Frequently asked questions

In this section we provide answers to the questions most frequently asked by those planning trips to Lithuania for vision correction operations. If you have not found the answer to your question, please get in touch with us for a more in-depth discussion. 

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How is a vision correction operation better in Lithuania than a similar operation in a Scandinavian country?

In Lithuania, as in UK, vision correction operations are carried out to a high standard of quality. However, an operation in Lithuania is more accessibly priced, even when the cost of the trip is included. Get in touch with us and get all-inclusive quote. 

Will my health insurance guarantees be valid when I return home if I get the vision correction done in Lithuania?

Lithuania has been a member of the EU since 1 May 2004. The rule is that an EU citizen can choose to use a medical facility in any EU member country; therefore, your health insurance should be valid. Check your policy’s terms and conditions for details, or visit our page dedicated to special medical insurance for treatment here.

How to get to Lithuania? Where to stay?

Information needed for planning a trip is provided in the section Your Journey. Body Bureau specialists are ready to assist with everything you need to make your trip smooth and unforgettable. 
As we plan your trip, we can help you find out about places worth visiting in Lithuania. It is a country rich in cultural events and health resorts, where you and your family will be able to pass the time meaningfully. 

What time of the year is it best to plan an operation?

The season does not affect the success of the operation: patients can choose a time that suits them for the operation. However, if you are planning an active vacation, you need to remember that after the operation your eyes will be more sensitive for a while and you will need to watch out for dust and sun rays and to avoid bathing in open bodies of water and swimming pools. 

Sometimes a doctor will not recommend an operation by laser – why is that?

The only place for a competent consultation about a vision correction operation is in a clinic that does such operations. A specialist will not recommend an operation if this means exceeding safe operational limits during the procedure. It is frequently the case that other vision correction methods are more suitable for such patients, e.g. intra-ocular correction or a clear lens operation. 

How to look after the eyes in the post-operative period?

For several weeks after the operation it will not be possible to use eye cosmetics and it will be necessary to use eye drops. For some time the eyes will be more sensitive and it will be necessary to avoid dust and sun rays (by wearing sunglasses) and also to avoid bathing in open bodies of water and swimming pools.

When will I be able to return to work after the LASEK, LASIK operation?

When you will be able to return to work after the operation depends on the nature of your work. We usually recommend that you come to Lithuania for 7 days (6 nights), as this gives enough time to ensure adequate preparation for the operation and for post-operative observation. Those planning a vacation or time off work should consider that they will need one week. 

What do I do if a month after the operation I do not feel well?

For up to one year after the operation we consult by email, or alternatively if you come to visit we give you a free consultation. Most often after the operation the patients see an ophthalmologist in the area where they live. However, if you believe it is necessary, you are welcome to visit us for an evaluation of the post-operative results. Normally an evaluation of the post-operative results is carried out 4–6 months after the operation. 

What is done during the operation? Will it hurt?

During the operation the upper part of the cornea is treated by laser which causes a change in the cornea’s convexity and its refractory power. Light rays that pass through the eye’s optic system start to focus in the retina and in this way vision improves.

The patient is put in a comfortable lying position in the operating theatre and a local anaesthetic is applied by means of anaesthetic eye drops. Therefore, he/she does not feel any unpleasant sensations.

The operation takes about 20 minutes. Immediately after the operation the patient is given some instructions and recommendations together with prescribed eye drops, and then the patient is fit to go home.

Can a vision correction operation be done for anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses?

A vision correction operation is not recommended for every patient who requests such an operation. The specialist will not recommend the operation if he sees that the desired outcome – good vision without glasses – is unlikely to be achieved. The operation is recommended only for those whose myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism do not exceed safe operational limits, the cornea is not too thin and the candidate does not have any eye diseases or certain other illnesses.

After the operation, will I be able to do without glasses for the rest of my life?

The effect of vision correction operations is long-term and stable. However, the medical possibilities are not limitless. This operation is not a restoration of vision but the replacement of one means of correction (glasses or contact lenses) by another (operation). The plan is that after the operation the person should be able to see without glasses the way he used to see before the operation when using well chosen glasses or contact lenses. It is important to mention that the result of the operation also depends very much on the extent and complexity of the person’s myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. You also need to know that every person with normal sight, whether their eyes have been operated on or not, starts to need glasses for reading from the age of about 45–50.

How to prepare for the operation?

For two weeks before the surgery, do not wear contact lenses; and for several days before surgery, do not use eye cosmetics (mascara, dry eye shadow). 

After the vision correction, will I be able to have a baby normally?

The vision correction operation does not affect the process of giving birth, nor does the process of giving birth affect the operated eyes. However, it is recommended to wait for about six months after the operation before getting pregnant, since the hormone-based and antibiotic-based eye drops used during the post-operative period may have an effect on the development of the foetus. Since the operation causes stress on the body, as do pregnancy and giving birth, it is recommended that there should be a hiatus between those states. We are pleased to say that there have been many female patients who gave birth after laser eye surgery and who continue to enjoy excellent vision.