ReLEx® SMILE is an all-in-one laser procedure that takes about 10 minutes to perform on one eye. The actual laser process takes only about 30 seconds to complete.

The entire ReLEx® SMILE is performed with gentle, low suction such that vision is preserved with no “black out” phenomenon, unlike other laser refractive procedures.

Step 1

In a single step, the VisuMax takes about 30 seconds to precisely create a refractive lenticule (a thin lens shaped cornea tissue) within the cornea inner layers & a small 4mm incision on the intact cornea surface.

Step 2

The refractive lenticule is then removed through the small incision. Cornea structure remains undisrupted & stable.

Step 3

The removal of the refractive lenticule changes the way light bends into the eye, allowing you to see clearly once again. The micro incision self heals.


Incorporated in 2005, Singapore Medical Group (SMG) is a private specialist and primary healthcare provider with a network of more than 20 medical specialties. The Group is committed to its promise of providing patient centred medical care and experience to every individual. SMG has more than 27 clinics and a growing network of SMG Associates clinics all across the island.