SMILE Refractive Vision Correction
in Mesa, AZ

You and your family deserve exceptional eye care that’s only possible with the latest, most advanced treatments and technology. You also deserve compassionate and personalized care that takes all of your needs into account. At Carrot Eye Center, we don’t believe that you should have to compromise on either, which is why we’ve staked our name on providing eye care of the highest quality to every patient. 

One of our services that best exemplifies this is SMILE laser surgery. It’s both one of the newest and most successful refractive vision correction surgeries available, and is known for its short recovery.

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What is SMILE Laser Eye Surgery?

SMILE, which is an acronym for “small incision lenticule extraction,” is one of the latest and most advanced refractive vision corrections available. It’s approved by the FDA to treat myopia (nearsightedness) and has helped millions of patients improve their vision.

SMILE provides similar outcomes to LASIK with the added benefit of being an even less invasive procedure. LASIK has little risk or discomfort associated with it to begin with, but with SMILE, patients can have even smoother recoveries — one of the reasons why we’re proud to offer SMILE at Carrot Eye Center.

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How Does SMILE Work?

SMILE involves using a proprietary femtosecond laser to create a small incision through the surface of the cornea. A thin, contact lens-shaped layer just beneath the surface of the eye is removed through this tiny incision, which heals very quickly after the procedure.

Not only can this simple surgery correct even severe cases — up to -10.00 diopters — of myopia for life, it’s also surprisingly fast: the laser portion of the procedure lasts only about 30 seconds.

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A lot of patients want to know whether they should get SMILE or LASIK, and the truth is that it’s a matter of preference for most patients.

SMILE is slightly less invasive and comes with less risk for dry eye and discomfort during recovery. Meanwhile, vision recovery after LASIK — which involves creating a corneal flap and reshaping your cornea with a laser — is sometimes quicker than after SMILE. Between your eye’s condition, the demands of your day-to-day life, and your personal preference, you and your eye surgeon can make the choice that best fits your needs together.

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How Is SMILE Different From LASIK?

A lot of patients want to know whether they should get SMILE or LASIK, and the truth is that it’s a matter of preference for most patients.

SMILE is slightly less invasive and comes with less risk for dry eye and discomfort during recovery. Meanwhile, vision recovery after LASIK — which involves creating a corneal flap and reshaping your cornea with a laser — is sometimes quicker than after SMILE. Between your eye’s condition, the demands of your day-to-day life, and your personal preference, you and your eye surgeon can make the choice that best fits your needs together.

Benefits of SMILE in Mesa

The vision correction that SMILE laser eye surgery provides can be truly life-changing. Permanently correcting nearsightedness can save you decades of dealing with the recurring costs (not to mention the hassle) of glasses and contact lenses. It’s hard to put a price on peace-of-mind, but its value can’t be understated.

Not only is SMILE an outpatient procedure that can give you new vision in a single day, it’s a gentle process that has the most comfortable recovery of any laser eye surgery. You can permanently free yourself from glasses and contact lenses in the span of hours with minimal downtime or downsides to speak of.

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What Is Recovery Like for SMILE?

SMILE is an improvement on the already-successful refractive surgeries in that it typically has the easiest recovery. While you don’t experience pain during LASIK nor PRK, there is sometimes associated discomfort during recovery because of the healing of cornea. SMILE is minimally-invasive and results in decreased risk of dry eye following surgery due to the low potential of damage to the corneal nerves.

As with all laser eye surgeries, we recommend that patients avoid certain activities in the hours following surgery, but you can usually return to most of your normal routine by the next day. While LASIK may sometimes provide slightly quicker results, you will still likely notice an improvement in your vision within a day or two of your SMILE procedure at Carrot Eye Center.

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Carrot Eye Center:
The Best SMILE Surgeons in Mesa

At Carrot Eye Center, we know well that deciding to move forward with surgery of any kind can be scary for you, and choosing between surgical options can add to the confusion. That’s why we want to make getting your ideal vision as safe and simple as possible.

You are our priority, and we understand that your time is just as valuable as ours. By the time you’re done meeting with us, you’ll understand your eye health, your vision, and your many options to improve the way you see. We’ll walk you through every step of the solution(s) we decide to move forward. Your eyes are best trusted to the most cutting-edge technology and treatments, but they’re also best off with doctors who believe in old-fashioned personal care. That’s what the team at Carrot Eye Center stands for.

To find out what SMILE, LASIK, or Carrot Eye Center can do for you, call us at (480) 561-6000 or schedule an appointment online.

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“Excellent staff and doctors. These doctors treat you like an individual and focus on your specific needs! The front and back office staff are super nice and very helpful. Highly recommend the Carrot team for ALL your eye care needs.”

– R.B.

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