What Is ReLEx SMILE Laser Eye Surgery?

ReLEx SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction) is a keyhole procedure which eliminates the need for a corneal flap (as in standard LASIK Laser Eye Surgery). It also eliminates the prolonged healing time associated LASEK / PRK.

This minimally-invasive procedure provides more accurate and safer laser eye treatments and allows us to treat higher prescriptions and those with dry eyes.

ReLEx SMILE can be performed in considerably less time than standard LASIK Laser Eye Surgery, and can significantly reduce post-operative discomfort & dry eye (in some cases eliminating them completely).

ReLEx SMILE is most often suitable for patients who are short-sighted – particularly those who are contact lens intolerant or have thin corneas and who may have been found unsuitable for standard Laser Eye Surgery.

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London Vision Clinic was the first UK Laser Eye Surgery clinic to offer ReLEx SMILE. Professor Dan Reinstein explains why this is such an important development:

“Laser Eye Surgery is already an extremely safe and very effective surgical procedure. With over 20 million treatments carried out to date, it is also the most popular elective procedure in the world. ReLEx SMILE represents the next-generation in vision correction treatments”

Why choose ReLEx SMILE:

  • Minimally-invasive “keyhole” approach
  • More accurate treatment
  • Quicker treatment with less after-effects
  • Faster recovery times
  • Can treat a wider range of patients, including those with very high prescriptions
  • Can treat those with dry eyes, thin corneas, contact lens intolerance
  • An option for those found unsuitable for standard Laser Eye Surgery
  • For more information on this revolutionary new Laser Eye Surgery treatment, or to find out if you are suitable, give us a call and book your consultation at London Vision Clinic.

    What Is ReLEx SMILE Laser Eye Surgery?