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Be free from glasses and contacts with LASIK

LASIK is the best known and most commonly performed laser eye surgery in the world
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Be free from glasses and contacts with LASIK

LASIK is the best known and most commonly performed laser eye surgery in the world
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Free yourself from the day-to-day hassle of glasses and contacts with LASIK in Lyon

In this video, Dr. David Donate explains how patients feel after LASIK

Life is better without glasses and contacts

After LASIK laser eye surgery, our patients experience life-changing freedom

Free yourself from the barriers that hold you back

After LASIK laser eye surgery, you’ll have exceptional natural vision and be free from the setbacks that come with glasses and contact lenses. You’ll never have to worry about the way glasses make you look or feel, or any contact lens complications. You can finally live your life the way it’s supposed to be – with confidence.

When you feel confident, amazing things happen

When you feel confident in who you are, it shows through your actions, personal demeanour, and interaction with others. LASIK laser eye surgery helps you feel ready for life’s experiences and more likely to move forward with new people and opportunities – not back away from them.

Life’s better without glasses

Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to leave the house without having to worry about your glasses or contact lenses. You can walk, swim, shop and travel without anxiety around your glasses and contact lenses getting in your way. Whether it’s a picnic in the park or an interview for your dream job, you’ll feel attractive, relaxed and comfortable.

Take the first step to a more confident you

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. But unfortunately, confidence can’t help you see. Sure, these visual aids do the job, but they come with an array of setbacks that can make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. With LASIK laser eye surgery, your true natural vision is restored, giving you the confidence to live a better life.

Free yourself from the barriers that hold you back

After LASIK laser eye surgery, you’ll have exceptional natural vision and be free from the setbacks that come with glasses and contact lenses. You’ll never have to worry about the way glasses make you look or feel, or any contact lens complications. You can finally live your life the way it’s supposed to be – with confidence.

When you feel confident, amazing things happen

When you feel confident in who you are, it shows through your actions, personal demeanour, and interaction with others. LASIK laser eye surgery helps you feel ready for life’s experiences and more likely to move forward with new people and opportunities – not back away from them

Life’s better without glasses

Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to leave the house without having to worry about your glasses or contact lenses. You can walk, swim, shop and travel without anxiety around your glasses and contact lenses getting in your way. Whether it’s a picnic in the park or an interview for your dream job, you’ll feel attractive, relaxed and comfortable.

Take the first step to a more confident you

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. But unfortunately, confidence can’t help you see. Sure, these visual aids do the job, but they come with an array of setbacks that can make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. With LASIK laser eye surgery, your true natural vision is restored, giving you the confidence to live a better life.

Freedom from glasses and contacts in 3 easy steps

Enjoy exceptional natural vision in Lyon with The Donate Method

GET IN TOUCH

The first step is to find out if laser eye surgery is right for you. That’s why we offer a free first appointment. Give us a call on 04 78 17 27 27 or use our easy online calendar to get an appointment. 

WE’LL MEET

Visit our high-quality clinic, where we’ll give you a comprehensive eye examination and discuss your lifestyle. You’ll leave with a clear answer about the best treatment option for your eyes.

ENJOY LIFE

After being treated with The Donate Method, our patients tell us that every day is better and they wish they had done it years earlier! You’ll be ready to enjoy a new freedom without the hassle of glasses and contacts!

The Donate Method

Discover if you could be free from glasses and contacts

Not everyone can benefit from laser eye surgery. The first step is to book an appointment and find out if your eyes are suitable and which options (if any) are best for you

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Can laser eye surgery help you?

There are many treatment options to suit different ages and lifestyles

You’re 20 – 44 and glasses and contacts get in your way

Glasses and contacts can make you look older or less attractive, get in the way of the activities you enjoy and are a hassle to remember.

Find out how you can become glasses and contact lenses free…

You’re over 45 and your reading glasses make you feel old

Have you started to notice that your reading vision isn’t as crisp as it used to be? Or perhaps you refuse to wear those awful reading glasses because they make you feel old?

Find out how you be free from the hassle of reading glasses…

Happy patients talk about why they chose us

We’ve helped thousands of Lyonnais enjoy exceptional natural vision without glasses and contact lenses

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I highly recommend the clinic. The staff, the care and the post-operative make you wonderfully well supported during your life change. I had myopia, and to this day, I no longer have glasses. I had no pain or discomfort.

Julie P.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A new life begins without glasses, thanks to Dr Donate. He and his team were very professional. They were always available to answer my questions, and all in all, it was a very pleasant atmosphere. The organization of the intervention was perfect. Do not hesitate to contact Dr David Donate.

Susanne N.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I had no postoperative pain, and an hour later, it was as if the procedure had not happened except that I can see better! Very fast recovery and amazing results. Living without glasses for the first time in your life, it does not cost. Go for it!!

Daniel A.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

It really changes daily life to be able to do without glasses. I don’t have to worry about them fogging up; I can see well in all circumstances (in the pool or the sea); and my field of vision has expanded because glasses frames no longer block my peripheral vision.

Allan S.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I am very satisfied with my results from the SMILE procedure. I did not feel any pain during the operation or after. I thank Doctor Donate for his expertise and his work. I also thank all the team who were kind and attentive. Thank you all.

Lydia B.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I feel like I have found my freedom. Goodbye glasses and lenses, I know have perfect vision from far and near. A big thank you to Dr David Donate and his entire team for their professionalism, warm listening and their reassuring follow-up.

Annie B.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Everyone is pleasant and makes you feel very comfortable at this high-end establishment.

Pascale B.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I had SMILE laser eye surgery with Doctor Donate to correct my myopia, and I’m really happy with the result! What happiness to no longer wear glasses or lenses. The care at the office and the Laser Vision Roosevelt Center was perfect! Thanks to the whole team.

Johanna W.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The operation (SMILE) was painless and very fast for both eyes. Later that evening I watched a movie and could finally see the subtitles without glasses!

Alain R.

We have replaced the images of real patients who provided these testimonials to protect their privacy.

Gain freedom from glasses in 15 minutes

In the toggles below, we have provided everything you need to know about LASIK

All patients with myopia between -0,25 and -12D and/or astigmatism from -0,25 to -6D can have LASIK.

All patients with hyperopia from 0,75 to 6D and/or astigmatism from 0,25 to 6D can benefit from LASIK.

We can ensure your suitability at your first appointment.

The LASIK procedure works by using a laser to create a flap in the cornea – the transparent, dome-shaped surface of the eye that accounts for a large part of the eye’s bending or refracting power. We then use a laser to reshape the cornea, which corrects the refraction problems in the eye.

The advantages of LASIK:

We get very good results.

Visual recovery is rapid, and there is no pain either during or after the procedure.

Patients rediscover the pleasure of going out, playing sports and travelling without glasses or contact lenses.

Many of our patients find themselves more attractive without glasses and report having more confidence in themselves after the operation.

The disadvantages of LASIK:

The disadvantages of LASIK are very few.

LASIK can sometimes induce nighttime halos for the more major corrections, but it depends on the size of the pupil in the dark. However, with the ablation profiles we currently use, this complication has become very rare.

LASIK can also unmask preoperative “dry eye”. To avoid this, we include a dry eye assessment in our initial assessment to analyse this risk and offer preventive management of this pathology.

Sometimes after LASIK, there is a residual correction (remaining visual error) that requires retouching (around 1% of cases). We have experience with these alterations and can perform this additional treatment without difficulty.

Extremely rarely, in approximately 1 in 10 000 cases, the patient’s visual acuity drops to 8/10, and they may need to start wearing glasses again. Our experience and know-how allow us to take care of these cases, even if the patients have been operated on at other visual clinics.

Some centres offer an attractive base rate for basic treatment with additional and payable options to improve results being left up to the patient.

At our clinic, we have chosen to offer only the best treatment, adapted and personalized to each patient, without compromising results or safety.

Before your LASIK operation

The treatment itself lasts only 15 minutes, but you should allow an hour between your arrival at the center and your departure.

On arrival, we will offer you an anxiolytic and analgesic pre-medication to relax you. Then, after putting on a sterile operating robe, we enter the operating room for about 15 minutes. You lie on the ophthalmological chair, and we instil drops of anaesthetic in your eyes. There is no stinging, nor need for general anesthesia. Thanks to this local anesthesia, the treatment is perfectly painless.

During your LASIK operation

During your procedure, you lie on an ophthalmological chair. The first stage of treatment consists of preparing a thin corneal lenticule or ‘flap’ using the femtosecond laser. During this step, you will feel a little pressure on your eye for 20 seconds.

During this treatment, a stabilizing system ensures the accuracy and safety of the treatment. If, however, you move from your position, the laser stops, and we can resume at the point where it was interrupted, without any problem.

The treatment is applied successively on both eyes.

Then, the rotating chair places you under the excimer laser without you having to rise.

We place a ‘blepharostat’ (an eye speculum) between your eyelids to keep them open. Anesthesia removes the blinking reflex, so you will not want or need to close your eyelids during the treatment. We lift the flap and apply the excimer laser treatment to your cornea to reshape it, removing your optical defect. This step lasts 10 to 30 seconds per eye.

During the laser treatment, two infra-red security cameras monitor your eye to follow its small movements. If these movements are too great, a safety system instantly interrupts the treatment. This makes it possible to return to the procedure under the best conditions.

Finally, we replace the flap to its natural position, which concludes the operation.

We will perform a final check-up of your eyes under the microscope before your departure. Sunglasses will be given to you to protect your eyes when you return to your home.

The results are excellent; the patients resume their usual activities the next day.

Sometimes there may be a small, non-annoying mist that disappears within a few hours.

Vision without correction is perfect in 97% of cases. Otherwise, we can perform a touch-up to improve the result.

Have questions about laser eye surgery?

Watch our patient videos to learn from expert eye surgeon Dr. David Donate

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Links to authoritative resources on LASIK

Follow the links below for more information on LASIK

The purpose was to evaluate subjective quality of vision and patient satisfaction after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia and myopic astigmatism. Click here to read more.

This overview takes a look at the “state of the union” as it relates to LASIK as we know it in this year of vision, 2020. Here is part two, focusing on FDA approval, current iterations and data. Click here to read more.

LASIK is corrective surgery to a very delicate part of the eye. Millions of people have had LASIK surgery to correct their vision, many with great success. But not everyone is a good candidate for the surgery. Click here to read more.

Refractive surgery is optional surgery of convenience. It is intended only for perfectly informed and motivated patients. The decision is personal and the motivations vary: comfort, sport, aesthetic or professional. Click here to read more about LASIK eye surgery in Paris.

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Take this quick quiz to discover if you can be free from glasses and contacts

Not everyone can benefit from laser eye surgery. You have many different options depending on your eyes, age and lifestyle. Take this quick 2-min quiz to find out which type of laser eye surgery (if any) is right for you

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Dr. David Donate

Ophthalmologist – Refractive surgery specialist

20 years’ experience and 20000 successful vision correction treatments

With over 20 years of experience performing more than 20000 successful eye procedures, and a repertoire of academic publications and research, Dr. David Donate has earned himself an international reputation.

At his state-of-the-art clinic in Lyon, Dr. Donate follows a specialised method called, The Donate Method, to ensure his patients feel confident about their vision correction journey. Combined with the highest quality pre-op and post-op appointments, expert precision solutions and top technology, Dr. Donate is perfectly positioned to deliver the best possible outcome for his patients.

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