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Laser Eye Surgery
SMILE—Small Incision Lenticule Extraction—is the latest innovation in laser vision correction. SMILE eye surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that, unlike Lasik, does not require a corneal flap. The SMILE Laser works inside the cornea to remove your prescription by isolating a lenticule of tissue that is then removed through a very small, smile-like, incision. It has been successfully performed on over 3.0 million patients worldwide. The SMILE procedure is offered in select NVISION Eye Centers. Please inquire with NVISION to learn more about which of our locations currently offer this life-changing procedure.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common type of refractive error where close objects appear clearly, but distant objects appear blurry.
Astigmatism causes your vision to be blurred at both near and far distances. It occurs when your cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball.
Why Choose NVISION for Eye Care Needs?
Our board-certified surgeons are the most experienced, educated and caring professionals in the eye care industry. Our surgeons have performed over 2,500,000 procedures. More eye doctors have had their surgery performed by an NVISION surgeon than any other provider of eye care.
Every NVISION patient is different, and therefore, we strive to personalize their treatment based on their unique needs. We treat every patient with care, compassion, empathy and professionalism with a promise to deliver the best-in-class patient care.
We utilize only the most advanced laser and diagnostic equipment available to ensure we can deliver the best outcomes for our patients.
Common Questions About SMILE
Is SMILE right for me?
SMILE is an excellent procedure for people with thin corneas, and specifically for people with dry eyes and contact lens intolerance. Your NVISION surgeon will determine which laser vision correction procedure is right for your individual needs based on your exam findings, and vision goals.
What are the advantages of SMILE?
SMILE causes less disruption of the corneal nerves than other laser vision procedures. As a result, if you already have dry eyes, SMILE is not likely to exacerbate your symptoms. It is the most ‘dry eye friendly’ laser vision correction procedure. Also, your eye is not susceptible to trauma since there is no flap to potentially dislodge, as with Lasik, however, that is extremely rare.
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