Laser eye surgery costs prices in Zurich

Examination costs

Every eye treatment begins with a consultation and a comprehensive preliminary ophthalmological examination.

 

Consultation
Free

Includes all measurements of fast screening + individual in house counselling, explanation of correction methods

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Full examination
290 CHF

Includes all measurements required for the vision correction surgery, at the end we chose together the most suitable method for the patient (cost will be deducted from the surgery in Zurich)

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Learn all about the benefits of laser eye treatment in a free initial consultation. The costs of the preliminary examination will be deducted from the price of the treatment in Zurich.

Laser vision correction prices/costs

Join over 100,000,000 happy people who no longer need glasses and contact lenses (price/eye)

Why do some surgeons/clinics advise against SmartSight or Relex-Smile Method?

In principle, the SmartSight or Relex Smile method should only be discouraged if the treating physician has no technology available or is not proficient in this innovative small incision technique.

 

Femto-Lasik STANDARD
1500 CHF
  • OUR standard
  • – Aberrations FREE treatment
  • – very quick recovery
  • – Sports, make-up in 2 weeks
Femto-Lasik PREMIUM
2000 CHF
  • OUR standard PREMIUM
  • – Wavefront GUIDED treatment
  • – very quick recovery
  • – Sports, make-up in 2 weeks
SmartSight NO-FLAP
2500 CHF
  • MOST modern
  • – less DRY EYES
  • – less LIGHT SENSITIVITY
  • – DAY 1: Sports + Make-up
Presbyopia LASER-reading glasses
2500 CHF
  • READING glass surgery
  • – PresbyMax/Monovision
  • – Femto-LASIK/SmartSight
  • – Sports, make-up in 2 weeks
Trans-PRK smart surface STANDARD
1500 CHF
  • THE simpliest
  • – Aberrations FREE treatment
  • – no-touch treatment
  • – longer visual recovery
  • – good vision after 1-3 monaths
Trans-PRK smart surface PREMIUM
2000 CHF
  • THE simpliest PREMIUM
  • – Wavefront GUIDED treatment
  • – no-touch treatment
  • – longer visual recovery
  • – good vision after 1-3 monaths
Femto-Lasik STANDARD
1500 CHF
  • OUR standard
  • – Aberrations FREE treatment
  • – very quick recovery
  • – Sports, make-up in 2 weeks
Femto-Lasik PREMIUM
2000 CHF
  • OUR standard PREMIUM
  • – Wavefront GUIDED treatment
  • – very quick recovery
  • – Sports, make-up in 2 weeks
SmartSight NO-FLAP
2500 CHF
  • MOST modern
  • – less DRY EYES
  • – less LIGHT SENSITIVITY
  • – DAY 1: Sports + Make-up
Presbyopia LASER-reading glasses
2500 CHF
  • READING glass surgery
  • – PresbyMax/Monovision
  • – Femto-LASIK/SmartSight
  • – Sports, make-up in 2 weeks
Trans-PRK smart surface STANDARD
1500 CHF
  • THE simpliest
  • – Aberrations FREE treatment
  • – no-touch treatment
  • – longer visual recovery
  • – good vision after 1-3 monaths
Trans-PRK smart surface PREMIUM
2000 CHF
  • THE simpliest PREMIUM
  • – Wavefront GUIDED treatment
  • – no-touch treatment
  • – longer visual recovery
  • – good vision after 1-3 monaths

Lens replacement / ICL pricing/costs

Correction of high visual defaults, presbyopia with advanced premium implants (prices/eye)

ICL EVO - phakic IOL
3900 CHF
  • – high diopters, thin cornea
  • – Modern EVO/EVO+ ICL
  • – Astigmatism correction option
  • – STAAR SURGICAL ICL
  • – alternative in in Warsaw from 2500,-
Lens exchange PREMIUM
5000 CHF
  • Entfernt die Fern- und Lesebrille
  • – Multifocal/trifocal/EDOF Implants
  • – Astigmatism correction incl.
  • – ZEISS, PHYSIOL, TELEON
  • – alternative in in Warsaw from 2500,-
Lens exchange LASER
6000 CHF
  • – Linsentausch Premium + LASER
  • – laser assisted surgery
  • – Astigmatism correction incl.
  • – ZIEMER Z8 femto-LASER
  • – alternative surgery in Vienna 4500,-
ICL EVO - phakic IOL
3900 CHF
  • – high diopters, thin cornea
  • – Modern EVO/EVO+ ICL
  • – Astigmatism correction option
  • – STAAR SURGICAL ICL
  • – alternative in in Warsaw from 2500,-
Lens exchange PREMIUM
5000 CHF
  • Entfernt die Fern- und Lesebrille
  • – Multifocal/trifocal/EDOF Implants
  • – Astigmatism correction incl.
  • – ZEISS, PHYSIOL, TELEON
  • – alternative in in Warsaw from 2500,-
Lens exchange LASER
6000 CHF
  • – Linsentausch Premium + LASER
  • – laser assisted surgery
  • – Astigmatism correction incl.
  • – ZIEMER Z8 femto-LASER
  • – alternative surgery in Vienna 4500,-
*flight+Hotel additionally +- 500 CHF (2 Nights+flight ab Zürich/Basel)

Optimise your vision with the help of EyeLaser

Augenuntersuchung

Many people around the world have already freed themselves from glasses and contact lenses, but not all eyes are suitable for laser treatment. Book a free initial consultation and find out which treatment can help you:

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Insurance pricing & tax deduction

The cost of laser eye surgery if you have health insurance

Does my health insurance cover the costs of laser eye surgery at EyeLaser?

The official health insurances like the GKK or SVA do generally not assume the costs of laser eye surgery or lens implants. These insurances only grant medically necessary treatments. This is because they are only obliged to reimburse the costs of medically necessary services.

Except for:

  • Correction of cataracts with a monofocal lens (paid by insurance)
  • Treatment for combined intolerance of spectacles and contact lenses (in some cases)
  • The treatment of very strong visual impairment greater than 10 dioptres and proven contact lens intolerance (in some cases)
  • Treatment in a big difference of more than 3 dioptres in both eyes and proven contact lens intolerance (in some cases)

We can check for these criteria in the ophthalmologic examination and can issue a clinical report.

If the procedure is not or only partially covered by your health insurance, the cost of treatment can normally be deducted as an exceptional expense as part of your income tax return.

Please note that EyeLaser is a private practice (with private doctors) and thus does not provide any treatments covered by medical insurance. However, many private health insurance companies partially or completely cover the costs of treatment. Please liaise with your insurance company about the terms of your coverage before surgery.

Can I write off the taxes of laser eye surgery at EyeLaser?

Yes. The cost of laser eye surgery or lens implants is the same as the cost of spectacles or contact lenses and is deductible as a medical expense.

Current income tax guidelines state: “If an illness is present, visual aids, including laser treatments, are necessary to enhance vision and are tax-deductible.”

In patients undergoing such an operation, there is a defect in vision, and thus an illness is present. Therefore, these costs are usually recognized, even without a medical certificate confirming the procedure’s medical necessity, as an exceptional expense.

Deducting laser eye surgery from the tax

Here’s how: Enter the cost of the eye operation in the column of “medical expenses” in the annual employee tax assessment. You can specify the total cost. But, there is an excess of 6 to 12% of your annual income depending on how high this is. This percentage is reduced by approx. 1% under certain circumstances (single income, single parents etc.).

The Ministry of Finance calculates your excess. The rest of the treatment costs affect tax deductibility.

Exception: If the operation was professionally conditioned and you have a certificate to prove it, you can deduct the full amount.

Find out more about exceptional costs (§ 33 EStG) at the Ministry of Finance. If you are in doubt, please inform yourself about the tax-deductibility of your operating costs.

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Quality is in our DNA

Everything we do is optimised down to the very finest detail.

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There’s a right way and a wrong way

The right clinic is not too cheap, too “chain” or too costly. The right clinic is precisely right.

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Superior precision

Our vision correction method leaves no room for disappointment.

Get to know the eye experts

Discover our laser eye surgeons in the heart of Zurich

Dr. Victor Derhartunian
Ophthalmologist, specialist in refractive surgery
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Having learned his craft from the two pioneers of laser surgery, Dr. Victor Derhartunian is one of the leading surgeons in Europe. The senior eye surgeon at EyeLaser in Zurich can advise his patients in 5 languages.

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Nadine Gerber
Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon
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Dr. Nadine Gerber has been part of the EyeLaser team since 2018. Together with Dr. Derhartunian, she looks after refractive and general ophthalmological consultations.

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Dr Dominique Mustur
Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon
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Dr. Dominique Mustur has been a member of the EyeLaser team since 2019.

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Dr. Victor Derhartunian
Ophthalmologist, specialist in refractive surgery
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Having learned his craft from the two pioneers of laser surgery, Dr. Victor Derhartunian is one of the leading surgeons in Europe. The senior eye surgeon at EyeLaser in Zurich can advise his patients in 5 languages.

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Nadine Gerber
Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon
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Dr. Nadine Gerber has been part of the EyeLaser team since 2018. Together with Dr. Derhartunian, she looks after refractive and general ophthalmological consultations.

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Dr Dominique Mustur
Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon
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Dr. Dominique Mustur has been a member of the EyeLaser team since 2019.

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