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Am I eligible for surgery ?

Are you myopic, hyperopic, astigmatic or presbyopic ? Would you like to correct your visual defect through eye surgery ? Then contact us to arrange an appointment where we will be able to answer all your questions !

First of all, we would like to rectify some common misconceptions about ocular (eye) surgery.

You don’t need to operate on myopia as eventually presbyopia will correct it !

This is false: Treating myopia does not prevent a treatment of presbyopia when it becomes troublesome.  Similarly, myopia and presbyopia can be treated at the same time.

You will no longer be able to wear contact lenses after an eye operation.!

This is false: It will still be possible to wear contact lenses. However, it is extremely rare to need to wear lenses after an eye operation that corrects the visual defect perfectly and durably.

You must wait for your presbyopia to be stable before finding a treatment !

This is false: The treatments we offer correct your current presbyopia while anticipating the maximum correction that would be required for last-stage presbyopia.

Your myopia is too severe or not severe enough to be treated !

This is false: All myopias are operable, either by laser or by implants.

You also have an astigmatism, so we can’t treat you !

This is false: Astigmatism is treated at the same time as the associated optical defect being myopia, hyperopia or presbyopia with excellent results.

You must wait, as myopia will develop during each pregnancy !

This is false: During pregnancy, all tissues of the body swell, especially those of the cornea. This edema (swelling) causes a temporary aggravation of myopia. A few weeks after childbirth however, the degree of myopia returns to the same severity as before the pregnancy. You can therefore get treated for short-sightedness even if you are planning a pregnancy in the future !

Laser treatments for eyes are painful !

This is false: Old techniques, such as PKR (refractory photokeratomy) were painful for 24 to 72 hours after treatment. The current SMILE technique with the femtosecond laser is painless. During the operation, you will experience only pressure on the eye similar to that experienced when examining the retina with a contact lens. After the procedure, patients normally experience a light itching or watering of the eye, for usually no more than 4 hours following the procedure.



Since its creation in the 1980s, refractive surgery has benefited from significant technical innovations. The accuracy and safety of current technologies are incomparable with those of the techniques practiced in the past. Yet surgical technologies alone can not guarantee a quality result. The intervention of experienced surgeons like Dr. Donate is equally essential to the success of your operation, in particular in determining the surgical protocol specifically adapted to your situation.


Please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be delighted to answer all of your questions.