Clearvision Eye Clinic & LASIK Centre was founded in 2001 by Dr. Tony Ho as a private, dedicated LASIK centre in Singapore. The centre mainly focused on offering the main laser vision correction procedure known as the cut-and-flap LASIK.
In 2004, Dr. Ho had the opportunity to perform the surface-based, no cut and no flap Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA) method, now known as epiLASIK. It was found that epiLASIK is less invasive than traditional LASIK as laser vision correction is done right from the cornea surface without cutting the cornea and creating a corneal flap. Because there is no corneal flap created, epiLASIK had no risk of flap complications at all – a major benefit against its cut-and-flap LASIK predecessor.
In June 2005, Dr. Ho was interviewed by Today newspaper on epiLASIK. In November 2006, he also presented a medical study on epiLASIK at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre to fellow doctors. Being the advocate of the surface-based epiLASIK surgery in Singapore and the region, Dr. Ho went on to write books, articles and scientific papers on the safe, surface-based epiLASIK.
Due to the many benefits of epiLASIK, Clearvision started specializing only in epiLASIK since 2009 and stopped doing the cut-and-flap LASIK altogether. epiLASIK is now a laser vision correction surgery procedure performed by eye surgeons all over the world.