SMILE Eye Surgery Perth
At WA Laser Eye Centre, we’re excited to offer the latest third generation of laser vision technology with the introduction of SMILE eye surgery.
SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. This is a comfortable, high-precision procedure where a small piece of tissue (lenticule) is created inside the cornea with the laser, and removed through a small incision. The procedure can treat short-sightedness and astigmatism (blurred vision), and patients generally experience fast visual recovery.
As SMILE involves a small incision, it’s minimally invasive and flapless compared to other procedures. This means there is a lower risk of infection, as well as a lower incidence of dry eye syndrome. There is also no risk of a flap dislodging, ideal for immediate return to contact sports. The Cornea is also stronger after SMILE surgery compared to LASIK.
We do our best to make the surgery a comfortable experience for the patient. Our experienced surgeons are trained to be gentle when administering this procedure, ensuring they make it painless procedure.
One of the benefits of SMILE eye surgery is the faster recovery time patients will experience. The patient’s functional vision will return normally within one week after the surgery.
SMILE eye surgery is a service that is also covered under private health insurance. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries about our participating health funds.