Common Questions Patients Ask About ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery
At LaserVue Eye Center, we take our patients’ physical and mental comfort in mind before performing any vision corrective surgery. We understand the anxiety many patients can feel before an operation, so our experienced surgeons are here to guide you through the entire ZEISS SMILE Eye procedure. Our goal is to ensure our patients are as confident and comfortable as possible, so we will take the time to answer your questions or address any concerns.
Are you considering ZEISS SMILE Laser Eye Surgery to correct your vision? Our experienced eye surgeons are here to answer all the questions you have during a ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery consultation. For your convenience we have also compiled the 4 most common concerns patients have here for you!
1. Does ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery Hurt?
All patients experience pain differently, but our patients commonly describe ZEISS SMILE as virtually pain free. ZEISS SMILE Laser Eye Surgery is the most advanced laser vision correction procedure available. During this keyhole procedure, your surgeon will create a 3mm incision in your cornea using a single advanced laser. The most “painful” part of this procedure is the anticipation of waiting for your surgery day!
2. How Long Does it Take to Recover From ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery?
Because the corneal incision is so small, patients are able to physically recover very quickly from this procedure. While all people heal at different speeds, our patients report feeling great the very next day and are able to resume activities like exercising after a week. ZEISS SMILE is known for quick visual recovery as well; taking only one to two days for patients to see full results.
3. Is ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery Expensive?
Many candidates wonder what the costs are associated with this breakthrough procedure. While every operation can range in price, it generally costs $2,900-$3,600 per eye.
At LaserVue Eye Center we offer up to 2 Year financing options because we believe this life changing procedure should be affordable for everyone. We will also work with you to find the monthly payment plan that suits your budget best. An added benefit of ZEISS SMILE is the money you will save ditching your contacts and glasses.
Talk to your employer to see if they offer a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). With this benefit you can save hundreds of dollars on your ZEISS SMILE procedure.
4. What is The Difference Between LASIK and ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery?
One of the most common questions we receive is “What’s the difference between LASIK and ZEISS SMILE?”, and because our eye surgeons love what they do, it’s our favorite to answer!
When comparing ZEISS SMILE Laser Eye surgery to LASIK, imagine ZEISS SMILE as a one-step, one laser procedure, while LASIK a two-step, and two laser procedure.
During ZEISS SMILE the laser is used to make a very small incision in your cornea. Compared to the LASIK procedure where a laser is used to cut a flap in your corneal tissue, while another laser is used to reshape the cornea afterwards.
The key difference between the two procedures is the amount of corneal tissue that is cut. Unlike LASIK, ZEISS SMILE vision correction surgery is a flapless procedure, meaning less tissue is being cut, and the chances of flap-related complications is eliminated.
Find Out More About ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery at LaserVue Eye Center
Our dedicated team of trusted surgeons at LaserVue Eye Center are eager to answer any and all of your vision correction questions. The first step to improving your vision is to determine if you are a good candidate for ZEISS SMILE Eye Surgery.
Our team is committed to working with you to achieve the best vision possible. LaserVue Eye Center sees patients at our San Francisco and Santa Rosa offices. Do not hesitate to reach out for a free ZEISS SMILE consultation at one of these locations today!