Irving, TX With the approval of ReLEx® SMILE® by the FDA, patients can now benefit from a minimally invasive surgery, performed using one laser versus two. As a ReLEx® SMILE® surgeon, LaserCare Eye Center offers this new service to help patients with compound myopic astigmatism. Patients with myopic and astigmatic eye defects around Dallas, TX can visit the center regarding their SMILE eye surgery.

“Thanks to our continued collaboration with partner surgeons worldwide, we are able to pave the way for new developments and technologies in the refractive space,” said Dr. Ludwin Monz, President, and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec. “Now with the FDA approval for US SMILE® Astigmatism, we can now extend this great treatment option to US Astigmatism patients as well.”

ReLEx® SMILE® is the latest development of the Medical Technology Business Group of ZEISS.  It utilizes the high-precision femtosecond laser VisuMax® to create a lenticule inside the cornea and access incision in a single treatment step. It has outstanding cutting precision, exceptional speed, and gentle treatment, making it more advanced than LASIK.

“SMILE® stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. It is similar to LASIK, but offers several distinct advantages. It is also much simpler: LASIK uses 2 lasers. SMILE uses 1 laser,” says, Devin McHatten, spokesperson of LaserCare Eye Center. “The biggest advantage of SMILE is that it is a flapless procedure, which means there are no flap complications in case of an injury. It offers faster recovery, making it easy for patients to engage in their normal activities the next day. With less corneal disturbance, it’s also a great alternative to LASIK for people with dry eyes.”

SMILE® procedures are used all over the world with over 1.5 million treatments constituting over 10% of global laser vision correction procedures. There are over 1700 partner surgeons using SMILE® in over 70 countries. Currently, LaserCare Eye Center is the first and only eye care center in all of Dallas (and one of the few in all of Texas) to offer this amazing technology. Patients visiting the center can benefit from both SMILE® and LASIK through the help of their highly trained surgeons.

LaserCare Eye Center is a leading eye care center in the Dallas Forth Worth area with the mission of improving vision for patients. The center was founded by Sidney Gicheru, M.D., a former electrical engineer with the objective of becoming a leader in the latest Vision Correction surgery technology.

They provide eye care with a specialty in General Ophthalmology using LASIK, Cataract surgery, and now SMILE eye surgery. Their service areas also include a complete eye exam, contact lens exam, and treatments for Diabetes, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Dry Eyes. Patients looking to fix their compound myopic astigmatism can contact the team for the ReLEx SMILE treatment service. Visumax ReLEx SMILE laser helps to treat almost as many types of patients as LASIK, without a LASIK flap.

LaserCare Eye Center is located at 440 West Interstate 635 #300, Irving, TX. Contact them via phone at 214-574-9600 or via email at

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Phone: 214-574-9600
Address:440 West Interstate 635 #300
City: Irving
State: Texas
Country: United States