SMILE®, With CLEAR Vision
The latest advancement in laser vision correction to achieve clear vision.
What is SMILE
SMILE is the latest advancement in laser vision correction for myopia (near-sightedness), with or without astigmatism, providing LASIK-like outcomes in a minimally invasive procedure.
Why is it called SMILE?
SMILE is an acronym that stands for “Small Incision Lenticule Extraction.” Simply put, a laser is used to create a thin, contact lens-shaped layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening, through which the layer is removed.
Yes, PRK, LASIK and SMILE can help create clearer vision and reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts. Understanding the difference between the procedures can help you and your surgeon make the right choice for your laser vision correction.
SMILE Treatment Steps
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 bio-mechanics.
Step 3 Impairment is corrected
Removing the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, thereby achieving a refractive correction.