The SMILE Laser procedure
On the day of the operation you will arrive at the time
given to you. It’s best not to wear eye makeup or to put any drops in the eye.
The reception staff will check your details and then you will be shown in to
the laser suite where the surgical staff will be. Once ready you will be
escorted into the laser room. You will lie down on the laser trolley and the
surgeon will move you into position under the laser.
A drop of anaesthetic is placed on your cornea and a clip is
placed between your lids to hold them open. The surgeon will be giving verbal
instructions during all this time.
You will be asked to stare at blue light to hold your gaze
in the correct place. Slowly the laser machine will manoeuvre you into the
precise position while you stare at the blue light. Then the laser machine will
make contact with your eye with a gentle kiss. When everything is ready the
laser starts and approximately 27 seconds later the laser procedure is
finished. The surgeon removes the lenticule carved by the laser. Then the exact
same procedure is carried out on the other eye.
When all is finished the trolley will be brought back to the
rest position and you can sit up and begin to check out your new vision.