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

Sekretariat im Eyelaser

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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.

Fix your reading vision and enjoy a life without glasses and contacts

Discover why your reading vision gets worse as you age

Restore your reading vision and ditch the hassle of glasses

Discover everything you need to know about presbyopia and how we treat it below

Presbyopia overview

Do you find that the text in a newspaper or on your phone is getting smaller and smaller? Perhaps you need to hold them further away to read them. If this is the case, you most likely have presbyopia.

Presbyopia is a form of ametropia which means the age-related need for reading glasses. It usually begins around the age of 45 and can be accompanied by recurring headaches.

Every individual has a loss of vision to some degree between the ages of 40 and 60. The lens simply loses elasticity due to calcification, and the eye loses its ability to adapt to environmental conditions. It can no longer switch optimally between long and short distances.

The good news is, we can significantly reduce or even eliminate the need for reading glasses through surgical methods.

Presbyopia causes

Presbyopia is not a disease but rather a physiological ageing process. It is dynamic, which means that your vision will deteriorate even more as you age.

The lens ages

Presbyopia occurs because the eye’s lens, like the entire human organism, ages over the years. Limescale deposits reduce the elasticity of the lens. From around the middle of life, the lens loses its ability to accommodate. This means that it can no longer easily switch between near and far vision.

Presbyopia: Standstill at 60

By the way, presbyopia affects everyone without exception – regardless of whether you had poor vision before. However, accommodation does not deteriorate continuously until the end of life. Rather, it comes to a standstill around the age of 60.

Presbyopia diagnosis and examination process
Before the procedure – preliminary examinations

At the beginning of your first visit to us, we conduct a comprehensive examination. Here we record any previous illnesses, any past operations, and any medications that you take. We will also discuss your presbyopia and how it affects your life, and what we can do to help you.

Complete eye check

We will thoroughly examine your eyes and take note of your exact visual acuity and degree of presbyopia. We will also examine your retina and measure the pressure inside your eye to determine if any other eye diseases present. We then measure the eye very precisely. This includes optical biometrics, which is the most precise examination method. It measures the axial length and sections of the eyeball. We also record the corneal curvature.

All this is done contact-free with a laser. This method is exceptionally safe and accurate.

Corneal examination

We also carefully examine and measure the cornea. The cornea is the “window” of the eye – light falls through it. Together with the lens, the cornea represents the optical system.

For an optimal correction of presbyopia, we make an exact map of the cornea. Using a corneal topography, we can measure the anterior and posterior walls and the thickness of the cornea very precisely. This examination serves to determine all anatomical properties of the cornea. The refractive power of the eyes is derived from this “map”, which plays a vital role in the corrective operation.

Soon, we will also be offering anterior segment optical coherence tomography. This examination is contactless and can be compared to an ultrasound examination. However, laser light is not used for this purpose.

Wavefront investigation

Finally, we will carry out a wavefront examination. Here we send a light beam into the eye to focus precisely on the retina. From this point, a light wavefront propagates through the lens and cornea. With the help of this examination method, we can determine precisely where the laser should be applied to optimise eyesight.

Presbyopia treatments
“No, I don’t want glasses”

If you dislike reading glasses, varifocals or trifocals, you have several options to correct your presbyopia. At EyeLaser, we offer various options for correcting presbyopia. Together we will choose the most suitable process for you.

These procedures are available to you at EyeLaser for correcting presbyopia:

Monovision, either with:

Laser surgery

We can treat age-related long-sightedness with a laser treatment called PresbyMax or monovision. This means we create one short-sighted eye and one normal-sighted eye (for good distance vision).

The advantage of laser eye surgery for presbyopia is the minimally invasive procedure. In contrast to lens surgery, we don’t need to open the eye, and the laser treatment is limited to the cornea. As a rule, people between 40 and 65 are usually suitable for this type of treatment.

Lens surgery 

We can perform lens surgery with a variety of different, individually adapted lenses. We offer the right lens for every form of ametropia:

  • Monofocal lenses – For one point of focus which is usually set for your distance vision
  • Toric lenses – For correcting astigmatism
  • EDOF lenses – The latest generation of multifocal lenses for near, mid-range and far vision
  • Toric trifocal lenses –  To correct presbyopia and astigmatism
  • Phakic lenses – Lenses that are implanted into the eye to correct vision without taking out the natural lens
Do I have Presbyopia already?
Do I have presbyopia already?

You can easily test whether you have presbyopia. Concentrate on reading a text close up, then quickly look at the window, a picture or the TV set that is further away. If it takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust to distance vision (until you can see clearly again), then you should seek professional help.

Fed-up with the limiting nature of glasses and contact lenses?

Choose the option below that sounds most like you to discover your best treatment

You’re 20 – 39 and fed-up with glasses and contact lenses

If losing your glasses ever makes you late, if pricey contact lenses eat into your hard-earned money, or if your glasses slip down, fall-off or fog-up, it’s time to find a better solution.

Discover the best treatment to free you from the limitations of glasses and contact lenses…

You’re 40 – 55+ and reading glasses make you feel old and cumbersome

Are your eyes struggling to keep up with your lifestyle? Maybe you have a pair of glasses for every occasion but when you need them they’re either broken or missing?

Discover the best treatment to free you from the embarrassment and hassle of reading glasses…

You’re 20 – 39 and fed-up with glasses and contact lenses

If losing your glasses ever makes you late, if pricey contact lenses eat into your hard-earned money, or if your glasses slip down, fall-off or fog-up, it’s time to find a better solution.

Discover the best treatment to free you from the limitations of glasses and contact lenses…

You’re 40 – 55+ and reading glasses make you feel old and cumbersome

Are your eyes struggling to keep up with your lifestyle? Maybe you have a pair of glasses for every occasion but when you need them they’re either broken or missing?

Discover the best treatment to free you from the embarrassment and hassle of reading glasses…

Break free from the hassle of reading glasses 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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We’re Swiss. Quality is in our DNA

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

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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.

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 Over the top precision

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

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
FEBO

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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Ophthalmologist, Lens & cataract surgery specialist
FEBO

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
FEBO

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
FEBO

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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Ophthalmologist, Lens & cataract surgery specialist
FEBO

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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Discover which reading glasses 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 your reading glasses