SMILE - Latest in vision correction

Introducing SMILE

We want to give you something to SMILE about.  And it’s here!  The latest laser vision correction from ZEISS and Hodges Eye Center may be your ticket to glasses-free, contact-free clear vision.

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Can you imagine the freedom?

"A kinder, gentler laser vision correction."
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What is SMILE?

SMILE is the latest in laser vision correction for myopia (nearsghtedness), providing LASIK-like outcomes in a minimally-invasive procedure. A laser is used to create a thin contact-lens-shape layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening through which that layer is removed, correcting your vision. Worldwide, over 750,000 SMILE procedures have been performed by more than 1,000 surgeons. And these numbers continue to grow every day! In fact, SMILE is the fastest-growing laser vision correction surgery in the world.

How does it work?

SMILE is the latest in laser vision correction for myopia. The procedure quickly reshapes the cornea of your eye.

What makes SMILE different from LASIK?

Laser vision correction helps correct vision that is farsighted, nearsighted or has astigmatism. During the procedure, a laser gently reshapes the cornea so that light focuses better. Millions have been helped by PRK and LASIK. Now we’re offering patients SMILE, a minimally-invasive procedure with little downtime. Our surgeons and staff will help you determine which option is best for your eyes.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate?

You’ve already taken the first, most important step by educating yourself about SMILE and laser vision correction. Now, take our online self-candidacy test to see if you meet some of the basic requirements for SMILE. It should take no more than a few minutes. Then, when you’re ready, schedule an appointment.