betterview logo
Google logo


Back to 100% vision in just 15 minutes

What is Femto-LASIK?

Femto-LASIK is a type of laser vision treatment. It is a further development of LASIK and is currently one of the most common and popular laser eye treatments. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can be successfully treated with Femto-LASIK. The actual procedure with the laser takes just a few seconds per eye and most who receive the treatment have full vision by the following day - experience a whole new quality of life in a small amount of time.

Quite simply

Femto-LASIK in four steps

Your laser eye treatment at betterview takes place in four simple steps:

Four simple steps image

Preliminary exam

Open Icon

In your first 30-minute preliminary exam, we'll determine if you're a good candidate for laser eye surgery with Femto-LASIK. We'll examine your eye's natural lens, the condition and thickness of your cornea and any vision correction you're using now. The primary exam is also free with no obligation.


Primary Exam

Open Icon

The primary exam is also free with no obligation. We'll conduct any further examinations to ensure the best possible treatment. During the primary exam, we'll also determine if Femto-LASIK is the most suitable method for you, or if there's an alternative treatment option that works better. The primary exam takes about 45 minutes.



Open Icon

First, your eyes will be treated with numbing drops Then, a femtosecond laser is used to create a thin cover (""flap"") in the uppermost corneal layer of the eye (""epithelium"") and folded aside. The excimer laser then shapes the exposed cornea to correct the ametropia. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes.


Follow-up Visits

Open Icon

The first post-op visit takes place the following day. We examine your eyes thoroughly to evaluate the results of the Femto-LASIK procedure and the healing process. Most people are able to return to work and drive one day after the procedure.

Can I have my eyes lasered image - left
Can I have my eyes lasered image - right

What you need

Am I a good candidate for laser eye surgery with Femto-LASIK?

About 98% of 18 to 45 year-olds are good candidates for laser eye surgery with Femto-LASIK.

The following conditions should apply to you:

  • Nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism
  • Myopia up to -10 diopters
  • Farsightedness up to +4 diopters
  • Astigmatism up to 6 diopters
  • Advantages of Femto-LASIK

Advantages of Femto-LASIK

Need to know icon

100% vision in a short period of time

Treatment with Femto-LASIK improves vision in a short period of time: most of those treated achieve nearly full vision the very next day.

Need to know icon

Treatment in just 15 minutes

The laser is applied to the eye for just a few seconds, which is why the actual procedure takes less than 15 minutes - short and painless.

Need to know icon

Completely painless

Before the procedure, your eyes will be treated with numbing drops. You won't feel any pain either during the procedure or recovery.

Need to know icon

Safe and precise

The laser procedure is no-contact, ensuring maximum safety and precision. If the eye moves, the device automatically switches off.

Need to know icon

Ready to go the next day

Femto-LASIK promotes quick recovery. Most patients are able to drive and return to work the next day.

Need to know icon

High probability of success

About 95% of people who undergo laser eye surgery achieve 100% vision. If this is not achieved, the procedure can usually be done again.

Free appointment image

Schedule a free consultation appointment now

During a 30-minute, no-obligation, free initial consultation on site, we'll find out whether you can have your vision corrected with a laser and which treatment option is best for you.


Commonly asked questions for Femto-LASIK

Here you can find the most important questions and answers about betterview. If your question cannot be answered here, please feel free to contact us.

What is the difference between Femto-LASIK and LASIK?

Femto-LASIK is a further developed type of LASIK. Whereas LASIK utilizes a blade to create the so-called flap in the cornea, Femto-LASIK uses a high precision femtosecond laser for this step. With Femto-LASIK, the cornea is treated exclusively with the laser and is therefore fully non-contact.

What side effects can occur after the procedure?

The Femto-LASIK procedure is short and painless. However, temporary side effects can occur after treatment: slightly blurred vision, for example is perfectly normal and any dryness can be treated with prescribed eye drops that we provide.

What are the disadvantages of Femto-LASIK?

Laser eye surgery with Femto-LASIK is extremely safe and relatively simple, but it may not be suitable for everyone. If your cornea is too thin or you have very dry eyes then you may not be a good candidate for this procedure. Alternative treatments may include laser treatment with Trans-PRK or lens implantation.

Is Femto-LASIK really painless?

Femto-LASIK results are permanent and last a lifetime. However, this treatment does not protect against presbyopia, in which the elasticity of the lens decreases with time starting at age 45. Presbyopia can be corrected with vision aids or permanently fixed with a refractive lens exchange.

How long is recovery after Femto-LASIK?

Most patients are able to drive and return to work the next day. With Femto-LASIK, the uppermost layer of the cornea is not removed rather, a small flap is created and temporarily folded aside - this flap heals on its own after the surgery. Recovery is rather quick and most achieve close to 100% vision the very next day.

Is Femto-LASIK really painless?

Laser eye surgery with Femto-LASIK is pain free. Before the procedure, you eyes will be treated with numbing drops. A laser is used to create a thin cover ("flap") in the uppermost corneal layer and folded aside. The exposed corneal layer is then treated with the laser. The flap reattaches itself and the eyes are able to heal quickly and painlessly.

What does the Femto-LASIK procedure cost?

Femto-LASIK procedure costs differ based on the service provider. At betterview the procedure costs CHF 1,790 per eye. In contrast to most other providers, our price includes everything so there are no unexpected costs. Convenient installment payments is also an option.


We're always there for you!

Do you have questions about treatment, an emergency, or just want to know something in general? Just reach out to us!


Get in touch icon

Don't feel like chatting? Just send us an email with your questions. We usually respond on the same day.


Get in touch icon

Looking for a quick response? Send us a WhatsApp message, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Call us

Get in touch icon

You want to speak with us immediately? Then simply give us a call on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM - we're here for you.


Get in touch icon

If an emergency occurs outside our opening hours, we kindly ask you to call the emergency number provided in your drop-in plan.

Free preliminary examination