Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? Does it bother you when doing sports, travelling or during everyday activities? Do glasses irritate you in summer when you would rather wear sunglasses? Do glasses irritate you in winter when they fog up when you go from cold to warm environment? If the answer is yes, decide to get rid of them. A suitable solution for you might be a removal of dioptres using a laser which will let you live freely without glasses!
Life without glasses is awesome! A laser eye surgery will change your life. Literally. Imagine waking up in the morning and seeing everything brightly in all details. And it will last for the whole day, week, month, year ... And you won’t need to spend money for new glasses and contact lenses.
The laser eye surgery is suitable when a patient wants to remove eye defects such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism. It is mainly suitable for younger patients between 20 and 40 years of age. However, it is also necessary to remember that the suitability of the surgery is individual and can only be recommended to someone on the basis of a complex pre-operative examination. The doctor will recommend the most appropriate laser eye surgery type according to the results.
In the Eye Centre Prague, we offer a wide range of laser eye surgeries. All laser methods reshape the cornea so that light beams travelling through it are properly focused onto the retina and the image of the observed object is sharp.
ReLEx SMILE method
It is the state-of-the-art laser eye surgery type and it is also the gentlest method. The whole procedure is performed using the so-called femtosecond laser which separates a thin tissue layer inside the cornea based on accurate calculations and the firmness and stability of the cornea are not impaired (it stays solid). The surgery is painless, the recovery is speed and the healing period short.
FemtoLASIK PLUS method
It is the second most common laser eye surgery method. Two lasers are used throughout the whole procedure – a femtosecond laser which creates a corneal lamella and an excimer laser which then reshapes the cornea. The surgery is gentle and safe. The healing is fast and most patients note their vision is better right after the procedure.
It is the oldest laser surgery method which has been verified by millions of patients worldwide. During this procedure, a cornea is reshaped on its surface using an excimer laser while no protective corneal lamella is created. This method is suitable for removing a lower-degree near-sightedness and astigmatism. The healing period after the surgery is longer, it usually takes about 3 to 4 days.
If you are considering a laser removal of dioptres, it is always necessary to undergo a complex examination. Only on the basis of this examination, a doctor can assess your eye defect and recommend a suitable laser eye surgery method.
The initial pre-operative examination is very in-depth and takes 2 to 3 hours. It consists of finding out your anamnesis, an examination performed by a doctor as well as by special diagnostic apparatus. You will also undergo a cycloplegy during the examination for which eye drops which disable accommodation or sharpening for near objects are put into your eye which facilitates discovering a potential hidden eye defect. At the end of the examination, you have a consultation with a doctor who recommends a suitable laser eye surgery method and explains you everything in detail. Don’t be afraid to ask anything!
Laser surgeries are performed on outpatient’s basis, it means you leave the clinic the same day the surgery takes place.
You spend approximately two hours at the clinic on the day of the surgery. During the preparation to the surgery, a nurse puts anaesthetic eye drops to your eyes which ensure the procedure is painless. You spend approximately 15 minutes in the operating room with the total period of laser activity to be approximately 30 seconds. The eyes are not covered after the procedure.
It is necessary to come for an examination to our Eye Centre Prague one day after the surgery.
In the first couple of days after the surgery, you will put antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops into the eye that underwent the surgery. You will put moisturising eye drops to your eyes for the next couple of weeks. Most patients are able to start work as usual between the second and the fifth day after the surgery.
It is necessary to avoid rubbing your eye after the surgery. We also recommend avoiding swimming in pools and natural swimming ponds and avoiding the risk of injury, for example when doing contact sports. You can start doing light sport activities 2 weeks after your surgery. Putting make-up on is possible when you stop using the antibiotic drops.