Sol Eyes Vision Clinic
LASIK vs SMILE...ever wondered about the difference?
LASIK is a traditional laser surgery technique for correction of refraction errors, and has been used worldwide since its invention in the mid-1980's.
LASIK, or "laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis," is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Like other types of refractive surgery, the LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision. LASIK surgery is in many instances the operation of choice because of its time proven reliability.
SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) – is a newer, less invasive surgical technology that has made a revolutionary change in modern ophthalmology and laser vision correction surgery.
SMILE was developed at the beginning 2000 and immediately gained worldwide popularity. Over the last 15 years opthalmologists have carried out hundreds of thousands of successful operations.