SMILE stands for small incision lenticule extraction, meaning that the surgeon performing SMILE uses a Femtosecond laser to reshape the cornea. This eliminates the need for an excimer laser and does not create a flap on the corneal tissue. SMILE is very beneficial for those who live a more active lifestyle and find that glasses or contacts can get in the way, or those who are prone to dry eye. It is also a great option for those exposed to occupational hazards – like police, firefighters, and military – and need a rapid recovery, or are concerned about post-operative pain.
SMILE laser vision correction, the newest FDA approved laser vision correction as recorded by NBC news.