Laser treatments

Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can be corrected with a laser treatment. Our ophthalmologists master different techniques and we have access to state-of-the art laser equipment for a treatment customized to your needs and desires.
There is a lot of overlap between the various laser treatments. Every treatment is fast (max. 10 minutes per eye) and nearly painless.
The preliminary tests will tell us which treatment is best suited to your eyes.

When are you eligible for a laser treatment?

  • Vision specifications
Treatments are possible for nearsightedness (corrections of -1 to max. -8 dioptres), farsightedness (corrections of +1 to +3 dioptres) or astigmatism (cylinder of up to 6 dioptres).
  • Age
You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Conditions involving pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you have just given birth or just stopped breastfeeding, we wait at least 3 months before starting your treatment.
  • Recent intake examination
The intake examination used as the basis for your treatment may not have been carried out more than half a year ago.
  • Exclusion criteria for laser treatment
If you have a corneal disease, a rheumatic condition or have had a corneal inflammation caused by the herpes virus, then unfortunately a laser treatment is not for you.

Various types of laser treatments

PRK or ‘no touch’ PRK

With this type of laser treatment, the top cell layer of the cornea is removed manually (PRK) or with a laser (‘no touch’ PRK), before the laser starts its work. After the treatment, we place a temporary contact lens on the eye so that the incision can heal.
The surface layer grows back fully in less than a week.



In this treatment, we carry out the entire procedure with two lasers. First, a thin layer (the flap) is loosened with a special laser. Secondly, this flap is temporarily lifted and your eye is lasered with a second laser at a deeper layer of the cornea. At the end, this flap is replaced, allowing the wound to close quickly.  


We’re happy to help!

Your vision, your comfort, your happiness: this is what we care about at Oogartsencentrum ZW-Vlaanderen and Kortrijk-West.
Are you dreaming of a life without glasses or contact lenses? Our experienced team is ready to help you and answer all your questions.

  • The laser treatment itself is very quick (around 10 to 15 minutes per eye) and nearly painless.
  • When you arrive at the laser centre, we ensure that you immediately feel comfortable.
    • After the administrative formalities have been completed, we accompany you to the operating room.
    • There, your eye is given a local anaesthetic with drops and is carefully disinfected.
    • In case of a Femto-LASIK treatment, you will first feel a bit of pressure for around forty seconds when the Femto-laser creates the flap. The flap is then opened for refractive laser treatment.
    • While you look at a flashing light, the excimer-laser does its work.
    • During the refractive leaser treatment, you will hear a little crackling sound, which is completely normal.
    • The actual refractive laser procedure takes only a couple of minutes per eye and is nearly painless
    • After the procedure, antibiotic drops are applied.
  • After the laser treatment, you can have a bit of a rest and after a check-up by our team, you can go home. 
    For safety reasons, it is best not to drive yourself and to have someone to accompany you.
  • Taking the preparation, the treatment and the follow-up into account, you will spend around two hours at the laser centre.

The price of a laser treatment varies, depending on various individual factors. We consider it important to make a personal price calculation for each patient. For an overview of our fees, please go to the fees page.