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Read again without glasses after 55 with lens replacement surgery

  • Learn how this ultra-precise treatment frees you from the restraints of reading glasses if you’re over 55
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Discover why lens replacement gives you life-changing convenience and confidence

Escape the hassle of reading glasses with this ultra-precise treatment

3 steps to freedom from reading glasses

Rewind the clock on your eyes with our Swiss method for exceptional eye surgery outcomes

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 in Vienna or Linz. You can also book a suitability assessment online.

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 on your next steps

Enjoy hassle-free vision

Once we’ve treated you at our state-of-the-art clinic, you’ll admire our handy work as you experience exceptional natural vision – without the inconvenience of reading glasses and contact lenses

Gain exceptional natural vision with refractive lens exchange

Get rid of your need for glasses and contacts and experience the very best of life

  • Live life free from the hassle of reading glasses

After refractive lens exchange, 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 will have embraced a modern solution to ageing eyes and can finally live life with the exceptional natural vision you deserve – without compromise.

  • Experience a new level of comfort and convenience

You’ll feel rejuvenated and inspired to re-engage with all of the activities you love without the anxiety around poor vision or glasses getting in the way. You’ll be ready to enjoy a Swiss retirement; appreciating the beautiful scenery all around you with the people you love.

  • Experience a new level of comfort and convenience

You’ll feel rejuvenated and inspired to re-engage with all of the activities you love without the anxiety around poor vision or glasses getting in the way. You’ll be ready to enjoy a Swiss retirement; appreciating the beautiful scenery all around you with the people you love.

  • Start every day with brand new eyes

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, learning a new hobby or starting to write that book, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

  • Start every day with brand new eyes

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, learning a new hobby or starting to write that book, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve

  • You only get one life, so 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.

  • You only get one life, so 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.

Lens replacement gives you freedom from glasses and contact lenses

Discover everything you need to know about refractive lens exchange

Lens replacement: replacing your lens with an artificial lens

Refractive lens exchange is used primarily in patients with cataracts with coexisting severe nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia and astigmatism.

We remove the natural lens through a small incision on the cornea. We then insert the new artificial lens, which is made of compatible plastic (acrylate).

We will determine which lens surgery method is best for you in a personal consultation and examination with a specialist.

Risks & side effects

The chances of success with refractive lens exchange are generally considered to be very high and reliable. Nevertheless, there are general surgical risks, which all patients need to be aware of.

Break free from the hassle of Lesebrille if you’re over 45

After 40, most of us need reading glasses (even if we’ve never needed glasses before!) Freedom from reading glasses is possible but not everyone’s eyes can be treated. Book an assessment below to find out if you’re suitable for reading glasses treatment:

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Lens replacement steps

Preparation

In preparation for the operation, we will dilate the pupil with medication. This takes about 30 minutes. Afterwards, the eye is well anaesthetised using eye drops (drip anaesthesia) and disinfected. During the operation, the patient lies flat on the operating table. The surgeon covers the eye with an air-permeable sterile cloth and fits a small clamp to prevent you from blinking during the operation.

Removing the lens

In the first step, the surgeon makes a small (2.2 – 2.4 mm) incision at the edge of the cornea. They then open the lens capsule and liquify the cloudy lens using ultrasound (phacoemulsification). The surgeon then suctions the old lens out.

Insertion of an artificial lens

The surgeon then replaces the old lens with a new artificial lens using an injector. Afterwards, the surgeon removes all substances used during the operation and closes the wounds.

Postoperative phase

After the operation, the surgeon applies a protective shield to the eye to protect it from environmental influences such as dirt and dust. This enables the incision to heal well. You must use eye drops to prevent inflammation from occurring.

Eye surgery with Swiss precision

We’re Swiss. Quality is in our DNA

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

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.

 Over the top precision

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

How much do our refractive lens exchange patients love us?

94.76% to be precise (we’re Swiss. We measure everything). But don’t take our word for it…

Highly recommended!

I got lens implants a year ago. It’s just great not to need glasses anymore. I am very grateful for this option. Everything was very professional – the contact, the examination, the surgery and the follow-up. A great service is provided here.

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A world better quality of life thanks to lens implants.

From the first free consultation to the detailed examinations to the day of the operation, I have found all assessments to be thoroughly positive. Even if you have a very pronounced defective vision, you are at the right place here and in competent hands. I am now one of those who would recommend Dr Derhartunian with a clear conscience. Many thanks to the doctor and his whole team for the excellent treatment.

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Everything according to my expectations

I had a lens exchange (trifocal lenses) to correct presbyopia at EYELASER in Vienna. The preliminary check-up and consultation were very attentive. The operation was painless, and I could already see well the next day. I can see perfectly now!

Thank you, Dr Victor Derhartunian and Dr Paul Jirák, for everything!

M. A.

Forgot that I had an operation!

For 31 years, I had visual aids – mainly contact lenses. The reviews here finally convinced me to see Dr Derhartunian. The examinations had to be very precise as a correct result was very difficult due to my severe visual defects. The operation was short and painless. And now, after 3 years? Everything is perfect – I still see wonderfully, have no problems, no dryness – I almost forgot that I had surgery!

I highly recommend Dr Derhartunian – so much quality of life from this one short procedure!

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Fully satisfied

From the receptionist/doctor’s assistant to Dr Derhartunian and the surgeon, Dr Jirak, I can recommend this practice to everyone. I was informed in detail about all the risks, and during the consultation, I knew that I was in the right hands. The operation on both eyes took about 45 minutes. I had no pain during the operation or afterwards. Extensive aftercare. I can only recommend this to anyone who decides to take such a step. A big thank you and happy holidays to the whole team.

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In good hands from the first moment

I was completely thrilled with the care I received and felt very well looked after from the first contact. The result fully met my expectations. My short-sightedness and presbyopia were corrected. I can only give it the best rating!

E. S. S.

I am simply thrilled

As a colleague with a different perspective, I can absolutely recommend Dr Dehartunian! Apart from the fact that Dr Dehartunian’s practice is stunning, the professional competence and efficiency in the treatment process are also impressive. I cannot imagine a nicer and more committed colleague and refractory surgical ophthalmologist I trust. The treatment was quick and not painful both during and after the procedure. The after-care was just as attentive as before.

I have not yet made a better decision in my life than to place myself in the hands of Dr Dehartunian! I am simply thrilled!

G. M.

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Get to know the eye experts

Discover Austria’s most popular laser eye surgeons in the heart of Vienna and Linz

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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Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Christina Leydolt

Ophthalmologist, Lens & cataract surgery specialist

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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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Links to authoritative resources on lens replacement

Follow the links below for more information on refractive lens exchange

Austausch der eigenen Linse

Bei einem refraktiven Linsenaustausch wird die körpereigene Linse entfernt und durch eine Kunstlinse ersetzt. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Jeder zweite Deutsche über Sechzig leidet unter der Katarakt, auch Grauer Star genannt. Die Trübung der Augenlinse kann ohne ärztliche Behandlung zur Erblindung führen. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Etwa die Hälfte der Bevölkerung, 41,1 Mio. Erwachsene, tragen in Deutschland eine Brille. Viele Menschen haben darüber hinaus andere Augenleiden. Ab einem bestimmten Alter kommt die sogenannte Alterssichtigkeit dazu. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

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