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Smile Eye Surgery Patient Gets Naked & Afraid

Category: LASIK

Malorie, SMILE Eye Surgery Patient, will appear in this March’s Naked and Afraid show on The Discovery Channel. Naked and Afraid puts 2 strangers together in extreme environments and no clothes. It is up to the pair to find water, food, and clothes. They are allowed to bring one item with them. When we asked why she wanted surgery, she responded


“If you’re wearing glasses, that ain’t naked!” – Malorie R.


naked and afraid star loves LASIK

“When I found out I was going to be on the show, I thought ‘Man, what am I going to do? I’m going to get up in the morning… I’m not going to have a contact case, I’m not going to have contact solution, I’m not going to have a mirror, so that’s out of the question. I hate glasses, I hate them. I hate the way they feel on my face. They always get dirty. Most likely, I’m going to be sleeping on a tree or branches, I’m going to take off my glasses, what if some type of creature or critter comes and there I am, looking for my glasses. I’m not going to have time for that. I want to get up and know if I need to take action. Wherever I may be.”


Smile Eye Surgery, similar to LASIK, is a type of refractive surgery that can correct a wide range of vision problems. If you’re considering Smile Eye Surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. How much does it cost? What is recovery like? Is it safe? Here’s what you need to know about SMILE so that you can make an informed decision.

What Is Smile Eye Surgery?

Smile Eye Surgery is a type of refractive surgery that is used to correct vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. The surgery is performed by reshaping the cornea, which is the clear, round tissue at the front of the eye. This allows light to be properly focused on the retina, resulting in clearer vision. 


Smile Eye Surgery is a safe and effective procedure that has been FDA approved. In fact, over 7 million people worldwide have undergone Smile Eye Surgery with very successful results. 


What Is SMILE Recovery Like?

Most people experience little to no discomfort after SMILE eye surgery and recover quickly. You will likely need to take it easy for the day of your surgery, but you should be able to return to your normal activities the next day. 


It’s also important to protect your eyes from dirt and debris during your recovery period. You should plan on wearing sunglasses wherever you go outside and avoid swimming or participating in other activities where there is a risk of getting water or other substances in your eyes for the first week.


Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for your eyes after surgery and when you can expect to see results. In most cases, you will notice an improvement in your vision within 24 hours after surgery. 


After SMILE Eye Surgery

Once your eyes have healed, you are able to enjoy your life uninhibited by the barriers previously created by your glasses and contacts! It’s time to jump into that open body of water that’s desperately calling your name on a hot summer day, time to sit on the highest row at the movie theater, and time to finally wake up without needing to reach for your crutch.


 We agree with Malorie, the freedom of just being able to wake up and go is incomparable.






If you’re considering Smile Eye Surgery, now is the time to learn more about this life-changing procedure! To find out if you are a candidate for SMILE, schedule a consultation here!


Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of vision correction, but also any risks of vision correction that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances.


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