SMILE

The most advanced vision correction surgery combining all the advantages of LASIK and LASEK

With a highly differentiated femtosecond laser, it is possible to penetrate the corneal surface of the eye which will allow direct laser irradiation to the corneal stroma. Therefore, surgery can be performed in just a few minutes, with a minimal incision thus preserving the front corneal tissue structure, without creating a large corneal flap.

  • 1. Small incision up to 2.5mm made by a femtosecond laser.
  • 2. Laser creates a thin lenticule inside the cornea.
  • 3. Surgeon removes the lenticule through the incision to change the shape of the cornea.

Reasons to choose SMILE at B&VIIT

  • Fully equipped with New VisuMax operating room exclusively for SMILE.
    Selected as an only SMILE Center of Excellence in Korea and designated a Premium SMILE Center for the first time!

  • Constant temperature and humidity,
    sterilization and HEPA filter system provide the optimal surgical environment for stable surgical results and good condition of clients.

  • B&VIIT ophthalmologists are the specialists certified as SMILE doctors with experience of performing a minimum of approximately 10,000 cases of vision correction surgery.

Low stimulation through 600-fold reduction

  • Uses low-lever energy
  • Quicker vision restoration
  • Enhanced vision quality

If the laser energy level is high, gas bubbles will be formed in the cornea, thereby resulting in a roughened corneal cut surface. Smile uses low-level energy which is about 600 times lower than that of ordinary LASIK to generate a smoothly cut corneal surface, thereby resulting in quick restoration and higher quality of vision.

Minimization of pain and downtime

There is almost no redness and pain in the eyes on the day of surgery and you can resume your normal daily activities from the next day of surgery since the corneal epithelium is not removed.

Which vision correction surgery is appropriate for me?

  SMILE

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction

All-laser LASIK

Laser Assisted in situ Keratomileusis

All-laser LASEK(PRK)

Laser Sub-Epithelial Keratomileusis

PIOL

Phakic Intraocular Lens

Characteristic Combination of the advantages of LASIK and LASEK Less pain and faster recovery! Strong against external impacts Minimize corneal damage
Candidates
  • Those wanting quick recovery
  • Those with severe dry eyes
  • Those needing correction of myopia or astigmatism
  • Those with difficulties in taking leave from work
  • Those sensitive to pain
  • Those needing correction of astigmatism
  • Those with more than 500㎛ corneal thickness
  • Those with very thin corneas or very small eyes
  • Those with severe dry eyes
  • Those engaged in activities that impart impact upon the eyes
  • Those who cannot undergo laser eye surgery due to ultra-high myopia or astigmatism
  • Those with very thin corneas
  • Those with great fear of surgery
Postoperative
Care
- Need to pay attention to avoiding impact immediately after surgery Requires 3~6 months of care Requires regular check-up and caution to prevent impact
Postoperative
Check-up
Next day of surgery, 1 month postop, 6 months postop Next day, 4 days postop, and long term care for 3~6 months required Every week for 1 month, and regular check-up required
Pain and
Downtime
  • Little pain and discomfort
  • Recovery by the next day
  • Mild discomfort
  • Recovery period of 3~4 days
  • Very little pain
  • Recovery by the next day
Characteristic
Candidates
Postoperative Care
Postoperative Check-up
Pain and Downtime

If required, medical certificate will be provided for the postop check-up overseas.