The doctor speaks English and they also have English speaking staff
Gail Harris 2012.12.07

I have been wearing contact lenses for the past 14 years. I liked them but sometimes they made my eyes feel dry. And there were times when I would go on trips and accidently forget to pack my contact lens case, spare contacts etc. which was never a good thing. I loved the convenience of contacts because I wouldn't have to worry about misplacing them, like I did with my glasses. But I had become tired of having to put in contacts everyday just to be able to see properly.

That is why I started looking into having LASIK or LASEK eye surgery. Since being in Korea I have heard of many people who have had it done, with almost all of the feedback being very positive. The people I spoke to told me that it was one of the best things they’ve done. Still I was very hesitant in actually going to a doctor to find out about what all of this would entail. I was scared that if I underwent this surgery I might lose my eyesight. I did some research online and found out that since they started performing these operations all over the world, there has not been one documented case of someone actually losing their eyesight.

A couple of my friends referred me to Gangnam St. Mary’s Eye Centre. I made an appointment to go and see them. They are very professional, the doctor speaks English and they also have English speaking staff on hand who can answer any questions you have. They immediately made me feel at ease and explained everything step by step.

On the day of my appointment I went in and they did a thorough check-up to see if I qualified for the surgery. I decided on having LASEK surgery as that would be the best option for me and booked my surgery for the next day. The day of my surgery they checked my eyes again, just to make sure that everything was still in order. The surgery itself took less than 10 minutes – it was over so fast. Afterwards they checked to see if you can read the word “Congratulations” which pasted on the ceiling above your head and they play the Congratulations song. It just makes you feel happy inside.

Their follow-up care is amazing, I went back the day after my surgery, the week after and they also have you come in once every month for the following 6 months. Every time I have gone there they make me feel at ease and answer all questions I have with confidence.

I can truly recommend Gangnam St. Mary’s Eye Centre to anyone who would like to have eye surgery. I’m very happy, it is definitely one of the best things I could have done.