LEC as member of EuroEyes was one of the first clinics to bring in the next-generation Carl Zeiss Visumax-800 laser. This new laser machine represents a significant step forward from the previous model and is the only way to provide cutting-edge SMILE Pro treatment.
While the procedure has always been relatively quick and non-invasive, the new technology will make it even faster, more accurate and less stressful for our patients. The Visumax-800 uses digital mapping technology to orient the laser to the eye for precision targeting during treatment ensuring it is correctly oriented for optimal treatment.
SMILE Pro is suitable for patients who are short-sighted and/or have astigmatism
SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) is a minimally invasive procedure where a laser creates a lenticule (or disc shape) inside the cornea, which is removed through a tiny incision. This reshapes the cornea to optimise focus and sharpen vision.
The cornea is made up of five layers, but SMILE Pro surgery focuses on the central layer, known as the stroma. During surgery, a computer-guided laser creates a precise lens-shaped disc (known as a lenticule) in the stroma. The shape of the lenticule is customised to correct the specific shape of your cornea. The laser then makes a tiny keyhole incision, and the lenticule is removed. When the process is complete, the cornea is shaped to optimise focus and sharpen vision long term.
Comfort and ease The laser portion of the procedure is quick – it’s all over in under 10 seconds. The technology is also designed to ensure it’s an extremely comfortable procedure. Although everyone is different, recovery is quick – most people will be feeling great the very next day.
At LEC London, we help patients with a number of visual impairments, including presbyopia, myopia, and cataracts. Our team has performed the most SMILE Pro laser eye surgeries across Europe and are experts in the field of refractive surgery.
We offer a full range of treatments at our London clinic, based in the prestigious Knightsbridge neighborhood. Book your SMILE Pro appointment today to save £2,500 on surgery for both eyes.
Frequently asked questions about SMILE laser eye treatment