Eyes are our windows to the world. It is not considered a problem to have spectacles. But having a clear vision is more than aesthetics being marred by the frames of the spectacles. It is to have the freedom of sight, the luxury of seeing everything firsthand, rather than having to peek through the slides of glass. When you have an option of choosing a spectacles-free life, there is no reason in putting it off. To be ready for a life without spectacles or contact lenses, Centre for Sight now offers the most advanced approach to laser vision correction. With 28 LASIK laser vision correction facilities, Centre for Sight was the first to introduce FEMTOSECOND BLADE FREE LASIK in South East Asia and the innovative Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) technology for spectacle removal. SMILE – the next level of laser vision correction The SMILE (Small incision lenticule extraction) method is a step superior to the NoBlade approach of Femto-LASIK. In Femto-LASIK, a laser is used to create the corneal flap, which is then folded back by the surgeon to perform the LASIK procedure. Although more advanced than traditional microkeratome blade LASIK, it still necessitates the creation of a corneal flap in the eye. In contrast, SMILE is a 100% blade free laser vision correction method which does away with the corneal flap entirely making it a pain free procedure. With this, the risk of displacement of the flap, which can happen either immediately after the procedure, or even years later is completely negated. There is hardly any disturbance to the corneal surface during this procedure, thus ensuring that there is very minimal pain or discomfort. The surgeon has many advantages during this procedure over the conventional LASIK treatment. These include: • No corneal flap creation – no risk of displacement • Less Dry Eyes • Better Corneal Biomechanics • Greater Precision and Stability • Fully automated for quick procedure Patients report better quality of vision overall, particularly in their ability to see well in low light. Every eye is unique, that is why we tailor our treatment exactly to your eye’s specific needs in order to get the best possible outcome. Welcome to the world of pure vision! *The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.