Short-Sightedness (Myopia)2021-02-10T12:57:50+01:00
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Short-sightedness (myopia) is a treatable eye condition that causes blurry distance vision

You can treat this condition and get rid of your glasses or contact lenses with laser eye surgery
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Short-sightedness (myopia) is a treatable eye condition that causes blurry distance vision

You can treat this condition and get rid of your glasses or contact lenses with laser eye surgery
Book an appointment

Fix short-sightedness with laser eye surgery

In this video, Dr David Donate explains how laser eye surgery can correct your visual error and free you from glasses and contacts

Fix your short-sightedness and live glasses-free

In the toggles below, we have provided everything you need to know about myopia and how we can treat it

Is your distant vision blurry?

If the answer is yes, this is because the light rays passing through your eye are focusing in front of your retina instead of on it.

Short-sightedness occurs when your eye is either too long, or the cornea bulges out too much.

Short-sightedness is easy to diagnose.

At the Donate Vision Clinic, you’ll go through a comprehensive assessment, which will allow your surgeon to choose the most appropriate surgical technique for you and to check the absence of contraindications.

The preoperative consultation will include :

  • Measurement of your visual defect to be corrected by refraction analysis
  • The verification of your director eye
  • The complete ophthalmic assessment with measurement of the intraocular pressure, examination of the fundus and the analysis of the transparency of the lens
  • The corneal topography (analysis of the corneal morphology)
  • Aberrometric examination analysis of the optical quality of the eye

We can correct this visual disorder with surgery by modifying the path of the light rays, so they focus on the retina, instead of in front of it. You will then be able to see much more clearly into the distance, without the need for glasses or lenses.

Medical expertise is essential for the success of your myopia surgery

The surgical correction of myopia requires the mastery of delicate and precise techniques with the experience and skill of a specialised surgeon. Here at Donate Vision Clinic, we offer several methods, including laser eye surgery (LASIK, SMILE, PRK) and intraocular lenses.

Laser eye surgery corrects myopia in less than 15 minutes. Another suitable option for many patients, which is equally as effective as laser treatment, is intraocular lenses. We will determine the most effective technique for you once we have assessed your eyes at an initial consultation. We can then decide together how to achieve an optimal and lasting result with the guarantee of perfect safety conditions, and most importantly, the absence of complications or side-effects.

Our different surgical techniques

There are several surgical techniques used to treat myopia: notably PRK, LASIK, SMILE, and intraocular lenses. The best technique for you will depend on the topography and thickness of your cornea and the severity of your myopia.

Here, we will briefly describe the three main techniques of laser eye surgery:

PRK: First, we remove the most superficial layer from the centre of the cornea, then we apply the laser to the surface of the eye to correct the visual impairment.

LASIK: The Femtosecond laser first creates a thin corneal flap, then we use the excimer laser to treat the visual impairment.

SMILE: The laser cuts a disc-shaped piece of corneal tissue from inside the cornea to correct the visual impairment.

For more information:

  • Surgical eye treatment using LASIK
  • Surgical eye treatment using SMILE
  • Surgical treatment of the eyes using intraocular implant placement.

Implants (intraocular lenses)

For many patients, we can correct the visual impairment by implanting an intraocular lens into the eye. There are many different types of implants, each adapted to a particular function; however, we prefer to use the ICL STAAR intraocular lenses, which provide excellent accuracy in visual correction and guarantee maximum safety.

We carefully place the lens behind the iris through a small self-sealing incision in the edge of the cornea. This corrects both weak and severe myopia, with or without astigmatism, and it also treats hyperopia.

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!

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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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Can eye surgery help you?

There are many treatment options to suit different ages and lifestyles

You’re 20 – 44 and glasses and contacts get in your way

Glasses and contacts can make you look older or less attractive, get in the way of the activities you enjoy and are a hassle to remember.

Find out how you can become glasses and contact lenses free…

You’re over 45 and your reading glasses make you feel old

Have you started to notice that your reading vision isn’t as crisp as it used to be? Or perhaps you refuse to wear those awful reading glasses because they make you feel old?

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Even with glasses, my vision is cloudy and dull

Have you noticed your vision has become cloudy and dull? Even wearing glasses doesn’t help. It’s possible you have cataracts.

Find out if you can clear up your vision AND free yourself from the hassle of reading glasses at the same time.

Happy patients talk about why they chose us

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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

Pascale B.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

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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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Liens vers des ressources faisant autorité sur le myopie

Suivez les liens ci-dessous pour plus d’informations sur le myopie

L’œil myope est trop long, avec parfois une cornée trop bombée. La trop grande longueur des yeux associée à la forme de la cornée se comportent comme un système trop convergent. Cliquez ici pour en lire plus.

La myopie est une anomalie de la vision qui se traduit par une vision floue de loin, mais une vision nette de près. En France, 29% de la population serait myope. Cliquez ici pour en lire plus.

La myopie est un trouble visuel caractérisé par une vision nette des objets rapprochés et une vision floue des objets éloignés. C’est un trouble assez courant que bien des gens atteints ne décèlent pas immédiatement car tous les objets qu’ils discernent ne sont pas flous. Cliquez ici pour en lire plus.

La myopie n’est pas une maladie mais un trouble de la vision qui se caractérise par une vision nette de près mais une vision floue de loin. Affectant environ un tiers des adultes en Europe et en Amérique du Nord, la myopie est le défaut visuel le plus répandu, et sa prévalence ne cesse d’augmenter. Cliquez ici pour en lire plus.

Prendre une botte de radis pour des roses ? C’est la mésaventure digne de Mister Magoo qui serait arrivée à Maria Callas à la fin d’un récital, victime du mauvais tour d’un spectateur. La diva vénérée des amateurs d’opéra était en effet handicapée par une forte myopie, trouble qui affecte la vision de loin. On peut la corriger par le port de lentilles, lunettes ou encore un acte chirurgical. Cliquez ici pour en lire plus.

Qu’est-ce qu’un œil myope ? Un œil myope est un œil géométriquement trop long : on parle de myopie axile. La myopie peut être aussi due à un œil trop puissant.Une personne myope voit flou en vision de loin, mais voit bien en vision de près (dans le cas où il n’y a pas d’autre trouble visuel). Cliquez ici pour en lire plus.

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.


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