ReLEx SMILE is the latest advancement in laser vision correction surgery. Similar to other laser treatments, such as LASIK, SMILE can create clearer vision in a matter of minutes, drastically improving vision and reducing or eliminating the need for contacts and/or glasses. This exciting, new groundbreaking technology offers a faster recovery and a seamless in-office experience. Vold Vision is proud to be the very first vision facility in the state of Arkansas to offer SMILE to patients. In fact, Dr. Vold was one of the very first surgeons in the entire United States to perform SMILE since it gained FDA approval. Every patient that experiences SMILE, leaves Vold Vision smiling. It is truly a life-changing procedure and we are so thrilled to journey with our patients as they achieve crystal clear vision!
Minimally invasive procedure
Your surgeon only needs to make a small, precise opening to correct your vision.
Quick and proven
SMILE takes only a few minutes from start to finish. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have experienced clearer vision thanks to SMILE.
Rapid visual recovery
Vision recovers quickly after SMILE. Many people return to most of their normal activities the next day.
With SMILE, you may experience less dry eye and discomfort during and after the procedure.
Freedom from lenses
SMILE is designed to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts.
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What is SMILE?
SMILE is probably one of the most advanced laser vision correction procedures to enter the market. It truly redefines ease and comfort in the field of laser eye surgery. It's a "kind and gentle" laser surgery, which patients love because of how easy the procedure is. The technology focuses on the area of the cornea where vision has been lost. The cornea itself has five layers, but only the middle layer is used to focus. The laser is applied to that middle layer for less than 30 seconds to reshape it back to its optimal form in one simple step. This is accomplished with one laser per eye, which is performed microscopically and blade-free. Approved and safe to use as validated by the FDA, SMILE dramatically reduces contact time with your cornea. Patients are comfortable during the entire process and when it is over, they are left with the amazing ability to see.
"1 week ago today I had the SMILE procedure done at Vold Vision. BEST. DECISION. EVER! 1 day post op I had 20/20 vision! I never thought I’d see the day where I didn’t wake up scrambling around to find my glasses just to make it to the bathroom to put in my contacts for a 12hr shift at the hospital, but here we are and I couldn’t be more thankful! <br /> The entire staff at Vold has been amazing! The front desk staff always greets me with a warm and positive attitude. John in scheduling worked with me to get pre op testing, surgery date, and post op appointments made that were perfect for me and my work schedule. Dr. Moser saw me for my pre op testing and has been following my progress during the post op period. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has answered all of my questions/concerns thus far! And last, but not least, Dr. Vold on surgery day was phenomenal! Even though the procedure itself is very quick, he continuously reassured me and kept the experience very calming and relaxing. He mentioned multiple times how excited he was for me and I cannot thank him enough for giving me this new and much improved vision! <br /> 10/10 definitely recommend Dr. Vold & his entire team!"- M.L. / Facebook / May 26, 2021
"I had my laser/smile procedure 2 years ago and WOW! The difference it has made in my life is indescribable! I wore contacts for most of my life and I was always worried about losing one of them being uncomfortable etc. It really added a lot of stress to my life. I finally decided to have the procedure and I have not regretted it. To wake up and actually open my eyes and see is so awesome! No more solutions no more worries! FREEDOM!"- A.Y. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
"I have been putting off getting my eye surgery for years until I came to Vold Vision then I immediately knew I had come to the right place (visited from out of town). During each appointment ranging from the front desk staff, the doctors, the patient care counselor…. Everyone makes you feel at home! Each member of the staff goes above and beyond to help make you feel comfortable, answers any questions you may have, and that you are receiving the care/treatment you are paying for (plus more). I have had difficulty with far-sightedness and astigmatism so I elected to receive the SMILE laser eye surgery procedure and I was very nervous prior to doing so. John was very informative during the entire process and let me know exactly what to expect. The procedure didn’t even last 5 minutes total (yes, I’m serious). It was painless and Dr. Vold and his staff during the procedure were great. The facility and equipment were very advanced, clean, and you could tell they take pride in the services they offer. They truly go the extra mile for their patients. Immediately after the procedure, I felt a slight haziness with my vision (normal and expected) but within a few hours afterward I was able to read street signs, billboards, license plates, etc. without relying on my glasses for the first time in over a decade. The next day during my post-op appointment in less than 24 hours after my procedure they measured my eyes and I was already seeing 20/20. I HIGHLY recommend anyone to visit this clinic for any future eye consultations/procedures and would give them more than a 10/10 if I could because the surgery was truly life-changing."- A.A. / Facebook / Apr 09, 2022
"I had my laser/smile procedure 2 years ago and WOW! The difference it has made in my life is indescribable! I wore contacts for most of my life and I was always worried about losing one of them being uncomfortable etc. It really added a lot of stress to my life. I finally decided to have the procedure and I have not regretted it. To wake up and actually open my eyes and see is so awesome! No more solutions no more worries! FREEDOM!"- Anonymous / Facebook / Jun 18, 2022
"If you’ve considered using Vold Vision for your vision correction needs, JUST DO IT! Had our consultation for my husband and felt so cared for from the moment we walked through the door! They answered all thousand () of my questions with a smile on their faces, and they made sure we fully understood what we were signing up for. So excited to have them correct my husbands vision in a couple weeks! 😉"- H.G. / Facebook / Jul 29, 2022
Laser vision correction surgery using SMILE is especially beneficial for people who are short/near-sighted, with astigmatism or higher prescriptions, and people who have a tendency towards dry eye, since this procedure dramatically reduces treatment time. It is also effective for those with corneal surface issues from overusing contact lenses. Our team of experienced eye doctors will guide you through the refraction process and vision tests to determine if you are a suitable SMILE candidate. The technique is only advised for those older than 18, whose vision has been stable for over a year, meaning that their eye exam results should be the same for that amount of time. Should some conditions for treatment not be met, we will guide you through alternative treatments. Our laser vision correction department offers outstanding options for patients based on your unique vision needs.
What to Expect
Using a keyhole technique, which corrects for myopia and astigmatism, SMILE brings together the established corrective vision techniques of femtosecond laser technology with an unmatched level of precision and comfort. After being prepped for treatment, your eyes will be stabilized to enable the laser to create a thin lenticule, as well a tiny keyhole incision measuring just two millimeters. Imaging this looking like a thin, contact lens-shaped layer just beneath the surface. The nearly invisible lenticule is removed through the keyhole incision. This removal has the effect of changing your cornea’s shape so incoming light is correctly focused on the back of your retina again. Typically, patients end up feeling very little at all. Some report a sense of coolness from the fluids being used, but there is little to no discomfort involved with this procedure. The cornea remains stable during the procedure, and the recovery is typically just a few short days.
After Your Treatment
Fortunately, SMILE greatly reduces discomfort and the recovery times of other corneal surface treatments. Due to the minimally invasive nature of this procedure, the one incision that is made should heal in a day or two. Any itchiness or watery eyes should also dissipate in a couple of days. Most patients can get right back to swimming, running, or other sports within a week. Antibiotic and lubricating eye drops will be prescribed to assist in the healing process. You can use a computer, watch TV or play video games the next day, as long as you take breaks as necessary. Resuming the ability to drive will probably 1-3 days.
Our in-house laser vision correction concierge will be with you every step of the way, assisting you before the procedure, and to answer any concerns after. Many patients have questions about what they can or can't do, and they will be your trusted resource to ensure your recovery is safe, seamless, and exciting!
Plan Your Procedure
Smile with Better Vision
Vold Vision takes great pride in offering patients the latest eye surgery techniques to gain better vision and regain a better quality of life. The advancements made in laser eye treatments are so exceptional, that patients can literally improve their sight in a matter of minutes. We invite you to call our Laser Vision Correction concierge and live without glasses and feel more confident with the world’s most advanced vision correction technology – ReLEx SMILE, performed by the vision leaders in laser vision correction surgery.
Call or text us at (479) 595-5227 for more information or to schedule your FREE consultation.