SMILE is an advanced laser vision correction option that has already helped thousands achieve freedom from glasses and contacts.
SMILE for Clear Vision®
Minimally Invasive Procedure
Compared to most procedures, SMILE laser vision correction is gentle and comfortable.Your surgeon will only need to make a small, precise opening to correction your vision.
Quick & Simple
SMILE takes only a few minutes start to finish. The part of the procedure that uses a laser to reshape your cornea lasts about 30 seconds!
Rapid Visual Recovery
Vision recovers quickly after SMILE. Most people return to their normal activities the next day.
With SMILE, you may experience less dry eye and discomfort during and after theprocedure.
Freedom from Lenses
SMILE is designed to eliminate your need for glasses and contacts.
SMILE Patient Testimonies:
“Before SMILE, my glasses were a constant hassle. After SMILE, I can rock climb, run and play with my kids with no worries. My barrier is gone!”
How does it work?
SMILE is a quick procedure with 3 simple steps. SMILE is a proven procedure to reduce or eliminate your use of glasses and contacts.
Step 1 Lenticule creation
A thin lenticule and small incision are created inside the intact cornea.
Step 2 Lenticule removal
The lenticule is removed through the incision with minimal disruption to the corneal biomechanics.
Step 3 Impairment is corrected
Removing the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, thereby achieving a refractive correction.
Which is better, SMILE or LASIK?
This is one of the most common questions we hear, and many patients want to know which procedure is “better”. The fact is that both LASIK and SMILE are proven, consistent procedures, and most patients will be very happy with either procedure. Generally speaking, SMILE is the gentler laser vision correction option and has a smaller risk of post-surgical dry eye. LASIK offers a never-so-slightly quicker post-procedure visual recovery time. Based on the anatomy of your eye and lifestyle goals, your surgeon can recommend the right procedure for you.