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Dr. Tom Tooma Performs ReLEx SMILE Procedures for Correction of Myopia in Orange County

March 22, 2017

NVISION® Eye Centers' Newport Beach Location Offers Latest Vision Correction Technology

ALISO VIEJO, CA (Mar. 21, 2017) -- Dr. Tom Tooma of NVISION® Eye Centers announced today that it is the first practice in Orange County to offer ReLEx® SMILE minimally-invasive laser vision correction. With over 600,000 procedures performed worldwide year to date, ReLEx SMILE is a proven procedure for treatment of myopia or nearsightedness. Only recently, however, was this revolutionary procedure FDA approved to be performed in the U.S.

ReLEx SMILE is the first minimally-invasive laser vision correction procedure available anywhere in the world. This revolutionary procedure developed by ZEISS utilizes the VisuMax® femtosecond laser to create a thin, disc-shaped lenticule within the cornea and a small incision on the surface of the cornea through which the lenticule is subsequently removed by the surgeon. The VisuMax femtosecond laser, which NVISION® Eye Centers acquired in February, is the only laser that can currently perform the ReLEx SMILE procedure. With this new treatment option, NVISION® Eye Centers, Newport Beach is now offering patients access to the newest, most advanced refractive laser vision correction technology currently available.

“The SMILE procedure is good news for some people who have previously been told they do not qualify for laser eye surgery,“ says Dr. Tom Tooma, founder of NVISION® Eye Centers. “Our patients have been benefitting from this innovative procedure in our NVISION® Eye Center locations in Toronto for a number of years. The addition of SMILE in Newport Beach helps us to provide the best possible visual result for every lifestyle.”

ABOUT NVISION® EYE CENTERS: NVISION® Eye Centers is the premier provider of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., with centers in California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and Toronto, Canada. An innovative leader in ophthalmology, NVISION® is dedicated to providing the best patient experience through the use of the latest technology and treatment by the most talented and experienced surgeons in the industry. NVISION® was founded in 2010 by Tom Tooma, M.D., one of the earliest pioneers of LASIK who has performed more than 100,000 procedures throughout his esteemed career. With more than 1,900 eye doctors referring their patients and trusting their own eyes to NVISION® surgeons, NVISION® Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors' #1 Choice®.

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