Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

Do you want to achieve clear vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses, but are scared at the thought of a flap being created in your eye? It’s the 21st Century, surely there must be a more advanced procedure, correct? Well, you’re in luck – you no longer need to rely on the LASIK procedure your parents’ had gotten done years ago for clear vision

Introducing SMILE, the latest advancement in laser vision correction for myopia (near-sightedness), with or without astigmatism, providing LASIK-like outcomes in a minimally invasive procedure.

SMILE is an acronym that stands for “Small Incision Lenticule Extraction”. A simple explanation of the procedure would be to say that a laser is used to create a thin, contact lens-shaped layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening, through which the layer is removed. This opening is between 4 – 6 mm, whereas LASIK uses around 20 mm to create a flap.

Advantages of SMILE over LASIK include the following:

  1. No flap required
  2. Quick visual recovery
  3. One laser only
  4. Quick return to normal activities,

And finally…

  1. Bladeless, flapless, effortless!

Both LASIK and SMILE are great options for laser vision correction that can reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contact lenses to see clearly. We recommend doing your own research and understanding the differences between the two, as well as trusting your doctor’s advice to make the best choice for your unique needs.

Our experienced consultants are ready to answer any questions you may have about SMILE at Manhattan LASIK Center. Call 212-759-9617 to schedule your FREE virtual consultation and get one more step closer to a clear vision.