Procedures & Treatments

SMILE - Minimally Invasive Laser Vision Correction

Zaffater Eye Center is excited to offer the latest in minimally invasive laser vision correction - ReLEx® SMILE. Dr. Zaffater is one of the few Laser Vision Correction Specialist in the Ark-la-tex who performs this advanced laser vision correction procedure at Willis-Knighton Eye Institute.

With ReLEx® SMILE, a lenticule and a small incision of < 6 mm is created inside the intact cornea, enabling an 80% smaller side-cut and 30% smaller cap cut, as compared to a LASIK flap.

Explore the Advantage of ReLEx® SMILE

Minimally invasive surgery

With ReLEx® SMILE, a lenticule and a small incision of < 6 mm is created inside the cornea. The preservation of the upper corneal layers and the possibility for fewer transected nerves may preserve biomechanical stability and reduced the incidence of transient dry eye syndrome.

Single step

With ZEISS ReLEx® SMILE, the entire correction is performed as a single-step: one laser, one treatment plan and one laser process.


ReLEx® SMILE stands is performed using the VisuMax® femtosecond laser, which provides high precision, proven outcomes, predictability and ease of use.

Are you a candidate for Laser Vision Correction?

Call our office for a complimentary Laser Vision Correction Exam.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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