Which statement best describes your search
  • Save up to 80%
  • Join 100s of happy customers
  • Get a personalised quote for free
As seen on: As seen on

Refractive eye surgery is used to describe surgical procedures that correct vision problems, also known as refractive errors, which include nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The most common refractive eye surgery is a laser procedure called LASIK surgery, which involves a laser used to reshape the cornea, the outermost layer of the eye that helps refract the light and focus images. Other refractive eye surgeries include surface procedures (LASEK, PRK) and corneal incision procedures. Refractive eye surgery is a corrective procedure ideal for people who have had a stable eyeglass prescription for at least one year. Refractive surgery may reduce, or in some cases even eliminate, the need for prescription eye wear, and can slow the progression of degenerative vision problems.

How Does Refractive Eye Surgery Work?

Refractive eye surgery is a procedure that takes little time, but has extraordinary results. Depending on what specific treatment you undergo, there are different procedures involved. During a LASIK procedure, a surgeon will make a flap in the outer layer of the cornea to reshape the tissue underneath. The flap will then be replaced above the corrected area. A PRK procedure is similar to LASIK, as a laser is used to reshape the cornea, but the doctor will only operate the corneal surface, not the tissue underneath. After an eye refractive surgery, it is typically recommended to minimize certain daily activities right after surgery to ensure a smooth recovery. These activities include abstaining from driving, reading, and all others that present the chance of being exposed to UV lighting. Refractive eye surgeries are usually performed quickly and normally require local anesthesia. The most important post-surgery requirement will be rest and low light exposure for several days afterward.

Top Refractive Eye Surgery Hospitals

JCI
ISO 9001
Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul is part of the Group Florence Nightingale which collaborates with world-renowned hospitals and medical schools to o... More Info
290000
International patients per year
515
Doctors

What our customers say

Top Treatments
FUE Hair Transplant
Hair Transplant
€ 2,300
FUT Hair Transplant
Hair Transplant
€ 2,200
Show more treatments
JCI
Liv Hospital is a multi-disciplinary facility which has been accredited by the Joint Commission International and is ISO certified. In addition to its plasti... More Info
14000
International patients per year
250
Doctors

What our customers say

Top Treatments
FUE Hair Transplant
Hair Transplant
€ 2,300
Show more treatments
JCI
Memorial Sisli Hospital offers high-quality healthcare services in accordance with international standards. The multi-disciplinary facility’s departments inc... More Info
2
Doctors
JCI
Memorial Antalya Hospital offers high-quality healthcare services in accordance with international standards. The multi-disciplinary facility’s departments i... More Info
1
Doctor
Memorial Ankara Hospital boasts the most advanced medical technology in Turkey. The world-class healthcare facility is known for its modern design, advanced ... More Info
1
Doctor
Located in Seoul, South Korea, Renewme Skin Clinic is an excellent option for patients seeking high-quality skincare abroad at an affordable price. They offe... More Info
The Clinic RX in Malaysia offers various anti-aging and dermatological procedures so that patients can feel young once again. They can look like they have sh... More Info
The Privatklinik Döbling hospital was built by private investors in the year 1986, and is one of the leading hospitals in Vienna. Besides general medicine, t... More Info
Saint-Luc University Hospital in Belgium is a non-profit hospital that offers a variety of services. From emergency treatments for patients who experience su... More Info
Located in the heart of Belgium, Saint-Pierre University Hospital is a public hospital open to locals and travelers alike. The hospital is an inclusive place... More Info
The University Medical Center Freiburg is a highly respected teaching hospital in Germany. Doctors and students at this medical center have a wide variety of... More Info
Opened in 2007, the HELIOS Clinic Berlin-Buch is one of the newest hospitals in the HELIOS network of medical centers that combines high-level care with maxi... More Info
The Main-Taunus Private Clinic offers inpatient and outpatient services for those who need routine examinations and those who are looking for specialized tre... More Info
It isn't always easy to find quality medical care when one is traveling abroad, but Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore maintains one of the most internationall... More Info
Founded over 30 years ago with 2 convenient locations in Singapore, Mount Elizabeth hospital is well known as one of the premier healthcare providers in Sout... More Info
Accreditations are awarded to outstanding hospitals or clinics based on a set of high quality standards consistently met.

Request a free quote

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×