SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction) is the new revolution in vision correction. SMILE uses one silent, odourless, safe and gentle laser to create a lens shape within your cornea (the clear front lens on the outside of your eye) without any blades taking only 2 to 3 seconds. The lens is then removed through a very small (< 4mm) laser created corneal microtunnel to correct your vision.
Compared with Lasik, minimally invasive SMILE laser vision correction means there is no need to create a flap of corneal tissue on the front of your eye. There is no sound, slight odour , brief loss of vision or need to change lasers as occurs with Lasik. The corneal microtunnel is 80% smaller than the Lasik flap, making SMILE a truly microincision vision correction procedure.