It is a flapless procedure that has all the combined advantages of surface ablation (PRK) and LASIK. It is PRK without pain and LASIK without a flap. SMILE is a flapless, bladeless, noiseless, odorless procedure.
Equipped with the latest technologies, Atlanta Vision Institute is greater-Atlanta’s preferred center for vision correction surgeries. Our team of advanced eye care specialists offers the latest enhancements in eye surgery, including SMILE laser vision correction. Dr. Ashraf is the only surgeon in the Atlanta area to offer the SMILE modality in addition to PRK and standard LASIK eye surgeries.
The team at Atlanta Vision Institute has performed tens of thousands of successful laser eye surgeries and we pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of surgical techniques and procedures, adapting to innovations in the industry. He is the first surgeon in the region to provide the cutting-edge 3rd generation of laser vision correction, SMILE, a procedure that provides a quicker recovery time and healthier eyes.
SMILE stands for small incision lenticule extraction and is approved by the U.S. FDA. This procedure is increasing in popularity and has been performed successfully on over 800,000 eyes worldwide. SMILE is gradually replacing LASIK as the go-to laser vision correction surgery, and we are proud to offer it right here, at Atlanta Vision Institute.
During LASIK surgery, a small flap in your corneal tissue is created so an excimer laser can reshape your cornea. With SMILE, an excimer laser is not used, and a corneal flap is not made. Instead, your surgeon uses a Femtosecond laser to reshape the cornea. The recovery for this less invasive procedure is twice as fast as LASIK and relatively effortless, meaning you can enjoy your perfect vision sooner and pain-free.
SMILE allows you to experience 20/20 vision without any corrective eyewear. SMILE is a great option if you are:
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ashraf to see how you can benefit from his advanced SMILE procedure.
If you would like to learn more about the procedures and treatments offered at Atlanta Vision Institute, feel free to call or email us with your questions, or come in for a consultation. Dr. Ashraf understands the sensitivity and concerns about eye treatment, and is happy to answer all of your questions about your procedure.