DRAPER, Utah, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've been told you're not a candidate for LASIK, you may have a new reason to SMILE :) SMILE, which is an acronym for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, was FDA approved in September of 2016, is an innovative new method of performing laser eye surgery.
Hoopes Vision is among the first in the nation and THE first in Utah to perform this procedure commercially. Dr. Phillip Hoopes, Sr., Dr. Phillip Hoopes, Jr., Dr. Majid Moshirfar, and Dr. Michael Bradley, will perform the procedure for the Hoopes team, with the first SMILE procedure scheduled for Tuesday, March 14.
Corneal refractive surgery has been widely used to correct vision impairment for over 35 years. Advances in technology continue to push the field of vision correction forward. SMILE opens the opportunity of laser vision correction to even more individuals who want to be free of glasses and contacts. SMILE was developed by Zeiss, a German manufacturer of optical systems and lasers.
With this minimally invasive procedure, a microscopic "lenticule" (disc of tissue) is created inside the intact cornea and extracted through a small opening. SMILE is gentle to the eye and does not involve creating a corneal flap (LASIK Lite - "LASIK without the flap"), and studies show the SMILE technique offers excellent stability along with minimal incidence of dry eye. It is a groundbreaking milestone in laser vision correction for many who have always dreamed of a life free of glasses and contacts but weren't candidates for LASIK or other procedures for various reasons.
"For certain patients with dry eyes and other corneal surface issues, SMILE may be a great option" said Dr. Phillip Hoopes, Sr. "This new procedure gives us one more advanced option in our toolbox to help each person achieve the best visual outcome for their individual life." As with all laser eye surgery, the ideal procedure for each individual depends on a number of factors and is determined after comprehensive testing.
To learn more about Hoopes Vision or to schedule a consultation
to see if you're a good candidate for SMILE, call (877)-305-2745 or visit HoopesVision.com.
Contact: Luke Vernon, Miller Public Relations
Phone #: (817) 281-3440
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