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Thanks to the new SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) technology, it is possible to correct refractive errors without making a traditional flap in the eye. Instead, a disk, i.e. a “lenticule”, is made in the cornea by transmitting laser impulses in two layers. The lenticule is removed through a small incision and the cornea’s outer layer thus remains more intact, when compared with the traditional flap surgery. The risk of dry eyes following the procedure is significantly lower with the SMILE method. Studies show that the results of a SMILE procedure are excellent in terms of both correction of the refractive error and the recovery.
The latest Zeiss VisuMax 800 laser equipment enables even faster treatments and the correction of severe astigmatism becomes even easier. The laser time is reduced by up to a third, now taking as little as 8 to 10 seconds. After SMILE laser surgery, the recovery of eyesight has been fast, and thanks to the new VisuMax 800 device, the recovery is faster still. The first SMILE procedures in Finland have been performed at the Eira Eye Clinic.
The SMILE procedure is suitable for most people over 18 years of age, who use minus glasses, i.e. who are nearsighted and see distant objects blurry.
We assess whether the SMILE method is the best option for you in conjunction with the comprehensive pre-examination.
The SMILE procedure enables you to get rid of your minus glasses, but it does not prevent you from needing reading glasses later on around the age of 45. The need for reading glasses comes with age no matter if you’ve had surgery or not. Read more
COMPREHENSIVE PRE-EXAMINATION WITH THE HOSPITAL OPTICIAN
The laser vision correction process begins with a thorough initial evaluation during which our hospital optician charts your eyes’ health status and measures the astigmatism, intraocular pressure, your eyes and makes a corneal map of your eyes. The optical tomography of the retina (OCT) is performed when necessary.