ZEISS SMILE Laser Vision Correction
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ZEISS SMILE Laser Vision Correction
ZEISS SMILE
A different look at laser vision correction

ZEISS SMILE, laser vision correction surgery

for treating nearsightedness

  • A novel option for treating nearsightedness with or without astigmatism
  • Used by surgeons in over 80 countries
  • FDA-Approved1

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with ZEISS SMILE, which you should discuss with your doctor. Click here for more details.

 

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ZEISS Correction Surgery
ZEISS Correction Surgery

ZEISS SMILE

laser vision correction surgery 

ZEISS SMILE is the only FDA-approved technology in laser vision correction for the treatment of nearsightedness, with or without astigmatism, performed through a small corneal incision. If you are considering laser vision correction, speak with your doctor about ZEISS SMILE.

ZEISS SMILE Laser Surgery Correction

Understanding vision

As you look around, light rays pass through the cornea (the front part of your eye) and come to a focus on the retina. When the light rays do not focus on the retina, this is defined as a "refractive error.” Examples of some refractive errors are: nearsightedness and astigmatism.

Nearsightedness occurs when light rays focus in front of the retina. This can cause distant objects to appear blurry.

Astigmatism occurs when light rays focus at multiple locations within the eye (in front the retina, behind the retina, or both). This can cause distance and/or near objects to appear blurry.

The ZEISS SMILE procedure
The ZEISS SMILE procedure

Understanding ZEISS SMILE

ZEISS SMILE is a novel option for treating nearsightedness with or without astigmatism.

During the procedure, the laser creates a small piece of tissue (called lenticule) within the cornea. The lenticule is then removed by your doctor through a small corneal incision. Removing the lenticule changes the shape of the cornea, which addresses the refractive error.

With ZEISS SMILE, the laser is only active for around 30 seconds.

Why choose ZEISS SMILE

  • Used worldwide

    Used worldwide

    ZEISS SMILE is used by eye surgeons in over 80 countries. Millions of eyes treated globally, over 30,000 in the US alone.

  • Novel

    Novel

    ZEISS SMILE is a novel option for treating nearsightedness with or without astigmatism.

  • FDA-Approved

    FDA-Approved

    ZEISS SMILE is the only FDA-approved technology in laser vision correction for the treatment of nearsightedness through a small corneal incision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • ZEISS SMILE is used to correct near-sightedness (myopia) with or without astigmatism. As with other laser vision correction methods, your doctor will first perform a detailed eye examination to determine whether you are a suitable candidate. Together, you and your doctor can choose the best option to suit your needs.

  • With ZEISS SMILE, the laser creates a small piece of tissue (lenticule) within the cornea, which is then removed by your doctor through a small corneal incision. The laser itself is only active for around 30 seconds.

  • LASIK is a type of vision correction surgery. A device called a microkeratome, which is like a carpenter’s plane, cuts a thin flap of tissue from the front of the cornea (clear part on the front of the eye). This same procedure can be performed with a femtosecond laser. The flap is then folded out of the way. Next, an excimer laser removes tissue from the front surface of the cornea to alter the shape and power. After the laser treatment, the flap is folded back over the cornea.

    ZEISS SMILE is a novel option for treating nearsightedness with or without astigmatism. During the procedure, the laser creates a small piece of tissue within the cornea. The tissue is then removed by your doctor through a small corneal incision.

  • Every healing process is different; you should speak with your doctor about what this will look like for you.

  • ZEISS SMILE was approved by the FDA in 2016. It is used by surgeons in over 80 countries.
    As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with ZEISS SMILE, which you should discuss with your doctor. Click here for more details.