Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

Your eyes help you accomplish your daily activities with ease. Studies reveal that environmental, lifestyle and health factors may cause eye disorders, such as astigmatism and nearsightedness that can impede your ability to see. Thankfully, procedures such as ZEISS SMILE, Bladeless LASIK, and PRK, are available to correct these eye ailments. If you would like to better understand these corrective eye treatments, continue reading to learn about their differences.


PRK is an acronym for Photo Refractive Keratectomy. PRK uses a laser to correct refractive errors in your vision. Through PRK surgery, your ophthalmologist can change your cornea’s shape which enhances the way light is focused on your retina. Significant clinical data shows that PRK can correct astigmatism, nearsightedness (myopia), and farsightedness (hyperopia). Research reports of cases where patients eliminated the need for aids such as contact lenses or eyeglasses. So through this treatment, your need to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses may be reduced.


This acronym stands for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. Experts say that most patients prefer the all-laser LASIK or the bladeless LASIK procedure which is a corrective eye surgery that is more advanced than conventional LASIK treatment. Instead of using a fine blade, your surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create the flap. The resulting flap has even thickness along with smoother edges and also heals faster without the need for stitches and bandages. Your eye surgeon will prescribe anesthetic drops after the bladeless LASIK surgery in Manhattan, NY. These drops will prevent infection and speed up your healing process.


ZEISS SMILE is a less intrusive way to correct astigmatism and nearsightedness. Unlike traditional LASIK treatments, ZEISS SMILE doesn’t require a corneal flap and this makes the healing process faster and more comfortable than both LASIK and PRK. It only needs a 4-millimeter opening to do the job. ZEISS SMILE surgery is safe, comfortable, and quick. This advanced surgery results in high visual quality and quick recovery while retaining the strength of the cornea.

All three of these laser vision correction procedures can help improve your vision significantly. Here at the Manhattan LASIK Center, we often recommend the bladeless LASIK and ZEISS SMILE eye surgeries. We believe that you can achieve optimal eye health with these minimally intrusive eye procedures.

If you want to schedule a FREE Virtual Consultation or if you have any questions about these eye surgeries, please call us at 212-759-9617.