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SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction)

SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is the first procedure for patients requiring minimally invasive laser treatment. During the SMILE procedure, the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a small, lens-shaped bit of tissue (lenticule) within the cornea which is then removed through a tiny incision. With the tiny lenticule removed, the shape of the cornea is altered, correcting short-sightedness.

  • Minimally invasive
  • No flap needed
  • Performed with one and the same laser
  • Speedy recovery
  • Reliable and safe

Are you a suitable candidate for SMILE surgery?

  • You are between 18 and 60 years of age
  • Short-sighted, long-sighted, astigmatic
  • Even for severe refractive errors
  • Member of the military, police or a martial arts athlete

In all other cases, Focus Eye Clinic will recommend you opt for Femto-Lasik, the latest type of eye laser.

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"As SMILE is a minimally invasive procedure, it adds to the biomechanical stability of the cornea."

Compare PRK with Lasik and Femto-Lasik

available since sight recovery price
PRK lasek 1987 5 days €1.000 / eye
PRK lasik 1997 24 hours €1.250 / eye
Femto-Lasik 2007 3 hours €1750 / eye

The SMILE procedure

  • Beforehand

    Free screening

    within 2 weeks

    • Evaluation

      • The surgeon assesses your refractive error and discusses your options, including laser treatment, with you taking account of your resolve, your profession and your hobbies.
    • Technical check-ups

      • He will also perform a number of technical examinations to thoroughly check your cornea.

      Make an appointment now and come for your screening within 2 weeks

  • Treatment

    Day of your Treatment

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    • On the day of your procedure, it would be best not to drive. So bring someone along to take you home again!

    • Before the procedure

      45 min

      • First, the final preoperative analyses are performed.
      • You will be given a mild sedative and your eyes are anaesthetised with drops. So there is no question of a full anaesthetic.
    • The procedure

      10 min/eye

      • Our staff will take you to the operating theatre.
      • Your eyes are thoroughly disinfected and covered with a sterile dressing.
      • Your eyelashes are kept out of the way and your eyes areonce again anaesthetised using a local anaesthetic.
      • Next, we apply an eyelid holder so that you can no longer blink or close your eyes.
      • Your refraction is treated using the femto laser.
    • After the procedure

      • You will be taken to a rest and relaxation area where you will stay for approximately 30 minutes.
      • You will be given protective glasses which you will need to wear for 24 hours.
    • Aftercare

      • Our nursing staff will take you through the eye drops treatment schedule.
      • You will need to apply the medicated eye drops for 3 months.
    • Check-ups

      • 1st check-up: one day after the procedure
      • 2ndcheck-up: one week after the procedure
      • 3rdcheck-up: two to three months after the procedure

      These check-ups are included in the price.

      Make an appointment now and come for your screening within 2 weeks

Cost of SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction)

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
SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) €2100 €4200
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 offers 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.

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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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