Swedish medical-travel agency, Salveo Travel, specialising in medical, cosmetic and dental treatment plus health and wellness tourism for the last two years, has launched a new specialist service called www.LasikAbroad.co.uk
The new site helps patients in the UK and elsewhere book laser eye surgery in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey offers lower prices compared with eye clinics in Western Europe.
Salveo chose a surgery run by Dr Bas who has been working with laser-eye surgeries for 12 years. He was the first to use the wavefront technique in Turkey and is one of few that are certified for Intralase femtosecond laser in Turkey.
Dr Bas has written a book "LASIK", which is about refractive eye surgeries by the use of laser technology. The book is based on five years of research and the data that has been analysed is based on over 20,000 laser-eye surgeries that Bas and his colleagues have performed at the eye clinic. The book is used as a reference book at universities in Turkey.
Dr Bas has personally performed more than 50,000 laser-eye surgeries. His eye clinic is one of only three Turkish eye clinics that are allowed to use the Intralase femtosecond laser equipment. Dr Bas is a member of ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) and ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery).
“Sometimes the cost of laser-eye surgery at home can be a deterrent to getting treatment,” says Habil Kantur, founder of LasikAbroad.co.uk.
“Getting eye surgery in Turkey is a solution for those who want the Lasik surgery, but who don’t want to pay the high prices associated with the procedure in the UK or elsewhere. The surgery costs much less in Istanbul.”
A standard Lasik Abroad travel package booked through LasikAbroad.co.uk costs £1,299 (US$2,399), and includes laser-eye surgery for both eyes, pre- and post-operative examinations of both eyes, post-op eye drops, a return ticket to Istanbul, a guided tour around historic Istanbul, a three-night stay at a four-star hotel near the hospital, transfers to and from the patient’s hotel, and free eye examinations for one year after the treatment. All standard packages also come with a money-back guarantee and five-year vision guarantee, and patients have the option to bring a friend or family member with them for just the cost of the hotel room and guided tour.