About SMILE LVC Eye Surgery
SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) Laser Vision Correction (LVC) eye surgery corrects nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism using an advanced short-pulsed femtosecond laser. Refractive errors like nearsightedness occur when light entering the eye does not focus at the back of the eye where it should. SMILE reshapes the inner layers of the cornea, the clear structure at the front of the eye, to correct the angle of light. This will allow clear vision without the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses for most patients. Since SMILE is performed through a 4 mm corneal incision, it is considered the least invasive type of LVC eye surgery, SMILE has minimal recovery time and lets you return to regular activities within a few days.
Who Will Benefit From SMILE?
Your eye surgeon will evaluate your eye health, your type of refractive error, and your lifestyle before determining the type of LVC procedure that will work best for you. Good candidates for SMILE have healthy eyes and want to correct nearsightedness or astigmatism. People who have dry eyes or engage in contact sports may make good candidates for SMILE since it does not create a corneal flap. You should be over 18 and have had a stable prescription for at least a year.
Learn More About SMILE
To schedule your in-person Laser Vision Correction consultation, call Alabata Eye Center at (850) 331-3937. A referral is not necessary. Thank you for trusting our professional services!