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Myopia or short-sightedness
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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.
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
The Swiss precision of the Ziemer Z8 femto laser, in combination with the Alcon Allegretto excimer laser.
Advantages: life without glasses
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|
|Personalised topo-guided treatment||+€250||+€500|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.