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SMILE LASIK Versus Contact Lenses, Which is Better?

Over the last 20 years, our Medical Director Dr. Niksarli, Dr. Buchsbaum and the Manhattan LASIK Center team have performed over 100,000 LASIK, SMILE and PRK procedures. When patients come into our centers to determine if they are a candidate for SMILE LASIK, one of the most common questions asked is: “Is SMILE LASIK surgery safer than continuing to use contact lenses?” 

SMILE: A vision correction procedure combining the advantages of LASIK and PRK

Are you considering laser vision correction? Have you heard of LASIK and PRK, but are wondering what all the fuss is about for the newest laser eye surgery: SMILE LASIK? We have just the right answers for you!

LASIK with ZEISS VisuMax FS 500 vs LASIK with IntraLase iFS 150

Bladeless LASIK in Manhattan, NY has transformed the way in which LASIK laser vision correction can now be performed. Instead of relying on a handheld device called a microkeratome to create the flap needed to access the corneal tissue for reshaping, the incisions can now be made using cutting edge laser technology. Here at the Manhattan Lasik Center in Manhattan, NY, we are pleased to offer two different technologies that can both be used to carry out bladeless LASIK.

Grand Opening of Manhattan LASIK Center's Second ZEISS VisuMax Laser

A few months ago, Manhattan LASIK Center welcomed its second ZEISS VisuMax FS 500 laser, making MLC the only center in the US with two revolutionary ZEISS VisuMax lasers! ZEISS VisuMax laser allows surgeons to perform ultra-thin flap bladeless LASIK, as well as the third generation flapless ReLEx SMILE procedure.

SMILE vs. PRK: What’s the Difference?

If you have refractive eye errors where you ordinarily need to wear glasses or contacts in order to see clearly, you may be frustrated with the limitation of these solutions, but fortunately, there are alternative options. Laser vision correction in Edison, NJ has transformed the lives of countless patients around the world, enabling them to see clearly with little to no reliance on prescription glasses or contact lenses. The procedures work by reshaping the cornea so that light is refracted correctly onto the retina, ensuring that the image that passes from the eye to our brain is clear and defined. However, what many people aren’t aware of is that there are several different types of laser vision correction techniques. Two very popular choices are ReLEx SMILE and PRK. Here is what you need to know about each of these techniques to help you decide which is the right option for you. 

What To Do Immediately After LASIK

Doing the right things in the hours and days following your LASIK procedure can help to ensure the success of your procedure and help your eyes to heal and you to recover as quickly as possible following your treatment. Here’s what you need to know about what to do immediately after LASIK laser vision correction surgery.

Are You a Good Candidate for PRK Surgery?

While glasses and contact lenses are still extremely popular treatment choices for patients with refractive eye errors, a growing number of people are becoming frustrated with the limitations that these solutions place on their lives. Glasses don’t suit everyone.  They can be fragile and easily broken, and remembering to take them with you can be annoying at best. Meanwhile, contact lenses can be costly, can feel awkward, or can be difficult to handle. They are unsuitable for every patient. Fortunately, there are alternatives available and one of the most popular is known as PRK surgery.

Dr. Niksarli steps out of the surgical room to explain SMILE

If you have been considering laser vision correction as an option to get rid of those annoying pair of glasses or irritating contacts, somewhere along your research you may have heard about the newest, minimally invasive procedure called SMILE.

Blade or No Blade? A Comparison Between Traditional and Bladeless LASIK Surgery

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most well-known form of laser vision correction and has transformed the vision of an estimated 10 million Americans since it was first approved by the FDA in 1999. LASIK can be used to successfully treat refractive eye conditions including myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism.  If you require laser vision correction and have carried out research into LASIK, you may be aware that there are now two options available. These are traditional and bladeless LASIK. Which should you choose? To help you decide which is right for you, we have put together this comparison between traditional and bladeless LASIK surgery.   

Improved Quality of Life after ReLEx SMILE

When laser vision correction was first introduced, there is no doubt that it transformed the options available to patients with refractive eye errors. Laser vision correction makes it possible to permanently correct corneal irregularities that cause patients to be reliant on glasses or contact lenses, meaning that they can see clearly without or with little need to wear prescription eyewear. However, the techniques and technologies involved have continued to evolve to ensure that the treatment offered is as safe and effective as possible, as well as offering the patient the very best experience.