SMILE LASIK Laser Eye Surgery
in Fort Worth, TX

Alliance Vision Institute is proud to offer SMILE LASIK surgery — one of the most advanced and successful laser eye surgeries, and an exceptional alternative to LASIK for many patients.
What is SMILE LASIK?

What Is SMILE LASIK?

Small incision lenticule extraction, or SMILE, is a revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure that can help you achieve excellent visual outcomes — while leaving the front of the eye almost completely untouched.

The unique SMILE LASIK operation uses an ultraprecise femtosecond laser, one of the trusted lasers used in LASIK, to create a small disc of tissue just under the surface layer of your cornea. When this disc or “lenticule” is removed via a minuscule opening in the eye, the curvature of the cornea is precisely changed: this helps your eye focus and can dramatically improve your vision.

The Advantages of SMILE LASIK

SMILE LASIK has several benefits for certain patients when compared to other corrective vision surgeries:

  • It’s optimized for even severe myopia (nearsightedness) and mild astigmatism
  • Because there’s no flap created with SMILE LASIK, recovery is often quicker than other surgeries
  • It’s less likely to cause side-effects like dry eye, making it a preferable option for patients who already suffer from occasional or chronic dryness
  • This minimally invasive procedure even allows patients to return to normal activities as quickly as the next day, including exercise and wearing makeup

SMILE LASIK offers our patients the latest advancements in laser eye surgery, and while it may be new to you, over six million eyes have been successfully treated. Alliance is proud to offer the latest, FDA-approved technology to our patients!

SMILE Eye Surgery at Alliance Vision Institute

SMILE LASIK Doctors at Alliance Vision Institute
Our eye surgeons — Taylor Strange, D.O., and Brett H. Mueller II, D.O., Ph.D. — are recognized leaders in the field of ophthalmology who specialize in vision correction procedures such as ZEISS SMILE. With decades of experience and tens of thousands of successful surgeries between them, they know not only how to provide ultraprecise vision, but also a truly customized and comfortable surgical experience. It also helps that they’re born-and-raised Texans who love improving the communities they serve!

Most likely, yes! SMILE LASIK is an excellent choice for correcting myopia and minor astigmatism. The minimally invasive procedure and quick recovery time make SMILE a terrific option for patients with active lifestyles or who work in physically demanding occupations.

You must be at least 21 years old, in overall good eye health, have sufficient corneal thickness, and keep a stable vision prescription for at least this past year. Our team can provide you with all the details during a consultation and determine if SMILE LASIK is right for you.

You’ll need someone with you to drive you home after SMILE surgery, and for the next 24 hours, you should avoid eye-straining activities such as reading, watching television, or using the computer more than absolutely necessary.

You will likely experience some fluctuation in your vision, but you should start seeing some improvement within just a few hours. You’ll receive prescription eyedrops to use for the next week to 10 days. While recovery can take at most a couple of weeks, most patients report that their eyes were fully healed, and they enjoyed complete vision correction about a week after SMILE surgery!

Your SMILE Surgeons

Our eye surgeons — Taylor Strange, D.O., and Brett H. Mueller II, D.O., Ph.D. — are recognized leaders in the field of ophthalmology who specialize in vision correction procedures such as ZEISS SMILE. With decades of experience and tens of thousands of successful surgeries between them, they know not only how to provide ultraprecise vision, but also a truly customized and comfortable surgical experience. It also helps that they’re born-and-raised Texans who love improving the communities they serve!

Am I a Candidate for SMILE?

Most likely, yes! SMILE LASIK is an excellent choice for correcting myopia and minor astigmatism. The minimally invasive procedure and quick recovery time make SMILE a terrific option for patients with active lifestyles or who work in physically demanding occupations.

You must be at least 21 years old, in overall good eye health, have sufficient corneal thickness, and keep a stable vision prescription for at least this past year. Our team can provide you with all the details during a consultation and determine if SMILE LASIK is right for you.

Recovery from SMILE

You’ll need someone with you to drive you home after SMILE surgery, and for the next 24 hours, you should avoid eye-straining activities such as reading, watching television, or using the computer more than absolutely necessary.

You will likely experience some fluctuation in your vision, but you should start seeing some improvement within just a few hours. You’ll receive prescription eyedrops to use for the next week to 10 days. While recovery can take at most a couple of weeks, most patients report that their eyes were fully healed, and they enjoyed complete vision correction about a week after SMILE surgery!

Can I Receive SMILE LASIK with Astigmatism?

SMILE LASIK is FDA Approved for patients with nearsightedness and mild astigmatism — up to -10.00 myopia, and -3.00 astigmatism. If your astigmatism is out of the effective range, our team can help identify an alternative treatment plan for you!
SMILE LASIK in Fort Worth
Life after SMILE LASIK

Life after SMILE LASIK

You’ll notice the benefits of your SMILE surgery after your eyes have fully healed: crisp vision, reduced or even eliminated need for corrective eyewear, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re seeing the world the way it was meant to be seen. SMILE LASIK is much cheaper than a lifetime of eyewear and related eyecare, but you can’t put a price on true clarity.

testimonial

SMILE LASIK Testimonial
“I arrived early to fill out new patient data, as requested. Front office personnel were very courteous and professional. Waiting room very nice and quiet. Actually didn’t have to stay there long enough to get a good look at it! Which is good. A nurse came out introduced herself took me back to examining room and went through a battery of eye tests. Very pleasant and professional. After exams were completed, took me back to front office, and set up on line follow up visit. Very pleasant experience and very informative. THANK YOU”

– Stephen C.