3 steps to freedom from glasses and contacts

Gain visual freedom with our Swiss method for exceptional laser eye surgery

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Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery.

The first step is to find out if you’re a good candidate. Give us a call on Vienna or  Linz. You can also book a suitability assessment online.

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Pay us a visit

Here we’ll triple-check your eyes and take the time to listen to your needs and expectations. Once we’ve found the best treatment for you, you’ll feel confident and reassured about your next steps.

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Enjoy visual freedom

Once we’ve treated you at our state-of-the-art clinic, you’ll admire our handy work as you experience exceptional natural vision – free from the limitations of glasses and contact lenses.

Sekretariat im Eyelaser

Contact us

Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery.

The first step is to find out if you’re a good candidate. Give us a call on Vienna or  Linz. You can also book a suitability assessment online.

Frau geht zu einem Termin für einen Augenlaser

Pay us a visit

Here we’ll triple-check your eyes and take the time to listen to your needs and expectations. Once we’ve found the best treatment for you, you’ll feel confident and reassured about your next steps.

eine Frau, die die visuelle Freiheit genießt

Enjoy visual freedom

Once we’ve treated you at our state-of-the-art clinic, you’ll admire our handy work as you experience exceptional natural vision – free from the limitations of glasses and contact lenses.

Break free from the limiting nature of glasses and contacts with ultra-precise Femto-LASIK

Discover how this life-changing treatment gives you more freedom and confidence than you ever imagined possible

Our patients get more from life once they attain excellent vision without glasses and contact

Reveal the real you with glasses-free vision

Live life the way you’re supposed to – glasses-free

After Femto-LASIK, you’ll have made the smart choice to live life on your own terms and will no longer need outmoded glasses or contact lenses to see. You can live life with the exceptional natural vision you deserve – without compromise.

Experience more freedom and confidence

Our patients are overjoyed by the freedom and convenience they experience with their new vision. They feel confident and ready for whatever life brings without the anxiety around glasses and contact lenses getting in the way.

Start every day with exceptional natural vision

Your old eyes never truly served you the way they were supposed to. Once we’ve enhanced your vision, everyday activities become optimised with Swiss precision. Whether you’re making a cup of coffee, applying makeup or working out, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

You only get one life – don’t settle for second-rate vision

There’s a reason why the Swiss are ranked one of the happiest nations in the world (and it’s not just because they eat a lot of good chocolate), It’s because they don’t settle for anything second-rate.

You only get one life, so why not make it high-quality with exceptional natural vision.

Escape the hassle of glasses and contacts

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Millions of people around the world have gained their freedom from glasses and contacts but not everyone’s eyes are suitable for treatment. Book an assessment below and find out if you’re suitable and which laser eye treatment can help you best:

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Femto-LASIK is the latest advancement of the world’s most popular vision correction treatment

Discover everything you need to know about Femto-LASIK laser eye surgery below

Femto-LASIK suitability criteria

Your prescription should not have changed for at least twelve months before the procedure (ideally even longer) to be suitable for Femto-LASIK.

Healthy eyes are also essential. Diseases such as cataracts or retinal conditions simply do not allow treatment with Femto-LASIK.

If you have long-sightedness, a value of plus 4 is the maximum up to which you can have the procedure.

In the case of short-sightedness, the permitted value is minus 10.

We can treat corneal curvatures with Femto-LASIK up to a value of 6 dioptres.

One thing should be clear, however: Which method is best for a patient is determined solely by the doctor. He knows the patient and, above all, he knows the eye that needs to be treated. Accordingly, it is not always the diopter values alone that are the deciding factor.

How LASIK and Femto-LASIK work

The LASIK method for vision correction has been in practice since 1990. It is now the most commonly used method in laser surgery. The technique has even been approved for NASA astronauts and jet pilots of the Navy. The modern development is the Femto-LASIK method.

The Femto-LASIK procedure, also called All-Laser LASIK, is the modern evolution of LASIK surgery.

The conventional LASIK surgery method involves the surgeon cutting the cornea with a scalpel. This carries risks.

In Femto-LASIK surgery, the surgeon makes an incision using a high-precision femtosecond laser. The femtosecond laser cuts much more precise than the scalpel. This results in a thinner flap, saving more tissue.

This technique is safer, and the healing process is accelerated. It can also be used to treat greater visual defects.

You will notice immediately after the operation that you can see clearly through the thick tear film. However, you should keep the eye covered for the rest of the day. You will be able to see relatively well only hours after the surgery.

Femto-LASIK is the most advanced technology in laser eye surgery. It is our preferred and standard choice at EyeLaser. We use one of the most advanced femtosecond lasers on the market, the ZIEMER Leonardo da Vinci Z6 from Switzerland.

Advantages and disadvantages of Femto-LASIK

The advantages:

  • There are numerous scientific studies worldwide that prove the safety and excellent results.
  • Femto-LASIK can correct all visual defects including
  • Fast vision improvement: patients can return to everyday life just hours after the procedure.
  • Shorter treatment time: the procedure only takes a few minutes.
  • Post-corrections are very easy

Disadvantages:

  • The lenticule that the surgeon creates can shift.
  • During flap creation, the corneal nerves are cut, which can lead to increased dry eye.
  • Increased light sensitivity in the form of halos/glare and starbursts is possible.

Due to the continuous development of excimer laser technology, most side effects have become very rare.

Femto-LASIK risks

Due to the cutting of the flap during Femto-LASIK surgery, strange sensations in the eye may occur in the first days after the treatment. The regeneration of the cornea takes a few days to weeks.

A day after Femto-LASIK surgery, you may feel abnormal sensations in the eye such as burning or stinging.

The regeneration of the cornea with Femto-LASIK surgery only takes 2-3 days.

Femto-LASIK options and alternatives

If you are not suitable for LASIK or Femto-LASIK treatment, we can consider other treatments:

LASIK and Femto-LASIK scientific research

The Femto-LASIK procedure is scientifically recognised and has been confirmed in numerous scientific studies.

LASIK has been in use since 1991 and more than 50 million treatments have been performed worldwide.
This procedure is scientifically recognised and has been confirmed in numerous scientific studies. Nevertheless, in order to achieve good results, a thorough preliminary examination, the choice of the safest, most modern technology and the appropriate laser programming are of particular importance.

The highest safety criteria should be followed after each procedure and the leading doctor should be contacted in case of any doubt after the treatment.

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Femto-LASIK steps

The FEMTO-LASIK preparation

We first disinfect your facial area. You will receive a local anaesthetic in the form of eye drops. The surgeon will gently fix your eyelids open using a special device. They will then ask you to look at the green light above you throughout the operation. All this is entirely symptom-free and painless.

The incision with the Femtosecond-Laser

The eye surgeon makes an incision in the cornea with a femtosecond laser to produce a 0.1 mm thin lid – the flap. The surgeon folds the flap back carefully. You may feel a slight pressure on the eye, and it may become dark for a short while.

The correction with the Excimer laser

Now, the eye surgeon uses the Excimer laser. With a computer-controlled laser, the exposed cornea is reshaped in a few seconds to compensate for the refractive error. The surgeon monitors the use of the laser through a microscope.

The completion

In the final step, the surgeon folds the flap back. It will adapt itself and form a protection for the cornea.

To protect your eye against environmental factors, we may fit temporary contact lenses. We will remove these the following day.

Eye surgery with Swiss precision

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 Over the top precision

With our Swiss method for vision correction; there’s no room for disappointment.

Star icon

We’re Swiss. Quality is in our DNA

Everything here (even the coffee) is optimised with Swiss precision.

eye icon

There’s a right way and a wrong way

The right clinic is not too cheap, too “chain” or too costly. The right clinic is precisely right.

Thumb icon

 Over the top precision

With our Swiss method for vision correction; there’s no room for disappointment.

Discover which laser eye treatment is right for you with this 1-minute quiz

Things like age, eye shape, history and lifestyle make an eye treatment perfect for one person, but not another. Find out which treatment (if any) could free you from glasses and contacts

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Dr. Paul Jirak
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Dr. Paul Jirak is a co-founder of one of the most renowned centers for laser eye surgery in Austria and has been treating patients in Linz since 2014. He specialises in ophthalmology, optometry, eye surgery and eye lasers.

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Dr. Leydolt is an ophthalmologist specialised in cataract and lens surgery. She leads a research group with this focus, trains young surgeons and gives international and national lectures.

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Dr. Victor Derhartunian
Ophthalmologist, Refractive surgery specialist
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After learning his trade from the two pioneers of laser surgery,
Dr Victor Derhartunian is among the leading surgeons in Europe. He heads the practice in Vienna and can advise his patients in 5 languages.

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Dr. Paul Jirak
Ophthalmologist, Refractive surgery specialist
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Dr. Paul Jirak is a co-founder of one of the most renowned centers for laser eye surgery in Austria and has been treating patients in Linz since 2014. He specialises in ophthalmology, optometry, eye surgery and eye lasers.

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