ReLEx SMILE LASIK 2018-05-03T09:24:37+00:00

RELEX SMILE ™ LASIK
KEYHOLE LASER EYE SURGERY

ReLEx SMILE ™ is a flap-less laser eye surgery treatment for short-sightedness

ReLEx SMILE ™ is a minimally invasive alternative to conventional laser eye surgery pioneered by Carl Zeiss Meditec. This revolutionary technique turns LASIK into a keyhole procedure. SMILE ™ is short for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction.

What can ReLEx SMILE ™ laser eye surgery treat?

ReLEx SMILE ™ is ideally suited to patients with short-sightedness and those with higher prescriptions.

For whom is ReLEx SMILE ™ laser eye surgery most suitable?

ReLEx SMILE ™ is most suitable for short-sighted patients. If you’ve been told you cannot have laser eye surgery because you have

  • High prescription
  • Thin corneas
  • Dry eyes
  • Contact lens intolerance

then you might be an ideal candidate for ReLEx SMILE ™.

What happens during the ReLEx SMILE ™ procedure?

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How does ReLEX SMILE ™ laser eye surgery work?

The surgery is in three steps.

Step 1

During the ReLEX SMILE ™ procedure, the laser eye surgeon applies eye anaesthetic drops to numb your eye.

Step 2

Then, the laser places a series of precise pulses in the centre of your cornea. The pulse forms tiny bubbles that outline the tissue that the surgeon must move to change the shape of the cornea.

Step 3

The laser creates a tiny connecting tunnel through which the surgeon removes the tissue.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of ReLEx SMILE ™ laser eye surgery compared to conventional LASIK?

Advantages over LASIK

  • Healing time is faster
  • Zero flap complications
  • Can safely treat thinner corneas
  • Can more safely treat those with dry eyes
  • Can treat high prescriptions
  • The procedure is more comfortable for the patient
  • The actual procedure is shorter in duration

Disadvantages compared to LASIK

  • Not everyone is suitable for this procedure

Results at a glance

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Better than the national average of complication rates
My eyesight following the operation is brilliant and better than I thought possible, and this is all down to your excellent surgeon Mr James Ball and not to forget all the very dedicated people around him who make these operations possible.
Keith Garlick
Two of the best decisions I ever made in my life were firstly to have lens exchange and secondly to have Mr James Ball carry out my operation.
Patricia Walton
Within minutes I could tell there was a difference. But now, only a couple of months later, my sight is better than it was seven years ago! I can even read the really tiny print on the car sales ads! If you want that confidence you probably felt when you were younger, this is the ideal solution.  Thanks to the treatment, I feel rejuvenated, independent and much younger!
John Hazelgrave
Many thanks for all your care and kindness. To me it appears a miracle that I can see so well. I feel very grateful. It is impossible to fully express my thanks.
Grace C.
May I offer grateful thanks for your expertise in operating on my eyes. It was intimated to me that you were the best, and from the results I am now enjoying, I am convinced that this is correct.
Jean D.
You are truly innovative. Thank you very much for curing the problems I have been having with my reading and near vision.
Sala M.
My work was becoming almost impossible. I had refractive lens exchange to both eyes with multifocal lens implants last July. I can now see better than 20/20 for distance and can read the tiniest print in newspapers - all without glasses! I have started reading for pleasure again, and I feel that my performance both at work and on the golf course has improved.
John

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My eyesight following the operation is brilliant and better than I thought possible, and this is all down to your excellent surgeon Mr James Ball and not to forget all the very dedicated people around him who make these operations possible.

Keith Garlick

Two of the best decisions I ever made in my life were firstly to have lens exchange and secondly to have Mr James Ball carry out my operation.

Patricia Walton

Within minutes I could tell there was a difference. But now, only a couple of months later, my sight is better than it was seven years ago! I can even read the really tiny print on the car sales ads! If you want that confidence you probably felt when you were younger, this is the ideal solution.  Thanks to the treatment, I feel rejuvenated, independent and much younger!

John Hazelgrave

My work was becoming almost impossible. I had refractive lens exchange to both eyes with multifocal lens implants last July. I can now see better than 20/20 for distance and can read the tiniest print in newspapers – all without glasses! I have started reading for pleasure again, and I feel that my performance both at work and on the golf course has improved.

John

Laser eye surgery has changed my life. Now, having had laser, I wake up in the morning and I can see and it’s unbelievable.

Claire Varley

Laser eye surgery has greatly improved my quality of life. I’ve been able to discard my glasses after thirty years!

Arthur Brown

If you are thinking of having Laser Eye Surgery, try these guys – they really are the best in their field.

Mr CE Poulter

I felt I was treated as an individual and all my questions were answered. From my experiences – I can highly recommend Mr Ball.

Janet Howden

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful! I am so grateful to you and your team. Thank you very much indeed.

Dorothy S.

Thank you for your skilled interventions which have given me my sight back.

Doreen G.

To me it appears a miracle that I can see so well. I feel very grateful. It is impossible to fully express my thanks.

Grace C.

Thank you very much for the treatment you gave me –  I can see so well now, and reading has once again become a real pleasure.

Charles S.

It was intimated to me that you were the best, and from the results I am now enjoying, I am convinced that this is correct.

Jean D.

You are truly innovative. Thank you very much for curing the problems I have been having with my reading and near vision.

Sala M.

I had LASIK on both eyes at Custom Vision Clinics, and can now see better than 20/20, without my glasses or contact lenses. More importantly, I now feel that I can get more out of my busy life.

Karen

At the consultation, Mr Ball found that I had early cataracts. Following cataract surgery at Custom Vision Clinics, I am almost completely independent from glasses.

Anne

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