ReLEx SMILE Laser Vision Correction Procedure

ReLEx SMILE Laser Vision Correction Procedure

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Only available at selected, premier laser eye centers across the United States, ReLEx SMILE has transformed laser vision correction. Here at Manhattan LASIK Center, we were the very first to perform this innovative procedure in the North-East and remain the ONLY laser center in the NY Tri-state area to offer ReLEx SMILE by the Nation’s most experienced surgeons.


What is ReLEx SMILE?

If you are looking for the safest and most superior laser vision correction technique, look no further than ReLEx SMILE. This innovative procedure has been designed specifically with two priorities in mind - improving further on the current high levels of comfort and safety offered in conventional laser vision correction techniques. In doing so, ReLEx SMILE offers patients a laser vision technique that:


  • Offers superior safety compared to other forms of laser eye surgery

  • Have fewer risks of complications compared to other laser vision correction techniques

  • Is a completely bladeless, flapless procedure

  • Guarantees greater comfort and therefore a better patient experience than any other type of laser eye surgery

  • Delivers predictable results that are unrivaled in their accuracy

  • Is easier and quicker to recover from than conventional laser vision correction surgeries

  • Strong, healthy and functioning eyes post-operatively


One of the most important benefits of ReLEx SMILE is that it eliminates the risk of complications caused by the creation of a flap in the cornea, which is standard practice in LASIK procedures. Also, since the incision made into the cornea in ReLEx SMILE is around 80% smaller than that made in LASIK, the cornea is biomechanically stronger, and the risk of dry eye syndrome is also reduced.


When you choose ReLEx SMILE, you can reap all of the benefits of laser vision correction with less of the negative side effects associated with conventional techniques.


How is ReLEx SMILE performed?

The ReLEx SMILE procedure is a simple, straightforward 3-step process that can usually be completed in around 10 minutes per eye. It is based around the creation of a lenticule, which is a small, lens-shaped area of tissue within the cornea itself. By removing this lenticule, it is possible to change the shape of the cornea so that light is refracted correctly, and you can see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses. The incision used to create the lenticule will self-heal without the need for sutures.


The entire ReLEx SMILE procedure is painless, and there is no abnormal noise, pressure, vibrations or any unusual smells. This makes the experience vastly improved for patients, particularly those who may have anxiety about the prospect of laser vision correction.

ReLEx SMILE, made possible with ZEISS VisuMax Laser System

The ReLEx SMILE process is the innovation of ZEISS, who have successfully combined the VisuMax cutting edge femtosecond laser technology and the lenticule extraction technique to create truly superior, minimally-invasive laser vision correction. This flapless, 100% femtosecond laser-based treatment preserves corneal structure so that patients can benefit from corneal strength and stability, whilst still achieving enviable refractive correction so that they are able to enjoy life without prescription lenses.



Ready to have your vision transformed with ReLEx SMILE? Contact our premier laser vision correction offices in Edison, NJ and Paramus, NJ today to find out more about this revolutionary form of laser vision correction, or to arrange your FREE consultation with our expert team.