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Gain freedom from glasses and contacts with SmartSight laser eye surgery – the first of its kind in Vienna

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Feel liberated with the latest SmartSight laser eye surgery

In this video, Dr. Victor Derhartunian explains how patients feel after transforming their vision with this precise and gentle treatment

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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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.

Our patients achieve so much more once they attain high-definition vision without glasses and contacts

Live life on your own terms with glasses-free vision

  • Upgrade your life with exceptional natural vision

After SmartSight, you’ll have opted for the best vision correction money can buy. 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.

  • Experience a new level of freedom and convenience

You’ll feel confident and ready for whatever life brings without the anxiety around your glasses and contact lenses getting in your way.

  • Experience a new level of freedom and convenience

You’ll feel confident and ready for whatever life brings without the anxiety around your glasses and contact lenses getting in your way.

  • Start every day the way you’re supposed to – without glasses

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.

  • Start every day the way you’re supposed to – without glasses

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 the exceptional natural vision you deserve – without compromise.

  • 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 the exceptional natural vision you deserve – without compromise.

SmartSight gives you visual freedom in one simple step so you recover quicker

Discover everything you need to know about SmartSight laser eye surgery below

SmartSight: Minimally invasive lenticule extraction

SmartSight is a modern laser eye procedure for the refractive correction of myopia and astigmatism without the creation of a corneal flap.

This advancement of lenticule extraction is characterised by intelligent eye tracking with pupil detection and cyclotorsion compensation.

The SCHWIND ATOS femtosecond laser enables minimally invasive lenticule extraction and flap creation with one device. With pupil recognition and cyclotorsion compensation, the smart system enables precise centring of the patient’s eye along the visual axis. Thanks to the fast system test, the laser is ready for use within a short time.
The compact device design is consistently designed for flexibility and efficiency in clinical use.

We can only use the SmartSight laser treatment for nearsighted patients with myopia -0.5 to -10.0 diopters and astigmatism up to -5.0 diopters.

If you don’t meet these criteria, we can often achieve the same results with a Femto-LASIK operation.

With the “keyhole method”, we no longer create a flap (corneal flap). We perform the procedure through a tiny incision in the cornea. This means we interfere as little as possible with the cornea and the healing process is very short.
The femtosecond laser marks the tissue to be removed for better vision. Only the femtosecond laser is used. This method is relatively new and is only used in a few eye laser clinics worldwide.

With the “keyhole method”, we no longer create a flap (corneal flap). We perform the procedure through a tiny incision in the cornea. This means we interfere as little as possible with the cornea and the healing process is very short.

The SCHWIND ATOS femtosecond laser marks the tissue to be removed for better vision.

This method is relatively new and is only used in a few eye laser clinics worldwide.

The advantages
  • The procedure does not require creating a flap, as is the case with other laser treatment methods.
  • We can correct the vision through a tiny keyhole opening
  • We can perform the entire procedure in one step using one laser
  • SmartSight can correct myopia up to -10 dioptres.
  • The treatment only takes a few minutes.
  • The recovery is very quick. You can return to your usual activities shortly after treatment.
The disadvantages of SmartSight
  • Long-term studies only since 2011: (The method has only been on the market since 2011)
  • The treatment is only suitable for myopia patients. We cannot use it to correct farsightedness.
  • It is not possible to repeat the treatment. Should you require any subsequent treatment, you will need to use an alternative vision correction method.
Risks:
  • There is no flap with SmartSight, so there are no flap-related complications.
  • The risk of dry eye is lower compared to Femto-LASIK
  • Due to modern eye laser profiles, the risk of halos/glare/starbursts is extremely low.
  • Full vision recovery can be up to 1 month.
Alternative treatments include:
  • ICL: If the visual defect is too large or the cornea too thin, we can insert a phakic lens (ICL). With this, we can correct short-sightedness up to 18 dpt.
  • Monovision: We can use this method to treat presbyopia.
  • If a patient is farsighted, either Femto-LASIK, ICL or lens exchange is performed.
Micro-incision technology – minimally invasive and gentle

With SmartSight, the SCHWIND ATOS femtosecond laser forms a pre-calculated lenticle in the intrastromal tissue of the cornea and prepares small, peripheral incisions in the uppermost corneal layer as lenticle access. After the laser procedure, the lenticule is detached through the small incisions. The incisions allow the ophthalmic surgeon to remove the lenticle easily and with a view through the microscope integrated in the SCHWIND ATOS.

SmartSight completely eliminates the need for a corneal flap and there is no laser ablation as with the excimer laser.

The first scientific publications are in the making. The lenticule extraction method has been on the market since 2011, hence the scientifically confirmed clinical results.

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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 SmartSight patients love us?

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

An incomparably good feeling

I had been thinking for a long time whether I should really have my eyes lasered or not. The result after the laser: I should have done it much earlier! It is an incomparably good feeling when you open your eyes for the first time after the laser treatment, and suddenly you can see clearly!

I would recommend Eyelaser and Dr. Derhartunian to any of my friends!!!

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Quality of life raised by a high percentage

I had my eyes lasered by Dr Derhartunian a year ago.

I was a bit queasy before the surgery. Still, I was very well looked after and reassured by the doctor talking to me continuously during the procedure and explaining the next steps.

I would recommend anyone eligible to have their eyes lasered at Eyelaser. It has lifted my quality of life by a high percentage!

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Completely satisfied

A month ago, I had both eyes lasered by Dr Derhartunian, and I am completely satisfied. The doctor even called me in the evening after the operation and asked how I was doing. I found this very positive. He also offered that if I had the feeling that something was not ok, I could call him at any time. My conclusion: I can only recommend it to everyone.

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High rate of recommendations fully justified:

I chose Dr Derhartunian’s practice because the recommendations online speak very much in his favour. Comprehensive information in a very relaxed setting, all questions answered and plenty of time to think about it. Of course, you have a queasy feeling in the waiting room before the procedure – but this quickly gave way to curiosity when the (completely painless) procedure began. After about 10 minutes, everything was over, and I passed the first test (reading the clock). Overall, one of the best decisions I ever made!

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More quality of life again. Super doctor!

After looking at three eye laser centres, I felt immediately sure about this one. I was advised competently, comprehensively and sensitively, and felt comfortable in the practice from the very beginning. On the same evening of the operation, Dr Derhartunian called me and asked how I was feeling. The operation was painless, and I had 100% vision the very next day. This was a dream come true for me. Currently, I am lying by the sea without glasses and contact lenses, and I am totally happy about this state of life :-)

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Seeing properly again

I had a very positive impression from the beginning. After the first assessment, I was sure that I would have my surgery here. The doctor and the staff are very friendly, professional and courteous. The doctor also made an effort to explain everything to me in an understandable way right from the start. He also explained every step during the operation and took away any nervousness. I am 100% satisfied with the result and can only recommend him to everyone.

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WOW, 150% vision after 3 weeks!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the eye laser treatment I had! From the very first moment, the team made me feel very comfortable, in good hands and professionally advised and treated. I was absolutely pain-free during the procedure and afterwards and can absolutely recommend Dr. Derhartunian and his team! It’s a pity I didn’t have this procedure years earlier!
THANK YOU!

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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 SmartSight

Follow the links below for more information on SmartSight

SmartSight ist ein modernes Femto­sekunden­laser-­Verfahren für die refraktive Korrektur von Myopie und Astigmatismus ohne Flap. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Vor fünf Jahren sind erstmals Daten zur Korrektur der leichten bis mittelgradigen Kurzsichtigkeit mit einer neuen, refraktivchirurgischen Methode an einem größeren Patientenkollektiv vorgestellt worden: der small incision lenticule extraction, SMILE abgekürzt. 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.

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