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Myopia or short-sightedness

If you are short-sighted (myopic) you are only able to see things clearly when they are near to you and need glasses or contact lenses to improve your distance vision.

Do you want to get rid of your short-sightedness for good? Laser eye treatment is a safe, painless and efficient technology. Moreover, Focus Eye Clinic uses Ziemer Z8, the most modern and reliable Femto-Lasik laser technology on the market.

  • Completely painless
  • Speedy recovery
  • Latest technology
  • Reliable results

Myopia: which treatment to choose?

Femto-Lasik laser eye treatment

Anyone suffering from short-sightedness (myopia) is eligible for Femto-Lasik treatment, even if they have been diagnosed with both myopia and astigmatism.

  • You are between 18 and 90 years of age
  • Your condition has been stable for 1 year
  • Maximum refractive error: short-sightedness (myopia) -12 D

Dry eyes or thin cornea

People who suffer from dry-eye syndrome or have a very thin cornea often do not benefit from Femto-LASIK. In their case, PRK

is an excellent alternative.

Severe refractive errors

Does your refractive error exceed -12 D?. Perhaps we can help you with an implantable contact lens (ICL).

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The Swiss precision of the Ziemer Z8 femto laser, in combination with the Alcon Allegretto excimer laser.

Advantages: life without glasses

Daily comfort, for athletes included

We often hear: “I should have had it done years ago”. The convenience of no longer having to wear glasses is incredible, especially for people who are into physical exercise.


Femto-Lasik is much safer than daily contact lens use. Currently, the main real risk is that you may need a second Femto-Lasik treatment but the chance of that occurring is less than 0.5%.

Cost of femto-LASIK treatment

Focus Eye Clinic prides itself on its transparent pricepolicy for all its treatments. You pay the right price for the latest technology in refractive eye surgery.

1 eye both eyes
Femto-Lasik €1750 €3250
Personalised topo-guided treatment +€250 +€500
Preoperative screening free free
Preoperative diagnostic exam €150 €150
Postoperative review: one day post-op included included
Postoperative review: one week post-op included included
Postoperative review: six weeks post-op included included

Focus Eye Clinic performs laser eye surgery at a fair price. We don’t claim to be the cheapest on the market. After all, price is dictated by many factors such as the quality of the equipment and materials and the calibre of the surgeons and their experience.

Does my health and hospitalisation insurance cover the procedure?

Insurance companies and health insurance providers change their policies on a regular basis. This is why we prefer not to generalize about insurance cover or refunds but give each patient a personalized estimate of the possible cost of any procedure. This way, you will always know what to expect.

What is myopia?

Myopia or short-sightedness or nearsightedness is an eye deviation which makes distant objects look blurred, while objects up close can be seen clearly.

Myopia is not a disease, but a refraction abnormality (refractive error) in the eye optical system. To see clearly, both the cornea and the lens must break down the light rays and project them onto the retina; a layer of light-sensitive cells that lines the interior surface at the back of the eye (fundus). Here, light is converted into electrical impulses that are then transmitted to the brain via the optic nerve.

A myopic eye is longer than a ‘normal’ eye. If the eye is too long or if the lens is overly curved (bulbous), the focal length of the lens will be too short and the image will be projected too far in front of the retina, creating an out of focus image.

About 30 % of the western population is short-sighted. Myopia usually starts to develop between 8 and 12 years of age and can continue to evolve throughout adolescence. This refractive error usually stabilizes in adulthood.

Myopia: symptoms

People who are short-sighted can see close-up objects more clearly than those far away. Those in the early stages of myopia like to sit closer to the television or the blackboard because they have trouble with distance vision. An untreated ‘myopic’ is often recognized by their tendency to “squint”. The first complaint in adults would be problems driving in the dark.

Myopia: causes

It is not yet entirely clear why short-sightedness develops. Myopia is partly hereditary, but because it has increased considerably in recent decades, environmental factors may also play a role.

Possible causes are intensive close-up work (e.g. reading, studying, computer use). Children today often have too many “close-up activities”. Eyeball development can be affected if these activities are pursued for hours on end. Myopia is also more common among highly educated populations because of frequent close-up work.

Children who don’t spend a lot of time out of doors (sports, playing outside) seem to have a greater chance of developing myopia. The amount of outdoor light seems to have an influence on the development of myopia. If both parents are myopic, there is a greater chance that their children will go on to develop myopia too.

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Are you a suitable candidate for laser eye treatment?

Our highly specialised surgeons thoroughly examine your eyes and make a detailed diagnosis. They discuss all the options with you in all objectivity. This first screening is free of charge and of engagement.

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Multidisciplinary team of experienced topsurgeons

All the knowledge in-house for a wide range of eye treatments. Meet the team

Meet the team
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Personalised eye care

Each eye has its own unique profile, just like your fingerprints. This is why we apply the ultra-personalised topo-guided technique.

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High-tech equipment

We continuously invest in the latest, most reliable technology. We have the most comprehensive and modern technological platform for laser eye treatment and lens surgery.

About our eye lens technology
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A comfortable and pleasant setting

Our laser centre combines experts in their field with a warm welcome in a stylish setting so that you get to have your treatment in all peace and comfort.



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