ReLEx SMILE 3D (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is the latest and most advanced laser eye surgery available today. It is minimally invasive, flapless and painless. ReLEx SMILE 3D combines all positives of the previous two generations of laser eye surgery and eliminates all of the negatives by carrying out the surgery in a single step, within the cornea and without disturbing the sensitive surface layer of the eye.
Throughout the procedure the surface and biomechanics of the cornea remain largely intact as the unique VisuMax 500kHz Femtosecond Laser outlines a tiny lens called a lenticule within the cornea. Using a remarkable 500 pulses per second, the Visumax 500kHz Femtosecond Laser completes its work within 25 seconds no matter how high your prescription is. At the same time it creates the tiny 2mm keyhole through which your surgeon removes the lenticule. Removing this lenticule is what changes the shape of your cornea and thus achieves the right amount of visual correction.
Therefore, in the ReLEx SMILE 3D procedure, there is NO flap needed. Creating the flap needed for LASIK surgery involves making a circular incision around the cornea approximately 20mm in length - the incision used in ReLEx SMILE 3D is 10 times smaller! ReLEx SMILE 3D is true “key hole surgery”.
Whilst the track record of PRK and FEMTOLASIK 6Dsurgery is fantastic, ReLEx SMILE 3D does offer several significant further advantages:
No complications - there is no creation of a corneal flap, therefore no flap related complications! Despite LASIK complications being extremely rare, they are all as a result of the corneal flap. ReLEx SMILE 3D technology eliminates the need for the flap, and therefore the only source of complications is eliminated entirely.
No pain – no pain during surgery or after surgery.
Fastest and safest procedure yet – the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser completes the procedure within 25 seconds, regardless of the strength of your prescription. Our experienced surgeons will remove the lenticule in even less time. It is extremely desirable for the procedure to be quick - the faster the procedure, the less trauma to the eye, and the more comfortable the patient, both during the procedure and after it.
Fast visual recovery – most patients go to work the following day.
Far less risk of post-operative dry eye syndrome – because the keyhole incision made by the laser to extract the lenticule is 10 times smaller than the incision required to form a corneal flap, the nerve fibres which regulate tear production are left almost undisturbed.
Minimally invasive – the tiny incision preserves the natural structure of the cornea and thus ensures that the results of ReLEx SMILE 3D are more stable and predictable than any other procedure.
Comfort - with ReLEx SMILE 3D, there is no need to prepare the corneal surface as the Visumax Femtosecond Laser outlines the lenticule within the cornea and surgeon removes it – with that your vision is perfected! For our excellent surgeons, this takes only 2-3 minutes. During whole procedure all you will perceive are some lights in front of you, and the gentle sound of the Visumax Femtosecond Laser.
Immediately after your procedure - RELAX! Ideally just rest, sleep, and maintain the your schedule of eye drops. If you’re going out, use the high quality branded sunglasses we have given you. We will see you on the following day for the removal of your therapeutic contact lens and to check on the results of your surgery. After that, just maintain your schedule of eye drops for the following month, and enjoy your new view of the world!
After that, you’ll be in direct contact with your surgeon via email at any time after your procedure, and of course Kristýna, our optometrist will be available to help you with any other follow-up advice that you might need, as will our friendly English-speaking team in Prague. And of course, you’re welcome to drop into our Prague clinic again for a free check-up any time you’re back in our beautiful city.
£1100 per eye
ReLEx SMILE 3D is the latest and most advanced laser eye surgery method available:
Fastest and safest procedure yet
Reviews from our Facebook
I am a patient from Singapore, and I recently did a laser vision correction of ReLEx SMILE with Oftum in Prague. The wonderful MUDr. Tomas Juhas led the procedure and assisted by the lovely MUDr. Ivana Macejova. The team carried out an impressively careful, efficient and professional approach throughout the surgery process. Oftum goes beyond an excellent service with a personal touch, I feel almost at home! Special mention to Renata for making sure my time there is comfortable, and the homemade cheesecake is one of the best one I’ve tried! It has been five days since I had my eyes done, I feel absolutely amazing seeing with my fresh eyes all crisp and clear! There were no complications and healing was very quick for me. ReLEx SMILE is the best decision I’ve made, and I highly recommend coming to Oftum to get your eyes done. Thank you Oftu...
I would like to thank everyone at Oftum in Prague. On the 15th December I had my vision corrected from minus 8 diopters, through the RelEx SMILE surgery. All staff were friendly, attentive, caring and explained everything to me from my consultation, through to leaving after the post-operative check-up (everything had gone well of course). The premises is clean, cosy and certainly well-catered; some lovely coffee and biscuits for sure! I am so pleased with the results and for everything Oftum have done for my vision. Merry Christmas everyone and have a wonderful 2018! Best wishes, Katy and Mike, United Kingdom
I'd like to thank the team of the Oftum clinic in Prague and personally Dr. Tomas Juhas for his professional work. I had a special case (too thick cornea), so I got also a second correction. Every time I received great service and good relation, also dr.Tomas made a second correction by the method that I asked for. Thanks also for very tasty green tea with ginger and homemade cheesecake. I highly recommend Oftum clinic for vision correction.
My son (14) has just had Femto LASIK on both eyes, every part of his journey has been amazing! From our contact in the U.K. Warrick - he's wonderful, so helpfull and always available with help and support to the ladies at the clinic here in Prague and of course Dr Tomas Juhas who performed my sons surgery. First class service from start to finish, no problems with language barrier as all staff spoke perfect English, Tomas was very professional and kept my son very calm, explaining everything in great detail! My son had very poor sight and waking up today not needing his glasses was very emotional and exciting! I'd recommend this clinic to all, it's changed my sons life and we got a mini break in a beautiful city! Thank you so much Oftum!
I had a RELEX surgery of both eyes in the Oftum Clinic about 2.5 weeks ago. It was a great experience thanks to Bjoern and the Oftum Crew!
The physician and staff are very friendly and aware of the process. It took less than 5 minutes under the German Zeiss Laser. Duration of the actual treatment is just 30 seconds each eye and doesn't hurt.
I was able to see right after it and found the relax chair on my own. 15 minutes later I left the clinic with an almost perfect sight. After another 3 hours rest in the Panorama Hotel which is right next to the clinic I was able to explore Prague with my girlfriend in the afternoon. Since that day my eyesight is perfect and I'm still impressed how easy and good value it was. No dry eyes, just a little sensible to bright light for about a week after.
Very good care. I would do it there immediately.
It was the best decision of my life. The organization, service and eye-surgery @ OFTUM is brillant. I had absolutelly no problems or pain and after a couiple hours after the surgery, I was able to see clearly withou my classes. For everyone who would like to get rid of his glasses it is the best clinic. Many thanks again to Dr. Tomas Juhas and the whole team in Prag !!!
My husband and I decided for Christmas present do eye lazer surgery. My husband found this clinic through facebook and we decided to do it here. We had an amazing experience, the staff is incredible, heblpful and super attentive. Our doctor answer all our questions and made us feel very confortable with the procedure. We went the day of the surgery got examined and then came back the same day for the actual procedure. It was all very fast and comfortable. We got out and went to our hotel and rest for the whole day. Next day we took it easy came back for a check up and our vision has been perfect since the surgery! The staff answers all questions right away when needed. We are recommending to all our friends and family!!