What Makes SMILE LASIK Surgery Different from Traditional LASIK?
During LASIK, a small flap is made on the surface of the eye, and the laser then re-shapes the cornea. This corrects the refractive error, and the flap is then lowered so it can heal. With SMILE laser eye surgery, no flap is made. Instead, a laser is used to create a very precise, lens-shaped portion of tissue within the cornea and a small-incision opening. Next, the portion of tissue is removed through the micro-incision. The cornea then settles into the shape needed to accurately focus light onto the retina. During a free consultation, Dr. Kelly will help you determine which option is best for your eyes.
Carl Zeiss Meditec | Visumax | SMILE