SMILE is the most advanced refractive correction laser ophthalmic surgery available.
Since 1999, more than 10 million people in the United States have had refractive laser eye surgery to correct vision problems. However, when it comes to vision correction surgery, different techniques offer a variety of benefits.
In 2018, the FDA approved SMILE laser eye surgery and immediately demonstrated that it has many benefits, not just for correcting vision.
What is SMILE laser eye surgery?
SMILE (Small Incision Lens Extraction) eye surgery is a one-step laser vision correction surgery. In this advanced refractive surgery, the ophthalmologist uses a femtosecond laser and computer-guided technology to make a micro-incision in the cornea. The ophthalmologist then uses the same laser technology to reshape the cornea for maximum vision improvement.
SMILE Refractive Eye Surgery offers state-of-the-art laser technology.
This state-of-the-art procedure has been called the greatest advancement in refractive surgery technology for nearly a decade. But what makes SMILE such an innovative program? Read on to discover some of the biggest benefits of this life-changing vision correction surgery.
SMILE laser eye surgery is less invasive.
Traditionally, during vision correction surgery, an ophthalmologist creates a corneal flap and accesses and reshapes the lining of the cornea.
The SMILE is called a “flapless” procedure because a small incision is made in the cornea instead. This small incision and the reduced trauma to the corneal tissue allow for a less invasive treatment.
SMILE laser eye surgery is safe
SMILE Eye Surgery Los Angeles offers the same safety as traditional LASIK laser ophthalmic surgery. SMILE intraoperative surgeons use state-of-the-art computer-guided laser technology to ensure intraoperative safety.
Patients who have undergone SMILE eye surgery report almost no pain.
You will be given an anesthetic to numb your eyes and a sedative to tire you through the procedure. Most patients report little or no discomfort.
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The entire appointment at the LaserVue Eye Center takes about an hour and a half, but the laser portion of each eye only lasts about 30 seconds. Most of the booking is spent preparing for the procedure to perform all the measurements and ensure your comfort. It also takes time to monitor you after surgery and ensure that you are on the best path to recovery.
Recovery after SMILE laser ophthalmic surgery is highly predictable
Vision correction procedures are optimized based on your specific needs and vision goals. The level of precision and advanced technology make your vision more predictable.