What does SmartLASIK treat?

Myopia

Myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, manifests when the eye focuses images in front of the retina rather than directly on it. This optical misalignment results in distant objects appearing blurry, impacting daily activities and overall visual accuracy.

Hyperopia

Hyperopia, known as farsightedness, is a visual condition where distant objects are seen more clearly than nearby ones. This occurs due to light focusing behind the retina instead of directly on it, causing challenges in tasks that require close-range vision.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism arises from an irregular shape of the cornea or lens, leading to overall blurred vision. This condition occurs when light rays fail to focus properly on the retina, causing visual distortions and discomfort.

What is SmartLASIK?

SmartLASIK or FemtoLasik, also known as Femtosecond Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is an advanced laser eye surgery technology. Utilizing a femtosecond laser, SmartLASIK achieves precise corneal flap creation. The flap is then lifted and folded back, exposing the underlying tissue. Subsequently, an excimer laser is employed to reshape the cornea, addressing refractive errors. The flap is then carefully repositioned and left to heal.

Benefits of SmartLASIK

Precision and accuracy

The femtosecond laser allows the Lasik Surgery Clinic eye experts to create a corneal flap, enhancing the precision and accuracy of the procedure for each patient. Patients also generally experience less discomfort during and after the procedure due to the accuracy of the laser technology.

Recovery Time

The minimally invasive nature of Smart LASIK results in less corneal bruising and faster recovery compared to traditional laser eye procedures. Patients experience a quicker return to their daily activities, enhancing the overall convenience of the treatment.

Decreased risk of flap-related complications

The state-of-the-art technology used in Smart LASIK contributes to increased safety, reducing the risk of complications during and after the surgery.

How Is SmartLASIK Done?

Step 1. Preparation

First, your eye is numbed with anesthetic drops.

Step 2. Corneal Flap Creation

The corneal flap is created using the Femtosecond laser.

Step 3. Inner Corneal Tissue Exposure

The flap is folded back to expose the inner corneal tissue.

Step 4. Reshaping the Cornea

The excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea.

Step 5. Corneal Flap Restoration

After correcting the refractive error, the flap is folded back to the original position.

Step 6. Healing Process

Recovery is within a month, while ensuring postoperative follow-up checkups with Lasik Surgery Clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long is the SmartLASIK procedure?

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The SmartLASIK procedure typically takes around 10-15 minutes for both eyes, with the laser itself operating for approximately six seconds per eye.

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Is SmartLASIK painful?

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Patients may experience minimal discomfort during the procedure; however, the Lasik Surgery Clinic eye expert will administer numbing eye drops to ensure a painless experience.

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What is the recovery time after SmartLASIK?

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Most patients experience improved vision within 24 hours after the SmartLASIK procedure. Normal activities can be resumed within a day or two, allowing for a swift return to daily life with enhanced eyesight.

Testimonials

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SELF because I feel like I have been reborn!

I had struggled with vision problems for 20 years. Now, as I gradually recover and experience the world with a clear vision, I am amazed by the transformation. The ability to wake up in the morning and see the details of my surroundings without reaching for glasses is nothing short of miraculous. It feels like a whole new chapter of my life has begun. I am grateful to the Lord for the gift of clear vision.

My profound gratitude for the exceptional care and expertise of Dr. Raoul Henson and his dedicated team at the Lasik Surgery Eye Clinic- AUFMC, which helped alleviate any fear I had, and I felt a sense of trust that I was in the hands of people who cared about my well-being.

Karen de Leon-Galiste

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