The latest innovation in vision correction.
SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. This procedure utilizes the newest laser technology in order to create a thin contact-lens-shape layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening through which that layer is removed, correcting your vision.
SMILE LASIK Technology
Excel Laser Vision Institute is always on top of the latest technology when it comes to corrective eye surgery in Orange County and Los Angeles. The new VisuMax® laser is a ground-breaking laser system that utilizes outstanding precision. It will get you done with your eye surgery before you know it.
The VisuMax® laser is characterized by its speed, gentle technique, and outstanding precision. It is an ideal technology for cutting-edge corrective eye surgery in Orange County and Los Angeles.
Laser vision correction makes up a high percentage of refractive procedures in California, especially within Los Angeles and Orange County. Excel Laser Vision Institute is your laser eye surgery authority. We cover everything you need to know about SMILE, LASIK surgery so that you can focus on achieving your vision goals.
Advantages of SMILE
Patients who opt for a SMILE procedure over regular LASIK will usually find that their recovery time is quicker. Since SMILE procedures rely on a small incision rather than creating a corneal flap, dry eye symptoms and risks of corneal disturbance are greatly reduced.
SMILE Recovery Process
Patients can expect to get back to their normal routine quickly. Most patients are able to resume normal activities, including driving, by the next day. Vision clarity will continue to improve over weeks. Patients can expect a full vision recovery in up to three months.
SMILE vs LASIK
Both SMILE and LASIK are designed to achieve the same goal – vision correction. Each procedure utilizes a slightly different strategy and resources to help you achieve your vision goals.
LASIK procedures are largely guided by the WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser, known for its speed and precision in sculpting the cornea. Its features reduced fixation fatigue, minimizes corneal dehydration, and enables perfect centration during laser ablation.
SMILE procedures fully implement the new VisuMax® laser system, which is defined by its efficiency, accuracy, and sensitive approach. The SMILE method preserves the upper corneal layers by creating a thin contact-lens-shape layer that can be removed from a small opening. The laser gently reshapes the cornea so that incoming light is focused.
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Millions have been helped by PRK and LASIK. Now we’re offering patients SMILE, a minimally-invasive procedure with little downtime. Our surgeons and staff will help you determine which option is best for your eyes.
Choose Dr. Moosa for your SMILE procedure
Harvard-trained Dr. Moosa has spent the last 22 years on the leading edge of refractive surgery. He is one of the first surgeons in California to have SMILE laser technology in office. We are excited to include SMILE amongst our collection of laser eye surgery options. Our results and expertise are second to none and we pride ourselves in providing the best surgical outcomes and aftercare in the industry. Dr. Moosa is highly regarded by experts in the field and has always been lauded by the laser manufacturers for his excellent results.