Laser Eye Institute Moves to the Top of SMILE Practices in the U.S.

April 2021 – Dr. Dan Haddad of the Laser Eye Institute in Troy, MI, has reached the esteemed status as the #1 Single-Surgeon SMILE LASIK Practice in the United States.

What does that mean? The very best SMILE LASIK center and doctor is right in your backyard. SMILE, which stands for small incision lenticule extraction, is very popular for vision correction in the U.S. and worldwide. As of March of 2021, more than 4 million people worldwide are currently seeing without glasses/contacts due to having had SMILE. Leading ophthalmologists predict that SMILE will become even more popular as both surgeons and consumers become increasingly familiar with its benefits.

Dr. Dan Haddad performed the first SMILE surgery in Michigan in 2017, after the SMILE procedure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). By April of 2021, he had performed over 1,500 SMILE laser vision correction procedures.

The Laser Eye Institute’s extensive experience with SMILE means superior results, better care, and more confidence for our patients.

What is SMILE Vision Correction?

Sometimes called “Flapless LASIK,” SMILE can correct nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. It is considered the least invasive of all laser vision correction options and offers the fastest recovery time out of all types of laser vision correction (including LASIK).

During SMILE, a laser is used to create a thin contact-lens-shape layer just beneath the eye’s surface. Through a small opening, this layer is removed, reshaping your cornea and correcting your vision. The SMILE treatment is applied in less than 30 seconds.

Advantages of SMILE Vision Correction

Compared to PRK and LASIK, SMILE offers these advantages:

  1. It’s gentle and quick – expect around 30 seconds of treatment with SMILE
  2. It’s the most minimally invasive vision correction treatment available – no flap is created.
  3. Fewer restrictions after treatment – most patients are back to normal activities within 24 hours.
  4. There’s a lower risk of post-operative dry eye.
  5. It’s the fastest-growing laser vision correction procedure in the world, with over 4 million procedures globally to date.

Considering SMILE? 

As the leading single-surgeon provider of SMILE vision correction in the U.S., you can trust Dr. Dan Haddad and the Laser Eye Institute to recommend the right vision correction option for you. Set up your consultation today, and we’ll help you decide if SMILE is right for you.

Start here: Am I a candidate for SMILE?

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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.