See What SMILE Can Do for You

At Kugler Vision in Omaha, NE, we want you to understand the facts and benefits of SMILE vision correction, the latest advancement in laser vision correction.

Have you been told that you are not a candidate for LASIK? Well now you may be a candidate for SMILE vision correction, thanks to ever-advancing technology. When ocular maturity is reached, typically between ages 18-21, eye prescriptions become stable and laser vision correction becomes an alternative to glasses and contacts. 

dr lance kugler with patient at kugler vision

What is SMILE Vision Correction?

LASIK is the most common laser vision correction procedure; however, SMILE is the latest addition to available vision correction techniques for nearsightedness (myopia), yielding the same visual results as LASIK. This new laser vision correction procedure changes the shape of the cornea by extracting a corneal lenticule (tiny, contact-lens-shaped layer) and helps individuals see more naturally by freeing them from the daily hassles of glasses and contacts, so they can enjoy life to the fullest.

“Before SMILE, my glasses were a constant hassle. After my procedure, I can rock climb, run and play with my kids with no worries. My barrier is gone!” – Lindsey, a Kugler Vision patient

Where Does The Name Come From?

SMILE is an acronym that stands for “SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction.” Simply put, a laser is used to create a thin, contact lens-shaped layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening through which the layer is removed.

SMILE is proven, gentle, and fast. The procedure takes only a few minutes from start to finish and only about 30 seconds of total laser time. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have experienced clearer vision thanks to ever advancing technology.

Know Your Options


Both LASIK and SMILE can help create clearer vision and reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contacts. Understanding the difference between the two procedures can help you understand why SMILE may be the best option for your unique eyes.

At Kugler Vision, we utilize every available advanced technology to help our patients achieve their best possible vision, and this procedure is one more method we have available to enrich the lives of those in our community.

As you’re considering laser vision correction, we encourage you to contact Kugler Vision for more information or schedule a consultation today to find out if you are a good candidate.

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