SMILE® is a minimally invasive procedure and a gentle treatment option in eye laser surgery.

In SMILE®, which is a keyhole procedure, a small piece of tissue (called a lenticule) is created inside the cornea with the laser, and removed through a small incision. This means many of the layers of the cornea are unaffected and allows fast healing. In addition there are no flap related complications.

Prior to the treatment anesthetic eye drops are applied to the eye and an eyelid holder is used to prevent the eye from blinking during the procedure.

Visual recovery in general is fast. Patients can normally return to work, shower, or apply makeup shortly after surgery. Driving and sports activities are possible within 24-48 hours.

The benefits:

  • Minimally invasive and gentle with only a small incision
  • No flap and no flap related complications
  • Visual recovery is fast
  • Reduced risk and incidence of dry eye
  • Supports a comfortable, painless and stress free patient experience
  • Odourless and noiseless

How the procedure is performed

To find out if SMILE® is right for you contact one of our friendly staff members for an obligation free appointment here.

Book an appointment

Our staff are always available to discuss any further questions you may have or to arrange a pre-operative assessment for you to see the clinical optometrist and surgeon.

Are you suitable for eye laser surgery?

Not all people are suitable for laser surgery and a thorough examination with an Ophthalmologist is necessary to determine suitability, however, there are some general guidelines and questions which can provide an initial indication of suitability. Take the suitability test and take your first step to a clearer brighter future.

Your questions answered here

We understand that having eye laser surgery is an important decision and that you may have questions about the procedure, your immediate recovery and what you can expect in the days, weeks and months after surgery. We have answered as many as we can here.