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LASER CORRECTION SURGERIES

At Salvanos Eye Clinic we are committed to finding the best personalized care your eyes need. If you are considering getting a laser correction to treat your near- or far-sightedness and be free from contacts or glasses, we will be happy to help provide you with the best knowledge and quality treatment available. Below you can read about the different treatments we offer, what our clinical exams entail and frequently asked questions.

 
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IN DEPTH EYE EXAM

All first time patients and those that want to see if they qualify for eye correction surgery are given an in depth 50 min exam. At Salvanos Eye Clinic, we are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships based on trust and medical integrity with every single patient.

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WHAT TYPE OF EYESIGHT PROBLEMS CAN BE TREATED WITH LASER?

There are several eye correction treatment options available. The options are specifically tailored to vision errors whether it be: far- or near-sightedness (hyperopia or myopia), age-related vision changes (presbyopia), the curvature of your cornea that can give blurry vision (astigmatism). Other significant factors that we consider are the thickness of your cornea, as well as any other eye conditions, such as dry eyes, clouding of the lens (cataract), problems in the posterior part of the eye (retina).
Below you can read about the different types of vision correction surgeries that we offer.

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FS LASIK SURGERY

The most commonly chosen pain-free surgery option for those that want to treat their far- or near-nearsightedness as well as astigmatism. Most patients experience immediate results and can return back to work the following day. During this procedure, a laser creates a flap in the cornea which is temporarily set aside so that another laser can correct the patients vision.
The surgery takes about 5-10 min per eye.

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TRANS PRK

The Trans PRK or Transepithelial PhotoRefractive Keratectomy surgery, is an excellent option for those with thin corneas or other eye conditions that make them ineligible for LASIK. In this procedure the laser will swiftly and completely pain-free remove the outmost layer of the cornea and immediately thereafter reshape the cornea stromal bed to correct the vision of the patient. A contact lens is placed on the surface which heals within three days.
They surgery takes about 3-5 min per eye.

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OUR GUARANTEE

"At Salvanos Eye Clinic we want our patients to receive the best quality care possible and for them to be satisfied knowing they are in safe hands. We will only offer you treatment that we think will be beneficial for you."

 
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REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE SURGERY (RLE)

The RLE surgery is very similar to cataract surgery that most people will need during their lifetime. During this procedure the lens of the eye is replaced with a biocompatible manmade lens that matches the patients exact needed vision prescription. This procedure is a very good option for patients not suitable for surface laser procedures, with reliable and stable results over time. 
The surgery takes about 15 min per eye and both eyes can be operated upon either on the same day or with a few days difference.
The lens that is implanted corrects the patients refractive error and provides perfect distance vision without glasses or contacts. It is important to note when the natural lens of the eye is replaced, one looses the ability to focus at reading distance and patients should expect to need reading glasses after this type of surgery. If one wants to avoid reading glasses, a multifocal intraocular lens can be an option. To determine if the multifocal lens is a better option, patients are given contact lenses that mimic the multifocal lens prescription before committing to the procedure.

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IMPLANTABLE COLLAMER LENS SURGERY (ICL)

In this procedure an implantable collamer lens is placed between the natural lens of the eye and the iris. This implanted lens, made from plastic and collagen, assists the intact natural lens to refract light on the retina (just like your contact lens), which produces clear vision for distance and near.
It is a great options for patients that suffer from dry eyes, have irregular cornea surface or have very strong prescriptions that make them bad candidates for laser correction surgery.
The procedure takes about 15 min per eye.

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LASIK TOUCH-UP

If you have previously done a LASIK procedure and are not happy with the results or there have been changes to your vision, a LASIK touch-up can be a good option.

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OUR PRICES ARE AN ADDED BONUS

The most important thing for us is offering the highest quality medical care available customised specifically to each patient's needs.

It is our wish to make vision correction surgery accessible to more people.

 
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HAVE QUESTIONS?

Vision correction surgery is a big step for anyone. And why wouldn't it be? Your eyes are your most important asset. Contact us with any questions you may have, knowing that you will be in safe hands, if and when, you decide to improve your vision with us. Should you have further enquires, or would like to schedule a phone call or an exam, give us a call!

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?

You’ve Got Questions - We've Got Answers!

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Easy! Just call us on +47 402 82 762 or send an email to drsalvanos@outlook.com

DO I NEED AN EXAM BEFORE A PROCEDURE, EVEN THOUGH I DID IT SOMEWHERE ELSE?

The answer is yes! Anyone who gets surgery with us is personally examined by Dr. Salvanos himself to ensure there are not any undiscovered eye conditions that is incompatible with the planned surgery.

For our patients that are coming from abroad many elect to have a pre-exam in their home country that they send in to us before traveling to our office in Athens, Greece. When doing a pre-exam somewhere else make sure that you receive a written copy of your results that can be sent electronically (via email or screenshot).  Contact us to to receive information on what basic measurements should be included in a pre-exam. 

If you would like to do your pre-exam in Norway, give us a call to either schedule it with Dr. Salvanos himself or one of our business partners.

DO YOU OFFER FINANCING OPTIONS?

We do not offer financing, but we help our patients the best we can.
We have made a conscious choice to organise our business model in a way that makes our prices more inclusive and competitive.
Whenever you elect to have a procedure done with us, the pre and after exams are also included in the price.
You will be given information what to expect during and after the elected procedure when we plan the surgery together with you. It is important for us that you feel confident that you are receiving the best quality care possible.

WHAT ARE THE PRICES?

Our prices will depend on several factors:

1) the surgery type you want

2) the surgery center you wish to have the procedure performed

3) your preexisting conditions

4) the number of friends/family that want to get the procedure done together* 

If you need a quote, contact us so we can give you the most accurate price. 

On average patients from Scandinavia, the UK and Northern Europe SAVE around 600 + euros for the FS- LASEK, 1000+ for the PRK LASEK and around 3000+ euros for the RLE and ICL surgeries. 

Surgery prices include the pre and after exams with Dr. Salvanos. 

* When two or more friends or family members get the same type of procedure done on the same day,  we can offer each patients an additional discount. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE AND AFTER SURGERY?

You will receive all the information you need when we plan any type if surgery with you. It is important that you feel confident and safe.

WILL I GET A WRITTEN REPORT OF MY EXAMS AND PROCEDURES DONE AT THE CLINIC?

Yes! We will give you a written report either in English, Norwegian or Greek according to your preference.

ARE THE LASER VISION PROCEDURES PAINFUL?

No, the patients feel no pain when undergoing surgery. Depending on the type of surgery you have, you will either have no pain or experience some uncomfortableness that can be remedied by over the counter pain medication. When we plan the surgery together you will beinformed about all the expected side-effects and you can call us at any time should any difficulties arise.

WHAT IF I NEED A SICK-NOTE?

In general, should you have any condition that bars you from working or from traveling home we can give you a written confirmation.

DO YOU OFFER LIFETIME GUARANTEES?

The short answer is that no real professional eye doctor can guarantee that a procedure will have a 100% success rate . Simply put, complications such as eye infections and glaucoma can arise after any procedure.

Certain pre-exciting conditions might also increase the risk of certain complications and it is also the reason an in depth exam should screen for things like retina diseases and glaucoma. Please note that retinal diseases are subspecialty in ophthalmology and requires years of training and studying. 

When a visions correction procedure is done by a proper surgeon on the most modern laser machines, it is one of the most safest surgery types (complications are usually less than 1%). Any complications that might arise are usually treatable also. 

To further lower your risk of complications make sure to follow the post-operative rules and advice such as proper hand-hygiene, and avoiding rubbing your eyes, direct sunlight and swimming.

Also when a patient experiences vision changes several years after a vision correction procedures arise, it is not usually the procedure itself that is the cause but underlaying or new conditions.


There are companies that offer so called lifetime guarantees for extra fees. We encourage all people to google what really behind these guarantees. Usually there is fine prints, numerous exclusions and conditions and hidden fees.

Therefore, no matter who you choose to do your laser correction surgery, make sure you do your research beforehand, are given an in depth exam and definitely ask for the surgeons credentials!