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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
  • Maximum strengths may not always be possible
  • 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.

Make an appointment Am I suitable

I can now fully rely on my own eyes and that is very liberating!

Jeangu-macrooy - Representing the Netherlands Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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.

For detailed information about how it works before, during and after treatment, you can consult our patient portal.

Extensive information

This is how it works

These are the steps to go through for the Relex® SMILE treatment.

  • Step 1 Schedule an appointment
  • Step 2 We will call you
  • Step 3 The preliminary examination
  • Step 4 The treatment
  • Step 5 Aftercare
Why ReLEx SMILE at Visus eye clinic?

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.

Milan Knol Bij visus oogkliniek voor ooglaser behandeling!
Endless Weekend Mijn relex smile ooglaser behandeling.
DusDavid Games Reve krijgt een spannende operatie!
Darcy & Kids Ogen laten laseren mijn ervaring en beelden operatie.
Utopia twins Bekijk hoe de Utopia twins hun behandeling hebben ervaren

Do you want to know how others have experienced their laser eye treatment?

  • 5 sterren Still immensely happy with it!

    It has now been 2.5 years since I had the ReLEx SMILE treatment and I should have done it much earlier! Treatment itself really only takes a few minutes and you feel 0.0 pain! It was really great to have sharp vision immediately after the treatment, which is still the case after 2.5 years!

    Joey Janssen - 20 May 2023
  • 5 sterren Got treated last Friday for...lens replacement

    Was treated last Friday for a lens replacement. And really feels like a miracle I could see everything clearly again the next morning even the small print. Had follow-up checkup and all is well. Very friendly doctor and also all the other staff. If I had known about this earlier I would definitely have done it earlier. Still in the healing phase so it can only get better. Even better? Wow am already so happy. Am very grateful.

    Mirjam Bouwmeester - 12 May 2023
  • 5 sterren Nice and professional people and a super result!

    Visus performed RLE treatment (lens replacement) on both my eyes in 2021. There was excellent contact, information and guidance throughout. To this day, I am very satisfied with the result. I see super sharp and no longer even need reading glasses, not even for the very small print. As far as I am concerned, this clinic is highly recommended.

    R. van Barneveld - 12 May 2023
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