See the World Clearly with ReLEx SMILE Surgery - Let Us Help You Take the First Step
We understand that deciding to have eye surgery can be intimidating. Our team of experienced and compassionate professionals is here to guide you through the process every step of the way.
What is ReLEx SMILE Surgery?
ReLEx SMILE surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that corrects myopia and astigmatism. It utilizes the latest in laser technology to correct your vision. Unlike traditional LASIK surgery, ReLEx SMILE surgery does not require a corneal flap; the laser is used to reshape the underlying tissue to correct your vision with less discomfort, quicker healing time, and faster visual recovery.
Why Choose Hoopes Vision?
At Hoopes Vision, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest care and expertise. Our experienced surgeons and staff is dedicated to helping you achieve your best possible vision. We use the latest diagnostic and surgical technology to ensure your vision correction is as precise and effective as possible.
In addition to our state-of-the-art technology, we pride ourselves on our patient-centered approach. From the moment you walk through our doors, you'll be treated with warmth, empathy, and respect. We understand that every patient is unique, and we'll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals.
What to Expect During Your ReLEx SMILE Surgery
The ReLEx SMILE surgery procedure typically takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Before your surgery, we will administer numbing eye drops to ensure your comfort.
You'll then lie on the treatment table, and the surgeon will begin the procedure. You may feel a little pressure from the suction ring placed on your cornea, but you should not experience any pain. The surgeon will use the laser to create the lenticule-shaped disc of tissue within the cornea and a side cut where the lenticule will be removed.
After the procedure, you'll rest in a recovery area for a short period before being released to go home. You'll need to arrange transportation as you cannot drive yourself home. You may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity to light for a few days after the procedure, but this should resolve quickly. You will need someone to drive you home after your ReLEx SMILE procedure. You should take the day off from anything that requires using your vision, like watching television, working, or reading. Your surgeon will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection. Use these as directed.
You’ll notice improved vision after your surgery and blurry vision for several weeks. You can resume normal activities within one to two days. Avoid activities such as swimming or high-impact sports until your doctor clears you.
Is ReLEx SMILE Surgery Right for You?
ReLEx SMILE surgery is an excellent option for many patients who want to achieve better vision without the need for glasses or contacts. However, it may not be the right option for everyone. The best way to determine if ReLEx SMILE surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. During the consultation, we'll perform a comprehensive eye exam, discuss your goals and expectations, and help you determine if ReLEx SMILE surgery is the right choice for you.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you're interested in ReLEx SMILE surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons today. We're here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you achieve your best possible vision. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards better vision.