Who is not a candidate for laser eye surgery?

The following people are temporarily unsuitable for laser treatment

  • Those under 18 years of age, because the eye’s refractive properties may change usually until 18-20 years of age
  • Those with a changing (worsening) refractive error, i.e. when the patient notices that they need a stronger and stronger prescription, because the procedure may only be performed if your vision prescription has been stable for a while
  • Pregnant or nursing women, because hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding may change the eye’s refractive properties
  • Those taking certain special drugsbecause there are certain drugs that may affect the outcome of a laser eye surgery (including narcotics)

The following people are permanently unsuitable for laser treatment:

  • Those above 65 years of age, because after that age there is an increased risk of eye diseases
  • People with pacemakers, because the magnetic field generated by laser devices may interfere with the pacemaker
  • Diabetic patients treated with insulin or having an unstable condition
  • People suffering from any autoimmune disease affecting the connective tissue
  • People suffering from various other eye diseases

Pre-operative examinations, which are performed using specific instrumentation, are aimed at excluding risks factors that may have an adverse impact on the optimal outcome. OPTIK-MED does not undertake the treatment if there is any factor that could substantially jeopardise the successful outcome of the procedure.

If you are above 65 or want to get rid of your cataract, our partner clinic, a Focus Medical, can provide you with a solution.

If you are under 18, we recommend you to contact Paediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Csilla Serfőző: http://www.gyerekszemesz.hu/hu

What outcome can I expect after a laser eye surgery?
What is a pre-operative examination like?
What happens on the day of the treatment?
What should I pay attention to during the recovery period?
How safe is laser vision correction?
What sort of guarantee does OPTIK-MED offer?
What outcome can I expect after a laser eye surgery?

What outcome can I expect after a laser eye surgery?

With our special Eagle Eye Treatment (Sasszemkezelés®) even such hidden refractive errors can be corrected that not even the best glasses, contact lenses or conventional laser systems are capable of eliminating. After an Eagle Eye Treatment (Sasszemkezelés®) laser eye surgery (PRK, FEMTO Laser Blended Vision (presbyopia) treatment for people with reading glasses or NO-Touch PRK), you will have a sharper vision you’ve ever had before with eyeglasses, for the rest of your life.

What is a pre-operative examination like?

What is a pre-operative examination like?

What to expect during the examination?

  • be prepared for a completely painless examination that takes 1.5-2 hours
  • the most important tests are carried out by two experts independently
  • refractive errors are measured using five different methods
  • the expected outcome of your treatment is presented to you in a personalised Medical Guarantee Certificate
  • during the pre-operative examination, we collect tens of thousands of data that enable us to plan the ideal treatment

How should you come to the examination?

  • as you will receive pupil-dilating drops (mydriatics), after the examination, your vision will be blurred for even up to an entire day, thus it is advisable to come with a companion and/or arrive by public transport
  • you should not wear soft contact lenses for 4-5 days before the tests, semi-rigid and rigid lenses for at least 2 weeks in order to obtain accurate measurement results
  • ladies are recommended not to use any make-up, especially mascara
  • you can eat and drink (non-alcoholic beverages) as usual before the tests
  • bring your national health insurance card with you so that we can prescribe you the necessary drugs
  • bring your previous eyesight reports and glasses with you

In the case of online registration , the pre-operative examination is FREE OF CHARGE..

What happens on the day of the treatment?

What happens on the day of the treatment?

What to expect on the day of your surgery?

  • prepare for a painless procedure which will take approximately 1.5-2 hours
  • in the preoperative care unit, you will receive sedative pills and anaesthetic eye drops
  • in the operating theatre, have nothing to do but lay down in a comfortable position and look ahead
  • the treatment time is 2-3 minutes for PRK treatments and 8-10 minutes for FEMTO treatments
  • after surgery, you will be able to experience good vision immediately
  • at your discretion, you may leave immediately or after a short rest with your companion

How to come to your laser eye surgery?

  • Bring a pair of sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection (your sunglasses’ ability to block UV rays can be verified at the clinic), or you can buy a pair from the clinic’s offering
  • you should not wear soft contact lenses for 4-5 days before the procedure, while semi-rigid and rigid lenses for at least 2 weeks
  • ask a friend to come and pick you up at the end of your surgery
  • bring with you the guarantee certificate provided to you during the pre-operative examination
  • eat as usual, however, avoid the consumption of alcohol and caffeine
  • ladies should avoid wearing facial make-up (especially waterproof make-up) and perfumes
  • Tell your physician about the drugs taken on the day of the surgery!
  • If you have not chosen upfront payment, please bring with you the documents needed for the selected payment plan and/or your surety
What should I pay attention to during the recovery period?

What should I pay attention to during the recovery period?

What are the most important medical instructions during the recovery time?

  • Rest after treatment (for 1 day after a FEMTO laser eye surgery and 5-6 days after a PRK laser eye surgery)
  • Apply eye drops in line with the instructions
  • Keep away from places with dust or cigarette smoke for a month
  • Do not expose your eyes to water for a month (saunas and steam rooms are not recommended either)
  • Do not use make-up on your eyes for 2 weeks after a PRK treatment and 4 weeks after a FEMTO treatment
  • Do not rub your eyes for a few months after the treatment
  • The use of tanning beds must be strictly avoided for 3-6 months
  • Outdoors, when the sun is shining, wear sunglasses providing 100% protection from UVA rays (for 2 months after a FEMTO laser eye surgery and 6 months after a PRK laser eye surgery)
  • Attend the required post-operative checks
  • Should you have any questions, please call our 24/7 OPTIK-MED hotline at +36 1 250 5505

What to pay attention to after the recovery?

After your recovery, you will not have to pay attention to anything. Vaginal delivery is still possible after this treatment. All kinds of sports and exercises can be performed in the same way. Antal Kovács (Olympic champion in judo), Botond Storcz (sprint canoeist) and Norbert Schobert (fitness guru) continued working out in the same way as they did prior to their laser eye surgery.

How safe is laser vision correction?

How safe is laser vision correction?

The outcome of your laser eye surgery (PRK treatment FEMTO laser eye surgery, Laser Blended Vision (presbyopia) treatment for people with reading glasses)NO-Touch PRK) will change your life radically. Anyone who so far has only been able to achieve a moderate visual acuity wearing thick glasses or contact lenses, now will have a keen eyesight without any of these devices. All this with a painless procedure.

  • A pre-operative examination is an excellent opportunity to exclude any factors that may negatively affect your laser treatment's outcome
  • Evaluation and testing are carried out using the world’s most advanced ophthalmic devices and instruments and the experience gained by our ophthalmologists during tens of thousands of examinations
  • Owing to the wavefront analysis, carried out using an aberrometre (or ‘Eagle Eye Metre’, as nicknamed by our patients), hidden individual refractive errors can be precisely mapped, which is an excellent basis for planning safer, more accurate and personalised vision correction than in the case of traditional laser treatments
  • Since we are striving for maximum security, our Clinic does not undertake any laser treatments if we are not sure that we can achieve an optimal outcome. OPTIK-MED is the only clinic in Hungary where patients are treated using three high-tech laser systems
  • the Clinic’s staff has already performed hundreds of thousands of pre-operative examinations, thus there is only a very slight chance that such individual responses or issues occur that we have not yet encountered
  • Semmelweis University of Medicine and London Vision Clinic, which is in the forefront of laser eye surgery at a global level and is managed by Professor Dan Reinstein, inventor of the LBV presbyopia treatment, are scientific partners of OPTIK-MED
  • The world’s most stringent health and safety requirements are in place at the Eagle Eye Clinic
What sort of guarantee does OPTIK-MED offer?

What sort of guarantee does OPTIK-MED offer?

Owing to its 15 years of experience and the more than 85,000 laser eye surgeries carried out so far,OPTIK-MED Eagle Eye Clinic can predict with a very high degree of accuracy the expected outcome of a laser eye surgery. After the pre-operative examination, you can try the anticipated outcome (and you will also receive it in writing), provided that you will react to the laser treatment as 99% of the patients.

But what if you fall into the remaining 1%? What if your cornea reacts abnormally to the treatment? What if the outcome is worse than what you had expected? Our guarantee applies to these cases! You do not even have to assume this 1% risk! If, after the laser treatment, your vision improvement is less than what we had anticipated in writing, the guarantee will go into effect. Here is a simple example: If your ophthalmologist had promised to improve your vision by 8 dioptres, but the final outcome is an improvement of only 7 dioptres, OPTIK-MED will repeat your laser treatment free of charge.

What do I have to do to become eagle-eyed?

Apply for a free pre-operative examination. If you are a suitable candidate, a laser eye surgery can be performed at a time scheduled with you in advance

Apply for a free pre-operative examination!