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If you have grown tired of wearing glasses or using contact lenses, then you’ve probably done some research on laser eye surgeries and chanced upon Lasik and the Relex Smile procedures. These two modes of treatment are among the main types of modern laser eye surgery. They are quite similar because they are both performed on the cornea. However, there are still major differences between them.
Lasik is a very precise laser eye treatment that is quick and painless, and it is the preferred method for a lot of laser eye clinics all over the world. In this procedure, are femtosecond laser (femto Lasik) is used to create a protective flap on the cornea in preparation for the corrective laser eye surgery. This full laser blade-free method that allows quick healing, and the surgery itself lasts for only 10-15 minutes. It is available for most prescriptions and you can return to work about 48 hours after undergoing surgery.
Relex Smile, on the other hand, is an innovative and gentle laser eye surgery. The procedure is done without ablation and without creating a flap. This minimally invasive refractive correction also uses femtosecond laser technology. Relex Smile is most suitable for those who are short-sighted, as well as for those who have astigmatismus. Among the advantages of undergoing Relex Smile surgery is that it is gentler for the eye. Also, only a very small incision of less than 2mm will be made in this surgery (compared to 20mm in a Lasik procedure).
Whichever you choose between Lasik and Relex Smile, make sure to have it done at a clinic that can provide you with first class treatment. There are world-class eye surgery facilities in Prague with highly qualified eye surgeons with decades of experience. Arrange your medical trip with a reputable medical tourism agency that can offer individualized treatment plans, so that everything can be tailored according to your needs.