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SMILE: Advanced, State-of-the-Art Laser Eye Surgery

SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) eye surgery is the latest achievement in laser vision correction and is also the fastest-growing laser vision correction. Over 4,000,000 SMILE laser eye surgery procedures have been performed over the past decade worldwide. Kelly Vision Center is a pioneer of this technology, being one of only a few vision centers in the Northeast to use the procedure to customize your vision correction procedure. If you’re in the NYC or Long Island areas and want to discover more about SMILE LASIK surgery, we welcome you to contact our office.

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SMILE Patient Experience

Benefits of SMILE Laser Eye Surgery

  • Achieves clear, corrected vision
  • Minimally invasive 
  • A quick, gentle, bladeless procedure
  • Causes little to no pain 
  • Most patients return to their normal routine the following day 
  • Typically less discomfort/dry eye than with other vision correction procedures
  • No more hassles with glasses or contact lenses

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In a normal eye, the cornea and lens bend (refract) light so that the light lands properly on the retina, resulting in clear images being transmitted to the brain. When an eye is nearsighted, it’s slightly too long or steeply curved, which affects the focusing power of the cornea and lens. This causes light to focus on a point in front of the retina as opposed to directly on its surface, which results in blurry vision when viewing objects at a distance. In the past, the best way to correct nearsightedness was with laser procedures like LASIK, which require the surgeon to make a corneal flap. By contrast, SMILE laser eye surgery uses an ultra-fast femtosecond laser to precisely modify the shape of the cornea from the inside. SMILE is approved by the FDA to treat both nearsightedness and astigmatism.

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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.

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Why Choose Kelly Vision Center?

If you want to improve your vision and eye health and free yourself from being dependent on glasses and contacts, we encourage you to start your journey towards clear vision today and schedule a free consultation with Dr. James Kelly. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, there are very few doctors in the U.S. who can do what Dr. Kelly can do and offer the wide range of services that he is able to offer. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and making your vision correction one of the greatest experiences of your life, Kelly Vision Center is New York’s trusted choice for vision correction surgery. If you’re in the NYC or Long Island areas and want to learn more, contact us today.

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“Got SMILE LASIK surgery with Dr. Kelly about six weeks ago. Everything from the checkups to the procedure was pleasant, and the staff made sure I was well informed on the operation and post op care. Was able to see perfect the next day, and all symptoms (including dry eye) were gone within 72 hours, with the exception of mild light sensitivity which lasted a few weeks. I now have 20/15 vision and would recommend Dr. Kelly and the SMILE operation to anyone looking to have their vision corrected.”

Christopher B.

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