St. Luke’s Medical Center’s (SLMC) Vision Laser Service promises patients clearer vision and efficient treatment with their advanced laser technology and customized care from outstanding eye experts.

“The goal is to eliminate eyeglasses,” said Dr. Irwin Cua, head of Vision Laser Service of St. Luke’s-Global City.

Laser refractive surgery is the use of laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea.

The procedures done are quick and painless but still offer an excellent solution from the patients’ dependence of wearing glasses and contact lens.

To ensure optimal outcome, Dr. Cua says that a complete eye examination is done prior to undergoing the surgery in order to “see which procedure is ideal for the patient.”

One of the latest and most advanced types of laser refractive surgery St. Luke’s currently offers is called Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) which is ideal for patients with myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism.  This can only be done using the first FDA-approved Zeiss-Visumax femtosecond laser available in their center.  This is a flapless procedure and causes less side effects like dry eyes.

Moreover, the center also offers customized care, suitable for balikbayans and foreigners.

Dr. Cua explained that after undergoing eye assessment, he will check your
results and he will also be the one to do the surgery and the follow-up care.

This kind of system will allow one doctor to know everything about the condition of a patient’s eyes and their individual concerns.

Being one of the country’s most technologically advanced refractive eye centers guarantees the highest quality of patient care and safety.

According to Dr. Cua, the Vision Laser Service team of specialists “are trained abroad and have formal training for laser refractive surgery.”

More so, they are all board-certified refractive surgeons who underwent formal cornea and refractive surgery fellowship training in the best eye centers and universities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

All of these, along with the assurance that the patient’s safety and well-being comes first, make St. Luke’s Vision Laser Service at par with the best refractive surgery centers in the world.