Dr Rupal Shah performed live ReLEx smile Lasik eye surgery

Live ReLEx smile LASIK eye surgery

At the annual meeting of the Delhi Opthalmological Society (DOS) held in April 2013. She performed the ReLEx smile LASIK eye surgery from Centre for Sight’s Safdarjung Enclave Clinic.

Later, she also spoke on ReLEx smile LASIK Eye Surgery and Bladeless LASIK, and also co-chaired a session on refractive surgery

First Advanced LASIK Course held in Mumbai

Advanced LASIK Course

March 14, 2012: LaseRx /New Vision Laser Centers successfully concluded the first advanced LASIK Course course in Mumbai. Intended for doctors who already perform LASIK routinely, the course covered topics like Femto-LASIK (Bladeless LASIK), ReLEx smile, topographically customized and wavefront customized LASIK, and LASIK for presbyopia.

The course was attended by eminent doctors of Mumbai, and the faculty consisted of Dr. Rupal Shah and Mr. Samir Shah

Vizag LASIK centre Inaugurated

Vizag LASIK Centre inaugurated.

New Vision’s Vizag LASIK clinic will be our fourth center in Andhra Pradesh. The center is equipped with a world class excimer laser, the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80. We will soon extend our services to Vijaywada, Bhimavaram amd Guntur. The centers shall cater to both the large cities like Vijaywada, but also the whole of East and West Godavari district.

First surgeries were performed at our Vizag LASIK centre by Dr. Syed Maaz, Chief Consultant (Andhra Pradesh) and he was ably assisted by the local doctors.

Rajahmundry LASIK centre inaugurated.

Rajahmundry LASIK Centre inaugurated

Our Rajahmundry LASIK center was inaugurated in November 2011, and offers state of the art LASIK services in West Godavari District.

This will be our third center in Andhra Pradesh. The center is equipped with a world class excimer laser, the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80. We will soon extend our services to Vijaywada, Vizag, Bhimavaram and Guntur. The centers shall cater to bothe the large cities like Vijaywada, but also the whole of East and West Godavari district.

Many prominent local eye doctors are associated with the Rajahmundry LASIK center. This includes Dr. Sriram and Dr. Meher, Dr. A.S.R. Murthy, Dr. Prabhakar Rao and Dr. Indrajeet.

Insurance LASIK, Mediclaim and LASIK

Insurance LASIK

Insurance LASIK :Recently, a consumer court in Mumbai laid down a condition that a patient could be eligible for  LASIK surgery under mediclaim or insurance.

We are really happy, since this will allow our patients to get some or all of the fees paid for lasik reimbursed from an insurance company.

However, we would caution all our patients against getting too excited about this development.

This is because:


a) The judgement is for a particular set of circumstances, including a long term policy

b) New Policy Renewals often explicitly exclude laser vision correction from the list of procedure eligible.


On our part, we will be glad to help our patients get reimbursement, and will be happy to provide you all relevant details and invoices to aid you in the process.

44th Intensive LASIK Course concludes successfully in Mumbai (Bombay)

LASIK Training Course concludes in Mumbai

New Vision Laser Centers successfully concluded the 44th Intensive LASIK Training course on Feb 10th, 2013. Twenty participants from all over India attended the course. The course was conducted by Dr. Rupal Shah, and included discussions on surgical techniques, bladeless lasik, complications and ReLEx smile. All participants got a chance to do hands on surgery under expert guidance.

Mumbai LASIK Training
Participants of 44th Intensive LASIK Training Course held in Mumbai in February 2013

Hyderabad LASIK Center crosses 20000 eyes

Hyderabad LASIK Center crosses 20000 eyes treatment

Our Hyderabad LASIK center operates under the expert guidance of our highly experienced ophthalmologist, Dr. Syed Maaz. We are equipped with the Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80 laser, and have full facilities for diagnosis and treatment, including wavefront optimized and aspheric treatments. We have recently added a VisuMax femtosecond laser, for bladeless LASIK and for ReLEx smile laser eye surgery.

In the last few years, our center in Hyderabad has grown tremendously in appeal and significance. In 2011 alone, we treated more than 1500 eyes, making us one of the leading LASIK centers in Hyderabad. Recently, we crossed an important threshold. We completed the successful treatment of 20000 eyes in our Hyderabad LASIK clinic.

With recent introduction of Bladeless LASIK and ReLEx smile in Hyderabad, our already popular clinic has reached even higher heights.

LASIK and Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Airforce

LASIK and Indian Army, LASIK and Indian Airforce, LASIK and Indian Navy

The armed forces lay down criteria for eyesight. It means that people who have higher than a particular refractive error cannot gain admission into the armed forces. It is important to understand what these criteria are, and whether LASIK corrective eye surgery can be done to gain admission into the armed forces.

The good news first-LASIK is accepted by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force. However certain criteria and standards are laid down. The principal criteria are that the individual must be older than 20 years before undergoing LASIK, and that LASIK ought to have been done 6 months or 1 year before the medical examination. Axial Length of the eye has to be less than 25.5 mm (or 26 mm). Residual Corneal Thickness after the procedure cannot be less that 450 microns. Candidates who have undergone LASIK surgery and meet the above criterion may be considered for the following posts in the IAF- Pilots flying transport aircraft and helicopters and all officers in the technical field, Aeronautical Engineers, basic Air Staff, Non-Technical staff, Ground Duties Officers, Security officers and Meteorology officers and officers in the medical field of the IAF.

NDA does not allow LASIK or any other corrective eye surgery.

The army requires your refractive error to be less than -2.5 D in each eye, and each eye should be correctable to 6/6 with glasses. The Navy accepts a stricter standard of only -0.75 D. In both cases, colour blind and night blind individuals are disqualified.

The airforce does not permit any error-it requires 6/6 uncorrected.

As for as the Indian Army is concerned (also the Navy):

Candidates’ who have under-gone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected : also candidates who have undergone Laser Surgery for correction of refractive error will be considered for commission in Army if they fulfill following criteria :-

  • Uncomplicated stable LASIK/Excimer (PRK) laser procedure done for Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure.
  • A healthy retina.
  • Corrected vision should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in worse eye, with maximum residual refraction of ± 1.50 in any meridian for myopia or hypermetropia.
  • Axial length within permissible limits, i.e. > 26 mm.


At New Vision Laser Centers, we have treated several patients who were then accepted into the Indian Army and Navy. At New Vision Laser Centers, we also offer  bladeless LASIK, which is the criteria adopted by the U.S. Airforce for admission.

We would be happy to provide our patients more details regarding the exact eligibility criteria.