NY LASIK in NYC, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens is proud to offer the latest in laser vision correction with our newest laser ReLEx® SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) located in our Manhattan surgery center. NY LASIK is the only LASIK center to offer both Contoura LASIK and SMILE in the Tri-State area. SMILE is a one-step, one laser procedure that is more minimally invasive than LASIK and here at NY LASIK in NYC we have the luxurious technology to offer you both options for your vision correction procedure.
The ReLEx® SMILE procedure utilizes a femtosecond laser to cut an incredibly small incision in the cornea of the patient. Dr. Leonard Bley will then remove a small piece of corneal tissue (called a lenticule) to permanently change its shape and decrease or eliminate the need for glasses and contacts. This step then reshapes the cornea and corrects your vision following the procedure.
Unlike LASIK, a ‘flap’ is not created during this procedure using the SMILE laser. The lack of a flap makes SMILE ideal for patients who are very active, play sports, and exercise regularly. Because the SMILE incision does not pass through corneal nerves like LASIK or PRK, there is less of a risk of dry eye symptoms. This procedure is typically completed in 25-30 seconds and is known for its quick procedure length.