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Foggy Glasses? SMILE LASIK Is Making National News

If you wear glasses, you know mask-wearing can sometimes be annoying, especially when glasses fog up or having to deal with the uncomfortable stress behind your ears. Because of this, Dr. Sonny Goel & Katie Meeks of Goel Vision in Baltimore, Maryland are making headlines with SMILE LASIK – the newest and least invasive form of LASIK today.

Their story was covered by their local CBS station in Baltimore, went viral, and was then featured on the National CBS This Morning program

Why did this SMILE LASIK story go National?

There are a few reasons for why this SMILE LASIK story went viral:

  • If you wear glasses, you know the pain of having them fog up due to weather or simply because you are breathing. It’s an ongoing issue with no end in sight. (Pun intended)
  • People aren’t going to concerts, dinners, or vacations and they are finding that now is the perfect time to correct their vision (more time + more disposable income)


SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, and it’s become increasingly popular across the U.S. due to the ongoing issue with glasses fogging up with mask-wearing.

Sometimes referred to as “small incision LASIK,” SMILE requires only a small incision located under the upper eyelid. The procedure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017.

SMILE is considered the next generation of laser vision correction. It’s used to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It’s described as “quick” by patients, who typically report a faster recovery time than LASIK. The entire treatment is applied in less than 30 seconds, and most SMILE patients are back to their normal activities the day after the procedure.

Is SMILE LASIK available in Michigan?

Yes! Dr. Dan Haddad of the Laser Eye Institute is Michigan’s leading SMILE LASIK surgeon and was the first in Michigan to perform the procedure back in 2017. It’s currently the fastest-growing laser vision correction surgery in use in the world – over 3.5 million worldwide procedures to date!

“Many of our SMILE patients are both pleased and surprised that, the day after the SMILE procedure, they’re able to go on with their lives, with no glasses and no limitations. Most are back at work the next day,” Dr. Daniel Haddad said. “It’s a gentler laser vision correction option than LASIK and has a smaller risk of post-surgical dry eye.”

Dr. Dan Haddad, Laser Eye Institute of Troy, Michigan

If you’re tired of foggy glasses every time you walk into a building, SMILE can help you say goodbye to that problem—and your glasses. Schedule your SMILE LASIK consultation with Dr. Dan Haddad today!

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David Lemieux, BA from Oakland University is a LASIK expert and marketing professional that has worked with Dr. Dan Haddad and the Laser Eye Institute since 2017. David believes in education and cutting through the noise to deliver facts and opinions about LASIK, SMILE, and all things Laser Vision Correction.