Why Getting SMILE is the Perfect Holiday Gift to Yourself - Cheema MD Eye Care

Why Getting SMILE is the Perfect Holiday Gift to Yourself


During the holiday season, you spend time choosing unique gifts for your loved ones. But don’t forget to treat yourself too.

Most items don’t last forever, so why not make it something special that will benefit you every day of your life? Your eyes deserve the best.

They’re how you experience the world! There is no better gift to yourself than SMILE when it comes to your vision. Keep reading to find out why getting SMILE is the perfect holiday gift to yourself!

What Is SMILE?

SMILE is a laser vision correction procedure. Like LASIK, it’s designed to give you the vision of your dreams by correcting refractive errors.

However, SMILE can only correct nearsightedness and small amounts of astigmatism. If you’re farsighted, SMILE is not the right procedure for you.

The most significant difference between LASIK and SMILE is that SMILE only requires creating a tiny incision in the eye. During LASIK, the surgeon creates a flap in the cornea which permanently reshapes it and corrects refractive errors.

smile eye surgery diagram

The flap also works as a natural bandage that heals on its own after LASIK. It can take some time for the flap to finish healing.

But with SMILE, there is no flap created at all. Instead, when you have SMILE at Cheema Eye, Dr. Cheema will use a femtosecond laser to remove a lenticule from the cornea.

The lenticule is a small, disc-sized piece of corneal tissue. After removing the lenticule, Dr. Cheema will create a small incision to pull out the lenticule.

Pulling out and removing the lenticule is what reshapes the cornea and corrects your vision. There’s never any penetration with the surface of your eye, ensuring that only the smallest amount of tissue damage occurs.

Having SMILE only takes ten minutes or less and won’t cause you any pain at all. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying drastically better vision!

True to its name, this procedure will leave you happy with your new and improved vision. The recovery period is even shorter than LASIK, with most patients returning to normal activities the following day.

Most individuals that have SMILE end up with 20/20 vision or even better! Having SMILE means experiencing crisper, clearer, sharper, more vibrant vision than you ever had when you wore glasses or contact lenses.

That sure is something to smile about! And it’s permanent as well, so after SMILE, you can look forward to a lifetime of seeing without anything holding you back.

Achieve Clear Vision for Life

One thing that people love about SMILE is that it’s permanent. Although you can’t treat future vision conditions like presbyopia and cataracts, you can enjoy decades of clear, unencumbered vision.

Another benefit is that SMILE carries a lower likelihood of needing a touch-up down the road. Prescription changes can cause patients who undergo LASIK to need a second procedure, but this is not as common with SMILE.

woman holding contact lenses and eyeglasses

Instead of purchasing glasses, contact lenses, and the various accessories that go with them repeatedly throughout your life, SMILE is a permanent solution. With a single procedure, you can secure incredible vision for every day of your future.

You no longer have to spend time trying to put in your contact lenses as you’re rushing out the door or fumbling to see your alarm clock to shut it off every day. Getting those precious minutes back means you’ll have more time in the morning to prepare a delicious breakfast or start your morning off relaxing by reading or even doing yoga! 

Plus, SMILE will even pay for itself over time and winds up being the smarter financial decision. It adds up when you factor in the cost of new glasses, contacts, contact solution, cases, and more.

In the long term, SMILE saves you money, which is never a bad thing when you have presents to buy your loved ones! More importantly, you’ll have more money for the things you care most about, like buying your first home or saving for a vacation around Europe.

Revel In the Holiday Sights with SMILE

The holiday season is a delight to see, from dazzling displays to heartfelt messages in cards. You don’t want to miss a moment of it. With SMILE, you’ll be able to experience it all and enjoy every detail.

Blurry vision can put a damper on everything that makes this time of year so fun. On a family outing to see the lights, you don’t want to be the only one viewing everything with an out-of-focus version. Or think of watching holiday movies and perusing window displays. Wouldn’t you rather see everything as it’s meant to be seen?

December and January are full of photo opportunities, with memories to treasure for years to come. When you look back on a family photo, you don’t want your glasses to stick out like a sore thumb. After choosing a vision correction procedure like SMILE, the only thing on your face will be a smile.

Spend Quality Time with Loved Ones

The need to consider your vision can detract from special moments with your friends and family. The convenience of SMILE means you can focus only on what matters to you. If you’re planning a trip to get together, you don’t have to bother with packing a spare pair of frames or contact solution.

group of people celebrating christmas

Your eyewear also won’t get in the way of participating in winter activities with your family, like building a snowman or going ice skating. Cold winds can dry out your contacts, and glasses can be easily lost or broken. They tend to fog up when entering a warm and cozy home on a chilly day too.

With SMILE, you don’t have to give your vision a second thought. From the moment you wake up, you’re ready for any festivities the day may hold, whether they’ve been scheduled or they are a surprise!

You can relax and appreciate everything the holidays have to offer with crystal-clear vision that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come.

Isn’t it time you gave yourself the gift of clear vision? Schedule your SMILE consultation at Cheema Eye in Kingston, NY, to determine if SMILE is right for you! You deserve to have the vision of your dreams!

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