This 3rd generation of laser vision correction combines the advantages of the 1st generation PRK surgery and the 2nd generation LASIK surgery.
Unlike LASIK, an excimer laser is not required and the SMILE procedure is performed without creating a flap. Although recently approved by the U.S. FDA, this procedure has been successfully performed on more than 800,000 eyes worldwide.
Worldwide the SMILE technique is slowly replacing LASIK as the default refractive surgery.This is equivalent to the femtosecond laser replacing the keratome or blade to make the corneal flap 8 years ago.
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.
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.
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