Can ZEISS SMILE Laser Vision Correction Improve My Nearsighted Vision?
If you are one of the millions of people diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia), you may have heard about ZEISS SMILE laser vision correction. This innovative procedure at Wang Vision Institute has gained popularity because it provides results with fewer side effects compared to LASIK. Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD); PhD (laser physics) is proud to help men and women reduce their dependence on corrective lenses through ZEISS SMILE.
Nearsighted vision doesn't have to be a life sentence. Below, our eye surgeon in Nashville, TN explores the advantages of ZEISS SMILE. Call now to book a vision assessment and determine your candidacy for treatment.
Nearsightedness is a refractive error that causes faraway objects to seem blurry while nearby objects remain clear. It occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than normal, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it.
People with myopia experience other issues, such as headaches, since they tend to squint or strain their eyes more than normal. Laser vision correction can address myopia and reduce your need for glasses or contact lenses.
Introducing ZEISS SMILE
LASIK surgery has been a household name for correcting refractive errors many years ago. It requires the creation of a flap in the cornea to access and reshape the underlying tissue. The flap is then laid back down and allowed to heal.
ZEISS SMILE laser vision correction offers an alternative that does not require a corneal flap. Instead, it involves creating a disc-shaped section of the cornea (called a lenticule) and extracting it through a small, precise incision. It's reported to produce similar results to LASIK but without the risk of flap complications.
Who is a candidate for ZEISS SMILE?
Anyone who has been diagnosed with myopia between -1.00 – -10.00 diopters and is 21 years or older may be a good candidate for ZEISS SMILE. However, the only way to know for sure is to have a comprehensive vision assessment at Wang Vision Institute. During this appointment, our eye surgeon in Nashville, TN will discuss your medical history and vision goals before performing a series of tests to determine your eligibility.
Recovery after a ZEISS SMILE procedure
Patients cannot drive themselves home after the procedure, so they must arrange for a ride with a friend or family member. The recovery process is rapid, and most patients can resume normal activities within 1 – 2 days. Though most people report improved vision almost immediately following treatment, more complete results become apparent over time. Attend follow-up appointments so Dr. Wang can monitor your progress.
Will my nearsighted vision go away permanently?
ZEISS SMILE is designed to reduce your dependence on corrective lenses, not necessarily remove your refractive error altogether. While you may still require glasses in specific situations (such as reading or driving at night), most people enjoy improved vision for many years after their procedure. Anyone who has concerns about long-term results is encouraged to discuss their situation with Dr. Wang.
Enhance your vision with ZEISS SMILE
Are you seeking a long-term solution for nearsighted vision? ZEISS SMILE laser vision correction is a promising procedure that can address myopia and other refractive errors. Dr. Ming Wang understands the challenges associated with wearing corrective lenses and is proud to offer this innovative service at Wang Vision Institute. Speak with our eye surgeon in Nashville, TN today.