LASIK was the most commonly used method for treating refractive eye problems prior to the advent of SMILE.

Canberra Eye Laser uses the Carl Zeiss Meditec VisuMax femtosecond laser to create a flap in the cornea. Once the corneal flap is lifted, a MEL 80 Excimer laser provides customised refractive treatment to the underlying bed of the cornea. The excimer laser beam safely and accurately reshapes the cornea to patient-specific requirements.

The highly developed optics of the laser makes the finest corrections possible, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. Intelligent technology tracks even the slightest eye movements during treatment and guides the laser beam to continue to work in precisely the right position