Enjoy life faster than ever before with SMILE LASIK!
SMILE LASIK (Small Incision LASIK) is the newest form of LASIK. It allows for an even quicker recovery and maximum comfort for you.
SMILE LASIK has been available for over a decade and is a slight variation on All-Laser LASIK. In this procedure, we use a single laser to perform the treatment where a contact-lens shaped layer of tissue is created by the laser and then removed through a tiny opening. It does offer some slight advantages in terms of recovery and may offer some benefit in terms of reducing the risk of dry eye. However, it cannot be performed on people who are farsighted (hyperopic).
SMILE LASIK is performed using an advanced all-in-one laser. During treatment, the laser creates a thin, contact-lens shaped layer just beneath the surface of the eye. The layer is removed through a tiny opening. This changes the shape of the cornea, thereby correcting your vision!
“Having had SMILE LASIK vision correction myself, I strive to elevate the patient experience and enjoy introducing vision correction to more people “
-Joe Ling, M.D.
SMILE LASIK Opening ~ 4mm – 6mm
LASIK Opening ~ 20mm
Epithelial surface removed
Contact your eye doctor to discuss if SMILE LASIK is right for you.