3 of my friends went to Dream Eye Center in Gangnam (http://www.hellolasik.com/ENG_SITE/)for LASEK or LASIK, and had good experiences, and after researching it more it seemed like the best place to go. While the prices may be a little higher than other places, I didn't want to take any chances with my eyes. After going for the consultation at Dream Eye, I knew I had made a good choice. It was one of the cleanest and nicest eye doctors I've ever been to. And the staff spoke good English and took a lot of time to answer all of our questions. I had to go through a series of tests for about 2 hours to see if I'd be eligible for laser eye surgery and figure out which type would be best for me. My boyfriend Michael, did the consultation with me too, and it turned out he was only eligible for LASEK because his cornea was too thin. I actually have a thick cornea, but I decided LASEK would be better with LASIK there is a possibility of having the flap that is created in the surgery knocked out if you get hit in the eye (yikes!) LASIK also has a greater chance of vision regression as well as other types of complications, like getting dry eyes, so I figured getting LASEK instead would be better for me. The recovery time with LASEK is a little longer and more difficult, but what's a few days compared to the rest of your life? I'm paying 1,500,000 (about $1325) for less-pain LASEK, which supposedly is supposed to be a slightly different and better version where your recovery is a little easier (and hopefully less painful).
My boyfriend Michael had the surgery done first, last Friday. He said he couldn't feel a thing and actually thought the surgery process was pretty cool. He mostly stayed home for three days to rest his eyes and let them heal. He was really sensitive to light but by the 4th and 5th day after the surgery the light sensitivity is getting way better. So now it's my turn next Friday! Tomorrow is my last day of wearing contact lenses ever. Wish me luck!