SAN ANTONIO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're tired of blurry vision and the frustrations of glasses and contact lenses, you may have a new reason to SMILE :)
SMILE, an acronym for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, a recently FDA approved and innovative new method of performing laser eye surgery, is being launched commercially in a few select cities this month.
Dr. Greg Parkhurst of Parkhurst NuVision in San Antonio, Texas and president of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international society of leading vision correction surgeons, was among the first in the nation to perform this procedure commercially.
In fact, San Antonio, via Parkhurst NuVision, is one of the first 10 cities in the nation where people can get this great new procedure! Dr. Parkhurst performed the first SMILE procedures in San Antonio, TX on Friday, March 10.
"The med-tech sector of San Antonio has proven, once again, to be on the cutting edge nationally, leading the way in technology and innovation," said Dr. Parkhurst. "There's a lot of people who've been waiting for SMILE to become available in the US. It's a great time to be from San Antonio, one of the few places in the country where people have access to SMILE!"
Corneal refractive surgery has been widely used to correct vision impairment for over 30 years. Advances in technology continue to push the field of vision correction forward. SMILE, which was developed by Zeiss, a German manufacturer of optical systems, opens the opportunity of laser vision correction to even more individuals who want to be free of glasses and contacts.
With this minimally invasive procedure, a microscopic "lenticule" is created inside the intact cornea and extracted through a small opening. SMILE is gentle to the eye, 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 some who have always dreamed of a life free of glasses and contacts.
"For certain patients with dry eyes and other corneal surface issues, SMILE may be a great option," said Dr. Parkhurst. "This new procedure gives us one more advanced option to help each individual achieve the best visual outcome for how they live their 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 Parkhurst NuVision or to schedule a consultation to see if you're a good candidate for SMILE, call 210.615.9358 or visit www.SanAntonio-LASIK.com.
Contact: Amanda Polk , Miller Public Relations
Phone #: (817) 281-3440
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