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Comparison of Different Types of LASIK Surgery

Surgery DetailsLASIKPRKFemto LASIKSMILEContoura Vision
Visual RecoveryQuick recovery (within a few hours)Slow recovery (takes up to a week)Quicker recovery (within a few hours)Quick recovery (within a few hours)Quicker recovery (within a few hours)
Surgery Duration10-15 minutes10-15 minutes10-15 minutes10-15 minutes10-15 minutes
Technology UsedExcimer and Femtosecond laserExcimer laserFemtosecond laserFemtosecond laserFemtosecondand excimer laser, and topolyser
Dry EyesMild to ModerateMildModerateMildMild to Moderate
Recovery Time1-2 weeks2-3 weeks1-2 weeks1-2 weeks1-2 weeks
CostRs. 25,000 to Rs. 1,20,000Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 70,000Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1,00,000Rs. 1,25,000 to Rs. 1,40,000Rs. 95,000 to Rs. 1,05,000

What is Lasik Eye Surgery?

LASIK is one of the most common techniques to correct vision problems caused by refractive errors, including hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. LASIK stands for laser in situ keratomileusis. By undergoing LASIK eye surgery, you can completely get rid of spectacles and contact lenses for a very long term.


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Who is eligible for LASIK surgery?
  • You must be older than 18.
  • The cornea must be healthy.
  • Your eye prescription must be stable for at least a year or two.
  • Your best corrected vision (visual acuity) must be at least 20/40.
  • There must not be any active eye disease present.
Why advanced LASIK eye surgery?
  • USFDA-approved treatment
  • Get improved vision
  • No blood loss during surgery
  • No long-downtime
Why Pristyn Care for LASIK surgery?
  • 15+ years experienced eye specialists
  • Free doctor consultation
  • Assistance in insurance claim
  • Free cab facility on surgery day
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Steps Involved in LASIK Eye Surgery

At Pristyn Care, we use all types of LASIK to correct refractive errors, including conventional LASIK, SMILE, , Femto LASIK, PRK LASIK, Contoura Vision, and others. The procedure involves the following steps:

  • The doctor puts eye drops in your eyes to numb them. Then a lid speculum is placed inside the eyes to hold them open. 
  • A suction ring is placed over the eyes to restrict cornea movements. 
  • Then the surgeon places the laser over the eye to remove the flap over the cornea. In standard LASIK, the flap is created using a scalpel. 
  • Once the flap is removed, the laser cuts tiny portions of the cornea to reshape it until the ideal shape is achieved. 
  • To correct myopia, the cornea is flattened a little bit, and to correct hyperopia, the cornea is made steep. 
  • After reshaping, the flap is placed back in the original position without any stitches and left to heal naturally. 

The corneal correction itself takes only 10 minutes, and the preparation takes around 15-20 minutes. Overall, the treatment takes around 30 minutes, and you can go back home on the same day. For more information, you can contact the best LASIK surgeon in Mumbai and find out if you are an eligible candidate for LASIK surgery.

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Advanced & Conventional Techniques

At Pristyn Care, we leverage advanced and conventional techniques of laser vision correction to help people regain clear vision. These techniques include SBK, PRK, Femto LASIK, SMILE LASIK, and Contoura Vision.


Experienced LASIK Surgeons

Our LASIK surgeons specialize in all techniques of laser eye surgery. They have 10+ years of experience performing all types of LASIK surgery with a success rate of 98% or higher.


Post-Op Care

Pristyn Care provides a recovery guide and multiple post-surgery consultations without additional charges. Our care coordinators will stay in touch to ensure that you have a smooth recovery.


Cost-Effective Treatment

We provide free services that reduce the expense of the treatment at the patient’s end and offer No-Cost EMI service to divide the cost into smaller and easily payable monthly installments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I consult if I want to undergo LASIK surgery?

You should consult an ophthalmologist if you want to undergo LASIK eye surgery. They specialize in diagnosing and treating all kinds of eye diseases through medications and surgical treatments. Therefore, you should always visit an ophthalmologist first if you have an eye problem.

How much does LASIK surgery cost in Mumbai?

LASIK eye surgery cost in Mumbai ranges from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 1,00,000. The overall cost depends on multiple factors and varies for each patient. To get a closer estimate of LASIK surgery cost, you can contact Pristyn Care and talk to our medical coordinators.

Is LASIK surgery covered under insurance?

Yes, LASIK is covered by insurance but only under specific circumstances. The conditions in which LASIK surgery costs will be covered by insurance include- 

  • If vision problems arise due to injury or accident. 
  • If the refractive error develops as a side effect of other surgical procedures. 
  • The refractive error is higher than 7.5 diopters. 

How long will it take to recover after LASIK?

Your vision will recover within 24-48 hours after the surgery. But the overall recovery may take about a month. As the flap is only placed over the cornea, not stitched, it will need time to heal on its own. Depending on your body’s healing abilities, you may recover quicker than expected.

Is LASIK surgery safe?

Yes, LASIK surgery is one of the safest methods to treat refractive errors. The laser used in the procedure is very advanced and detects even the slightest eye movements. Therefore, there are minimal chances of complications during the surgery. 


Does LASIK surgery have side effects?

Following side effects can occur after LASIK operation- 

  • Dry eyes 
  • Glare, halos, or double vision 
  • Undercorrection or overcorrection 
  • Flap problems 
  • Regression of vision 
  • Itchiness and soreness in the eye 

How can I find the best eye clinic in Mumbai?

If you wish to undergo LASIK in the best eye clinic in Mumbai, you only need to contact Pristyn Care. We are partnered with many top hospitals and clinics in the city where you can safely undergo LASIK surgery.

How can I get in touch with Pristyn Care eye doctors?

To get in touch with Pristyn Care’s eye doctors or ophthalmologists in Mumbai, you can give us a call or fill the appointment form. Our medical coordinators will confirm the appointment with the doctor who is available near you at the earliest.

Is there an age limit for undergoing LASIK surgery?

No, there is no age limit for LASIK surgery. However, doctors usually suggest the procedure for people between the age of 20 to 30 years. After the age of 30, LASIK is recommended only when the vision is stable and eye health is optimal. For people who are above 40, other vision correction procedures are recommended as eye health declines very rapidly after 40. 

Is LASIK painful?

No, LASIK surgery is not painful at all. During the procedure, numbing eye drops are used which ensures that the patient doesn’t feel any kind of pain or discomfort. 

What is Femto LASIK?

Femto LASIK, also known as femtosecond-assisted LASIK, is a type of laser eye surgery. It allows the surgeons to create a corneal flap with the laser rather than using a mechanical cutting tool. After surgery, the flap is placed back in its original position without sutures.

Where can I find the best LASIK surgeon in Mumbai?

You can find the best LASIK surgeon in Mumbai at Pristyn Care. We have a dedicated team of ophthalmologists who are well-trained in the latest techniques used to correct refractive errors. Our doctors have more than 10 years of experience and have performed thousands of surgeries successfully.

How is contoura LASIK surgery different from conventional LASIK operation? 

While the conventional LASIK surgery maps about 200 points in the cornea, the Contoura LASIK maps around 22,000 points on the cornea for more accuracy. Contoura LASIK also has fewer complications as compared to the conventional technique and the damage to the tissues is relatively less.

What is the difference between PRK and LASIK?

The key difference between PRK and LASIK is the creation of a flap in the cornea. While LASIK surgery requires a thin flap to reshape the cornea, PRK removes the outer layer of the cornea completely. In both scenarios, the flap grows back over time.

Which insurance companies cover LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK eye surgery is covered under health insurance policies offered by the following companies- 

  • Star Health
  • Manipal Cigna 
  • Aditya Birla 
  • Care Health 
  • Bajaj Allianz

Where can I find the best eye care centre near me in Mumbai? 

You can find the best eye care centre in Mumbai by talking to Pristyn Care’s medical coordinators. They will provide you a list of eye care centers in close proximity that you can visit the nearby clinic to consult the eye specialists.

How do I choose the best LASIK eye clinic? 

To choose the best LASIK eye clinic, you will have to keep the following points in mind:

  • The reputation of the clinic
  • The ophthalmology department
  • Technology, diagnostic and surgical equipment used to perform LASIK
  • The success rate of the clinic along with the patient satisfaction record
  • The quality of the medical services and price
  • Reviews of the clinic
  • The location of the clinic

Consider all these aspects while making a decision and you will be able to choose the best eye care clinic to undergo LASIK surgery in Mumbai.

How long will my vision be blurry after LASIK?

After LASIK, your vision will take around 24 to 48 hours to stabilize. The vision is usually blurry or hazy immediately after surgery as the flap is lifted during the procedure. As the flap adjusts itself and the eyes start to heal, the vision clears up automatically and you can see without using eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Can LASIK be done twice?

Yes. LASIK can be done twice if required to correct regressed vision and the procedure is safe. In some people, the vision regresses after 1 or 2 years of LASIK and they had to undergo the procedure again to regain clear vision. It is called Enhancement Surgery.

Is LASIK permanent?

Technically, LASIK is a permanent treatment for blurry vision as it reshapes the cornea and corrects the existing refractive error. Most people who undergo LASIK surgery enjoy stable vision for 10 years or more.

What is the average recovery time after LASIK?

The average recovery time after LASIK is around 3 to 4 weeks. However, each eye is different which means the exact recovery time for every eye is also different. Usually, the doctor gives an estimate on how long will it take for your eye to heal completely after LASIK surgery. 

What is the success rate of LASIK?

The success rate, as well as the patient satisfaction rate of LASIK vision correction, is higher than 96%. It can help the patients to achieve 20/20 vision in most cases with minimal complications.

Where can I find the best LASIK surgeon near me in Mumbai?

You can find the best LASIK surgeon in Mumbai at Pristyn Care. We have a dedicated team of ophthalmologists who are all well-trained in the latest techniques of refractive surgery and have more than 8 years of experience. Our doctors have performed numerous surgeries successfully and that’s why most people rely on them for vision correction.

Is the cornea test before LASIK important? 

Yes. The corneal thickness test is a very important test to determine the suitability of the person to undergo LASIK surgery. It is because the surgeon has to remove the corneal tissues to reshape the cornea and correct the refractive errors. If there are not sufficient corneal tissues, you won’t be eligible for LASIK operation.

Get Advanced Treatment for Blurry Vision at Pristyn Care, Mumbai

People nowadays get vision problems at a very early age due to several reasons, such as poor lifestyle, genetics, unhealthy eating habits (not eating vitamin C and fiber-rich foods), etc. The first line of treatment for blurry vision is wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Thus, most people are stuck with these accessories to see clearly. But everyone doesn’t like the hassles they bring into their lives.

If you are also one of those people who are tired of wearing eyeglasses and contacts, then you can get advanced treatment at Pristyn Care. We are a multi-specialty daycare provider dedicated to simplifying the surgical experience for the patients. Hence, we bring the advanced LASIK treatment to the people residing in Mumbai. You only need to contact us and we will take care of all aspects of the treatment so that you can get rid of blurry vision.

Why is LASIK surgery the better option to correct vision problems?

Since the invention of laser technology, people with blurred vision are eagerly opting for surgical treatments. Due to this, many advancements are made in technology. LASIK is the most advanced form of laser surgery which is also safer and more effective than other procedures.

Here are some key benefits that LASIK offers:

  • LASIK eye surgery involves using a high-precision laser beam that is controlled by a computer. Therefore, there are minimal chances of mistakes or eye injury during the procedure.
  • It can be used for the correction of all types of refractive errors, including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
  • It is a painless procedure and doesn’t involve any stitches or wounds.
  • The surgery is done on an outpatient basis and takes only about 30 minutes.
  • The recovery after the procedure is quick and takes only about a month.
  • It delivers accurate results, and further adjustments in the vision are also possible.
  • The surgery will completely eliminate your dependability on eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly.
  • The results of LASIK long-lasting unless the patient’s eye gets affected due to injury or old age.

Due to all these advantages, both eye doctors and patients regard LASIK as the best treatment for blurry vision.

How to prepare for LASIK Eye Surgery?

  • If you are an eligible candidate for LASIK surgery, the eye specialist will advise you to follow the tips below and to take some precautions to ensure that there are no complications during the procedure and your eyes respond well to the treatment. These tips include:
  • Stop wearing the contact lenses before having LASIK. If you wear soft contacts, you’ll have to stop at least a week before the surgery. And if you wear hard contacts, you will have to stop wearing them at least a month before the procedure. This is important because wearing contact lenses can alter the shape of the cornea and affect the results.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes as you’ll be undergoing surgery in those same clothes. It is important that you follow this advice and wear clothes that are appropriate to wear in the operating room as well.
  • Ask your friend or family member to drive you back from the surgery center. Though you won’t be asleep during the procedure, the anesthesia will still have some lingering effects. Therefore, it is not safe for you to drive yourself.
  • Avoid wearing any makeup, perfume, or lotions on the day of surgery as these products act like contaminants for the face.
  • Do tell your surgeon about your medical history and any medication you are allergic to. This may impact the outcome of the surgery and the precautions you’ll have to take after surgery.

Benefits of LASIK Eye Treatment

LASIK treatment has become a popular way to restore clear vision in patients over the years. This is because it has many aspects that are beneficial for the patients. The key benefits of the LASIK eye laser treatment are:

  • Improved Vision- The patient can achieve 20/20 vision or perfect eyesight after LASIK.
  • Safety- The latest advancements and innovations in laser vision correction procedures make the surgery safer and precise.
  • Faster Healing- Being a minimally invasive surgery, LASIK has less downtime for the patient and the healing is also quick.
  • Minimal Complications- There are very few complications of LASIK surgery and even those ones can be managed with certain medicines or precautionary steps.
  • Less Expensive- Compared to the amount of money you spend on contact lenses, frames, and contact solutions over the years can easily make up for the expenses of LASIK surgery. And you’ll save more money when your vision is clear and you no longer need visual aids
  • Additional Adjustments- Another great benefit of LASIK is that if needed, you can undergo the procedure again to further adjust your vision if it changes.

Due to all these advantages, people are becoming more inclined to LASIK and other latest forms of vision correction too.

How to choose the best hospital for LASIK surgery in Mumbai?

Finding the best LASIK eye surgery hospital in Mumbai is a challenging task. Every city has numerous hospitals with different levels of amenities. And every patient has different criteria for choosing the hospital or clinic to undergo LASIK eye surgery in Mumbai. Here are some key points that must be considered while making the decision- 

  • Quality of Service– Check how well the hospital staff tends to you and observe the environment closely. A good clinic or hospital follows the standard safety and hygiene protocols strictly and pays attention to the patient’s needs. 
  • Patient Experience- Do not forget to review the testimonials and reviews given by the previous patients. This will give you an insight into how the patients are treated at the hospitals. 
  • Treatment Cost- Every clinic and hospital charges a fixed amount for the treatments. You need to compare the treatment cost at different LASIK centers to find the one which is more affordable and provides optimal care without compromising the quality of service. 
  • Technology- Different techniques are used to perform LASIK surgery. And all medical centers don’t have all the latest technologies available. For instance, a LASIK center may use an excimer laser while others may use a femtosecond laser. So, make sure that you choose a clinic that has all technologies and doesn’t restrict your options for the type of LASIK. 

Keep the above-mentioned points in mind and discuss them with your choice of doctor to make an informed decision. 

What are the different types of LASIK surgery?

As there are different types of LASIK eye surgery available, patients often have a hard time determining which laser procedure is the best for the eyes. LASIK itself is a type of refractive surgery that is performed with the help of a laser. People have heard many names for LASIK, such as Femto LASIK, Contoura LASIK, Smile, etc.

However, you should understand that the primary difference between these types of surgeries is the type of laser used. It is either an excimer laser or a femtosecond laser that is used to carry out the procedure or the technique is slightly different.

But there are many other types of refractive surgeries that can help a person to correct vision problems. These different types of vision correction procedures are:

  • LASIK- It can help to treat myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. LASIK is one of the most popular refractive surgeries and comes under blade-less procedures as a laser is used to cut the corneal flap.
  • PRK- Photorefractive Keratectomy was the first technique that involved using lasers to correct vision problems. It can help to treat myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia but not hyperopia. The key difference between LASIK and PRK is that it is done by removing the outer layer of the cornea whereas, in LASIK, only a small flap is created and lifted to reshape the cornea.
  • ASA- Advanced Surface Ablation is similar to PRK but uses Zeiss excimer laser to ablate the cornea and reshape it to provide clear vision. It can treat myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
  • LASEK- Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratomileusis is also similar to PRK. But unlike PRK where the flap is created and removed, in LASEK, the flap is created and pushed to the side of the cornea where it remains attached to the eye. After surgery, the flap is repositioned and a bandage contact lens is placed on the eye to keep the flap in place as it heals. It can be helpful to treat myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. But you should know that LASEK is not USFDA-approved.
  • EPI-LASIK– Used for correction of myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia, EPI-LASIK is another variation of PRK. The flap of the outer layer of the cornea is created with the help of a special tool called an epithelial separator. It is also not approved by USFDA.
  • LBV- Laser Blended Vision is a technique that helps to correct presbyopia only. It treats the dominant eye for distant vision and the non-dominant eye for near vision. It is a US FDA-approved technique.
  • SMILE- SMILE stands for small incision lenticule extraction which is a new blade-free technique that uses a femtosecond laser to create a lenticule shape in the corneal tissue. The lenticule size and shape are adjusted to correct the refractive error of the patient. It is not approved by the FDA for myopia of less than 1 Diopter and neither for astigmatism or hyperopia. Therefore, it can only be used to treat high myopia.

Other than these techniques, there are other laser-based procedures that can correct refractive errors and treat other eye disorders like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, etc.

LASIK Surgery After Care

Pristyn Care doctors provide a detailed recovery guide to ensure that you recover quickly and smoothly. Keep in mind that the outcome of LASIK surgery depends on aftercare to a great extent. The ideal recovery time is one month during which you will have to take extensive care of the eyes and follow every advice and suggestion given by your doctor. 

Some common care tips after LASIK surgery includes- 

  • Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes as it can cause irritation and displace the flap. 
  • Use eye drops as directed by the doctor for quick healing and to avoid side effects, such as dry eyes. 
  • Keep your eyes protected from dust, dirt, UV rays, and even from strong chemicals that produce gas as they can cause irritation in the eyes. 
  • Do not indulge in physical exercises or any kind of sports that can put a strain on the eyes or damage them. 
  • Avoid using soap, hair, and makeup products for the first few days after surgery. 
  • Give your eyes enough rest and don’t watch digital screens, including TV, mobile phone, laptop, etc. 
  • Do not take showers, bathe in hot tubs, or swim for at least a week. 
  • Eat a healthy diet composed of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and fiber-rich foods that are beneficial for overall eye health. 
  • Take regular follow-ups with the doctor to ensure that your eyes are healing properly and there are no signs of potential complications. 

To book a consultation with our LASIK surgeons in Mumbai, you can give us a call or fill out the “Appointment form.” 

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