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LASIK in Turkey
An Infographic Of Lasik Eye Surgery

LASIK in Turkey

LASIK is the most preferred type of laser eye surgery performed to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.

People from all over the world choose to get LASIK in Turkey since eye clinics in Turkey provide high-quality treatment at affordable prices.

Around 800.000 people get lasik eye surgery all over the world each year, and Turkey is one of the leading destinations for patients who desire to have clear vision with LASIK surgery.

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Why do people get LASIK in Turkey?

Getting a LASIK in Turkey is a better choice for a variety of reasons, which are:

High-quality Clinics

Clinics in Turkey are not only equipped with the latest technology tools but also offer a very comfortable and modern setting.

Skilled
surgeons

Turkey is known for its skilled surgeons. When a solid educational background meets with years of experience, success becomes inevitable.

Reasonable
prices

Clinics in Turkey offer budget-friendly LASIK costs. The lower price makes the operation more accessible to patients all around the world.

All-inclusive packages

Facilities in Turkey offer all-inclusive LASIK eye surgery packages that cover everything you need during your whole stay for the operation

Beauty of Turkey

Turkey, the country that connects two continents fascinates the world with its outstanding nature, historical places, and flavorful cuisine.

LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure

During LASIK eye surgery, the eye is numbed with a drop and a ring is placed on the eye. After that, a flap is made on the outer section of the cornea. Then the laser is applied to the eye. Once the laser is done, the flap is placed back into its place.

The whole LASIK procedure takes around 30 minutes to complete.

Numbing drops and sedation

Your ophthalmologist numbs the eyes by putting a couple of numbing drops. You may also given a sedation to help you relax during the procedure.

A suction ring is placed on your cornea to keep the eye in the proper position and prevent blinking.

Your ophthalmologist creates a small flap in the outer cornea. This allows the surgeon to reach the part of the cornea that has irregularities.

In this stage, you are asked to focus on the light that comes from the laser tool. The laser corrects the irregularities in the inner layer of the cornea that cause vision problems.

Once the laser is done, the surgeon flips the flap back into its place and ends the operation.

How much is LASIK eye surgery in Turkey?

The average cost of LASIK eye surgery in Turkey is €2500

Factors such as the location of the clinic, the experience of the surgeon, and the quality of the equipment used in the clinic can affect the lasik price.

LASIK cost in Turkey vs the world cost comparison

Country

Low-end

High-end

Per eye

Turkey

€1100

€3000

€550 – €1500

The USA

€3000

8000

€1500 – €4000

The UK

€3000

€9000

€1500 – €4500

Europe

€2500

€4100

€1200 – €2000

Save up to 60% by getting LASIK in Turkey.
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Benefits of LASIK

LASIK surgery has lots of benefits, which are:

  • Results are long-lasting. LASIK results are permanent and last with most of the patients for the rest of their life. 
  • Operation and recovery time are short. The procedure itself takes around 20 mins, and the healing takes only a couple of days. 
  • A clear vision is achieved. Patients no longer have difficulty seeing the world, a clear vision will be with them for the rest of their lives.
  • Glasses or contact lenses are no longer a burden. There is no effort required for contact lenses and glasses every single day. 
  • Save money in the long term. Once you think about the amount of money you need to spend on contact lenses or glasses for the rest of your life, LASIK is a budget-friendly operation.
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LASIK Eye Surgery Candidacy

Candidates for LASIK eye surgery should meet certain criteria. A proper candidate for LASIK surgery:

  • Must have a stable prescription
  • A prescription must be within certain limits: usually nearsightedness up to -12.00 diopters, astigmatism up to 6 diopters, and farsightedness up to +6.00 diopters.
  • Doesn’t have uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders
  • Must have a  minimum 500-micron corneal thickness
  • Doesn’t have an infection or eye injury
  • Should be over 18 years old 
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What are the other laser eye surgeries?

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) and SMILE (Small incision Lenticule Extraction)  are the other laser eye surgeries that patients who desire to reach clear vision can benefit from. Depending on the eye condition, prescription, and lifestyle, one of the laser options can be more beneficial than the others.

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PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

PRK is a type of laser surgery performed to treat refractive irregularities such as myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. In PRK, no flap is created to use the laser to correct the irregularities in the cornea. The laser is used directly on the cornea. 

The flap comes with a dislocation risk from physical activity. PRK is preferred for patients who have dry eyes and an intense physical lifestyle to avoid dislocation risk.  

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SMILE (Small incision Lenticule Extraction)

SMILE eye surgery is the latest laser eye surgery technique. In this procedure, a flap is created in the cornea. Then, the flap in the problematic inner section of the cornea is completely removed. Smile can be a preferred choice for people with dry eyes  since it makes eyes less prone to dry eyes.

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LASIK Experience in Turkey

Our patients’ experiences of getting a LASIK in Turkey Istanbul.

LASIK Journey in Turkey

Step-by-step LASIK process in Turkey.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser eye surgery safe in Turkey?

As long as you are a proper candidate for operation and choose a reputable clinic and an experienced doctor, laser eye surgery is a safe option in Turkey. If you don’t take these factors into consideration, getting laser surgery won’t be safe in any country in the world. 

Is laser eye surgery in Turkey worth it?

Yes, factors such as affordable pricing, high-quality clinics, experienced doctors and the beauty of Turkey make laser surgery worth it in Turkey. Patients reach a clear vision without exceeding their budgets and have a couple of days’ break in a beautiful country.

Why is laser eye surgery affordable in Turkey?

Laser eye surgeries are affordable in Turkey because the overall medical expenses are lower compared to other countries. Healthcare in Turkey is lower, making medical procedures such as LASIK more accessible.

How can I pay?

You can make the payment in cash (Euro, Dollar, and Pound) or via credit card. If you like to pay via credit card, make sure your card is valid for international payments.

Will there be any extra costs?

No, there won’t be any extra charges. Turkey LASIK package includes everything you need during your stay for the procedure.

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[1] Sakimoto, Tohru et al. “Laser eye surgery for refractive errors.” Lancet (London, England) vol. 367,9520 (2006): 1432-47. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68275-5