Laser treatments

Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can be corrected with a laser treatment. Our ophthalmologists master different techniques and we have state-of-the art laser equipment for a treatment customized to your needs and desires. There is a lot of overlap between the various laser treatments. Every treatment is fast (around 10 minutes per eye) and nearly painless.

The intake examinations will tell us which treatment is best suited to your eyes.

When are you eligible for a laser treatment?

  • Vision specifications
Treatments are possible for nearsightedness (corrections of -1 to max. -8 dioptres), farsightedness (corrections of +1 to +4 dioptres) or astigmatism (cylinder of up to 6 dioptres).
  • Age
You must be at least 18 years old and no older than 45, with a stable refraction.
  • Conditions involving pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you have just given birth or just stopped breastfeeding, we wait at least 3 months before starting your treatment.
  • Recent intake examination
The intake examination used as the basis for your treatment may not have been carried out more than half a year ago.
  • Exclusion criteria for laser treatment
If you have a retinal disease or rheumatic condition, a laser treatment is unfortunately not suited for you. You may, however, be eligible for an extra lens implant.

Various types of laser treatments

PRK or ‘no touch’ PRK

With this type of laser treatment, the top cell layer of the cornea is removed manually (PRK) or with a laser (‘no touch’ PRK), before the laser starts its work. After the treatment, we place a temporary contact lens on the eye so that the incision can heal.
The surface layer grows back fully in less than a week.



In this treatment, we carry out the entire procedure with a laser at a deeper layer of the cornea. First, a thin layer (the flap) is loosened with a special laser. After the laser treatment, this flap is put back and the little incision quickly closes up again.


KLEx (SmartSight & SMILE)

The ‘Keratorefractive Lenticule Extraction’ (KLEx) laser treatments are the most recent treatments and make a one-step surgery possible, which means that all treatments are carried out with a single laser device. First, a small incision is made with the laser in the deeper retina, and in a second step, it is removed through an opening of less than 3mm. After that, the cornea is treated entirely painlessly with the laser.


We’re happy to help!

Your vision, your comfort, your happiness: this is what we care about at Oogcentrum Medipolis. Are you dreaming of a life without glasses or contact lenses? Our experienced team is ready to help you and answer all your questions.

  • The laser treatment itself is very quick (around 10 minutes per eye) and nearly painless.
  • When you arrive at our eye centre, we ensure that you immediately feel comfortable.
    • After the administrative formalities have been completed, we accompany you to the operating room.
    • There, your eye is given a local anaesthetic with drops and is carefully disinfected.
    • With the laser treatment, you will first feel a bit of pressure for around forty seconds when the laser creates the flap. The flap is then opened.
    • While you look at a flickering light, the excimer-laser does its work. You will hear a little crackling sound which is completely normal. The actual refractive laser procedure takes only a couple of minutes per eye and is nearly painless.
    • After the procedure, antibiotic drops are applied.
  • After the laser treatment, you can have a bit of a rest, and after a check-up by our team, you can go home. For safety reasons, it is best not to drive yourself and to have someone to accompany you.
  • Taking the preparation, the treatment and the follow-up into account, you will spend around one hour at the laser centre.

The price of a laser treatment varies, depending on various individual factors. We consider it important to make a personal price calculation for each patient. For an overview of our fees, please go to the fees page.