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4 Ways ZEISS SMILE is Better

No Flap Surgery

There is no cutting of the outer corneal layer of the eye. A small incision of only 4mm (60 degrees) is made as compared to LASIK which requires 20mm (300-degree circular flap).

Stronger Cornea

SMILE® does not cut the anterior cornea, the strongest part of the cornea. Scientific results show that the corneas treated with SMILE® procedure are 47% stronger.

Painless Procedure

The complete laser process is a painless procedure. While the SMILE® lenticule is being created, patients feel a slight pressure on their eyes for 30-40 seconds.

Instant Recovery

Patients usually report 80% vision improvement after just a few hours of their procedure. Patients should have complete improvement 24 hours after the procedure.

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With over 3.5 million procedures performed worldwide – SMILE is becoming the most requested laser eye surgery procedure because of its safe operation. You want to be able to live your life without fumbling with your glasses or constantly struggling with your contact lenses. You want to wake up in the morning and see your alarm clock without reaching for your glasses.

You can change your life in just 20 seconds with the UAE’s best eye surgeons and Visumax 800 laser eye surgery device. Twenty seconds is all the time that is needed to get your SMILE® surgery and change your life.

What is SMILE Laser Eye Surgery

SMILE® stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction and is a bladeless procedure that is minimally invasive. Zeiss VISUMAX 800 is the world’s most advanced laser eye surgery device. We are the first and the only center in the Middle east to acquire this technology

A total of 3.5 million SMILE® procedures have been performed worldwide, and more than 600 peer-reviewed papers are published on the procedure.

Laser Eye Surgery helps you start living your life

The SMILE Difference

SMILE® is highly effective for near-sightedness (myopia), or astigmatism. SMILE® allows the correction of up to -10.00 D of myopia and up to 3.00 D of astigmatism.

Visumax 800 Femtosecond LASER

Our centre is the first in the Middle East and Africa to obtain the 5th Generation Visumax 800 Femtosecond LASER machine. The new Visumax 800 allows both Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Arms to help the surgeon with making an extraordinary precise laser treatment on your eye. It improves the SMILE laser time from 26 seconds to under 10 seconds. This means there is less chance for patient eye movement and more accurate results compared to the older generation Visumax 500

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How does it compare to Lasik?

The main difference between these 2 operations is the size of the incision. LASIK creates a 300-degree circular flap incision, while SMILE® makes a 60-degree incision within a tissue pocket.

SMILE® is highly effective for near-sightedness (myopia), or astigmatism. SMILE® allows the correction of up to -10.00 D of myopia and up to 3.00 D of astigmatism.

LASIK is highly effective for typical farsightedness (hyperopia), near-sightedness (myopia), or astigmatism. LASIK is best for -0.5 D to -8.0 D myopia. If you do not have astigmatism, LASIK is generally not recommended unless you have myopia above 0.5 D.

Some notable differences

A LASIK procedure treats myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. While a SMILE® procedure treats myopia with or without astigmatism. As opposed to LASIK, SMILE® flattens the top of the cornea without cutting a flap in it. If you have thin corneas, LASIK is not the best choice, but SMILE® can still be used

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    ZEISS VISUMAX 800 – World’s Most Advanced Laser Correction Device

    The North American LASIK and Eye Surgery Centre is proud to be the first and only clinic to offer next-generation SMILE surgery in the UAE.

    With the next-generation device, it only takes 10 seconds per eye for the VISUMAX 800 to complete the laser part of SMILE® surgery.

    There is no pain during the procedure, and it takes 3 minutes for each eye to completer the surgery.

    Over 16,000 Happy Patients

    At the North American LASIK and Eye Surgery Centre, we perform weekly eye surgeries and we have done over 16,000 surgeries since we first opened our clinic in 2013. 

    Our founder, Dr. Abdulla Naqi, and the team of surgeons have over 30 years of experience and patients have trusted our clinic with over 16,000 eye surgeries. Our commitment to all our patients is that they receive the best treatment in terms of quality, trustworthiness, and credibility. Because of our commitment to providing the best eye treatment, the North American Lasik and Eye Surgery Centre are accredited by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC).


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