Laser Vision Correction
Do Laser Surgeons have SMILE themselves?
Yes! In fact Dr Fraenkel chose SMILE for his vision correction and has been able to assure many patients about his personal experience.
Our doctors are often asked if they would have laser eye surgery themselves. In December 2014, Laser Vision SA's Dr Graham Fraenkel received SMILE laser vision correction to remove his dependency on glasses and contact lenses.
He has experienced fantastic post-operative results enabling him to carry out all of his daily activities, including precision vision correction procedures, with great success. You can watch Dr Fraenkel's surgery being performed below.
A study was done in United States of America. It was carried out to find out how many eye surgeons who perform laser vision correction (refractive surgeons) would actually get it done themselves and recommend it to their immediate family members.
This survey was based on 250 surgeons with a 99.2% response rate (248 out of 250 responded) and here’s what it found:
Refractive surgeons know more about refractive surgery than anybody and are very critical when it comes to risks and benefits
107 surgeons from this group were suitable for laser vision correction and 96% of them had actually had the procedure done
95% were completely or mostly satisfied with their outcomes
Overall more than 90% had recommended laser eye surgery to adult members of their immediate family.
So this study showed that refractive surgeons were significantly more likely to have the procedure in their own eyes than the general public.