Brisbane, August, 2016 – LASERSIGHT, the largest refractive group in Asia Pacific, is delighted to announce that it will be offering SMILE® technology to patients in Australia, the latest innovation in laser eye surgery.
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE®) is the first, and until now, only minimally invasive, flapless procedure for the correction of refractive errors like myopia and astigmatism.
Whereas traditional LASIK procedures rely on the creation of a corneal flap, SMILE® combines the latest femtosecond technology and precise lenticule extraction into one minimally invasive correction technique that’s pain-free, blade-free and flapless.
SMILE® is the third generation of laser vision correction and exclusively available with the Carl Zeiss VisuMax femtosecond laser, a high-performance all-in-one laser that ensures greater predictability, precision and stability. This also marks the very first time defective vision can be treated with just a single laser system.
With SMILE®, the entire correction is performed in approximately 28 seconds as a single step: on one laser, with one treatment plan and one laser process.
"At LASERSIGHT, we pride ourselves in offering state-of-the-art equipment and the safest, most advanced eye procedures for our patients. We are pleased to be one of the few clinics in Australia to provide this innovative technology and treatment," said Dr. Peter Stewart, Medical Director & Founder of LASERSIGHT.
"With SMILE®, patients can expect faster treatment time, shorter recovery, less side effects and excellent outcomes. As there is no flap, this advanced technique will benefit patients with thin corneas, dry eyes, contact lens intolerance and those who were previously unsuitable for LASIK. It is truly a revolutionary procedure that's at the forefront of refractive corneal surgery."
LASERSIGHT is currently offering SMILE® to patients in their Brisbane clinic.
To find out more about SMILE®, please visit SMILE® page or contact LASERSIGHT on 1800 003 937 for a free assessment.