Every year, thousands of people from western countries are diagnosed with vision-related conditions, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Called refractive errors, these can be corrected with prescription glasses and contact lenses. But those who have severe problems or want to avoid dependency on glasses and lenses can choose to undergo vision surgery such as LASIK.
But LASIK is expensive in the United States and other first-world countries. Worse, it’s not usually covered by health insurance since it is considered an elective procedure.
If you want to save, traveling to Southeast Asia offers a cost-effective alternative. You can have the same quality procedure for up to 75% cheaper in Malaysia and Thailand.
In recent years SE countries are making impressive progress in their health care systems and are successful in making them comparable to the rest of the world. The majority of healthcare facilities, particularly those that are accredited to serve international patients, invest heavily in new and advanced equipment and supplies and in improving their technical know-how to stay competitive. For this reason, they can offer the same quality procedures offered in the United States without charging a fortune.