What is ReLEx SMILE treatment?
ReLEx SMILE is the latest advancement in laser vision correction technology
It treats nearsightedness and astigmatism in 5 simple steps
It’s been performed over 2,000,000 times and counting
98% of patients achieve their desired vision after ReLEX SMILE treatment
ReLEx SMILE – An introduction
A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT TO RESTORE YOUR NATURAL EYESIGHT
What is ReLEx SMILE?
ReLEx ® SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction and is a minimally invasive treatment for nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. It is the latest advancement in laser vision correction technology with a 10-year track record of success.
What makes ReLEx SMILE special?
It’s minimally invasive: This means it’s pain-free and recovery is super quick, so you can get back to work, driving and all your usual activities within a few days.
It doesn’t require ‘a flap’: Traditional surgery for nearsightedness involves the use of a blade to create a flap in the cornea before a laser is used to correct the vision. This no flap method means no flap-related complications or side effects such as infection or dry eye.
Full visual recovery: You will typically experience full visual recovery in just a few days.
Greater eligibility: If you have a contact lens intolerance or dry eye, you are a perfect candidate for SMILE.
It’s quick: The surgeon performs the entire procedure on a single laser, which means it takes just a few minutes to complete.
What conditions does ReLEx SMILE address?
IT CAN TREAT BOTH NEARSIGHTEDNESS AND ASTIGMATISM
How can ReLEx SMILE help you?
If you have a higher degree of nearsightedness (myopia -0.5 to -10D) with or without astigmatism (0 to +5D), you could benefit from this gentle refractive procedure.
How do you know ReLEx SMILE is right for you?
WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AND SEE IF YOU’RE SUITABLE
Are you eligible for ReLEx SMILE?
I Love LASIK is at the forefront of this minimally invasive and flap-less SMILE technology. As our patient, you will receive the very best treatment tailored to your individual needs.
If you want to know if you are eligible for SMILE, please contact I Love LASIK. We would love to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.
Find out more about ReLEx SMILE
TRANSFORMING LIVES IN JUST 5 SIMPLE STEPS
How does ReLEx SMILE work?
- We first administer numbing drops to eliminate any discomfort.
- Using the ZEISS VisuMax ® femtosecond laser, we make a small incision and create a pre-calculated mini lens tissue (or lenticule) inside the cornea.
- We then remove the lens tissue through the tiny incision.
- Once the lens tissue is removed, the shape of the cornea changes, which results in the correct refractive outcome.
- Your vision is corrected.
FAQs about laser eye surgery
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS LIFE CHANGING TREATMENT
ReLEx SMILE is painless thanks to the use of numbing drops.
The eye is also more comfortable post-operatively than other laser eye surgery techniques because only a tiny incision is made which heals faster.
A femtosecond laser sculpts your cornea into the correct shape that is required to focus light on the surface of your retina. It does this by placing a series of pulses that outline the tissue that needs removing.
The laser then makes a tiny 3 mm incision in the edge of the cornea so that we can gently remove this excess tissue with a tiny pair of forceps.
The procedure takes a matter of minutes.
You can expect a quick recovery with ReLEx SMILE laser eye surgery.
Because there is no risk of flap related issues, you can resume activities like swimming and outdoor sports within the first week of your surgery.
Your vision will be significantly better in just a few hours after surgery.
Within the first 24 hours, you may experience some haziness but this will soon clear.
After a few weeks, you will be experiencing optimum vision.
The results of your ReLEx SMILE procedure are permanent.
However, as your eyes age, you may require reading glasses in the future.
Fortunately, ReLEx SMILE does not preclude you from having any future procedures.
Like any surgery, ReLEx smile carries some risk. These include:
- Glare and halos around lights, particularly at night
- You might require additional laser surgery if your desired results were not achieved