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What is Femto-LASIK?

Femto LASIK is a type of laser vision correction. It is a further development of LASIK and is currently one of the most common and popular laser eye treatments. We successfully treat short-sightedness, long-sightedness and corneal curvature with Femto LASIK. The laser procedure takes just a few seconds per eye, and most who receive the treatment have full vision by the following day and experience a whole new quality of life in a short time.

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Femto LASIK in four steps

Your laser eye treatment at betterview has four simple steps:

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Preliminary examination

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During a 30-minute preliminary examination, we determine your suitability for laser eye treatment with Femto LASIK. We examine your eye's natural lens, the condition and thickness of your cornea, and any visual aids you use. The preliminary examination is free, with no obligation to purchase.


Main examination

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The 45-minute main examination is also free with no obligation. We conduct further investigations to ensure the best possible treatment. We determine if Femto LASIK is the most suitable method for you, or if there's an alternative treatment that works better.



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Firstly, we anaesthetise your eyes with drops. Afterwards, we use a femtosecond laser to create a thin cover (“flap”) in the uppermost corneal layer of the eye (epithelium) and fold it aside. Then, we use an excimer laser to shape the exposed cornea to correct the refractive error. The whole procedure takes less than 15 minutes.



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

What do people with nearsightedness or farsightedness see?

Try it out yourself: Click on + or - to see how people with nearsightedness or farsightedness perceive their surroundings.

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Please note that this is an approximate representation. Perception of your own visual impairment can be very subjective. Due to individual perception, it is possible that your diopter value may be perceived by you as less severe or more severe than depicted here.
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What you need

Am I suitable for laser eye treatment with Femto LASIK?

Approximately 98% of 18 to 45-year-olds are suitable for laser eye treatment with Femto LASIK.

You should meet the following requirements:

  • Short-sightedness, long-sightedness, or corneal curvature
  • Short-sightedness up to -10.00 dioptres
  • Long-sightedness up to +4.00 dioptres
  • Corneal curvature up to 6.00 dioptres
  • You are of legal age
  • Good physical health

Advantages of Femto-LASIK

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6/6 vision in a short time

Treatment with Femto LASIK improves vision in a short period: Most of our clients have almost complete vision the very next day.

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Treatment in just 15 minutes

We apply the laser to your eye for just a few seconds, so the fast and pain-free procedure takes less than 15 minutes.

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Completely pain-free

Before the procedure, we anaesthetise your eyes with drops. You won't feel any pain during the process or the recovery.

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Safe and precise

The no-contact laser automatically switches off if the eye moves, ensuring maximum precision and safety.

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Ready to go the next day

Femto LASIK promotes quick recovery. Most clients can drive and return to work one day after the procedure.

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A high probability of success

Approximately 95% of people who undergo laser eye treatment achieve 6/6 vision. If that doesn't happen, we can usually repeat the procedure to ensure it does.

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During a 30-minute, no-obligation, free initial consultation on site, we find out whether you can have laser vision correction and which treatment method is best for you.

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Frequently asked questions about Femto LASIK

These are the most important and frequent questions and answers about betterview. If you can't find the answer to your question here, please get in touch with us.

What is the difference between Femto LASIK and LASIK?

Femto LASIK is a further development of LASIK. Whereas LASIK uses a blade to create the cornea flap, Femto LASIK uses a high-precision femtosecond no-contact laser. During no-touch Femto LASIK, only the laser works on the cornea.

What are the procedure's undesired effects?

The Femto LASIK procedure is quick and pain-free. However, sometimes temporary side effects occur after treatment. For example, it is normal to experience slightly blurred vision or dryness, which we treat with prescribed eye drops.

What are the disadvantages of Femto LASIK?

Laser eye treatment with Femto LASIK is safe and straightforward, but is unsuitable for some. For example, if your cornea is too thin, or you have very dry eyes, you may not be suitable for this procedure. Alternative treatments include laser eye treatment with TransPRK or lens implantation.

How long do the Femto LASIK results last?

The Femto LASIK results are permanent and last a lifetime. However, the therapy does not treat or protect against presbyopia when the lens's elasticity decreases after age 45. One can treat presbyopia with vision aids or a permanent refractive lens exchange.

How long does it take to recover after Femto LASIK treatment?

Most clients drive and return to work the following day. Femto LASIK does not remove the uppermost layer of the cornea. Instead, we use it to create a small flap and fold it aside. The flap heals rapidly after the procedure, and most people achieve 6/6 vision by the following day.

Is Femto LASIK really pain-free?

Laser eye treatment with Femto LASIK is pain-free. Before the procedure, we anaesthetise your eyes with drops. Then, we use a laser to create a thin cover (“flap”) in the uppermost corneal layer and fold it aside. Afterwards, we treat the exposed corneal layer with the laser. The flap heals quickly and painlessly.

How much does the Femto LASIK procedure cost?

Femto LASIK procedure costs differ based on the provider. betterview charges CHF 1,890 per eye. In contrast to most other providers, our price includes everything, so there are no surprises. We also arrange convenient payment in instalments.


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