Why Getting SMILE Can Take Your Staycation in Hudson Valley to the Next Level - Cheema MD Eye Care

Why Getting SMILE Can Take Your Staycation in Hudson Valley to the Next Level


A staycation in the Hudson Valley is a wonderful experience, and SMILE makes it even better. Before planning your itinerary and packing your bags, consider setting up your vacation to be the best one yet, with SMILE. 

Keep reading to find out why getting SMILE can take your staycation to the next level!

What Is SMILE?

SMILE, or Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, is a permanent vision correction procedure. During the procedure, your eye doctor will reshape the cornea by removing a small piece of tissue using a femtosecond laser.

The disc-shaped piece of corneal tissue is called a lenticule. SMILE can only correct nearsightedness and nearsightedness with astigmatism. 

When you are nearsighted, your eyes are longer than usual, your cornea is curved too steeply, or both. This is what makes faraway objects appear blurry. 

By reshaping the surface of your eye, SMILE allows you to see clearly when looking in the distance. SMILE is very similar to LASIK, but it is not the same. 

SMILE is a minimally invasive procedure, only requiring a small incision to access the part of the eye that needs reshaping. With LASIK, however, your eye doctor must create a corneal flap.

The flap often requires an extended recovery period, meaning that it will likely take you longer to heal from LASIK than SMILE. SMILE is an excellent option for those who don’t qualify for LASIK due to dry eyes or thin corneas. 

Since the SMILE procedure doesn’t alter the cornea as much as LASIK, you are less likely to develop dry eye. With SMILE, there is also less chance you will need a second procedure later in life.

Unwind in Luxury at the Glenmere Mansion

The five-star Glenmere Mansion is the picture of luxury. With all the charm of a Tuscan villa and every modern amenity you could want, this boutique hotel will have you wishing you could stay a few more nights or move in!

After SMILE, you will be ready to explore all the one hundred and fifty acre estate has to offer. If you want to participate in some leisurely sport, you won’t have to worry about difficulty seeing the ball, court, or field. 

SMILE is excellent for active lifestyles! You can play tennis, bocce, or croquet, or walk through the idyllic garden without having to accommodate your vision needs. 

If you’re looking to reach the point of maximum relaxation, the on-site full-service spa is for you. Enjoy a much-needed massage, rejuvenating facial treatment, or soak in the Jacuzzi without giving your vision a second thought. 

Wander Through the Storm King Art Center

Located in the lower Hudson Valley, visiting the Storm King Art Center is a must-do on your staycation. Spread out over five hundred acres, this museum contains one of the biggest collections of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the country. 

With so much to see, the last thing you want to bring with you is blurry vision. As you’re gazing at larger-than-life, sometimes gravity-defying works of art, you can see it all clearly, thanks to SMILE. 

Most people enjoy 20/20 vision or better following their procedure. Best of all, you can see clearly from the moment you wake up.

Nothing extra is needed! Plus, since this museum is also the perfect photo op, you can snap some photos for your Instagram and take selfies without glasses on your face. 

Treat Your Tastebuds to The Tasting Room

Even when you’re not traveling too far from home, you can still treat your tastebuds to quite the vacation at The Tasting Room at Gendron Catering. You can trust Chef Daniel Gendron to prepare a special meal you won’t soon forget. 

Whether you order crab cakes, Peking duck, quail, or any of the other delectable options on the menu, your experience at this superb restaurant might just be your favorite part of your vacation. How can you make an already fantastic meal even better?

By leaving your glasses at home. After SMILE, you’ll no longer need to worry about your lenses fogging up as you savor every bite. 

Sip a Cocktail with a View at Zulu Time

No staycation would be complete without grabbing a drink at one of the hottest bars in the Hudson Valley: Zulu Time Rooftop Bar and Lounge, set atop the historic Thayer Hotel. Take in awe-inspiring views of the Hudson River and the United States Military Academy at West Point as you sip on a cocktail from their enticing menu.

Choose from specialty drinks like the Thayer Purple Heart Margarita, made with Chambord and tequila, or MacArthur’s Revenge, with coconut rum. With a beautiful panoramic view laid out before you, you don’t want it to be blurry. If you are planning a staycation in the Hudson Valley, you owe it to yourself to get SMILE first. 

Are you ready to take your Hudson Valley staycation to the next level? Schedule an appointment at Cheema MD Eye Care in Hudson Valley, NY, today to find out if you’re a good candidate for SMILE!

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