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Frequently asked questions

General Vision Surgery Questions

Considering vision correction surgery in the Czech Republic? Read on to see all the things you need to consider regarding payment, length of your visit, and the clinic's location.

Can I pay with a credit card or cash?

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Yes, we accept VISA, VISA Electron, MasterCard and Maestro credit cards. However, our partner clinics do not accept American Express. Please verify that the highest limit of your credit card will allow payment for the surgery.

We also accept cash in only these currencies CZK and EUR.

How many days will I need to be in the Czech Republic?

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It generally takes three days for laser eye surgery while cataract surgery and lens replacement require a minimum of five days.

How many trips do I need to make to the Czech Republic?

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It usually requires one trip to Prague. However, some toric and phakic lenses require two trips.

How soon can I fly after eye surgery?

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According to the NHS and American Academy of Ophthalmology Association, patients who undergo lens replacement, cataract surgery or laser eye surgery may fly as soon as 1 day after surgery.

Is the Czech Republic a safe place for eye surgery?

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Yes, it is considered to be one of the most advanced countries in the world for eye surgery. The Czech Republic has extensive experience in R&D with ophthalmology utilizing the most cutting-edge technology and materials available. Statistically the Czech Republic is a leading destination for vision correction due to higher educated doctors and a reputation of stellar results.

What if I will have issues with my eyes after I return home?

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It is very rare that you would see unplanned postoperative care once home. However, in case you would see any changes in vision, it is best to have your eyes checked soon with your ophthalmologist at home. It is also possible to schedule an appointment at our clinic.

What is monovision?

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From the age of 40 years vision often starts to decrease as our eyes age, particularly when reading up close. When you opt to give up your dependence on reading glasses and magnifying eyeglasses there is one option available, monovision. Sometimes referred to as blended vision which can be achieved with contact lenses, laser surgery such as LASIK, or with intraocular lens (IOLs) implants.

Most people have a dominant eye which they use naturally. With monovision, the vision in your dominant eye is corrected for distance vision, while the remaining eye is left somewhat nearsighted to allow you to see close objects. This allows both eyes to work together to see clearly at any distance.

When can I return to normal activities?

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With all eye surgeries, you may return to your normal life two days after treatment.  Lens replacement and cataract surgery require more care, however. You will use eye drops for 4 weeks after the surgery. You’ll need to be more cautious during this time, for example, no public pool, no heavy lifting, avoid contact sports or risk of injury to the eye.

Driving is usually possible from the 3rd to the 7th day after the surgery. However, because of the individual process of neuroadaptation, it may take longer for some clients to feel comfortable driving. You’ll need to visit your local designated transportation authority to remove “lenses required for driving”.

Where is the clinic located?

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The clinic is located on the south side of Prague. The clinic is easily accessible by using public transport. It is about 55 minutes from the airport, and 4 stops by underground to the city centre (approximately 20 minutes). Alternatively, fifteen minutes via taxi.

Which surgeries include a lifetime guarantee?

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IntraLASIK Wavefront and ReLEx SMILE surgery.Lifetime guarantee includes additional laser eye surgery for free in case your vision deteriorates in the future.

Why is a general health exam required in the Czech Republic prior to surgery?

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A general health exam is required to ensure that you do not have any issues with your vital organs, primarily your heart since you will undergo local anesthesia during the surgery. This typically applies to patients over 50 years of age.

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