Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

While there are many different types of laser vision correction surgery, NO-FLAP SMILE is one of the newest, safest, and most effective procedures of its kind and is transforming the way in which patients can enjoy long-term clear vision. Patients can now receive SMILE in Paramus, New Jersey at our state-of-the-art SMILE/LASIK Center.

What is SMILE, and How Does it Work?

All laser vision correction techniques improve patient vision by changing the clear, domed area covering the front part of the eye, which is called the cornea. The cornea has several functions, one of which is to refract light that enters our eyes, bending it so that it passes through them, and focuses on an area of cells at the back of the eye called the retina. The retina then transforms this light into signals that are sent to our brain to be interpreted into images. If the light isn’t perfectly focused onto the retina, such as falling in front of it or behind it, we experience blurred vision when looking at things a certain distance away. Laser vision correction alters the shape of the cornea to make sure that the light is refracted properly.

In traditional LASIK, the laser is used to cut a flap into the epithelium, the outer layer of the cornea, which exposes the area beneath for reshaping. SMILE LASIK is a new and arguably improved technique in which the laser is used to create a tiny incision into the cornea that is around 80% smaller than the flap that is created during traditional LASIK. The lenticule, a tiny, disc-shaped section of corneal tissue, is removed through this incision, altering the shape of the cornea and thus correcting the patient’s vision. This leaves the cornea stronger, and leads to a quick and painless recovery.


There is a range of benefits associated with SMILE LASIK, that help to make it the preferred laser vision correction technique for many patients. Here are some of the reasons why people choose SMILE LASIK:

  • It is considered to be the safest form of laser vision correction currently available
  • There are no flap-related complications, which are the most common type of complication that occurs in traditional LASIK
  • Patients report less discomfort during and after SMILE LASIK than other types of laser vision correction
  • There results are predictable, consistent, and excellent with every SMILE procedure

What to Expect from SMILE LASIK in Paramus, New Jersey?

If you are looking for SMILE LASIK in Paramus, New Jersey, you’ll be in safe hands when you visit our LASIK Center. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will take excellent care of you from your first visit. After your initial consultation to determine your candidacy for SMILE LASIK, you will have the option to have your procedure on the same day or to be scheduled for another date to return to have your laser vision correction.

Your procedure will be performed using a local anesthetic in the form of numbing eye drops and this will ensure that you don’t experience any discomfort during your laser eye surgery. Once they have taken effect, the laser will be used to reshape your cornea to your unique specifications, providing you with exceptionally clear vision. The actual laser itself usually takes around 30 seconds per eye, making it one of the fastest forms of laser vision correction currently available. After treatment, you’ll be given time to rest before being given aftercare instructions that you should follow at home. This will conclude your SMILE procedure at our Paramus, New Jersey LASIK Center.

If you would like more information about SMILE LASIK, or if you’d like to schedule a FREE Virtual consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for SMILE LASIK at our Paramus, NJ LASIK Center, please contact us today.

You can contact our team at Manhattan LASIK Center in Paramus, New Jersey by calling (201) 843-3861.