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Patient Procedures at Empire Eye

SMILE Laser Vision Correction

SMILE is an advanced alternative to LASIK for the correction of nearsightedness, providing amazingly clearer vision in about 30 seconds per eye.

SMILE is the latest advancement in laser vision correction of myopia (nearsightedness) for patients with or without astigmatism, providing excellent results in a minimally invasive 30-minute procedure. In this procedure, the femtosecond laser is used to create a lenticule – a thin, contact lens-shaped layer just beneath the surface of the eye. Then a small opening is created, through which that layer is removed, correcting your vision.

What makes SMILE different from LASIK? In LASIK surgery, a flap is created on your cornea to gain access to the inner portion of the cornea. During the SMILE procedure, a smaller, less invasive incision is created instead. SMILE is known as a “no flap” surgery because of this small incision, and the result is a less invasive, safe, and quicker procedure with a shorter recovery time compared to LASIK procedures. SMILE patients also typically experience less dry eye symptoms after the procedure compared with LASIK.

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Procedure Benefits

  • Minimally invasive
  • Short recovery time
  • Excellent vision results
  • Comfortable patient experience
  • Minimized surgical risk
  • Reduced dry eye risk

Other Refractive Surgeries

Bladeless Lasik (LASIK)
Bladeless LASIK surgery, also known as All-Laser LASIK, is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery in practice today. LASIK can treat mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Bladeless LASIK uses a femtosecond laser to create a thin flap in the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye. Learn More About LASIK

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Photorefractive Keratectomy surgery was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction. Although PRK recovery time takes a bit longer than the recovery for LASIK, PRK is still commonly performed and offers advantages over LASIK for some patients. Learn More About PRK

Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
Implantable Contact Lens surgery differs from LASIK and PRK because it does NOT alter the structure of the eye or involve corneal tissue removal. Rather, this surgery involves obtaining an Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) specific to your prescription. Learn More About ICL

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Offering the new standard in precision cataract surgery with Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery.

At our state-of-the-art surgery center, we provide comfortable, highly customized cataract procedures with precision not achievable with traditionalmanual techniques.

– Christina ARTIST / CATARACT SURGERY PATIENT
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LASIK is a surgical procedure of the front surface eye tissue developed to improve vision.

Our facility is designed to comfort patients in a professional setting. We offer you a remarkable combination of advanced surgical skill and state-of-the-art medical laser technology.

– Rebecca iLASIK PATIENT
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