The most current eye disorders are the refraction errors such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. The cause of these lies in the fact that the refraction of the light in many eyes is not perfect. This needs to be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Eye surgery optimises the refraction of the light inside the eye in a way that glasses and contacts are not needed anymore.
As we are certified as an extramural centre, regular eye check-ups or treatments such as cataract surgery are reimbursed by the RIZIV/INAMI (Belgian National Health Services). This refund is identical to the one received in any other hospital or practice. The potential reimbursement of eye correction surgery (for replacement of glasses) differs from one health insurance company to another.