The Benefits of SMILE
SMILE is a newer refractive surgery. Ophthalmologists expect that it will have a couple advantages over LASIK for treating nearsightedness and have similar good outcomes.
- No corneal flap is made during SMILE. There should not be problems with the flap that can happen with LASIK.
- The corneal disc is removed through a very small incision. Since the surface of the cornea is minimally disturbed, long-term dry eye should be less common with SMILE.