Does SMILE hurt?
SMILE itself is a very gentle, straightforward surgery. The actual laser itself is extremely gentle on the eye.
During the initial afternoon after having surgery, the eye itself can be a little bit scratchy. Still, most people come in the next day after SMILE with their eyes completely comfortable.
If you want to see if you’re a good candidate to have our laser surgery, then I would encourage you to take our suitability test. It will take just a few minutes of your time and give you a good idea if you can take the next step into getting better vision without glasses and contact lenses.