Imagine life without glasses or contact lenses. No more squinting to try and recognise people’s faces, no more eyes burning from contact lenses, no more searching for lost glasses. Get a taste of freedom with quick, painless laser eye surgery at IVIO Clinic.

State-of-the-art lasers make it possible to gently and quickly remove all standard refractive errors such as short-sightedness and long-sightedness, including in combination with astigmatism. Our clients can get rid of their glasses and contact lenses via an array of methods using the Mel 90 excimer laser and/or the Visumax femtosecond laser. The doctor will decide on the best method based on the preoperative evaluation.

What you should know about laser eye surgery

What to expect

The operation itself is preceded by a preoperative evaluation which is about ninety minutes to two hours long. During this time, the client goes through many tests which are necessary to undergo the procedure. During the evaluation, the doctor applies drops to the client’s eyes to expand their pupils. This causes a temporary deterioration in vision lasting approximately two to three hours. As a result, clients should not drive immediately after the evaluation and are recommended to come to the clinic with an escort. Only after conducting a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s medical condition and refractive error can the doctor decide whether laser eye surgery is appropriate for the client. If it is, the doctor will recommend the most suitable method and explain the details of the procedure to the patient. If the client wears contact lenses, they must stop wearing them at least seven days before the evaluation. The same applies for the operation – again, the client must stop wearing contact lenses at least seven days before the procedure.
  1. After the patient registers at reception, several painless instrumental measurements are made that provide the surgeon with important information about the condition of the patient's eyes and their refractive error. This includes measuring the patient’s dioptre and intraocular pressure.
  2. This is followed by an evaluation by a specialised eye doctor, who assesses the instrument readings and performs an eye exam. The patient is welcome to ask or request information about anything that interests them regarding the procedure.
  3. Next, after consultation with the doctor, the nurses will come in to prepare the patient for the operation. This includes numbing the eyes. Since the procedure is conducted under local (topical) anaesthesia, eye drops are used as the anaesthetic. A nurse or doctor will describe to the patient what will happen during the operation.
For the entire course of the operation, the patient lies back comfortably on a bed which moves them under the laser. A blinking green light shows the patient which way to look. Everything at the clinic is arranged to minimise stress both during and after the operation. The surgeon plays the most important role, calming the patient and explaining what is happening during each step of the operation.
After the procedure, the patient receives eye drops, artificial tears, and protective sunglasses from us along with instructions for the post-operative period. Then the patient goes straight home, escorted by their friends or relatives. Patients usually experience somewhat foggy vision immediately after the operation. But if they had more substantial vision problems, they can often see better immediately after surgery than they could without glasses before surgery. In the following days their vision rapidly improves, although sometimes one eye sees a little better than the other. This is normal and nothing to worry about. Most follow-ups are scheduled within the first week after surgery. Three post-operative follow-ups are included in the price of laser surgery. Our recommendations:
  • If possible, we recommend keeping your eyes closed on the first day to help heal your eyes.
  • It is essential to follow the instructions for applying the recommended therapy and to appear for scheduled post-operative follow ups.
  • Patients should wear sunglasses for the first few days after the operation.
  • For the first two weeks after the operation, we recommend not wearing make-up and avoiding dusty and smoky areas, swimming pools, saunas, and sunbeds.
  • During the first month, every client should eliminate any risk of injury to the eyes (such as by avoiding contact or adrenalin sports).

Three basic laser eye surgery methods at IVIO Clinic

The most frequent types of laser eye surgery are:


Surface Pro surgery uses a Mel 90 excimer laser manufactured by Zeiss, one of the world’s leading optics companies. In this method, an alcohol solution is applied to loosen the corneal epithelium over the operated zone. The epithelium is then lifted and excimer laser ablation is performed, correcting the refractive error. The epithelium is then placed back and a protective contact lens is applied, which is left in place for four days.

Restoration of vision after the Surface Pro procedure generally takes longer than for other procedures and may be accompanied by feelings of discomfort. Although there are other recognised laser techniques for vision correction, today Surface Pro is viewed as a good value solution.

This technique can be used to correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism.


Femto-LASIK operations are performed using two types of lasers – a Visumax femtosecond laser and a Mel 90 excimer laser from Zeiss. The femtosecond laser is used to create a superficial flap in the cornea, which is lifted. The excimer laser is then then used to perform laser ablation at the site of the exposed flap, correcting the refractive error. At the end of the operation, the flap is returned to its original position.

Femto-LASIK is the most advanced form of this lamellar procedure and is largely used around the world. Recovery and vision improvement tend to be very quick and minimally painful. After the operation, patients only rarely experience side effects associated with the procedure. However, when compared to the newest technique, ReLEx SMILE, some studies have reported a higher incidence of dry eye disease.

This technique can be used to correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness, and astigmatism.


The Relex SMILE technique is a minimally invasive therapy which, unlike the previous methods, does not require the creation of a flap. Using a femtosecond laser, a thin corneal tissue called a lenticule is created and a small incision made inside the cornea. In the next stage of the operation, the lenticule is extracted from the inside of the cornea through this small incision. The removal of the lenticule changes the corneal curvature, thereby achieving the desired refractive error correction.

Relex SMILE is the newest and most advanced technique available. It is minimally invasive and the cornea heals quickly. Compared with other methods, this technique involves the least cutting into the surface of the cornea and the lowest incidence of dry eye symptoms in the immediate post-operative period.

This technique can be used to correct short-sightedness and astigmatism.

Laser eye surgery price list – vision correction up to age 40 (price per eye)
350 €
350 €
515 €
515 €
515 €
515 €
850 €
850 €
Additional correction
300 €
300 €

Prices are valid from 15 november 2023
The prices listed in the price list are the full amount. Any discount value is deducted from the list price.
We will provide you with free transport up to a distance of 50 km - for pre-operative examination and surgery.

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