Where To Get SMILE Eye Surgery In Michigan

SMILE eye surgery is the latest in laser vision correction for myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism. It’s an effective and minimally-invasive treatment that gets LASIK-like outcomes, and it’s available in the state of Michigan at the Laser Eye Institute. In fact, Dr. Dan Haddad of the Laser Eye Institute has reached the esteemed status as the #1 Single-Surgeon SMILE LASIK Practice in the United States.


Less downtime! The entire SMILE treatment takes just 30 seconds, and most patients are back to their normal activities–exercising and working at their computers–the very next day. 

That’s a significant advantage to SMILE vs. LASIK. According to Dr. Daniel Haddad, “The short recovery period and the ability for patients to quickly get back to their daily activities is helpful for everyone, but even more so for athletes, police and firefighters, and military personnel.” 

During the SMILE vision correction procedure, a laser is used to create a thin contact-lens-shape layer, called a “lenticule,” just beneath the eye’s surface. Then, that layer is removed through a small opening, correcting the patient’s vision. 

Worldwide, 5,000,000+ SMILE eye surgeries have been performed by 2,500+ surgeons, making it the fastest-growing laser vision correction surgery in the world.

Who Qualifies for SMILE Eye Surgery? 

SMILE is FDA approved in the United States for treating myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism. Good candidates typically:

  • Stable glasses / contact lens prescription hasn’t changed in the last year.
  • Use glasses or contacts to correct their distance vision.
  • Have not been diagnosed with Cataracts.
  • Have not had LASIK in the past.
  • Properly screened by a qualified Opthamologist

Additionally, many patients who were told they do not qualify for LASIK or PRK may actually qualify for SMILE, however, proper screening by an Opthamologist is required to determine candidacy. 

Our History with SMILE Eye Surgery

As the first doctor to perform SMILE eye surgery in Michigan in 2017–when the procedure was initially approved for use by the U.S. FDA–Dr. Daniel Haddad at the Laser Eye Institute has significant experience with this innovative vision correction procedure and is currently the #1 SMILE surgeon in the United States, by surgical volume. By offering SMILE, in addition to LASIK and PRK Dr. Haddad is able to design a treatment plan to deliver outstanding results. 

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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.