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Enjoy life without glasses!

Intervention in minutes

Local anesthesia with drops

State-of-the-art laser technology

Quick recovery

Glasses or lenses cannot replace the best visual instrument in the world: YOUR EYES.

Get rid of glasses or contact lenses with a safe and fast intervention. The procedure takes 5-7 minutes for each eye, is painless, requires no hospitalization and is one of the safest procedures in the world. Enjoy life without compromise, thanks to refractive surgery!

The procedure takes only a few minutes

At Clario, laser procedures take place in an outpatient department, lasting 5-7 minutes for each eye.

ReLEx SMILE is the most advanced procedure, performed exclusively with the Zeiss Visumax femtolaser, the only one in the world capable of this performance.

In the case of eye lasik surgery the procedure is performed on a Zeiss combine with the Zeiss Visumax femtolaser and the Zeiss Mel 80 excimer laser and the PRK is performed only with the latter.

Local anesthesia, with drops

The laser refractive surgery itself is painless and all the while, you will be sitting very comfortably on a fully automatic bed. You will be awake, and the doctor will constantly explain to you what he is doing, step by step  and what to expect.

We use lasers with the accuracy of femtoseconds, as in 10 to the power of -15 in a second. To have a better idea, a femtosecond versus one second is about one second versus 31.7 million years. Hard to imagine? It is the reality of today and tens of millions of laser eye surgeries have been performed in the world with this technology.

Quick recovery

At our eye clinic in Bucharest, we use ReLEx SMILE, FemtoLASIK and PRK techniques to help you give up glasses. Both are non-invasive procedures in which the laser accurately ‘grinds’ the outer surface of the eye to reduce the diopters that were previously offset by the glasses.

You will enjoy spectacular results immediately after the eye surgery, and you will notice your vision improving from one day to another.

Details about Smile, Femtolasik and PRK

Refractive surgery - prices per eye

ReLEx SMILE - diopter reduction intervention procedure costs 7500 Lei.

The price includes postoperative control one day and one week after the operation.

The eye lasik surgery - reducing diopters using the FemtoLASIK procedure costs 4500 Lei.

The price includes 2 postoperative check-ups, a day after the procedure and another one, a week after the operation.

The prk laser eye surgery - diopter reduction through using PRK procedure costs 2500 Lei.

The price includes 2 postoperative check-ups, a day after the procedure and another one, a week after the operation.

Medical Team at Clario Bucharest

Frequently asked questions about laser refractive surgery

Am I a suitable candidate for laser refractive surgery?

There are a few conditions you need to consider. Age, general health and eye health are the most important. It is mandatory that you have turned 18 when you come in for a consultation and sometimes, it is even necessary that your age is over 21 years.

There is no upper age limit for laser eye surgery. But you should know that after 40 years there is a need to use glasses for close activities (reading, writing) due to presbyopia.

If my eyes are healthy, am I a good candidate for laser eye surgery?

The absence of any evolutionary eye disease is an essential condition in eligibility for eye surgery. But it’s not always enough. There are other criteria that must be taken into account.

The thickness of the cornea (the lens at the front of the eye) is very important, as vision correction is done by reshaping the tissue of this lens. It turns out that a minimum corneal thickness is required, a limit beyond which the operation can become risky for the eyes.

The pupil diameter should not be too large. If the pupils are naturally large, there is a risk of unpleasant visual effects after the operation: halos, bright images at night, especially when driving.

High diopter values ​​may limit the possibility of complete reduction. The results of laser refractive surgery for large diopters can be unpredictable and can have a risk of visual complications. In these situations, other intraocular procedures for vision correction may be recommended.

Do my diopters need to be stable?

It is recommended that the diopters become stable at least 1 year before surgery, especially in the case of myopia, where the diopters generally increase gradually until you turn 18 years old. Young patients should wait until their diopters stop evolving. Otherwise, the result of the procedure will be affected by the subsequent evolution of the diopters.

What diseases could prevent me from being a good candidate for laser refractive surgery?

Evolutionary eye diseases such as keratoconus, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, severe eye dryness, cataracts, and eye inflammation prevent you from performing laser refractive surgery. There are other surgical options in such situations.

Degenerative or autoimmune diseases such as diabetes mellitus, connective tissue disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV infection affect the postoperative healing and are contraindications for laser surgery.

Can I undergo laser refractive surgery if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

These periods of time in a woman’s life lead to hormonal changes and have the effect of diopter instability. Dry eyes caused by hormonal changes contraindicate laser eye intervention, as well as the need to use drugs before and after surgery, which can harm the child. Therefore, it is recommended to wait a few months (at least 3 months) after you stop breastfeeding and then you can consider the evaluation for laser refractive surgery.

What results should I expect after laser refractive surgery? Is the operation safe?

The results after the operation are excellent and the patients enjoy a normal view without glasses. FemtoLASIK is a safe and effective procedure and 98.8% of patients are satisfied/very satisfied with the results of the operation.

Your expectations must be realistic. Vision acuity depends on the value of the diopters and other parameters measured before surgery. Almost all patients end up seeing without glasses after surgery, as much or better than they saw with glasses before surgery.

What complications can occur? Is the procedure safe?

You should be aware that there may be risks and possible side effects after laser refractive surgery.

Possible complications that may occur after surgery: infection, chronic eye dryness, visual halos and fog, subcorrection, overcorrection, flap-related complications, retinal detachment.

Less than 1% of patients have severe postoperative complications. The vast majority of them are treatable and are usually resolved in the first months after surgery.

Will I ever need glasses or contact lenses again?

We humans are very different and the eyes, like the whole body, change over time, but at a different pace for each of us. Sometime after the age of 40 you may need reading glasses because the onset of presbyopia begins, a normal, age-dependent phenomenon.