South Florida’s Premier SMILE Center: The Next Evolution in LASIK Surgery
Most people know that LASIK vision correction is an effective way to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. However, not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure. Likewise, there are other vision correction options that can produce excellent vision results – possibly even better results than LASIK. SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is one such procedure.
If you are nearsighted, with or without astigmatism, ReLex Smile might be an excellent option to improve your vision.
How ReLex SMILE Works
Similar to LASIK, ReLex SMILE is performed with laser technology. However, instead of needing two lasers, SMILE is done with one laser: the VisuMax femtosecond laser. Because it can be done using a single laser in a single step, SMILE is quicker and can be more precise than other vision correction methods.
- First, our doctors numb your eyes to minimize any discomfort.
- When your eyes are ready, the VisuMax laser is used to create a lens-shaped lenticule (small section of tissue) within your cornea.
- Then a very small keyhole incision is made on the corneal surface so the lenticule can be gently removed, thereby reshaping your cornea and correcting nearsightedness with or without astigmatism.
- The incision will heal naturally and quickly, without the need for stitches.
Why does ReLex SMILE make Dr. Marc Bosem SMILE in south Florida? Because this technology is taking vision correction results to a whole new level.
Benefits of ReLex SMILE
- All laser, blade-free vision correction method
- No corneal flap is created; no risk of flap complications
- Very small incision (minimally-invasive)
- Improved biomechanical corneal stability
- Gentle treatment
- Quick healing
- Reduced need for retreatments
- Extreme accuracy and predictability
- Comfortable for the patient
- Possibility of reduced dry eye after surgery
- Proven outcomes
Limitations of ReLex SMILE
This procedure is only approved for people who have -10.00 diopters of nearsightedness (myopia) or less. In addition, you can only have up to 3 diopters of astigmatism or less to qualify for this procedure. If your lens prescription changes often, ReLex SMILE will not be recommended.
To learn more about this technology and to find out if SMILE in south Florida is right for you, schedule your free LASIK Consultation today.