A kinder, gentler laser vision correction.
We want to give you something to SMILE about. And it’s here! The latest in laser vision correction from ZEISS may be your ticket to better vision without dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Offered exclusively at Beach Eye Care.*
What is SMILE?
SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction) is the the latest in laser vision correction for myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism, providing LASIK-like outcomes in a minimally invasive procedure. A laser is used 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.
Minimally Invasive Procedure
Takes about 20 minutes
Rapid Visual Recovery
Freedom from Lenses
How is SMILE Different than LASIK?
- A corneal flap is made with a laser or blade (opening approx. 20 mm).
- A laser reshapes the cornea, resulting in clearer vision.
approx. 20 mm
- Using a gentler laser than past LASIK, a small opening is made in the cornea (opening < 4 mm).
- A small layer is removed, resulting in clearer vision.
< 4 mm
How does it work?
Both LASIK and SMILE can help create clearer vision and reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts. 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. Watch the animated SMILE procedure here!
Is SMILE right for you? Take the FREE Evaluation!
*Beach Eye Care is the only eye care center in Coastal Virginia that currently offers SMILE!