Hi, it’s Dr. Russell from VSON. When I tell people I’m a LASIK surgeon, some ask me: “What are the latest advancements in laser eye surgery?”
What can laser eye surgery bring you in 2022? With every year, advancements in technology continue to improve. So, why not find out how you can benefit from 20/20 vision without glasses in 2022?
I’ll explain the latest laser eye surgery updates and how these might impact the choice of surgery you have as well as the level of service you receive.
What’s the newest laser eye surgery technology?
LASIK is the most popular procedure, and when you can’t have LASIK, there’s TransPRK. These are known as ‘surface procedures’. But which procedure is the newest? LASIK and TransPRK are both fantastic, but the newest of the procedures is SmartSight. This is known as a lenticule extraction procedure.
What’s SmartSight and how is it different?
For athletes and people participating in contact sports, SmartSight is a great option.
We can correct short-sightedness and astigmatism with less invasive surgery than LASIK thanks to this latest generation of laser eye surgery.
Plus, there is no risk of accidentally tearing the corneal flap because we do not create one during the procedure.
Here’s a quick round-up of facts based on SmartSight (lenticule extraction):
- The FDA approved the earliest version of lenticule extraction (called SMILE) in 2016 and it’s been in use in Europe for over 10 years. SmartSight is based on very similar technology to SMILE.
- It’s as safe and effective as LASIK for those with short-sightedness and astigmatism
- SmartSight combines the benefits of PRK and LASIK
- It has the same short recovery time as LASIK, requires no corneal flap to be cut, and has the added benefit of requiring fewer postoperative restrictions.
To learn more about laser eye surgery, or if you have any questions, schedule a free assessment at VSON here.