licensed ophthalmologist to operating theatre, you will rarely be asked to wait for more than a couple of days. This is what draws in patients from the West who need the procedure scheduled and completed during the limited time they have before their condition deteriorates.
However, significantly reduced waiting time isn’t the only reason why you should go on medical travel to Singapore instead of getting eye care in the United States or Europe. Other reasons include high quality care and affordable prices.
Singapore has long been renowned for making significant advancements in Ophthalmology and offers some of the most advanced technologies that in the past were only available in the West. These include Photorefractive Keratectoctomy and Laser in-situ Kermatomileusis, or better known worldwide as LASIK eye surgery. These surgeries, which cost thousands of dollars in the West, are 50-70 percent more affordable when done in Singapore.