Parkhurst NuVision is Proud to Introduce the SMILE LASIK Procedure to San Antonio: One of the Latest Advancements in Laser Vision Correction
SMILE, or Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is one of the most advanced laser vision correction procedures available today. This precise, minimally invasive laser vision correction procedure is ideal for many who enjoy an active lifestyle. Whether you like to run, cycle, hike, tube the river, or even enjoy a breezy patio after a warm Texas day at the park, SMILE may be a great option for you.
Why Do People Love the SMILE Procedure?
- Maximum Comfort – SMILE is a safe, comfortable, and fast procedure, taking only minutes to perform.
- Quick Recovery – Since SMILE is a fast, minimally invasive procedure, full visual recovery is also fast, typically within days following the procedure.
- Proven and Trusted – More than 2 million SMILE procedures have been performed worldwide, and over 1800 surgeons around the globe perform the SMILE procedure today. Although Parkhurst NuVision is the first, and currently only laser center that has invested in the technology for SMILE LASIK in San Antonio.
- An Excellent Option for Those Seeking Visual Freedom – Although some people have been told they are not good candidates for other laser vision correction procedures, SMILE LASIK may still be a great option for them.
How Does SMILE Work?
The SMILE procedure is performed on the inside of the cornea, which is the clear window on the surface of the eye. First, a small segment of corneal tissue, known as a ‘lenticule,’ is created within the cornea, along with a tiny opening (just a few millimeters in length) on the top of the cornea.
Your surgeon uses a special device called a femtosecond laser, which offers micron-level precision, to perform this step. Using this laser technique, your surgeon is able to treat vision problems like nearsightedness and astigmatism, making your vision more clear.
Is SMILE right for me?
Now that you know more about the SMILE procedure, how it works, and its unique benefits, you may be wondering, “Is SMILE the right procedure for me?”
Great question! SMILE is an excellent procedure, and it is one of 6 FDA-approved vision correction procedures we offer at Parkhurst NuVision. In fact, we are the only office in San Antonio to offer this, along with Modern LASIK, procedures for reading vision after age 40, and several other vision correction technologies right here in San Antonio.
Why so many different treatments? Because your eyes are as unique as your fingerprint. And depending on several factors – including your age, your eye anatomy, your career, and your hobbies – one procedure may be more ideal for you than the others.
This is why we offer our Advanced Ocular Analysis or AOA. The AOA is the most in-depth assessment of your eyes you’ve ever gone through.
Now don’t be intimidated because it’s all very comfortable. We don’t even do the dreaded “air puff” test! But we do look at every aspect of your eyes, front to back, so we have all the information we need to make a confident recommendation to you.
At the end of your AOA appointment, your doctor will meet with you to discuss your results, make our expert recommendation and answer all your questions. At that point, you will know if SMILE – or one of our 6 other excellent procedures – is right for you.