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Myopia Operation

Get rid of your myopia from only £440 per eye.

More than 100,000 laser eye surgery are performed in the UK each year. Around 6% of the 10,000,000 shortsighted people in the UK have already opted to have laser eye surgery to live without glasses. This procedure lasts less than a minute per eye and corrects your myopia (often associated with astigmatism or presbyopia).

Myopia is caused by an eye which is too long. Vision is clear close-up but blurred when looking further away. This is the most prevalent visual defect and surgery using a laser allows this myopia to be corrected. This is the most frequently performed refractive surgery operation.

The operation consists of reducing the thickness of the cornea in its centre, which means that it has to be sufficiently thick to withstand this, which explains why this is one of the parameters measured in the pre-operative examination.

The technique of choice is FEMTOSECOND LASIK, but a former laser technique, PRK, remains valid. PRK is sometimes (less than 5% of patients) the only technique possible when the cornea is too thin to create a flap.

The myopia operation is generally the one in which improvement is most spectacular. Patients can sometimes already see clearly when they leave the operating theatre. It is the type of operation with the highest success rate.

To have the operation, you must be at least 20 years’ old (possibly 18) and have had stable myopia for at least 1 year.

Save up to 75% with world-class technology

from only £440.

Steps of femtosecond LASIK

LASIK is the technique of choice since more than 20 years and has been enhanced (and now largely replaced) by femtosecond LASIK (100% laser technique) 10 years ago.

Femtosecond LASIK (100% method laser)


LASIK (mechanical method)

The mechanical or bistoury technique which is now old fashioned and has been abandoned in the most modern clinics as it is more risky than the 100% laser technique. We do not perform it nor recommend it. 

Opening of corneal

Correction of corneal thickness by laser

Closing of the corneal

End of operation. Enjoy living without glasses!

Opening of corneal

Closing of corneal

Correction of corneal thickness by laser

End of operation. Enjoy living without glasses!

In a very small percentage of case (<5%) the cornea is too thin to do a corneal flap and the PRK method has to be used. It is the same as above except that the superficial layer of the cornea is dissolved. It hurts a little more but long-term results are as good. Using hight performance lasers like in Novacorpus clinics, increases your chance to get a femtosecond LASIK. 

Why choose Novacorpus Laser Vision Correction?

– Save up to 75% compared to UK surgery costs with our guaranteed price.

– Access world-class quality accredited eye clinics and latest medical technology.

– Benefit from top specialist surgeons selected by Novacorpus, the only medical tourism company founded and directed by a medical doctor.

– Speak English with our concierge service and all our doctors (no translators).

– Be fully-insured to cover complications

– Travel with low-cost flights and sleep in affordable hotels


Novacorpus Price

Your Savings Compared to Normal Price in UK

up to £1,760 per eye – £3,520 for both eyes

Grenoble, France

Per eye:

from £1,125

Istanbul, Turkey

Per eye:

from £440

(3 nights + airport transfers included)

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Are there any particular risks in going abroad for treatment?

No, as long as you follow certain rules. We are very strict in selecting our foreign partners as we want to be sure that we can place our complete trust in the doctor with whom we are going to work.
We also insist on the fact that you must follow to the letter all instructions which the doctor will give you on site (above all these will be recommendations linked to common sense, for example, rest after the operation). There are no more risks when being treated abroad than there are in your own country. As in all areas, it is impossible to eliminate risks 100%, however the risk of treatment abroad is no higher than in your own country.

Why is it possible to make such big savings through going abroad to be treated?

You will indeed make large savings through going abroad to be treated. Find out more. Nevertheless, we also recommend that good quality treatment should be your priority and that you should carefully seek advice before leaving as regards the doctor and clinic.

What will happen if a complication arise abroad of after my return?

We will do everything in our power to avoid this, through selecting up-to-date doctors and clinics. These doctors will give you all the necessary recommendations for good post-operative follow-up and will eventually recommend you a colleague near to where you live if necessary for a certain period. It is, however, impossible to eliminate all risks of complication in medicine. It should be noted that complications are not necessarily attributable to the doctor’s responsibility. They can sometimes occur due to a pre-existing condition, bad luck, or negligence by the patient. This is as likely to happen in your own country as it is elsewhere.

For this reason, we work with the world leader in insurance. We thus offer you the possibility of taking out insurance which only we offer and which will cover risks of medical complications associated with voluntary operations both abroad and for 6 months after your return. This insurance also covers the costs of returning abroad, including accommodation. Any emergency treatment linked to your initial treatment is also covered, both abroad and for 6 months after your return, up to the equivalent of £6,500 to £15,000. If you refuse to return to the doctor/dentist who carried out your operation/treatment abroad, you may choose another practitioner in your country of residence and the costs will be covered,too. This insurance can only be taken out if you have your initial operation/treatment in a country other than your country of residence.

Moreover, we only work with practitioners and clinics who offer a guarantee. The duration of this guarantee varies (1 year to lifelong) and restrictions may be mentioned by the doctor or clinic (for example: exclusion of the consequences of an accident, a systemic illness, lack of hygiene, etc.) This guarantee nevertheless requires another trip abroad. In the event of an emergency, you may have to consult another practitioner closer to home. If you have not taken out insurance and NHS refuses to cover you, you may have to bear at least part of these costs

May I go abroad with a family member/a friend?

Of course, indeed we would recommend this. Going for treatment abroad is much more pleasant in good company. The slight increase in cost associated with being accompanied (train or plane fare and hotel) is largely compensated for by the benefits of having someone with you.

How should I proceed to find out if I can have the operation?

In order to determine if you can have the operation, you will need to have (painless) pre-operation examinations carried out. These examinations are carried out in Grenoble, Amsterdam or Istanbul. There is no waiting list, you can simply tell us which date would suit you (our clinics are very flexible). Around 90% of patients can have the operation.

It is important to note that you can go to an eye clinic in the UK to determine if you can be operated but the examinations should also be carried out in the clinic where you will have the operation, as the data collected is used to programme the laser.

Moreover, these clinics currently possess the best performing equipment (operation using the LASIK technique with INTRALASE brand femtosecond laser, which is famous as it is accredited by NASA to operate astronauts) allowing it to operate on patients who have been declared non-operable by Lasik in other clinics (and who have therefore been offered intra-ocular implants, a much more invasive operation, or PRK, which is more painful).

For more answers and to see the risks and contra-indications associated with Lasik please see our full Laser Vision Correction FAQs page