SMILE… The Latest Option For
Laser Vision Correction Has Arrived.
What is SMILE?
SMILE is an acronym for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. To put it simply, SMILE is a laser vision correction procedure that treats nearsightedness (with or without astigmatism), the most common eye focusing issue. It is performed with one of the same lasers we use for LASIK but with a different technique. SMILE leaves the surface of the cornea almost untouched allowing for a strong cornea, fast healing, quick recovery, and maximum comfort.
How it WORKS:
SMILE uses just one laser – the Zeiss VisuMax – to perform the complete procedure. During treatment, the laser gently creates a thin, contact-lens shaped layer (called a ‘lenticule’) just beneath the surface of the eye, which is removed through a tiny opening, also made by the laser. Once the layer is removed, the overall shape of the cornea is now changed, thereby correcting your vision.
What are the ADVANTAGES of SMILE?
Over 1.5 million SMILE procedures have been performed worldwide. We love the safety of SMILE because it leaves most of the top corneal layers intact allowing for a strong and stable cornea.
SMILE is one of the gentlest vision correction procedures available. The treatment is so comfortable that most people say they feel nothing at all, and they consistently describe SMILE as painless and very comfortable both during and after the procedure.
From start to finish, the whole procedure takes just minutes, with the laser doing its job in about 20 seconds per eye! Because it’s minimally-invasive, people often return to most of their daily activities the day after their SMILE procedure.
“The results with SMILE are just as good as with LASIK – the treatment is easy and the recovery is fast. There is only one laser needed for the whole procedure, and that laser has been shown to put very little pressure on the eye, which means a very comfortable treatment. We’re thrilled to be the first center in Oklahoma to offer our patients this latest option in vision correction technology.” – Dr. Luke
Is SMILE right for YOU?
Here at ClearSight, our #1 goal is providing our patients with the best results possible. And the simple truth is that to achieve the very best results, you need both the best technology and dedicated doctors. That’s why we are proud to be the first center in Oklahoma to introduce you to SMILE.
SMILE is FDA approved to treat patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism. However, it is only one of a number of vision corrections solutions we offer here at ClearSight. To determine which procedure is right for your eyes requires a comprehensive evaluation – which we provide for FREE!
Schedule your complimentary exam and evaluation below to discover YOUR best option to achieving your goal of good vision – without glasses or contacts!