A safe and effective procedure
Any glasses-wearer can benefit from refractive surgery, but patients are assessed by surgeons on a case-by-case basis depending on the severity of the refractive error and most importantly the condition of the cornea and the rest of the eye.
Having been practised for over 25 years and used successfully to treat several million patients worldwide, refractive surgery is proven to get results. Say goodbye to your glasses once and for all!
The SMILE technique can be used to correct myopia and astigmatism at the same time, whilst leaving the surface of the cornea essentially intact.
The FEMTO-LASIK technique combines femtosecond laser and excimer laser treatment in order to remodel the cornea.
The PRK technique enables refractive treatment to be performed on the surface of the corneal stroma after removal of the superficial corneal epithelium.
The LBV technique involves applying the principle of monovision, in addition to which a corneal profile is established in order to create depth of field and thereby improve mid-field vision.
The ICL technique involves implanting an intra-ocular lens inside the eye, behind the iris and just in front of the lens.
We provide a safe and comfortable environment where our team of experts can advise you on the best treatment to improve your vision.
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Vision correction in three steps
Are you considering laser eye surgery?
We set great store by making the process a simple one, from the moment you make your decision to when you take your first steps into your new life without glasses.
The treatment protocol includes a preoperative appointment.
The first preoperative consultation lasts around half an hour and is conducted by an optometrist. The optometrist carries out a series of tests and a thorough eye examination. He or she will also answer any questions you may have.
The second preoperative consultation lasts around 1 hour and is conducted by your ophthalmic surgeon. At this stage you will be given all the necessary information about your surgery, including postoperative instructions. We will need to dilate your pupils using eye drops which will cause blurred vision for several hours afterwards. It is therefore essential that someone comes with you to your appointment, as you will not be able to drive afterwards.
Please note that for these tests, as well as the surgery itself, you will need to stop wearing your contact lenses beforehand. Before each appointment and before the surgery you will need to stop wearing your lenses 1 week (for soft lenses) or 3 weeks (for hard lenses) in advance.
Procedure / operation
The outpatient surgery will last around 30 minutes. The laser treatment will take around two 1-minute sessions per eye. Afterwards you will remain under observation for half an hour. You will need a friend or family member to accompany you home. Once you are home, we recommend lying down for a few hours with your eyes shut.
It is advisable for you to take two days’ leave from work after this kind of surgery.
Postoperative aftercare consists of the following :
- First consultation: 24 hours after your treatment
- Second consultation: 7 days after your treatment
- Third consultation: 1 month later
- Fourth consultation: 3 months later (at this point your medical records will be returned to you).
Please note that these four follow-up checks are included in the payment amount. Further annual check-ups, which are strongly recommended, will be charged for separately.
Instructions and recommendations
We recommend that you do not work on the day of the surgery or the day after, if you are having LASIK treatment, and not for a week afterwards if you are having PRK surgery.
Do not wear eye make-up during the week leading up to the surgery and the 2 weeks following it.
Avoid direct or indirect contact (sauna) with water for two weeks following the surgery.
Make sure you have a pair of sunglasses to wear after the surgery (you will be more sensitive to light just after the procedure).
Your questions about treatments
How long does the treatment remain effective?
In most cases, the correction remains stable over time. Rarely, the patient may experience a regression; in this case they will be offered a follow-up procedure.
Can you lose your sight as a result of this surgery?
Refractive surgery is a tried-and-tested technology that comes with very little risk. Loss of vision after refractive surgery is extremely rare, and usually results from an infection.
Are both eyes treated at the same time?
Yes, both eyes are usually treated during the same procedure in the case of laser surgery. However, in the case of intraocular surgery we will leave an interval of a few days between operating on each eye in order to facilitate recovery.
I'm afraid of having an operation. What will happen if I get stressed and move?
Refractive surgery is not a painful procedure. You will not experience any unpleasant sensations or pain during the procedure. If needed, you will be offered a relaxant half an hour before surgery to help put you at ease. Moreover, the laser is equipped with a system for monitoring the position of the eyes, which effectively compensates for any involuntary movement on the part of the patient.
Is it true that any kind of refractive surgery should be avoided prior to pregnancy?
Absolutely not. It is true that your vision may fluctuate during pregnancy (or breast-feeding). However, pregnancy does not cause permanent changes in visual defects.