What is SMILE?
SMILE is short for Small Incision lenticule Extraction. The surgeon only uses one type of laser (Femtosecond) for the complete procedure.
The Femtosecond laser penetrates the surface of the cornea without making any cut and focuses on the deeper part of the cornea to carve out a shape called the lenticule.
SMILE has been successfully performed on more than 150,000 eyes and has become an established laser vision procedure for the correction of myopia.