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The Donate Method helps you be free from glasses and contacts

Our unique method for vision correction lets you be free from glasses (for reading AND distance vision) at every age!
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The Donate Method helps you be free from glasses and contacts

Our unique method for vision correction lets you be free from glasses (for reading AND distance vision) at every age!
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Discover the Donate Method for exceptional vision

Our unique protocol uses the measurements and results of over 20,000 procedures to achieve optimal results
Having an eye operation is never a trivial decision. Patients, even if they are motivated, still feel apprehensive about going ahead with surgery. They wonder if they have chosen the right surgeon; if the results will live up to their expectations; what the risks are, and if they will suffer complications…

At the Bellecour Vision Clinic, we want to ensure that your experience is not a stressful ordeal.  We want you to have a pleasant experience of self-improvement. We want you to know that we will always do what is best for you. We have created the Donate Method: a protocol that leaves nothing to chance. A process that sets us apart from other clinics and laser centres.

First, the Bellecour Vision Clinic is a centre dedicated to vision correction surgery. We have:  

  • A new clinic
  • The best staff
  • The best technology
  • Unique know-how

We designed the clinic with our patients’ comfort in mind.

At the heart of the Lyon peninsula, Place Bellecour, yet away from noise and bustle, our clinic is a soothing place to receive your treatment. We have equipped it with several examination and consultation rooms, and two operating theatres. This allows us to see you in consultation and carry out your treatment in one place. Thus, we control the quality of your care from start to finish.

Our staff are specialized in vision correction surgery and only work in the clinic. From the first contact, whether by phone, email, Whatsapp or on-site, you will enjoy a warm welcome from our dedicated team. These people are available to answer your questions and help you plan for your treatment.

Thanks to our optometrists, you will have the most thorough preoperative assessment in the region. A two-hour examination will allow us to:

  • Assess your eyes’ health
  • Detect any pathologies
  • Take your eye measurements to find the surgical method that suits you

You will then see Doctor Donate who will present you with your best treatment option and explain the procedure to you. He is the one who will operate on you and see you in postoperative consultation.

The Bellecour Vision Clinic has equipped itself with the best equipment to ensure the best results. As technology evolves rapidly in ophthalmic surgery, we are constantly renewing our equipment. We have all the operating techniques to offer you the most suitable for your specific case. 

Some centres will recommend the same treatment for everyone. This is because this is the only one they have. We will select a personalized, tailored and precise treatment, for your individual needs. 

Finally, we have the unique know-how. Our philosophy is to always seek the best result for you. To do this, we have been collecting and analyzing all our patients’ pre and postoperative results for years. We are also the only ophthalmological clinic to have a full-time engineer on-site to process these results and program our lasers. This ensures that our treatments are appropriate and precise.

We know that post-operative complications are not the result of chance. They are often due to a lack of anticipation (undetected pre-existing pathology, bad indication for surgery, etc.). Our Donate Method ensures we avoid complications and achieve the best result. 

Finally, above all, we want you to be comfortable throughout your treatment. We do everything to ensure that your operation and recovery are completely painless and that you feel looked after. Our kind and attentive team will ensure you feel informed, reassured and relaxed on your journey to better vision.

Since Doctor Donate started performing SMILE in 2014, our patients have, on average, obtained 10/10 visual acuity the day after surgery, out of more than 2000 ReLEx SMILE procedures.

Eye surgery results with ReLEx SMILE

Eye surgery results with ReLEx SMILE

Myopic eyes

Since Doctor Donate started offering intraocular implants in 2008, 91% of patients have achieved 10/10 visual acuity, and 100% of patients achieve 9/10 visual acuity.

Hyperopic eyes

Surgery to treat hyperopia or “farsightedness” is less known than myopia surgery, yet the results of this treatment are excellent. After hyperopic implants surgery, 87.5% of our patients achieve a visual acuity of 12.5/10, and 100% of patients have at least 10/10.

ICL STAAR results for hyperopic eyes

ICL STAAR results for myopic eyes

For the past several years, PRESBYOND laser eye surgery for presbyopia has started to become more and more well known. On average, visual acuity for both near and distant vision improves by more than 93%.

Eye surgery results by PRESBYOND

Eye surgery results by PRESBYOND

If PRESBYOND is not an option for you, Doctor Donate can suggest multifocal intraocular implant lens surgery.

Eye surgery results with PRELEX

Eye surgery results with PRELEX

Choosing the Bellecour Vision Clinic is simple

In this video, Dr Donate explains the four reasons why you should trust the Bellecour Vision Clinic with your vision

Beautiful natural vision in 5 simple steps

Achieving freedom from glasses and contact lenses couldn’t be easier

Our appointments give you the confidence to be glasses-free…

  • You’ll discover your suitability and which of our treatments will give you life-changing freedom

  • You’ll get all of your questions answered and understand your expected outcome after treatment

  • You’ll have a clear direction on your next steps so that you can begin your journey to beautiful natural vision

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Happy patients talk about why they chose us

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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The surgical procedure was carried out under optimal safety and hygiene conditions and lasted very little time. I immediately rediscovered the pleasure of a clear and sharp vision both from a distance and from near. I can only recommend this surgery, which has given me visual comfort daily. I now see details that I absolutely couldn’t see with glasses (even with the best correction).

Dr Azzam A.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This doctor operated on me in 2009. Multifocal implants …. having “bionic” eyes when you have had glasses at the bottom of bottles for 50 years is great. .. do not dream of having these eyes there, it is the thousand and one nuances of the green colour of the trees which surround the clinic of the pardieu ….. in 2020 I have 12.6 for my right eye and only 10 for l left eye I had at least fifteen diopters before my operation ….. it is not beautiful life?

Camille M.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The clinic is extremely clean and stylish. The people who work there are welcoming, smiling, patient and professional. Perhaps some customers might find the services expensive, but you are sure to be well taken care of with follow-up and fully informed. Our eyes are priceless!

Anaïs D.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

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The intervention was carried out perfectly and painlessly in about 15 minutes. When I awoke, I had no pain and perfectly clear sight, which allowed me to work the next morning without glasses. Since the operation, all is well. I can drive and do sport without glasses. Thank you to Doctor Donate and team for their kindness and the quality of their care.

Dr C.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

While I have worn glasses all my life, since this intervention, I do not wear glasses for either near or far. I am very satisfied with the result. Thank you to you and your team.

Pierre G.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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 was able to appreciate Doctor Donate’s great surgical competence. The result was perfect with thorough post-operative follow-up. I now have good visual acuity in my daily life and my physical activities. I can only recommend his high-quality care to those who want surgery of this type.

Professor Olivier D.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I followed the advice of a friend and had a consultation with Dr Donate. I now have 10/10 sight in each eye. Thank you to the team for your professionalism. I recommend them to all… they’re innovative, rigorous and cutting edge.

Antoinette T.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I arrived at the laser centre and had my surgery under local anaesthesia. I had no pain and returned home that afternoon. By the end of the afternoon, the pain had disappeared, and my sight was almost perfect. My only regret is that I didn’t have this intervention earlier.

Dr J.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

What a joy it is to open your eyes in the morning and see what is going on around you without first having to look for your glasses. It is liberating to have independence from this unattractive exogenous transplant. I should have done this earlier! So don’t hesitate, take the plunge.

Professor Devouassoux M.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The intervention (PRELEX) was done under general anaesthesia at the outpatient clinic. I had no pain. The results were breathtaking the next day. No more glasses to drive or work. I forgot about my eye problems. Thank you to Dr Donate’s team for their kindness and professionalism.

Dr Yves L.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

What a joy to no longer wear glasses or lenses! I am an ophthalmologist in Annecy, and I trusted my colleague completely. I quickly forget this old handicap; but appreciate being freed from this visual defect whether at work (behind the microscope), in my sports (swimming, fencing, mountain biking, skiing, paragliding, climbing, nights in a refuge…) or when travelling.

Dr Gregora M.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Thanks to the advice and great skills of Doctor David Donate, I opted for multifocal implants, and now I work and live without glasses and with great comfort.

Dr Bernard M.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

After multi-focal implants, I can now see very well, even on the computer. Doctor Donate is very professional and listened to my needs.

Farid R.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

Pascale B.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I can now work all day on the screen without fatigue. I recommend this solution if you want to regain the freedom of your younger years.

Dr A.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

After years of wandering from ophthalmologist to ophthalmologist, I finally found Doctor Donate and his team. They listened and gave me real therapeutic responses. I will recommend to my friends!

Jean-Alex C.

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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.