Augenarzten Dörner & Dörner

Freedom from glasses – no matter your age


Whether you are doing sports, cooking, driving or going in the sauna, working with a tablet or outdoors in rainy weather:


Life without glasses is simply more comfortable.


Many types of vision impairment, like myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, can be corrected with modern laser technology or by means of surgery with intraocular lenses.Successful refractive surgery requires good preparation and fine measurement of the eyes, as well as detailed consultations in preparation for the best lens selection.


If you speak German, we would be pleased to welcome you to one of our free presentation and consultation events (“Infoabend”) where you can be fully informed on this subject. These take place at regular intervals in the evenings. Please have a look at the homepage’s news feed to find out when the next event will take place.


However, if you prefer all your information in English we will arrange a personal consultation for you!


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Dr. Martin Doerner has performed over 90,000 eye surgeries since 1988.As a renowned ophthalmologist, he is an expert in refractive surgery and laser-based refractive treatment. His daughter Dr. Friederike Doerner has been working in ophthalmology for more than ten years, joining in her father’s clinic and sharing his passion in refractive treatment as well as learning from his extensive expertise.


You should know that from the age of 45 onwards, your are likely to have presbyopia (need for reading glasses).

In this case you should consider to have a surgical lens procedure instead of LASIK. All surgery procedures are performed  at the surgery clinic in Bocholt on an outpatient basis. During your individual consultation you will be advised on the lens which is most suitable for your case.


During the preparation procedure we can give you advice which is the best for your individual case.We only use intraocular lenses of the highest quality. All lenses with an additional function (Multifocal, EDOF, Toric IOL) have a blue light filter and an aspherical design.

Free Presentation and Consultation Event

You can get further information on surgical corrections of problems with vision when you visit our monthly “Infoabend”. The presentation is held in German. Individual advice can be given in English.
During these events you will be given thorough information about the available therapeutic options. Should you wish to have your first measurements taken, we will be happy to do so and give you further advice about the best treatment most suitable for you.


These events normally include information on LASIK-Procedure, Premium Intraocular lenses as well as multifocal IOLs and individual assessment and measurement.We would gladly add your name to our list of participants. Just click the button below to sign in.


LASIK (Laser in situ keratomileusis)

LASIK is the medical laser treatment that corrects short- or far-sightedness or astigmatism in the cornea. It is the procedure with the highest accuracy and safety, which is therefore often used to correct ametropia. The procedure is characterized by fast healing without scarring. The surface of the cornea remains intact, which is why LASIK is virtually painless.


LASIK is suitable for:

– near-sightedness up to approx. -8.0 diopters

– Long-sightedness up to approx. +3.0 diopters

– Corneal curvature up to approx. 5.0 diopters

Treatment Procedure

With a LASIK treatment, the Excimer laser works in the middle of the cornea. The eye is anesthetized with eye drops and a thin lamella of the cornea (“flap”) is partially cut parallel to the surface and folded back like a book cover. The exposed, not pain-sensitive deeper layer of the cornea is then reshaped with the laser and your defective vision is corrected. The lamella is then returned to its original position. Surgical stitches are not necessary.


The procedure takes only a few minutes. Because  the surface of the cornea remains intact, there are no scarring, even in cases of severe ametropia. The visual acuity recovers within a few hours after the operation. With the LASIK method, a follow-up correction is only necessary in very rare cases; this is free of charge within one year.

Laser Treatment

We have years of experience in LASIK and currently use an Excimer laser with the latest technology, the Wavelight Allegretto laser.

 PTK (Photoablative Therapeutic Keratectomy) & PRK (Photoablative Refractive Keratectomy)

This recognized procedure, which has been used since 1986, gives stable long-term results even with a thin cornea with patients who are unsuitable for LASIK.


  PRK/PTK are suitable for:

– nearsightedness to -6.0 diopters

– Corneal curvature up to 5.0 diopters


Treatment Procedure

The removal of  corneal tissue is in principle identical to LASIK. The difference is that during PRK the cornea is treated directly on its surface. In the case of a thin cornea, that does not allow LASIK to be applied,  PRK is a suitable alternative.

PRK is also well suited for the treatment  of corneal scars,  recurrent painful corneal abrasions, as well as anterior corneal membrane dystrophy.


The healing period is longer compared to LASIK. Eyesight will recover slowly after surgery during a period of weeks or months. Long-term results are comparable to LASIK. Complications concerning the “flap” that may occur during LASIK are precluded in the case of PRK.

Freedom from having to wear eyeglasses with multifocal lenses

Driving , watching TV, watching a play – all without glasses. Working on the tablet, being able to read price tags – all this without having to search for reading glasses beforehand.

More independence, more safety, more comfort. For most people having freedom from glasses means a significant improvement in their quality of life.


Freedom from eyeglasses

The term “the best lens” does not really exists, rather the lens that best fits the patient’s life and his unique eyes.


Here are some of possible intraocular lenses for lens surgery:


The multifocal lens - vision correction for distance, medium range and close vicinity

The diffractive multifocal intraocular lens gives sharp vision both in the distance and in the vicinity without having to wear glasses.

It is made of durable plastic and is inserted into the eye replacing the natural eye lens. The trifocal multifocal lens has three focal points which are generated by diffraction and refraction of the light. This results in several simultaneous images for distance, middle range and proximity on the retina. So you can see sharply at all distances.

The so-called diffractive cut, with concentric rings on the artificial lens, ensures uniform sharpness and light distribution at different distances.

Optical phenomena can cause halos and reduced contrast vision.

The EDOF (extended depth of focus) lens - distance and vicinity down to 50cm

In modern refractive surgery, we now have a large number of different lenses available for correction. The EDOF lenses have their strength in the distance and intermediate range. They work with an extended depth of focus,  have hardly any optical side phenomena and have good contrast vision. For very short distances a pair of light reading glasses may also be useful.

The multifocal-toric lens

Many of the modern multifocal lenses and lenses with extended depth of field are also available in a toric version. For you, this means that the lens can simultaneously compensate for long-sightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia and corneal curvature.