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What is the difference between SMILE and LASIK surgery

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What is the difference between SMILE and LASIK surgery? SMILE and LASIK are two common surgical procedures used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Both procedures use laser technology to reshape the cornea and correct refractive errors, but there are several key differences between the two. In this article, we will […]

SMILE Eye Surgery Cost: An In-Depth Guide

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Understanding SMILE and LASIK Eye Surgery Procedures Before diving into the cost of SMILE eye surgery, it is important to understand the differences between SMILE and LASIK procedures, as they are both popular methods of laser vision correction surgery. SMILE, or Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is a minimally invasive procedure that corrects refractive errors such […]

How Safe is SMILE Laser Eye Surgery? A Comprehensive Look at the Safety and Efficacy of This Vision Correction Procedure

Overview As the number of people experiencing vision problems continues to rise, refractive surgery has become an increasingly popular solution for individuals who want to reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. One such vision correction surgery that has gained traction among both ophthalmologists and patients in recent years is SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule […]

How Long Does SMILE Eye Surgery Last? – A Comprehensive Look at the ReLEx SMILE Laser Eye Surgery Procedure

Overview Over the years, LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) has been the most popular and widely-performed laser vision correction procedure. However, a new, minimally-invasive procedure called SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) has emerged as an alternative to LASIK, offering unique advantages for certain patients. If you’re considering vision correction procedures to improve your sight, you […]

What Is TearCare & How Do Dry Eye Patients Benefit?

Overview Dry eye is a common disease experienced by many patients that can cause discomfort, decreased vision quality, irritation, and many other overall uncomfortable symptoms. Dry eye indicates something wrong with the ocular surface, or outer layers of the eye, and with this comes reduced tear quality. Tears are made up of a mucus layer, […]

What are Implantable Collamer Lens? An Expert Guide to ICL

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What is an ICL? An ICL, or implantable Collamer lens, is a vision correction technique meant to correct a medium to a high amount of refractive error called myopia -also known as nearsightedness- which may be uncorrectable via other methods. During the procedure, a lens is inserted into the posterior chamber of the eye, which […]

Ultimate Guide to CXL: Corneal Cross-Linking

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Corneal Collagen cross linking is an FDA approved procedure in the US that strengthens the collagen fibers in the corneal tissue in order to decrease the progression of keratoconus or corneal ectasia. The combination of the riboflavin and ultraviolet light results in strengthening of the bonds between the middle layers of the cornea. This usually […]

How Do I Correct Regular and Irregular Astigmatism?


Everyone has heard of “astigmatism.” Astigmatism basically means that your cornea, or your eye, is shaped more like a football than a basketball – more cylindrical than spherical. Astigmatism is not an eye disease at all; it is merely another number in your prescription and describes the specific curvature of your eye, just like the […]

How Can I Treat Keratoconus? What is Collagen Cross Linking?

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Keratoconus is the ultimate example of irregular astigmatism (see separate blog post below). In irregular astigmatism, the “bowtie” on the Pentacam or corneal topography is not symmetrical. In keratoconus, the inferior part of the bowtie is a lot more steep than the superior part of the bowtie which is flatter. It leads to worsening vision, […]

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