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Vision Correction Surgery
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LASIK vs SMILE

 

SMILE Clinical Research

 

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Astigmatism and Refractive Surgery

 
Crystal Clear Vision with
SMILE
An advancement in Laser Vision Correction that millions have been waiting for over the last several decades.
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Safety
NO flap created.
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Results
Out of 357 eyes studied all had 20/20 BCVA vision.
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Corrects
Myopia and Astigmatism
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Accuracy
Highly accurate but also highly predictable. Valid across entire range of correction, from low to high-level myopia.

Discover Vision First to Offer SMILE Vision Correction

Discover Vision Centers is proud to offer our patients the latest advancements in vision correction. Now, we are excited to announce the first minimally invasive, flapless technology – the only solution for  performing small incision lenticule extraction, or SMILE for short. Discover Vision is 1 of only 5 clinics in the country at the forefront of SMILE vision correction technology. This new refractive procedure combines the benefits of PRK and LASIK. It is designed to treat a multitude of refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism. Results have shown several benefits, including highly successful visual outcomes, minimally invasive laser vision correction and enhanced patient comfort.

Discover Vision Involved in SMILE Vision Correction FDA Trials

The approval of the SMILE procedure represents the first significant FDA approval for a new refractive procedure in over 2 decades. Discover Vision Centers and John Doane, MD were instrumental in developing the procedure. Having been involved with the trial as an FDA clinical investigation site for the past 7 years, Discover Vision was the single largest enrollment site in the FDA trial performing the most SMILE procedures in the country.

"We’re excited to be part of this milestone," said Dr. John Doane. "Safety is the hallmark of vision correction surgery and with the SMILE procedure we are providing the safest procedure in line with modern small incision technology for the quickest healing and return to visual freedom." He added, "Importantly, we continue to move forward in our mission to blend surgical expertise with the latest technology. This ensures our patients receive the very best care available."

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Amazing Clinical Results

The clinical study reports on the results of the ReLEx SMILE procedure for the correction of spherocylindrical myopia.
Background & Method

  • 357 eyes were analyzed and evaluated in five study centers
  • All the eyes had a best-corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better before the operation
Predictability

  • Consistent results with very good predictability
  • Very close to target refraction
  • Valid across entire range of correction, from low to high-level myopia
Effectiveness

  • At 6 months, 99% of eyes achieved a UCVA of 20/40 or better.
  • At 6 months, 84% of eye had a UCVA of 20/20 or better.
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John Doane, MD

John Doane, MD

Discover Vision Centers has been serving the Kansas City community for over 40 years. Dr. John Doane has been performing laser vision correction since 1995. He has been ranked among the top 5% of Laser vision surgeons in the country. Our Refractive Team has performed over 45,000 vision correction procedures and has been instrumental in pioneering the latest solutions in Vision Correction and advanced microsurgery. For more information on SMILE, call 816.283.EYES.

Randy T. Jackson, MD

Randy T. Jackson, MD

Dr. Randy T. Jackson is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive surgery, including SMILE, LASIK Laser Vision Correction, Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Full Focus® Vision Correction and cataract surgery. For more information on SMILE, call 816.283.EYES.

 ReLEx SMILE Surgery FAQs

How Much is SMILE Eye Surgery in Kansas City?

At Discover Vision Centers, we do not charge more for one procedure versus another. For SMILE, LASIK, or PRK, the cost is the same and depends on the amount of correction needed, or the power of one’s glasses or contact lens prescription. Our goal is to provide the best technology and vision correction procedure based on each individual’s needs, and not have cost be the determining factor.

How long does the SMILE procedure take to complete?

The SMILE procedure itself takes about 15 minutes to complete. Prior to surgery, you have the option to take medication that helps you to relax. The medication is administered by our medical team and takes about 30 to 40 minutes to take effect. After the procedure is complete, you are provided with instruction on care and what to expect over the following hours and days. You will also be seen by our team the following day for a “post-op” check up, either in person or through a telehealth video appointment with one of our doctors.

Is smile eye surgery permanent?

SMILE will permanently change the shape of the cornea after surgery which is the desired result of the surgery. Internal aspects of the eye start changing for focusing up close to about age 40 and this stabilizes at age 65. Having refractive surgery does not prevent other eye disorders from occurring throughout the normal aging processes.

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