SMILE laser vision correction is an option for adult patients over the age of 22 with stable nearsighted prescriptions with or without astigmatism. SMILE is not approved for the treatment of hyperopia or farsightedness.
- Procedure time: about 10 minutes per eye
- Typical results: 20/40 or better vision without glasses or contacts.
- Recovery time: a few days to several weeks for vision to stabilize
- SMILE cost: similar to LASIK and PRK, approximately $2,000 – $3,000 per eye.