About us

Refractive laser and lens surgery performed to eliminate or minimise the use of glasses or contact lenses has become increasingly popular and frequent. When the big decision about surgery has been taken, the next important issue is choice of treatment technique and surgeon.

WHY CHOOSE THE EYE CENTRE?

You should choose us, if you aim for minimal eye surgery performed by the most competent, experienced and active European surgeons in a safe and personal environment. We guarantee the highest professional standards and use the proven, pioneering and game-changing ReLEx smile technique performed with ZEISS VisuMax as well as the most advanced lens surgery. We do not compromise with professional treatment indications to obtain a short-term financial gain, and the treatments, that we offer at the Centre, are the same that we would recommend to our closest relatives.

RELEX SMILE – MINIMAL LASER SURGERY ON THE CORNEA

In 2011 The Eye Centre was the first private clinic in Northern Europe to use the proven, pioneering and game-changing ReLEx smile laser technique carried out with the most advanced, stationary laser (Carl Zeiss VisuMax 500 kHz). ReLEx smile (SMall Incision Lenticular Extraction) is state of the art in laser treatment of myopia and astigmatism and has many advantages over older methods as LASIK, FS-LASIK, EpiLASIK and LASEK (PRK and by some named “no cut technique”). Smile is a “flap-free” minimal corneal surgical procedure, optimizing corneal stability after treatment. This is a significant advance over LASIK, where the long “flap-opening” and subsequent reduced corneal stability, have discouraged pilots, military personnel, athletes and others from using the method. The LASIK “flap-opening” is the single most important reason why some professional ophthalmologists are sceptical about refractive laser treatments, and the disadvantage is eliminated with smile.

MOST ADVANCED LENS SURGERY

We have extensive experience in all surgical lens techniques, using only the latest and best of these. We use minimally invasive lens surgery that requires an incision only a few mm long without stitches. Choice of lens type for the individual patient depends on the correction needed and is determined during our thorough pre-examination, and interview with/examination by the lens surgeon.

MOST EXPERIENCED SURGEONS

We have the most experienced laser and lens surgeons. Eye Surgeon Sven Asp, MD, DMSci is the leading laser surgeon at the Centre and has performed more than 12.000 treatments, of which more than 7.000 have been smile treatments (a European record). Dr Asp holds a permanent position as laser surgeon at the Department of Ophthalmology at Aarhus University Hospital (Northern Europe's leading center in eye laser surgery), and performs more than 30 additional smile treatments every week. Our lens Surgery is headed by Professor Thomas K. Olsen, MD, DMSCi, who has performed more than 12.000 lens operations and is recognised in professional circles as one of Europe’s most competent refractive lens surgeons. For more than twenty years, Professor Olsen has been responsible for the most advanced lens surgery at Aarhus University Hospital.

PERSONAL COURSE

We guarantee a course of treatment, where you are in close contact with the surgeon or our experienced eye doctor from the pre-examination to the last control. From start to finish you will receive accurate information about risks and benefits of treatment, and we take the time to discover your expectations and to answer all your questions.

IN SHORT

At The Eye Centre we have the most competent, experienced and active laser and lens surgeons, using the best and most advanced surgical techniques. As professional eye surgeons, we maintain an uncompromising scientifically-based treatment plan to achieve an optimal result of treatment.

The only private clinic that offers ReLEx smile in both Aarhus and Copenhagen

Our thorough investigation will show the right solution for you

HEAD OF THE LASER SURGERY

Laser surgery at The Eye Centre is headed by eye surgeon Sven Asp, MD, DMSci, who for more than 9 years had a permanent position as refractive laser surgeon at the Department of Ophthalmology at Aarhus University Hospital.

EUROPEAN RECORD IN THE SMILEPROCEDURE

Sven Asp has performed more than 15.000 eye laser treatments, and has used all the leading techniques. He has performed more than 12.000 ReLEx smile treatments (northern European record).

The operations at the Department of Ophthalmology at Aarhus University Hospital form the basis for ZEISS 'approval of the smile procedure in the USA (FDA approval).

Sven Asp

Eye Surgeon, MD, DMSCI

GREAT EXPERIENCE IN REFRACTIVE SURGERY

Optometrist Lise Løfstrøm is one of the country's leaders in refractive surgery with more than 20 years of experience in the field. She has been employed at The Eye Centre for almost 10 years and is known as a very experienced and competent optometrist who provides optimal and friendly patient management.

Lise conducts feasibility studies and inspections in Copenhagen.

Lise Løfstrøm

Optometrist

EXPERIENCED AND POSITIVE OPTOMETRIST

Optometrist, MSc Optom Annette Surland has worked with refractive eye surgery since 2012. She arrived from a position at the eye department at Aarhus University Hospital. She is known as a well-liked, experienced and competent Optometrist.
Annette performs pre-examinations for laser and lens surgery as well as check-ups mainly in Aarhus.

Annette herself underwent lens surgery with us in 2019 and is today independent of glasses/contact lenses on a daily basis.

Anette Surland

Optometrist

INITIAL CONTACT AND PRACTICAL ADVISE

Secretary Pia Bache handles the initial contact and booking and can advise on the practicalities in connection with the pre-examination and surgery.
Pia had LisaTri surgery in 2014 and is now independent of glasses and contact lenses.

Pia Bache

Secretary

As a clinic secretary, Hanne is the first person you meet when you enter the clinic in Aarhus. Hanne coordinates your appointments and ensures that all your practical questions are answered.

Hanne Rønberg Pedersen

Secretary

Jeannette is a very experienced operating room nurse who takes care of you, thus your operation becomes a safe and good experience.

Jeannette has for a number of years been employed at the eye department at Aarhus University Hospital, as operations manager specializing in cataracts/lens surgery in adults and children, as well as all kinds of laser treatments and operations in the eye environment.

Jeannette Willumsen

Surgical nurse

ONE OF EUROPE’S LEADING REFRACTIVE LENS SURGEONS

Professor Thomas K. Olsen, MD, DMSci has performed more than 10,000 lens surgeries of all levels of difficulty, and is accredited in professional circles as one of Europe’s leading refractive lens surgeons.

GREAT EXPERIENCE

For more than twenty years, Professor Olsen has been responsible for the most advanced lens surgery in the Department of Ophthalmology at Aarhus University Hospital and is the farther of “the Olsen formula”, which is included in the most advanced equipment used for lens calculations. Specifically, he possesses the highest expertise in lens surgery after refractive laser surgery, but all challenges can be handled professionally.

After our thorough pre-examination and a personal interview, Professor Olsen can select candidates who will be benefit from lens surgery on a sound basis.

Thomas K Olsen

Professor, MD, DMSCI