I can seriously recommend Lirema!! Very professional, friendly staff that you can trust! I felt very safe all the time. They are well organised and very flexible !!! Everything went well and I am happy with the result.
People at the Clinic were really nice and made the experience as relaxed as it can be. I got detailed advice about what I should do before and after the surgery and got back to me quickly when I had questions during postoperative period. The only thing to take into consideration is that I had to take one and a half weeks more off work after surgery than what I was told before, which was unexpected.
– Barbara B
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are answers to the most common questions we receive about our treatments. If you can not find the answer to your question, you are welcome to contact us and we will help you.
What time of the year is it best for the operation?
The season does not affect the success of the operation: patients can choose a time that suits them. However, if you are planning to go on an active vacation afterwards, you should bear in mind that your eyes will be more sensitive for a while and you will need to watch out for dust and direct sunlight. You should also avoid bathing in open bodies of water and swimming pools.
Why will a doctor sometimes not recommend a laser operation?
The only place to go for a competent consultation about an operation to correct your vision is in a clinic that performs such procedures. A specialist will not recommend a procedure if it means exceeding safe operational limits. It is often the case that other methods of correcting vision are more suitable, such as intraocular correction or a clear-lens operation.
When will I be able to return to work after an operation?
The time when you can return to work depends on the nature of your job. We usually recommend that you take a few days off, because this will give you enough time to prepare adequately for the operation and be monitored afterwards.
What do I do if I don’t feel well a month after the operation?
For up to one year after the operation, we will consult with you by email. Alternatively, we will provide you with a free consultation if you come in to visit us. An evaluation of the results is normally carried out 4–6 months after an operation.
What happens during the operation? Will it hurt?
During the operation, the upper part of the cornea is treated by laser, causing a change in the cornea’s convexity and refractory power. Light rays that pass through the optic system start to be focused on the retina and this improves vision.
The patient is put into a comfortable reclining position in the operating theatre, with a local anaesthetic applied using eye drops. He or she will therefore feel no unpleasant sensations.
The operation takes about 20 minutes. Immediately afterwards, the patient is given some instructions and recommendations, and is prescribed eye drops. The patient is then fit to go home.
Can anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses have an operation to correct their vision?
An operation to correct vision is not recommended for every patient who requests one. A specialist will not propose this if they believe that the desired outcome of good vision without glasses is unlikely to be achieved. The operation is recommended only for those with myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism conditions that do not exceed safe operational limits, and who do not have a cornea that is too thin, or any eye diseases or certain other illnesses.
After the operation, will I be able to do without glasses for the rest of my life?
The effects of operations to correct vision are long-term and stable. However, the medical possibilities are not limitless. These operations are not a restoration of vision but the replacement of one method of correction (glasses or contact lenses) with another (operation). The plan is that after an operation, a person can see without glasses the way they could before with a good pair of glasses or contact lenses. It is important to note that the results of an operation are also highly dependent on the extent and complexity of the person’s myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism.
How should you prepare for an operation?
Do not wear contact lenses for two weeks before surgery; and do not use eye cosmetics (such as mascara or eyeshadow) for several days before surgery.
Does laser eye surgery have any impact on pregnancy or giving birth?
Vision correction surgery does not affect the process of giving birth; nor does the process of giving birth affect corrected eyes. However, it is recommended that you wait for about six months after the operation before trying to get pregnant because the hormone- and antibiotic-based eye drops used after an operation may have an effect on the development of the foetus. Because the operation causes the body stress, as do pregnancy and giving birth, a break is recommended between them. We are pleased to say that there are many female patients who have given birth after laser eye surgery and continue to enjoy excellent vision.