Most people will get fine results with any of the options. And yes do your own research.catchjosephnow wrote: ↑ Guess what laser system is used at London Vision Clinic -which is one of the most reputable laser centres in the world...you guessed it... SMILE
If you are in Asia or Europe (like above) and you are still doing LASIK they laugh at you... Bochner has their own agenda and so does everyone else..
The whole "SMILE" is new is outdated .. it's like telling people that Tesla is too 'new' and 'unproven'...
Do your research.
PS:.I've had 4 family members who have had SMILE all with great results.. this was after I had LASIK/PRK many years ago..
I would just point out the following. "London Vision Clinic" is a private clinic, whose founder developed the SMILE system. So of course they will be pro-SMILE.
Moorfields Eye Hospital is the oldest and largest center for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in Europe. That's more renowned than a private clinic. Moorfields tried SMILE for one year and dropped it because they concluded that outcomes were not better than LASIK, and in worst case scenarios, they were worse than Lasik. SMILE has additional risks and most neutral doctors are saying that the outcomes are NOT better with SMILE than LASIK.
Here's a good debate between a pro-SMILE surgeon (who gets research grants from Zeiss -- the maker of SMILE equipment) versus a surgeon who doesn't think SMILE is better (from renowned Cleveland Clinic''s Cole Eye Institute).
https://www.reviewofophthalmology.com/a ... e-vs-lasik
So yes, do your own research and don't just believe what the clinic is telling you. The clinics that have SMILE equipment will certainly promote the advantages of SMILE. But most leading experts think SMILE does not produce better outcomes than LASIK.