Relex Smile technique

The ReLEx SMILE technique is the most modern treatment for myopia and astigmatism. At Laservisión we are leading experts in the use of this technique.

ReLEx SMILE enables the correction of vision defects in a safer, less invasive and more efficient way. Instead of performing the usual 20mm cut, a micro incision of 2mm is carried out. This preserves the corneal structure more efficiently and reduces risks. This technique involves the application of laser directly inside the eye, avoiding superficial layers from being cut, as it happens with less advanced methods. One of its advantages is that it enables the correction of a higher number of diopters.

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It is the latest worldwide advance in refractive surgery, it is minimally invasive and it offers the patient major benefits.

On a global scale, this technique accounts for almost one million eye surgeries since it was approved by the European Community, this leading to its approval by the U.S. FDA in September of 2016.

Laservisión started to apply ReLEx SMILE in March of 2012; up until March of 2017 more than 3,000 surgeries have been performed with this technique, with more than 700 surgeries carried out around the world.

The ReLEx SMILE technique is ideal for people who do sports, as it preserves the corneal structure. Contact sports or swimming can be done days right after the surgery.

Information leaflets on this technique

What should I do if I want to have eye surgery?

You need to make an appointment where they will carry out all the necessary tests to assess if you are an ideal candidate. After these tests, you will be seen by doctor López Castro who will give you all your options.

How long does the preliminary appointment take?

At this clinic, we will perform all the necessary tests within approximately two hours. We need to dilate your pupil, so your vision will be blurry after the consultation and you will not be able to drive.

How far in advance can I make the appointment?

If you use contact lenses, you need to avoid using them for a while so that accurate information can be obtained at the preliminary appointment. Please ask our staff regarding the type of lenses you use.

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