SMILE Eye Surgery in San Antonio, TX

Innovations in the field of refractive surgery have greatly expanded the number of people who can have their vision improved by these life-changing procedures. SMILE, a cutting-edge LASIK alternative, can provide dramatic vision correction even for patients who aren’t ideal candidates for LASIK or PRK.

Parkhurst NuVision always strives to be on the leading edge of vision correction surgery, and we’re proud to have pioneered this exciting new option for the benefit of our patients!

What is SMILE?

Like LASIK and PRK, SMILE — an acronym of “small incision lenticule extraction” — involves using a laser to gently reshape the cornea, helping restore clear vision at every distance.  SMILE is approved to correct moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness) and some astigmatism.

Aside from being a better fit for certain patients than other options, as the newest innovation in refractive surgery, SMILE offers several key benefits:

  • It’s a quick, comfortable outpatient procedure
  • It’s minimally invasive with a short recovery
  • The risk for certain side effects, such as dry eye, is lower

How We Customize SMILE Procedures for
Our Patients

SMILE is one of the latest methods of vision correction on the market, but that alone won’t ensure the best results — at Parkhurst NuVision, we guarantee a fully customized process, whether you’re a candidate for SMILE, LASIK, PRK, or another one of our range of vision correction options!

The Most Precise Technology

SMILE is performed exclusively with the ZEISS VisuMax® femtosecond laser. Your surgeon will develop an entire surgical plan on the VisuMAX® platform, and then use its precision technology to execute a customized procedure.

Intensive Pre-Testing

Before we decide which vision correction procedure is the best fit for you, we carry out something that we call the “AOA” —Advanced Ocular Analysis. It’s an in-depth, front-to-back analysis of your eyes that gives us all the information we need to make an informed recommendation for your next steps.

SMILE Eye Surgery Near You
in San Antonio, TX

At Parkhurst NuVision, each and every guest is given a full VIP treatment from start to finish. We see people all the time who need clear vision but perhaps aren’t a fit for LASIK, and we’re proud to add SMILE to our repertoire as a way to reduce or eliminate your reliance on corrective eyewear!

The Most Precise Technology

SMILE is performed exclusively with the ZEISS VisuMax® femtosecond laser. Your surgeon will develop an entire surgical plan on the VisuMAX® platform, and then use its precision technology to execute a customized procedure.

Intensive Pre-Testing

Before we decide which vision correction procedure is the best fit for you, we carry out something that we call the “AOA” —Advanced Ocular Analysis. It’s an in-depth, front-to-back analysis of your eyes that gives us all the information we need to make an informed recommendation for your next steps.

SMILE Eye Surgery Near You in San Antonio, TX

At Parkhurst NuVision, each and every guest is given a full VIP treatment from start to finish. We see people all the time who need clear vision but perhaps aren’t a fit for LASIK, and we’re proud to add SMILE to our repertoire as a way to reduce or eliminate your reliance on corrective eyewear!

Our SMILE Surgeon

Our lead SMILE surgeon, Gregory Parkhurst, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, corneal specialist, and refractive surgeon. Dr. Parkhurst has served on the board of the Refractive Surgery Alliance and been awarded their President’s Award for advancing their values and mission, representing over 400 practices globally. He has performed thousands of vision correction surgeries and is one of the only providers of SMILE eye surgery in the region.

Wondering if SMILE is right for you? Schedule a consultation online at Parkhurst NuVision, and we can get started on your journey to clear vision together.

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