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SMILE Laser Vision Correction

SMILE Laser Vision Correction available in Louisiana from Dr. Wyche T. Coleman, III and Dr. Christopher Shelby

Drs. Wyche T. Coleman, III and Christopher Shelby are proud to be the first eye surgeons in Louisiana to offer SMILE Laser Vision Correction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the Zeiss VisuMax® Laser for the minimally-invasive SMILE (Small Lenticule Intrastromal Lens Extraction) Laser Vision Correction procedure to correct a wide range of prescriptions including nearsightedness and astigmatism.

“SMILE has been around for several years, but only approved for a limited prescription range,” shared Dr. Coleman. “The FDA’s latest approval means the SMILE procedure is available to a wider group of patients with a wider range of prescriptions,” Dr. Coleman explains.

“SMILE is minimally-invasive, flapless, and bladeless which is exactly what patients want when looking to be free of glasses or contact lenses. Because of the recent approval by the FDA, our patients aren’t as limited in their options for vision correction,” added Dr. Shelby.