Relex® SMILE

The Relex® SMILE laser eye method is currently the most advanced laser eye method in the world. The method is accurate, safe and has less risk of complications than other laser treatment methods.

Visus Oogkliniek has a specialist in-house, Otto Wolter, who was the first to apply the method in the Netherlands. Because of his expertise, Otto is regularly asked to talk about ReLEx SMILE at medical conferences.


Treatment overview

  • Between 18 and 45 years
  • Only at strengths between -1 and -10
  • Not with plus strength
  • More comfortable to undergo than IntraLasik
  • Suitable for contact sports and extreme professions

ReLEx SMILE in short:
  • Patient Friendly: Fast recovery, less risk of complications due to smaller incision

  • The flapless treatment: Because no flap is created during treatment, the patient does not have to worry about a possible shift.

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A month after my laser eye treatment, I became the Dutch Air Rifle shooting champion.

Peter Hellenbrand - Olympic sharpshooter

How does ReLEx® SMILE work

With the Relex® SMILE, the doctor only makes a small opening of 2 to 4 millimeters in the cornea with the VisuMax laser. With the laser, the doctor makes a wafer-thin slice of tissue (lenticule). This disc is then removed through the small opening.

  1. Anesthesia Your eye is first numbed with eye drops. As a result, you will not feel any pain during the treatment

  2. Formation of the lenticule The surgeon uses the laser to make a kind of lens in the corneal tissue: the lenticule. Then the surgeon uses the laser to make a small opening in the cornea.

  3. Remove Lenticle The surgeon removes the lenticule through the opening. The cornea now has the correct shape and thus the strength of the eye has been corrected.

Why ReLEx SMILE at Visus eye clinic?

drs. Otto Wolter is the first and most experienced Relex Smile Surgeon in the Netherlands. In addition, he teaches ophthalmologists all over the world how the ReLEx® SMILE treatment should be performed. Because we perform more treatments, we can offer you the ReLEx® SMILE treatment at the lowest price in the Netherlands.

  • No.1 from Europe

    In 2020 we performed more ReLEx® SMILE treatments than any other clinic in Europe and 3th in the world.

  • 48% of all patients

    Chose Visus for their laser eye treatment

  • #1 and #2 most experienced surgeons

    of patients who are suitable chosen Smile treatment.

On behalf of my dream team I would like to welcome you to Visus Eye Clinic Otto Wolter, Highest number of SMILE treatments in the Netherlands (2018)

Video testimonials

How do prominent influencers look back on their treatment at VISUS Eye Clinic. Armed with a camera and a good story, they describe their experiences.

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button-play-1 Endless Weekend Mijn relex smile ooglaser behandeling.
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Do you want to know how others have experienced their laser eye treatment?

  • 5 sterren Very knowledgeable physicians who will answer any question...

    Very competent doctors who patiently answer every question and create a realistic picture. The nurses and ladies at the front desk are also very friendly and helpful. The stress doll I received during surgery has been given a nice spot on my closet. Many thanks from a very sharp looking and satisfied customer.

    C. van den Berg - 14 December 2021
  • 5 sterren Great result

    Just over a year ago I had my eyes lasered. For the first few months one eye still had a reasonable deviation. It is now almost completely gone and I can see super sharp again. Thanks Visus!

    Ivan - 8 December 2021
  • 5 sterren Relex Smile…

    I had the Relex-Smile treatment in July 2020, my left eye was -5.75 and my right eye was -5.50. The treatment itself took no more than 10 minutes, after that I suffered from stinging eyes for a few days but vision was 100% almost immediately. I doubted for a long time but now I am so happy. Thank you Visus...

    Renate Rasic - 9 January 2022
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