SMILE is the latest in laser vision correction for myopia (nearsightedness) with or without 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. Worldwide, over 4,000,000 SMILE procedures have been performed by more than 2,500 surgeons. In fact, SMILE is the fastest growing laser vision correction surgery in the world.
The entire treatment is applied in under 30 seconds and most patients return to work the next day.
The entire treatment takes place just under the surface of the eye making treatment safer, lessens the risk of a complication, and promotes faster healing.
With over 4 million SMILE procedures performed worldwide; SMILE is quickly becoming the new standard in laser vision correction.
SMILE is a quick, painless, 3-step process.
Using the VisuMax laser, a thin contact lens shaped layer, called a lenticule, is created just below the surface of the eye. This process takes just under 30 seconds and is completely painless.
The surgeon removes the small contact lens shaped lenticule that was created by the VisuMax laser. This method minimizes disruption to the eye and is also completely painless.
Once treatment is complete patients typically notice immediate improvement in their vision and are able to resume most activities the next day, without restrictions, including wearing makeup and driving.
Some things you have to see to believe. See how quick the SMILE treatment is in our real-time animated video. In the time it takes to watch the video, your vision could be corrected with SMILE.
Quick and Proven
Rapid Visual Recovery
Freedom From Lenses
|Incision Size||~4 mm||~20 mm|
|Time||<30 Seconds||~ 60 Seconds|
|Resume All Activities||★★★★★||★★★☆☆|
This is one of the most common questions we hear, and many patients want to know which procedure is better. Both LASIK and SMILE deliver excellent outcomes and are proven procedures.
Thin corneas: Unlike LASIK, SMILE does not involve a flap, making it the ideal treatment for patients with thin corneas.
High prescriptions: Patients with high prescriptions, who may not have been a candidate for LASIK may be a great candidate for SMILE.
Astigmatism: Those that may not have qualified for LASIK in the past due to their astigmatism may now benefit from SMILE.
Recovery: SMILE patients recover faster with almost no restrictions the day after treatment.
You’ve already taken the first, most important step by educating yourself about SMILE and laser vision correction. Now, schedule your complimentary consultation to find out if you are a great candidate for SMILE.
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Dr. Haddad and his whole staff!! They even checked in on me at 8pm on a Friday night the day of my procedure — I can’t say enough good things about it!
I had both eyes done a little over 5 years ago. Best decision I have ever made. Dr. Haddad was impossible to beat.
Amazing doctor amounts to amazing results.
The entire team is very friendly and make you feel comfortable, if not just on a consultation, but the procedure and follow up visits. Overall, I am very happy with my experience and results – 20/15!
Recommend this place to multiple family members and colleagues at the firehouse. Staff is very professional, courteous and always helpful. Can’t understand why it took me so long to get the procedure done.
Best Laser Eye Experience! They made me feel right at home throughout the whole process and suggested appropriate
procedures for my eyes specifically. Highly recommend Dr. Haddad!
The office has 3 different lasers, so they can suggest whichever method will work best for each patient. Dr. Haddad is just amazing, too. He truly cares for his patients and makes sure that your outcome is the best it can be.
Dr. Haddad is the best in his field, and went above and beyond to explain everything, even drawing diagrams. I constantly
recommend this place to my friends, family, and coworkers!
This was the best decision I ever made in my life. From the moment I applied online for a consultation to the post-op exams, Dr. Haddad and his staff have been friendly, informative, and make the process so comfortable.
If you’re thinking of getting LASIK, do it!! I am so glad I did. It has been almost 2 years since I had my surgery and it
was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.