Youngsters or the millennials as they are called is the group of citizens who have one of the most active lifestyles. Youngsters also seem to be high on energy and evidenced to have better immunity. The generation is constantly a topic of discussion for their short attention span, mindset towards quick results, quick fixes and instant recovery etc.
Given the above scenario, youngsters prefer a vision correction procedure which is less invasive, gives more comfort, heals faster and which also reduces the possibility of any kind of aftereffects such as dry eyes or red eyes.
There are many kinds of Lasik eye operation procedures now available in India. However, one of the most advanced laser vision correction procedure which is easy on the pockets of the youngsters and also precise with its results is SMILE surgery procedure, SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction.
What is SMILE Surgery Procedure?
- SMILE is a one step, one laser, minimally invasive procedure. During a SMILE procedure, your surgeon will use computer guided, highly focused laser light to cut a tiny incision in the cornea and will use it to remove a small piece of corneal tissue (called a lenticule).
- SMILE Surgery is a very comfortable vision correction procedure
Many of the young patients prefer SMILE procedure because it is a very comfortable procedure to undergo. It is virtually painless. The reason it is comfortable is because the ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser has a very low suction effect on the eye unlike some of the other lasers procedures which create flaps and cause excessive pressure on the eyes.
- SMILE is the 3rd generation vision correction procedure & minimally invasive
Also, many of the patients choose to undergo SMILE procedure as they may not be suitable for LASIK or Femto Lasik procedure which essentially are invasive procedures as large flaps are created on the cornea.
In SMILE surgery, a key hole of 2mm size is created on the corneal surface and a lenticule is extracted to correct the vision. In the ReLEx SMILE procedure bio mechanical strength of cornea is better preserved. The SMILE procedure is also simple and easy to perform. Once the keyhole incision is made, the doctor removes the lenticule to change the shape of the cornea. ReLEx SMILE procedure is approved by the US FDA and is very safe and reliable.
The minimal invasive procedure helps keep the vision stable for a longer period and it helps youngsters move ahead successfully in their life (H2)
Many of the young patients often ask – how long will the results of SMILE vision correction procedure last?
The results of a laser-based vision correction procedure such as SMILE are permanent, and this is the reason why there are more than 1.5 million patients worldwide who have undergone this vision correction procedure.
The only reason why the results of SMILE procedure will change is when the prescription changes.
The laser-based vision correction process, which is flapless and bladeless is also less expensive.
The 3rd generation femto-Laser is now available in all the cities across India and this has made the process in expensive and easily accessible.