WHAT IS SMILE?
SMILE AT A GLANCE
STEP 1: LENS CREATION
STEP 2:LENS REMOVAL
STEP 3: VISION CORRECTION
WHY CHOOSE SMILE FOR LASER VISION CORRECTION?
Less Invasive Procedure
Only one small opening is made to correct your vision with our laser.
Fast and Reliable
SMILE takes only a few minutes and provides wonderful results similar to LASIK.
Quick Recovery Times
SMILE offers fast vision recovery times, allowing you to return to your daily activities in as little as one day.
Gentle to the Eyes
With SMILE, you may experience less dry eye and less discomfort during and after the procedure.
Lastly: No More Glasses
Reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts.
HEAR DR. PORTER TALK ABOUT SMILE
Am I a candidate for SMILE?
Our doctors will determine if you qualify for SMILE during our free vision correction evaluation. As technology continues to advance, more patients qualify for vision correction surgery now than ever before. This includes many people who may have been told that they are not candidates in the past. If you don’t qualify for SMILE, there is a good chance you may qualify for a different vision correction procedure at Porter Ophthalmology including PRK, ICL or LR.
Is SMILE the right procedure for me?
The good news: Porter Ophthalmology offers its patients all five of the latest vision correction procedures – LASIK, SMILE, PRK, ICL and LR. This means more patients qualify than ever before and our doctors can recommend the absolute best procedure for you.
How fast is the recovery from SMILE?
Is SMILE safe? Are there any risks or side effects of SMILE?
Some of the more common side effects after SMILE include dry eyes or seeing glare and halos at night. Fortunately, these side effects are usually temporary and improve weeks to months after treatment. Serious complications of SMILE are extremely rare.
Is the SMILE procedure painful?
Do I have to hold my eyes open during the procedure?
What happens if I move my eye?
Is SMILE a permanent treatment?
However, we know that natural changes will begin to affect the focusing ability of the lens inside your eye starting in your mid-40s. This leads to presbyopia or the need for reading glasses to see things up close. This is a normal and expected change with time that is unrelated to having LASIK/SMILE. The good news is that if you don’t like using reading glasses, Porter Ophthalmology has additional solutions to make you less dependent on them.
Is SMILE covered by insurance?
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If you think you’re ready to open your eyes to a clear world every morning, without contacts, glasses, or squinting…
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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