SMILE works similarly to LASIK but is a less-invasive, keyhole treatment. If you’re suitable for LASIK and SMILE, I’ll most likely recommend the latter because it has faster visual recovery and less incidence of post-operative dry eye.
PRESBYOND, also known as “laser blended vision” is a laser vision correction treatment aimed at treating presbyopia and other refractive errors. If you’re unsuitable for LASIK, then you’re also unlikely suitable for PRESBYOND.
LASEK is a type of laser eye surgery, often used as an alternative treatment for those who are not suitable for LASIK eye surgery.
Implantable Contact lenses (ICL)
If you are one of the rare patients for whom laser eye surgery is not suitable, ICL lens implants offer a safe and extremely accurate option to free you from needing glasses.
This option is particularly suitable for you if the shape/thickness of cornea makes you ineligible for laser eye surgery; or, if you are so short- or long-sighted that you are out of the treatable prescription range with laser eye surgery.
Lens Replacement (RLE)
Lens replacement or Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is an advanced form of vision correction surgery which we use to treat patients over 50 years of age who need glasses for both distance and for reading.
Refractive cataract surgery
If you have a cataract, removing that cataract and replacing your natural lens with a multifocal artificial lens will negate the need to have an LASIK.
Complex cataract surgery
If you have a cataract and another complicating eye condition, removing that cataract and replacing your natural lens with an artificial lens will negate the need to have an LASIK.