What is Zeiss SMILE laser surgery?
Zeiss SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) laser surgery offers the same benefits as LASIK; however, Zeiss SMILE is new and improved. See why people are forgoing LASIK and having the Zeiss SMILE procedure at Atlanta Vision Institute to fix their vision problems.
Zeiss SMILE laser surgery recovery is a fast process that gets you back on your feet in no time. You can get back to work within 24 hours along with daily activities like working out, resume makeup living your life glasses or contact free.
BENEFITS OF Zeiss SMILE vs LASIK
Zeiss SMILE is an impressive laser treatment option for patients with nearsightedness or astigmatism, as well as those with contact lens intolerance, dry eye tendency and who enjoy an active lifestyle. The minimally invasive Zeiss SMILE procedure only takes a few minutes to correct a problem (comparable to LASIK and refractive surgery correction), requiring only a small, precise opening to correct your cornea. The actual exposure time to the laser averages less than 10 seconds with a femtosecond laser. It’s a gentle, comfortable, stress-free patient experience with a remarkably fast visual recovery for your eye.
The average surgical time for a Zeiss SMILE procedure is only 24-29 seconds (approx. 3 times faster than LASIK). That incredibly small amount of physical correction reduces risks for a number of complications. It also allows a single laser technique to be applied to different sources of visual problems.
MORE BENEFITS OF Zeiss SMILE
This method is rising in popularity for good reasons. It offers genuine benefits that are hard to match with other cornea correction procedures (like LASIK and PRK). The full range of Zeiss SMILE benefits is hard to fit into a single list, but these are the most promising ways that they may help your eyes when compared to alternative refractive eye surgery options that don’t use a femtosecond laser.
After the laser operation, Zeiss SMILE patients have reported far less frequent and less severe cases of dry eyes as compared to LASIK and other refractive procedures. There are a few possible reasons for this. One is that the lack of a corneal flap causes less overall irritation to the eyes. Another is that the Zeiss SMILE incision itself is much smaller. Regardless, it seems clear to medical science that reducing the invasiveness of the treatment may also reduce the side-effects.