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Free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses

Discover how The Donate Method can give you exceptional natural vision without the need for glasses or contacts
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Free yourself from the hassle of glasses and contact lenses

Discover how The Donate Method can give you exceptional natural vision without the need for glasses or contacts
Book an appointment

Discover which laser eye surgery in Lyon is best for you

Not everyone is suitable for vision correction. In this video, Dr David Donate explains how you can find out which procedure (if any) is right for your eyes and lifestyle

Escape the hassle of glasses and contacts with laser eye surgery in Lyon

Discover how our life-changing vision correction treatments can free you from visual aids

SMILE is the latest and most minimally invasive form of laser eye surgery.

After this treatment, you’ll never have to worry about the way glasses make you look or feel, or any contact lens complications. You can finally live your life the way it’s supposed to be – without visual aids.

LASIK is the best known and most commonly performed laser eye surgery.

After this treatment, you’ll have exceptional natural vision and be free from the setbacks that come with glasses and contact lenses.

Not everyone is suitable for SMILE or LASIK. If you have a very high prescription or have been turned down for treatment by other clinics, you will be relieved to discover that Intraocular phakic implant surgery is a great vision correction alternative.

After this treatment, you’ll be able to walk, swim, shop and travel without anxiety around your glasses and contact lenses getting in your way.

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Discover if you could be free from glasses and contacts

Not everyone can benefit from laser eye surgery. The first step is to book an appointment and find out if your eyes are suitable and which options (if any) are best for you

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Freedom from glasses and contacts in 3 easy steps

Enjoy exceptional natural vision in Lyon with The Donate Method


The first step is to find out if laser eye surgery is right for you. That’s why we offer a free first appointment. Give us a call on 04 78 17 27 27 or use our easy online calendar to get an appointment. 


Visit our high-quality clinic, where we’ll give you a comprehensive eye examination and discuss your lifestyle. You’ll leave with a clear answer about the best treatment option for your eyes.


After being treated with The Donate Method, our patients tell us that every day is better and they wish they had done it years earlier! You’ll be ready to enjoy a new freedom without the hassle of glasses and contacts!

Happy patients talk about why they chose us

We’ve helped thousands of Lyonnais enjoy exceptional natural vision without glasses and contact lenses

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I highly recommend the clinic. The staff, the care and the post-operative make you wonderfully well supported during your life change. I had myopia, and to this day, I no longer have glasses. I had no pain or discomfort.

Julie P.

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A new life begins without glasses, thanks to Dr Donate. He and his team were very professional. They were always available to answer my questions, and all in all, it was a very pleasant atmosphere. The organization of the intervention was perfect. Do not hesitate to contact Dr David Donate.

Susanne N.

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I had no postoperative pain, and an hour later, it was as if the procedure had not happened except that I can see better! Very fast recovery and amazing results. Living without glasses for the first time in your life, it does not cost. Go for it!!

Daniel A.

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It really changes daily life to be able to do without glasses. I don’t have to worry about them fogging up; I can see well in all circumstances (in the pool or the sea); and my field of vision has expanded because glasses frames no longer block my peripheral vision.

Allan S.

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I am very satisfied with my results from the SMILE procedure. I did not feel any pain during the operation or after. I thank Doctor Donate for his expertise and his work. I also thank all the team who were kind and attentive. Thank you all.

Lydia B.

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I feel like I have found my freedom. Goodbye glasses and lenses, I know have perfect vision from far and near. A big thank you to Dr David Donate and his entire team for their professionalism, warm listening and their reassuring follow-up.

Annie B.

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Everyone is pleasant and makes you feel very comfortable at this high-end establishment.

Pascale B.

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I had SMILE laser eye surgery with Doctor Donate to correct my myopia, and I’m really happy with the result! What happiness to no longer wear glasses or lenses. The care at the office and the Laser Vision Roosevelt Center was perfect! Thanks to the whole team.

Johanna W.

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The operation (SMILE) was painless and very fast for both eyes. Later that evening I watched a movie and could finally see the subtitles without glasses!

Alain R.

We have replaced the images of real patients who provided these testimonials to protect their privacy.

Discover why 90% of our laser eye surgery patients choose SMILE

SMILE, the world’s latest advancement in vision treatment, is now available in Lyon

SMILE® is the latest, 3rd generation of laser vision correction for patients with myopia (short-sightedness) and astigmatism.

Compared to its predecessors, PRK and LASIK, SMILE is minimally invasive and poses fewer post-surgery complications and side effects.

With traditional LASIK, the surgeon uses a laser to create a flap in the cornea. The surgeon then folds the flap back to allow the second laser to reshape corneal tissue underneath, correcting the visual error. Although this method works well, there is a higher incidence of dry eye and flap-related complications.

With SMILE®, the cornea’s surface remains almost untouched, and there is less disturbance of the corneal nerves. This means patients can expect shorter treatment times, faster recovery, fewer side effects and excellent visual outcomes.

Visit our beautiful laser eye surgery clinic in Lyon

Our stylish clinic will ensure you have a relaxed and comfortable visit

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Make the Best Choice

Take this quick quiz to discover if you can be free from glasses and contacts

Not everyone can benefit from laser eye surgery. You have many different options depending on your eyes, age and lifestyle. Take this quick 2-min quiz to find out which type of laser eye surgery (if any) is right for you

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Dr. David Donate

Ophthalmologist – Refractive surgery specialist

20 years’ experience and 20000 successful vision correction treatments

With over 20 years of experience performing more than 20000 successful eye procedures, and a repertoire of academic publications and research, Dr. David Donate has earned himself an international reputation.

At his state-of-the-art clinic in Lyon, Dr. Donate follows a specialised method called, The Donate Method, to ensure his patients feel confident about their vision correction journey. Combined with the highest quality pre-op and post-op appointments, expert precision solutions and top technology, Dr. Donate is perfectly positioned to deliver the best possible outcome for his patients.