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Why is Korea so good at eye surgery?

Vision correction history


Vision correction has come a long way from the 70’s when the doctor would use a diamond knife to make incisions in the eye! With the modernisation of lasers and laser technology performing eye surgery has become as simple as going to get a tooth pulled at the dentist. People who know very little about laser eye surgery, and vision correction in general, might still be a little scared or hesitant. But in reality, the only scary thing about vision correction is how easy it has become!

Vision correction is now a standardized procedure


Vision correction has become a very standardized procedure. The most difficult part of a vision correction surgery procedure is the actual testing phase. During the testing phase your eyes will be put through about 60 different eye tests, and this will take about 2 hours. The reason this is such an important part of the process is because this is where the ophthalmologists will determine if you are a good candidate for vision correction. And, if you are a good candidate (only 1 in 10,000 is not), what type of vision correction procedure can you have? 



Depending on the thickness of your cornea and physical health, you might be eligible for ALL the options. These include: LASIK, LASEK, SMILE and PIOL (Lens implantation). Or you could potentially be a good candidate for only two of them or maybe even one. The great thing is that in 2021, modern vision correction technology is so evolved that if you have bad eyesight, there is definitely a vision correction procedure available for you. The tricky part is just figuring out which one. And that is why you have to undergo 60 tests. These tests are completely painless, they mostly just involve you staring into some kind of machine, or covering one eye and reading letters off of a board. 


What makes a good vision correction facility


So how can we know not only which country is the best for vision correction surgery. But also which clinic is the best for vision correction surgery. In order to determine what makes a good clinic we can ask ourselves the following questions:

Number of procedures performed

The number of procedures a clinic has performed will be a very good indicator of a good or bad vision correction clinic for a couple of reasons. If the clinic has performed hundreds of thousands of vision correction procedures, it means they are very good at what they do, which is restoring people's vision. If that amount of people trust one clinic then it means they are doing something right. Another reason why a high number of procedures is a good sign, is because it means the clinic is experienced. What we have learned with vision correction is the more patients you can test, the more data you collect and the better you are at accurately testing people. On the flipside, a clinic with a low level of procedures performed might not be as well versed in accurate testing.

Skills of the ophthalmologist

The skill of the ophthalmologist is also important. Although not as important as it used to be when the doctor might have used less sophisticated equipment. Having a competent surgeon, who has undergone extensive training is definitely something you should make sure of when choosing a vision correction clinic.

Quality of equipment and Level of technology

Over the last decade or so this has become an overwhelmingly important factor in whether a clinic is good or not. The nature of vision correction and eye surgery has changed a lot in that quality equipment is the determining factor in whether you should choose a clinic or not. Whether it be the 60 eye tests pre procedure, the laser machines used during the procedure, or the technology that is used to determine your eligibility, you want to make sure it is state-of-the-art. If a qualified doctor takes a look at your test results and says you are a good candidate for LASIK, then during the procedure all they have to do is press a few buttons and the laser machine will do the rest. You want to make sure you have the most advanced technology laser going into your eye. 


 

Why Korea is the best for vision correction


After taking all of these factors into consideration it is quite easy to see why Korea is widely regarded as the top vision correction destination in the world. One specific clinic stands out among the rest. That is B&VIIT clinic.

B&VIIT is the largest vision correction center in Seoul and has performed over 500,000 successful vision correction surgeries. This includes older procedures like LASEK and LASIK and also newly developed procedures like SMILE LASIK and PIOL. 500,000 procedures is a lot of eyeballs to have tested. That means a ton of time has been spent perfecting the testing phase. Having tested and performed this amount of procedures also means the surgeons at the clinic are all highly skilled and highly trained. 



But, one of the most important reasons that B&VIIT vision correction center is above the rest is the development of its A.I technology. B&VIIT has used the data it has acquired over the years through evaluating hundreds of thousands of eyes, and fed it into a machine which can now look at a person's eyes and predict with surgical accuracy what procedure a patient requires. The clinic uses the AI to secondary test surgeon recommendations. This way patients can rest assured they have made the right choice.