SMILE is coming to DALLAS!

In a recent FDA study More than 95% of participants were satisfied with their vision following LASIK surgery.

Call 214-328-0444 to schedule your free SMILE consult!



LaserCare Eye Center is currently the first and only Dallas Fort Worth offering patients the ReLEx SMILE procedure for Laser Vision Correction.

If you’re interested in finding out if you are a ReLEx SMILE laser vision correction candidate, please contact our office at 214.328.0444

What is ReLEx SMILE?

SMILE stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. This is a new type of Laser Vision Correction similar to LASIK or PRK.


The advantages of SMILE over LASIK include:

  1. Minimally Invasive: SMILE is a minimally invasive procedure because it is a flapless procedure. LASIK requires the creation of a thin corneal flap to correct vision. With the flap, there is a small risk of damaging the flap with trauma.
  2. Faster recovery: With ReLEx SMILE there is no flap and patients can go back to their activities (makeup, swimming, gym, etc) much quicker than with LASIK. With LASIK, activities are restricted for as long as 2 weeks to allow the flap to heal. Without the flap SMILE patients can:
  3. Accuracy: The FDA clinical trial for Zeiss ReLEx SMILE showed visual acuity results similar to LASIK.

The disadvantages of SMILE over LASIK include:

  1. Nearsighted patients only: Initially, the US FDA has only approved the Zeiss Visumax laser to perform ReLEx SMILE with the correction or reduction of myopia. The device is not currently approved to correct farsightedness, but we expect that to change in the future; hopefully in 2018. LASIK is FDA approved for a large range of nearsightedness and farsightedness.
  2. Low Astigmatism only: The initial US FDA approval for the Zeiss Visumax laser to perform ReLEx SMILE is limited to 0.5 Diopters of astigmatism or less. This is expected to change soon. LASIK is approved for mild to moderate amounts of Astigmatism.

Who is the ideal patient for SMILE?

  1. A patient with moderate to high nearsightedness and almost no astigmatism.
  2. An active patient who needs to return to their activities quickly.
  3. A patient with a risk of eye trauma: Police officer, Military, MMA fighters, Professional athletes, etc.

Who is LaserCare Eye Center, P.A?

LaserCare Eye Center is a LASIK and Cataract surgery practice with 3 offices in Irving, Southlake and Plano. It is owned by Sidney Gicheru, M.D. We have been a leader in bringing Lasers and other technologies for Eye Surgery to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The devices include: Lensx Femtosecond laser for LASIK and Cataract surgery, ORA Aberrometry, Idesign LASIK, Restor TORIC lens implant, etc. We are also the practice that Bill Boothe, M.D. selected as the only Boothe Approved practice in Texas after he retired in 2015. Bill Boothe was reportedly at one time the highest volume LASIK surgeon in the world.

Who makes the ReLEx SMILE Vision Correction Laser?

The ReLEx SMILE femtosecond laser is manufactured by Carl Zeiss Meditech. It has been used in 61 countries, over 500 clinics and more than half a million patients and is now available in the US. Lasercare Eye Center has the first ReLEx SMILE laser in Dallas Texas.


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Irving Office

Irving Office
440 W. Interstate 635, #300
Irving, TX 75063

Southlake Office

Southlake Office
1910 E State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX 76092

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4708 Alliance Blvd., #620
Plano, TX 75093

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Lasercare Eye Center offers iDesign LASIK laser vision correction, PRK laser eye surgery, Wavefront™, SMILE Vision Correction, and blade free IntraLASIK to residents of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Lasercare Eye Center has experienced Laser Cataract Surgeons who use ORA smart vision on post refractive LASIK patients. They specialize in cataract surgery with a wide range of intraocular lenses including ReSTOR, TORIC, Crystalens, and Symphony. Lasercare Eye Center has patients from Allen, Arlington, Bedford, Carrollton, Coppell, Dallas, Euless, Fort Worth, Frisco, Ft Worth, Garland, Hurst, Irving, Las Colinas, Mansfield, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and surrounding Texas communities.