What is ReLEx® SMILE®?

The FDA approved SMILE is the latest in laser vision correction for myopia (nearsightedness), and astigmatism, providing LASIK-like outcomes in a minimally-invasive procedure. A laser is used to create a thin contact-lens-shape layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening through which that layer is removed, correcting your vision. Worldwide, over 1,500,000 SMILE procedures have been performed by more than 1,700 surgeons. SMILE is the fastest-growing laser vision correction surgery in the world.

How does it work?

SMILE is the latest in laser vision correction for myopia. The procedure quickly reshapes the cornea of your eye.

What makes SMILE different from LASIK?

Laser vision correction helps correct vision that is farsighted, nearsighted or has astigmatism. During the procedure, a laser gently reshapes the cornea so that light focuses better. Millions have been helped by PRK and LASIK. Now we’re offering patients SMILE, a minimally-invasive procedure with little downtime. Our surgeons and staff will help you determine which option is best for your eyes.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate?

You’ve already taken the first, most important step by educating yourself about SMILE and laser vision correction. When you’re ready, schedule an appointment and see if SMILE is the best solution for your lifestyle.

Key features of SMILE over LASIK:

  • Less dry-eye
  • Smaller incision
  • Faster healing time
  • No flap complication
  • 1,500,000 SMILE procedures Worldwide
  • Greater comfort during an even faster procedure

*Terms and conditions for candidacy may apply to each individual guest.