Yes. SMILE is one of the safest procedures for Vision correction. It is also a US-FDA approved procedure.
Like every operation, SMILE also has some slim chances of developing complications. The following are the common problems that might occur.
Also, sometimes, if the procedure might overcorrect or undercorrect your vision. However, these issues can be solved with a prescription of glasses ad contact lenses.
To avail SMILE,
After fulfilling all the above procedure, you have to undergo a host of different tests, which help your eye surgeon to decide whether you are an eligible candidate for the procedure.
Recovery time for SMILE procedure is fast. Almost every patient experience 100% visual improvements after just 1 week of the procedure. You can also do activities like swimming and play any contact sports after 1 week of the SMILE procedure.
For other procedures, like LASIK and Contura Vision, the recovery is gradual. It takes more than 10 days to recover.
Yes. The surgeon use only numbing drops to make the whole procedure painless.
Need to rest for 24 hours once the procedure is over. You need to stay indoors for the next day of the procedure. After that, depending on the individual requirements, you will need rest for 2-3 days to recover completely.
You should not wear soft lenses 3-4 days before the evaluation tests as well as the procedure. Talk to your doctor to know if you should take any special precautions before the procedure.
Most patients get rid of the glasses or the contact lenses after this procedure.
About 99% of patients are a perfect fit for this procedure. However, if your doctors find you unfit, then they can suggest other options like ICL.
Yes. Unlike LASIK and Contura Vision, SMILE is entirely flapless. That’s why the recovery period of this procedure is faster than any other procedures.
You can wear sunglasses immediately after the procedure. However, you should ask your doctor before wearing cosmetic contact lenses.
Don’t use eye makeup for at least a week after the operation. Better ask your doctor before using cosmetics.
You can avail mild to moderate massages. However, you should take the permission of your doctor before indulging in anything like that.
Ys, all of these can be done after a certain time. Ask your doctor to know if it's alright for you to start all these activities.
No. Till date, nobody has gone completely blind after SMILE.
Yes, As this procedure is flapless, the risk factors of SMILE is way less than other procedures like LASIK and Contoura Vision. That’s why the doctors prefer SMILE the most.
Your vision will remain slightly blurry right after the procedure. It is better to bring a friend or family member to take you back to the home.
You need to follow up 1-2 days after the surgery. After that, the doctor decides the frequency of the follow up depending on individual conditions.
Before undergoing another eye procedure, you must inform your doctors about the SMILE procedure.
The minimum age is 18 years. There is no upper age limit for the procedure.
After going through SMILE, your eyes become normal. That means, it can develop many conditions that a normal eye can. So, if you have SMILE at an early age, you can get glasses when you are about 5o years.