Of course you have questions. It is practically impossible for us to answer all questions on this page, but the main questions and answers are listed below.
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- I would like to have laser eye surgery. Is that possible?
- Which kinds of laser eye equipment are used at International Vision Centers?
- I don’t like anaesthesia, how am I anesthetised?
- How quickly can I have surgery?
- What is the likelihood that the operation fails?
- Where can I make an appointment for a consultation and treatment?
- Are all costs covered by insurance?
- How long will it take before I can resume my normal activities?
- Generally speaking, will my vision be 100% right away?
- How long does Femto-LASIK take?
Whether your eyes meet the criteria for treatment depends on a number of characteristics of your eyes. We gather all relevant information and examine your eyes during a consultation. At that time we will be able to tell you whether your eyes can undergo laser eye surgery.
The laser eye treatments are performed using the latest Technolas 217P laser and the Intralase FemtoSecond Lasik laser. These lasers are among the most modern and advanced lasers in the world. You will find all the details about our equipment under the heading Equipment.
You will be given a local anaesthetic in the form of eye drops. These eye drops are given shortly before surgery and take effect in just a few seconds. You will not experience pain during treatment.
International Vision Centers does not have a waiting list. In principle, you can sign up today for a consultation. Note that if you wear contact lenses, you must not wear them for a period of 2 to 4 weeks prior to the consultation (soft lenses 2 weeks and hard lenses 4 weeks). The reason for this is because contact lenses affect the shape of your corneas.
Thanks to our experienced and highly skilled specialists and modern equipment, the risks are very low. Besides, your eyes will be thoroughly examined during the consultation. About 30% of all people will not be approved for the procedure during this step because the risk would be too great. Therefore, permanent damage to your eyes due to laser eye surgery cannot occur.
You can book a consultation by contacting us using the contact form.
Usually not. Insurance providers see laser eye surgery as a form of cosmetic surgery. Insurance will only cover the costs if there are medical grounds to do so. There are often strict rules associated with coverage. We can talk to you about it during the consultation.
Sometimes insurance providers will voluntarily cover some of the costs of laser eye surgery. Ask your insurance provider for more details.
This depends on the method. With Femto-LASIK or standard LASIK, the recovery time is very short: your eyes will only bother you for about 4 hours after surgery. After these 4 hours, you will be able to see and function normally. With a LASEK or PRK treatment, the recovery time takes a little longer. You will have significant pain in your eyes for 3 to 5 days after surgery, and it will take your vision 3 weeks to completely recover.
This depends on the laser surgery method. If you undergo Intralase Femto-Lasik and Lasik you will recover your normal vision within about 4 hours. If you undergo PRK/Lasek it may take up to about 3 weeks after treatment before your vision is fully recovered.
You will be at our clinic for about 2 to 3 hours on the day of treatment. During this time, we will take you through all the steps to perform the perfect laser eye treatment for you. Once you are taken to the medical area of the clinic, the whole treatment will be finished within three quarters of an hour.