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Short-sightedness (myopia) is a condition that causes blurry distant vision

  • You can have this common visual defect corrected with our ultra-precise eye treatments.

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Fix your short-sightedness and be free from glasses and contacts

Discover everything you need to know about short-sightedness and how we treat it below

Patients who suffer from short-sightedness (myopia) struggle to see objects in the distance, they are out of focus and blurry. Short-sighted people can easily recognize things close to them. As a short-sighted individual, one has a negative dioptre count (for example, -3.0 dioptres).

Short-sightedness occurs when the eyeball is too long, or the refraction of the eye is too high. This means that the light doesn’t bundle on the retina. Instead, the focal point is formed before the retina. This creates a blurred image on the retina when you look into the distance. With a pair of glasses or contact lenses, the light is dispelled to hit the retina properly.

We will individually and collectively decide on the best method for you at your initial consultation.

In the treatment of short-sightedness, we flatten the central cornea to correct the refractive error. We can use the following treatments to do this:

Lens surgery methods

If you have severe long-sightedness or other visual defects, we may recommend:

The appropriate method will depend on your dioptre count:

 up to approx. -10 dioptres  Femto-LASIK/LASIK
 up to approx. -6 dioptres  Femto-LASIK/LASIK/LASEK
 approx. -6 to -25 dioptres Phakic Lenses (ICLs)/Lens replacement

Fed-up with the limitation of glasses and contact lenses?

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You’re 20 – 39 and fed-up with glasses and contact lenses

If losing your glasses ever makes you late, if pricey contact lenses eat into your hard-earned money, or if your glasses slip down, fall-off or fog-up, it’s time to find a better solution.

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You’re 40 – 55+ and reading glasses make you feel old and cumbersome

Are your eyes struggling to keep up with your lifestyle? Maybe you have a pair of glasses for every occasion but when you need them they’re either broken or missing?

Discover the best treatment to free you from the embarrassment and hassle of reading glasses…

Optimise your vision with the help of EyeLaser

Many people around the world have already freed themselves from glasses and contact lenses, but not all eyes are suitable for laser treatment. Book a free initial consultation and find out which treatment can help you:

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3 laser eye surgery steps to freedom from glasses & contact lenses

Laser eye surgery in Zurich with leading Lasik surgeons: Gain visual freedom with our method for exceptional laser eye surgery.

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Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery.

The first step is to find out if your eyes are suitable. Call us or book an appointment online.

EyeLaser consultation

During a free initial consultation, we will thoroughly examine your eyes and take the time to listen to your needs and expectations. Once we’ve found the best treatment for you, you will feel confident and reassured about your next steps.

Enjoy visual freedom

Once we’ve treated you at our state-of-the-art clinic, you’ll admire our handy work as you experience exceptional natural vision – free from the limitations of glasses and contact lenses.

Links to authoritative resources on LASIK and Femto LASIK

Follow the links below for more information on LASIK and Femto LASIK

Kurz- oder Weitsichtigkeit ist per Laser korrigierbar. Wer ist für den Eingriff geeignet? Das Wichtigste über die Methode, deren Vordenker den Physiknobelpreis bekamen. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Studien zeigen vergleichbare refraktive Ergebnisse nach PRK und SMILE sowie im Vergleich zwischen Femto-LASIK und SMILE. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.

Seit dem Jahr 1989 haben rund 16 Millionen Menschen die Sehschwäche ihrer Augen mit LASIK behandeln lassen. Eine Metastudie ergab nun, dass weltweit etwa 95 Prozent aller Patienten auch Jahre nach der Behandlung immer noch zufrieden mit den Ergebnissen sind. Klicken Sie hier, um mehr zu lesen.
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Discover our laser eye surgeons in the heart of Zurich

Dr. Victor Derhartunian

Ophthalmologist, specialist in refractive surgery

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Having learned his craft from the two pioneers of laser surgery, Dr. Victor Derhartunian is one of the leading surgeons in Europe. The senior eye surgeon at EyeLaser in Zurich can advise his patients in 5 languages.

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Dr. Nadine Gerber

Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon

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Dr. Nadine Gerber has been part of the EyeLaser team since 2018. Together with Dr. Derhartunian, she looks after refractive and general ophthalmological consultations.

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Dr. Dominique Mustur

Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon

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Dr. Dominique Mustur has been a member of the EyeLaser team since 2019.

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