• Why should you choose laser vision correction?

Laser vision correction is synonymous with a new world. Patients are no longer dependent on daily constraints associated with corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses; they can practise all types of sports and activities; they broaden social opportunities and feel self-confident.

• Why are both eyes corrected at the same time?

As a general rule, it is the case for eye surgery procedure with surface EXCIMER laser or i-LASIK®. However, with techniques like intraocular implantation surgery, only one eye is treated at the same time.

• Are the results regarding myopia surgery definitive?

Present-day techniques ensure great stability over time. However, the eye surgery procedure does not prevent vision from naturally evolving into presbyopia for example.

• Why is i-LASIK® the safest procedure?

i-LASIK® procedure (100 % laser) replaces the hand-held blade of microkeratome with a very precise laser (Femtoseconde Intralase® 60). This procedure considerably reduces the risks of blade reshaping complications.

• Can i-LASIK® treat severe myopia or hyperopia?

Laser treatment cannot be performed beyond a limit. Other techniques can be considered depending on the refractive disorder and age.

• What is personalised i-LASIK®?

VisXS4IR® laser is associated with an instrument called the aberrometer which measures and detects the specific eye’s imperfections. The information provided is laser transferred and thus allows an extremely accurate, safe treatment. Therefore, this is a tailor-made treatment as it is adapted to your eye only, and specifically takes into account not only your refraction but also your quality of vision. It represents the best of technological options.

• Does Sécurité Sociale cover the cost of the eye surgery?

Today, refractive surgery costs are not covered by French health insurance. However, a number of mutual insurance companies cover part of the cost.

• Is this surgery procedure guaranteed?

Each patient is specific and, as with any surgery, it cannot be 100% guaranteed. However, complications are rare, and the rate of satisfaction is high. In very rare cases, retreating residual myopia, astigmatism or hyperopia can be necessary to correct the disorder.

• And when i-LASIK® is not possible or recommended, is there an alternative method?

If the importance of the refractive disorder or the anatomical characteristics of the eye does not allow the 100% laser procedure, two alternative methods can be suggested: either surface Excimer laser (positive results, but longer healing and visual recovery with more sensitive post-operative effects), or refractive intraocular implants when laser is not recommended.