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Your checklist

Here, you will find important information about all the steps of your laser eye treatment or lens treatment at betterview. We explain what to expect after the treatment and answer the most frequently asked questions.

Before your preliminary exam

  • Please plan to spend 30 minutes at our shop.

  • Stop using contact lenses one day before the appointment; if this is not possible, please bring a lens solution when you come to the shop.

  • Bring your glasses or other visual aids with you.

Before the treatment

  • Please plan to spend 1.5 hours at our shop.

  • You cannot drive after the treatment.

  • Do not use contact lenses.

  • Do not use deodorant, perfume, make-up, face cream, or aftershave.

  • We recommend washing your hair beforehand because you cannot shower for 24 hours after the procedure.

  • We recommend asking a friend to accompany you and take you home. Otherwise, we'll happily call you a taxi through our partner company.

After the procedure

During the first 24 hours after the procedure:

  • Wear sunglasses for 24 hours after your laser eye treatment as protection against the glare of the sun and foreign bodies.

  • If we have fitted your eyes with protective lenses, do not remove them. If you lose one, please contact us.

  • After lens treatments, you will be given transparent protective covers, which you should wear until you get home.

The following symptoms may occur immediately or a few days after the treatment:

  • Mild pain (Trans-PRK).

  • Cloudy vision.

  • Fluctuating vision.

  • Watery and swollen eyes.

  • A burning sensation.

  • Redness in your eyes.

  • The sensation of a foreign body in your eyes.

  • Sensitivity to light.

The following weeks:

  • Wear sunglasses to protect yourself from the light and foreign bodies.

  • Ensure your eyes do not come into contact with water when showering for one week.

  • Do not rub your eyes for two weeks.

  • Avoid sports, sauna, and swimming for two weeks.

  • Do not wear eye make-up for two weeks.

  • Stick to your schedule for using eye drops.

  • Driving is only permitted after confirmation from the medical staff (Femto LASIK after 1 to 7 days, for TransPRK 1 to 2 weeks, for lens treatments at the earliest the day after treatment).

Unless otherwise agreed, the follow-ups will take place at the following frequencies:

  • Femto LASIK: 1 day, 1 week, and 2 months.

  • TransPRK: 1 day, 1 week, and 2 months.

  • ICL: 1 day, 1 week and 2 months

  • RLE: 1 day, 1 week and 2 months

If, for any reason, you feel unwell, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.


Frequently asked questions

These are the most important, frequently asked questions and answers about your laser eye treatment or lens treatment at betterview. If you need further information or have any questions, please get in touch with us.

What is the probability of success for my laser eye correction?

Exceptionally high. In approximately 95% of treatments, there is no residual refractive error. However, if this is the case, we can usually correct it with a second treatment. The probability of a residual correction increases slightly with the level of refractive error.

Will laser eye treatment last a lifetime?

Yes. After laser eye treatment, you can normally dispense with distance glasses for the rest of your life. Deterioration is very rare and affects people who already had a very high dioptre value before the treatment.

What ages are suitable for a laser eye treatment?

Generally, about 98% of all 18 to 45-year-olds are suitable for laser eye treatment. There may also be a possibility of laser vision correction for people over the age of 45. However, starting at the age of 45, a refractive lens exchange is preferable and available at betterview. We clarify and discuss in detail which treatment method is most suitable for you in our free, no-obligation examinations.

How does a refractive lens exchange work?

A refractive lens exchange involves replacing your natural lens with an artificial lens. The procedure corrects severe ametropia as well as presbyopia, and prevents cataracts.

betterview also offers lens treatments. Which methods are offered exactly?

In addition to lens implantation, betterview also offers refractive lens exchange. Both treatments are alternatives to laser eye treatment. They can also be used to treat people whose eyes may not be suitable for laser eye treatment, for example, due to severe ametropia, advanced age, or a cornea that is too thin.

How does lens treatment work?

Lens treatment at betterview, like laser eye treatment, takes place in four steps: a free and no-obligation preliminary examination, a detailed main examination, the treatment and the subsequent follow-ups.


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