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Short-sightedness (myopia) is a condition that causes blurry distant vision

  • You can correct this common visual error with our Swiss-optmised laser eye treatments

Discover the only way to correct short-sightedness for good

Fix your short-sightedness and enjoy a life without glasses and contacts

Fix your short-sightedness and be free from glasses and contacts

Discover everything you need to know about short-sightedness and how we treat it below

Patients who suffer from short-sightedness (myopia) struggle to see objects in the distance, they are out of focus and blurry. Short-sighted people can easily recognize things close to them. As a short-sighted individual, one has a negative dioptre count (for example, -3.0 dioptres).

Short-sightedness occurs when the eyeball is too long, or the refraction of the eye is too high. This means that the light doesn’t bundle on the retina. Instead, the focal point is formed before the retina. This creates a blurred image on the retina when you look into the distance. With a pair of glasses or contact lenses, the light is dispelled to hit the retina properly.

We will individually and collectively decide on the best method for you at your initial consultation.

In the treatment of short-sightedness, we flatten the central cornea to correct the refractive error. We can use the following treatments to do this:

Lens surgery methods

If you have severe long-sightedness or other visual defects, we may recommend:

The appropriate method will depend on your dioptre count:

 up to approx. -10 dioptres  Femto-LASIK/LASIK
 up to approx. -6 dioptres  Femto-LASIK/LASIK/LASEK
 approx. -6 to -25 dioptres Phakic Lenses (ICLs)/Lens replacement

Fed-up with the limitation 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…

Optimise your eyes and ditch the hassle of glasses and contacts

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 treatment can help you best:

3 steps to freedom from glasses and contacts

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

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.

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.

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.

How much do our patients love us?

97% to be precise (we’re Swiss. We measure everything). But don’t take our word for it…

“Ich habe mich super aufgehoben gefühlt. Die ersten Stunden nach der OP gab es einen Wow-effekt. Als blindes Huhn in den OP-Saal zu gehen und als Adler-Auge wieder herauszukommen ist der Wahnsinn.”

Tamara R.

“Meine Kurzsichtigkeit hat mich gestört – weil ich Polizist werden wollte. Ich hätte nicht erwartet, dass es so schnell und problemlos geht. 2 Tage nach der OP bin ich zum Bundesheer gekommen – und hatte auch dort keine Probleme mit den Augen.”

Michael N.

“Die OP selbst war schnell. Ich habe nichts gespürt, überhaupt keine Schmerzen während oder nach der OP. Ich bin weiterhin sehr zufrieden. Habe es meinen Freunden und Bekannten weiterempfohlen.”

Susanne S.

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Links to authoritative resources on LASIK and Femto LASIK

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Kurz- oder Weitsichtigkeit ist per Laser korrigierbar. Wer ist für den Eingriff geeignet? Das Wichtigste über die Methode, deren Vordenker den Physiknobelpreis bekamen. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Studien zeigen vergleichbare refraktive Ergebnisse nach PRK und SMILE sowie im Vergleich zwischen Femto-LASIK und SMILE. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Seit dem Jahr 1989 haben rund 16 Millionen Menschen die Sehschwäche ihrer Augen mit LASIK behandeln lassen. Eine Metastudie ergab nun, dass weltweit etwa 95 Prozent aller Patienten auch Jahre nach der Behandlung immer noch zufrieden mit den Ergebnissen sind. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.
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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


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.

Dr. Paul Jirak

Ophthalmologist, Refractive surgery specialist


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.

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

Ophthalmologist, Lens & cataract surgery specialist


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.