Laser eye surgery can offer a solution for those with focussing problems either at distance or up-close. When watching TV, working at the computer, driving, or simply recognising people on the street, the only means to correct your vision is to put on a pair of glasses. Or rather, glasses were the only means. Laser eye or refractive surgery can render glasses or contact lenses obsolete.
At the Focus Eye Clinic in Brussels, we can offer you laser eye surgery using safe, efficient state-of-the-art technology.
Is laser eye surgery the right procedure for me?
To qualify for laser eye surgery you must meet certain conditions.
You suffer from near or farsightedness, with a corrective lens measurement of between -12 and +6 (this may include an astigmatism). This measurement must be stable and not have changed within the past year. If your deviation is greater than -12, or +6, there are alternative treatments to laser surgery.
You must be older than 18 and younger than 60 and in good health. In cases of aging eye conditions, otherwise known as presbyopia, laser eye surgery may not be recommended; we would suggest a multifocal lens implant as an alternative procedure.
- Between 18 and 60 years
- In good health
- Myopia or nearsightedness of up to -12
- Farsightedness or hyperopia of up to +6
- This measurement has not changed within the past year.
- Adequate thickness of the cornea
If you are at all unsure about which option best suits you, please feel free to contact us. Make a non-committal appointment today.
You may not have laser surgery if pregnant or breastfeeding. Viral eye infections, herpes, diabetes mellitus, keratoconus or use of cortisones are contraindicative for refractive surgery. For specific functions within certain professional categories (aviation industry, military, etcetera), laser eye surgery is not permitted. Please make sure you are well informed of any contraindications applicable to you.
I enjoy sports and always found glasses to be a problem when exercising. After having laser treatment, I no longer need to wear glasses. – Mrs. Monique V.M., 52 years old.
To be able see without glasses is fantastic! The things I’ve been through these past few months: to see without needing glasses or contact lenses, to be able to see like a normal human being, it’s just incredible! – Mr. Johan Boskamp
How much does laser eye surgery cost?
The price of laser eye surgery varies depending on the type of treatment you need and whether you require treatment in one or both eyes.
At Focus Eye Clinic, we think it important to be completely transparent about our prices. You will pay the correct price for our use of the latest technology in the field of refractive surgery.
Listed below is a price overview of the various laser eye treatments we have on offer.
|1 eye||both eyes|
|PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)||1000 €||2000 €|
|Femto-lasik||1750 €||3250 €|
Which treatment should I choose?
FemtoLasik® is the most efficient eye laser type. Using the FemtoLasik® method, we cut a flap into the cornea with this state-of-the-art laser: the Femtosecond. The Femtosecond laser makes the procedure safer than ever before. There is less risk of surgical complication and the corneal flaps are thinner. This means long-term increased corneal stability.
PRK or photorefractive keratectomy is an older laser eye surgery method, in use for more than thirty years. This treatment is often called (advanced) LASEK. PRK is a central, superficial laser therapy which reshapes the curve of the cornea. This technique is often used for those who suffer from dry eyes, or have particularly thin corneas.
|PRK||LASEK / LASIK||FEMTO LASIK|
|Sight recovery||5 days||24 hours||3 hours|
|Price||1000 € / eye||1250 € / eye||1750€ / eye|
Laser eye surgery is a complex subject. Don’t believe everything Dr. Google has to say! Make a no-strings appointment for an initial, informal consultation.
Laser eye surgery is a short, – just 10 to 15 minutes – painless treatment carried out under local anaesthesia. The laser treatment itself takes less than one minute. Directly after treatment, you will find that your vision is blurred. Make sure you have someone with you to take you home. We expect you to experience complete recovery of vision within 24 hours.
Laser eye surgery FAQ
You are considering corrective laser surgery, but still have questions? Chances are you will find an answer to your questions in our FAQ. It would be a pleasure to welcome you to our clinic in Wemmel (slightly north of Brussels). Make an informal, commitment-free appointment with one of our experts.