All posts filed under: LASIK in JAPAN

10 life changes since getting LASIK

It’s been nearly 4 years since I had LASIK at the Shinjuku branch of the Kobe Kanagawa Eye Clinic Japan. You can read more about my experience with LASIK here:  http://www.travel67.com/lasik/    I was chatting with friends the other day about how positive my experience had been. Here are 10 ways my life changed! (These don’t include non-Lasik related changes such as getting married, buying a house…)  Saving money      No need to buy contact lenses, or solutions, or glasses.   Saving time        Don’t have to spend a few minutes in the morning and before going to bed dealing with contact lenses. No emergency glasses days              I’d wear contacts almost every day, but if I had sore eyes I’d have to wear glasses. I’d then have awkward conversations with friends or workmates explaining why I was wearing glasses.   No foggy glasses        No problems going from cool air-conditioned buildings to the humid outdoors.   Smaller wash kit          No extra bag of solutions, cleaning products, spare lenses, and spare glasses. Much easier for …

Lasik in Japan

This is a compilation of blog posts about my experience getting laser eye surgery in Japan. Short Version: I used glasses and contact lenses for 20 years. I decided to get Laser Eye Surgery. I chose the best technique and the best clinic I could find: iDesign iLASIK at the Kobe Kanagawa Clinic in Shinjuku, Tokyo. They have a great English speaking rep. Procedure went great. I now have excellent vision, better than 20/20. Hoorah. Kobe Kanagawa Website – http://www.kobe-kanagawa.jp/english/ Use my referral code Chris Willson 483-960 and you’ll get up to 30,000 yen off. Long Version: I got my first pair of glasses when I was about 13. At age 16, I started wearing contact lenses, and glasses became a last resort. For the next 20 years I used contact lenses pretty much everyday. I’ve journeyed around the world with a wash kit containing vials of lens cleaner, saline, spare lenses and backup glasses. In the grand scheme of things, having to wear contact lenses is a mild inconvenience rather than a burden, but I really wished …