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4 Ways ZEISS SMILE is Better

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Condition Treated

This is when you cannot see far away objects. This occurs because the cornea has a steeper shape, so refractive surgery reduces its curvature to correct it.

This condition is caused by irregular curving of the cornea, and surgery can be used to reshape the irregular areas

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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.

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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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Learn about the less invasive SMILE Pro Laser Eye Surgery procudure with ZEISS Visumax 800

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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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    Frequently Asked Questions

    SMILE is most suitable for patients with myopia (short-sightedness) and astigmatism (blurred vision). This procedure is particularly ideal for those who have thin corneas, dry eyes, or a contact lens intolerance, and was previously not suitable for laser eye surgery. However, no two patients or eyes are the same. As a result, a comprehensive assessment by a professional eye surgeon is imperative.

    SMILE is flapless surgery and has a small 3 mm incision that heals in 2 hours, hence is a very safe surgery.

    We have patients every day that come to our office to do the SMILE® laser surgery. We operate 3 times per week for SMILE surgery.

    Patients usually report 80% vision improvement after just a few hours of their procedure. It may take a few weeks for vision to fully stabilize (reach full visual results) after SMILE® vision correction surgery– this is a natural part of the healing process.

    The results of SMILE® are permanent. No matter whether they’ve had SMILE® surgery or not, everyone’s near vision will change over time.

    These changes are an effect of the aging process on the crystalline lens– found in the interior of the eye It is thought that these changes are caused by the aging process of the crystalline lens found in the interior of the eye.
    Treatment and correction of these near vision changes are possible with new treatments.

    It can be done above 18 years up to 40 years. The eligibility of candidates is determined by a series of tests.

    If you are interested in a SMILE® procedure, call us or book an appointment for a free consultation.

    SMILE® involves separating a small layer of corneal tissue using a femtosecond laser. This tissue is about the size of a contact lens and is called the lenticule. The lenticule is then removed through the keyhole incision, which changes the curvature of the cornea to correct the patient’s vision. Lid-guards will be positioned to keep eyes open without any accidental blinking.

    Yes. You will be awake during the entire procedure. Our anesthetic eye drops will numb your eyes and you will feel a little heaviness, but no pain during the procedure.

    It can be normal to experience slight dryness or a feeling of tired eyes on the day of the procedure. The eyes are kept comfortable post-procedure by a surgeon-guided regimen of medicated drops and artificial tears.
    Post-procedure, rest for 24 hours, and stay inside on the day of laser treatment. you can resume your sports activity the next day.

    With SMILE there is no flap, as a result, there are no precautions against rubbing the eye.

    Since there is no cutting of the cornea using SMILE® technology, it is less likely to cause dry eyes.

    No, they are not the same thing. SMILE® vision correction provides the same crisp, clear visual results as LASIK does– but these results are achieved using different technologies and processes. You can learn about the technology of LASIK eye surgery and see if you qualify.