Borough Lasik Center acquires FEMTO Z8 NEO


It is common for people to experience vision problems after the age of 40, which can be both worrying and irritating. You can feel as though you've suddenly lost the capacity to read the newspaper or see the phone numbers on your smartphones.

Truth be told, presbyopia is the gradual loss of near vision focusing power that has been happening to our eyesight since childhood. It occurs when the lens inside the eye loses flexibility.

People with presbyopia have several options for correcting this issue and regaining clear near vision. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, laser surgery, and other refractive surgery techniques. Among these options, getting eyeglasses and contact lenses is the most straightforward solution. There is no need for extensive medical procedures; simply get a basic eye exam and your ophthalmologist can easily prescribe you new reading glasses or comfortable contact lenses for your eyes.

LASIK eye surgery is popular these days, particularly among millennials. It is the most well-known and widely used laser refractive surgery to repair vision disorders. LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) can be used instead of spectacles or contact lenses.

However, aside from the cost, patients have second thoughts about LASIK because of the risks (which are rare) and potential side effects, particularly dry eyes and temporary visual problems such as glare, which are fairly common.

There are now multiple LASIK clinics and providers in the Philippines, and rates vary depending on location and the level of technology in the equipment used in the procedure. A LASIK surgery might cost anything between Php 50,000 and Php 200,000 in Metro Manila and nearby cities alone.

LASIK is unquestionably more expensive than eyeglasses. Nonetheless, because of the long-term benefits, it may save you money in the long run. This long-term outlook, together with the numerous other advantages of laser eye surgery, may make it a smart investment in your health and future.

LASIK surgery may be an option for the correction of one of these vision problems:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism

Factors to include Borough Lasik Clinic on your list

Borough Lasik Center (BLC) is one of the premier lasik surgery centers in the Philippines, and it is continuing to lead the way in laser eye surgery innovation with the acquisition of brand-new equipment using cutting-edge Swiss technology.

The new multi-purpose laser platform FEMTO Z8 NEO is the result of Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems’ visionary designed solutions and performance driven engineering. Ziemer is a privately owned Swiss medical device company that offers smart, cutting-edge technologies in ophthalmology, carrying with it a legacy and philosophy of globally renowned Swiss precision.

Together with the intuitive new software and additional applications, the innovative FEMTO Z8 NEO results in an outstanding femtosecond laser platform for highly precise and exceptional ophthalmic treatments such as Z Lasik, PresbyMAX Z Lasik, Z Cataract, SMILE and CLEAR procedures as needed, according to Dr. Ches Heredia, MD, DPBO, the Medical Director and Head Ophthalmologist at BLC.

“We chose FEMTO Z8 NEO of Ziemer because it is most trusted, with more than 1,200 installations worldwide. Ziemer has high-tech lasers and diagnostics made in Switzerland, a family-owned company distinguished by its personal service, and their cutting-edge innovations in the field of ophthalmology,” according to Dr. Heredia.

Dr. Heredia also shared that the global market is slowly embracing the FEMTO Laser Lasik, FEMTO Cataract, and FEMTO Lenticule Extraction because it ensures safety and precision, predicting a growing demand in the Philippines in the near future. “We added this technology to position BLC as the best and most trusted lasik center in the Philippines.”

He expressed his appreciation to MOC Optomedic, Inc., an affiliate of Mandarin Opto-Medic Co., Ltd. Singapore, and is the local distributor of Ziemer’s Z8 NEO Femtosecond Laser for the acquisition of the new equipment. MOC, and its affiliates in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia have been in the business for more than 55 years spearheading the advancement of technology in the ophthalmic industry.

With the acquisition of the new equipment, BLC will also be offering Blade Lasik at a lower price, and FEMTO Laser Lasik and FEMTO Cataract at a premium price point. For the meantime, the FEMTO Z8 NEO will only be available at BLC’s SM Mall of Asia clinic, but Dr. Heredia stressed that if the market would require it and it would be good for the business, they will install the technology in BLC’s strategic branches.

Substantial advantages of the FEMTO lasers

  • No intraoperative patient transfer needed
  • Mobile femtosecond laser platform  - roll in and out
  • Combine it with any ablation laser on the market
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Easy to move

Promos and discounts

And now that the dry season is already here, Dr. Heredia said BLC is currently offering their biggest discounts for the year for Lasik procedures. “With precision vision, our customers will now have the opportunity to enjoy their best vacation season yet after a long time so they better book now while slots last,” he added.

How to get there

Borough Lasik Center is located at the SM Mall of Asia Wellness Zone and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. BLC is also located in Davao at Door 8 & 9, JJ’s Commune, Loyola Street, Bo. Obrero, Davao City, and a brand-new one in Iloilo at the 2nd floor of the Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo City and can be reached via 09661736117 or email at

To know more about BLC, visit their official website at