King LASIK has been a leader in vision correction procedures like LASIK for over a decade — and now we’re proud to be a leading provider of SMILE eye surgery, one of the most effective and exciting alternatives to LASIK. Dr. King and the rest of the team at King LASIK are here to guide you to, and through, the vision correction surgery that’s right for you.

Advanced SMILE Vision Correction

What is SMILE Eye Surgery?

Small incision lenticule extraction, or SMILE, is a minimally invasive vision correction procedure. One of its best qualities is that, unlike similar procedures, it leaves the front of the eye almost completely undisturbed — while still achieving exceptional visual clarity.

Our advanced SMILE vision correction uses an ultraprecise femtosecond laser to create a small disc of tissue, known as a lenticule, just beneath the top layer of the cornea. The lenticule is removed via a miniscule opening in your eye, finely reshaping the eye to dramatically improve your vision.

Benefits of SMILE Vision Correction

SMILE eye surgery’s benefits don’t just make it a fantastic alternative to LASIK — it can be the ideal solution for certain patients:

  • It offers extremely precise correction for severe myopia (nearsightedness) or mild astigmatism
  • Because the incision is so small, recovery is often quicker than other vision procedures
  • SMILE is less likely to cause dry eye side effects, and is less irritating to the front of the eye
  • Patients are often able to return to normal activities as soon as the next day, from wearing make-up to exercising

SMILE eye surgery is one of the most revolutionary advancements in corrective vision surgery, and is already deeply trusted by experts, like the surgical team at King LASIK, to enhance vision and reduce the need for corrective eyewear.

Benefits of Smile Vision Correction

Why Choose King LASIK for Your SMILE Procedure?

As one of the most experienced practicing laser eye surgeons, Dr. Joseph King has performed more than 150,000 successful procedures in his career: his skill and experience are without parallel. Having had corrective vision surgery himself, Dr. King understands firsthand what the experience is like, and helps guide patients through the process to the incredible vision results it brings.

You can rest assured, no one is more familiar with or skilled at SMILE eye surgery than the King LASIK team: they’ll make sure you’re a great SMILE candidate and deliver an extraordinary patient experience.

Wondering If SMILE Eye Surgery is Right for You?

SMILE eye surgery is an exceptional option for patients who have myopia or mild astigmatism! Since SMILE has a fast recovery time and is minimally invasive, it’s also a great pick for patients who have active lifestyles or sensitive eyes.

If you’re over the age of 21, have good overall eye health, have had a stable vision prescription for at least a year, and have sufficient corneal thickness, SMILE may be right for you. Our team is happy to help determine if you’re a good candidate during a consultation.

SMILE Eye Surgery Recovery

SMILE has a faster recovery time than similar procedures, but you’ll still need someone to drive you home after surgery! You should also avoid eye-straining activities for the next 24 hours, like reading, watching television, or using computer screens.

While there will likely be some fluctuation in your eyesight, you’ll most likely notice improvement in your vision within 24 hours. Recovery can vary from patient to patient, but most are able to enjoy fully healed eyes — and in many cases, complete vision correction — just a week after surgery!


Taylee Robinson PardiTaylee Robinson Pardi
20:57 07 Mar 22
I had a really good experience with King Lasik. The surgery was just as they described, so was the recovery. My eyes were dry for about four days afterward and that was it. I now have 20/15 vision!
Kandra BlumeKandra Blume
15:55 15 Sep 19
Going into any surgery always puts a person a bit on edge.. especially surgery on your eyes! For the weeks leading up to my big day, I tried not to think about the process and just focus on the fact that I was going to be able to see when I open my eyes in the morning! Same for the day of surgery, although I did feel most nervous in the car ride down. Dr. King and his wonderful staff took great care of me! The procedure was so quick, it was over before I could process that it had begun. I also loved that they talked to me the entire time to let me know exactly what they were doing and what I was going to experience. I was definitely uncomfortable afterward and couldn’t wait to get to sleep but, after a great sleep, I woke up this morning feeling great and seeing better than I ever have, even with glasses/contacts! I can’t believe I can see! I can’t believe I never have to put in my contacts again. This is real, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to completely change my life! Thanks King Lasik!!
Jeannie NiemanJeannie Nieman
17:32 18 Jul 19
Review of LasikSee all the benefitsFrom my initial visit I have been very pleased with King LASIK. The people at the Lynnwood office were very helpful, inviting, and comforting in my decision and having laser eye surgery. I have been very hesitant to have surgery since they are my eyes. The clinic in Lynnwood gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision. They did talk a lot about monovision which I decided against and I am very glad that I did because my vision is exceptional. If in 10 years I need readers so be it. But I am glad that I went with 100% correction today.On surgery day I was a little nervous as you can imagine. Driving to Renton, over an hour, not a pleasant experience, but upon arriving wonderful staff greeted me and again went over all the necessary required details for the surgery day. Again a very welcoming staff. Extremely informative staff. I felt very at ease, as much as you can be on a surgery day.After going over all measurements again. Time for the surgery.One of the things I really like about the actual procedure, was the nurse or doctor's assistant who kept me informed throughout the surgery. She let me know how long something would take - 5 seconds or 10 seconds. And pretty much made sure I knew what was going on for the entire 11 minutes surgery. Because again it is very scary to have somebody suctioning your eye and then lasering it. I found that person to be very helpful in settling my nerves and making sure I knew what was going on for the procedure.After the procedure the drive home I will tell you now bring a box of Kleenex. My eyes and nose were running copiously. After all, they did just experienced an extreme trauma so it is a given. But nonetheless make sure you're prepared for the eye watering and nose running. And I mean lots lots lots of watering and nose running for 2-3 hours. When I arrived home I did as the staff informed me to do and that was take a nap. My eyes were stinging therefore kept watering for another 2 hours. I rested with my eye goggles on, super sexy goggles I will have you know. After about three hours my eyes stop stinging, stop watering and my nose stopped running. My vision was a little cloudy, but that is again expected as I did just have laser eye surgery. I rested for the rest of the day not doing a whole lot no computer no TV no phone (supposed to refrain from TV and monitors for 2-3 days). When I awoke in the morning I put my drops in as prescribed and noticed I had very good vision. My eyes were tired as if you were to be reading for a long time. They did not hurt. As the day went on I found it best to rest my eyes more frequently keep them hydrated and pretty much just be a calm little meditating person. Which is very difficult for me to do.The day after the surgery I went in for my post-op check up, and the doctor said that my eyes were looking very well. My vision was exceptional.One of the main drivers for me choosing King LASIK was the fact that they have satellite clinics for the post-op so you don't have to drive all the way back to Renton. Driving an hour and a half for a 10-minute appointment is an awful lot of time in a car. So having the convenience of driving 25 minutes down the street was a huge plus for me and of course my driver.As the week progressed Friday and Saturday my eyes were very tired and dry of course. I kept putting the refresh drops in about every hour and I rested quite a bit because my eyes were very tired. Doing anything like television or looking at my phone was very straining so I refrained for most of it. I would go about a half hour of walking around to a half hour of sitting with my eyes closed.Finally eyes felt good Sunday (not sure I could have gone back to work for 2-3 days - surgery Wednesday). Felt good enough to go out and about walking around as long as I had my hat and sunglasses on. After a couple hours out and about my eyes were very tired but felt good. About every 45 minutes I have been putting in restore drops to keep my eyes hydrated especially since it's warm and sunny ou
Karen SorensenKaren Sorensen
05:49 29 Dec 18
I finally got it done! I was, understandably, nervous to get Lasik. However Doctor King and his staff really made it an easy decision. They prepare you and ensure you are well informed. I was able to see 20/15 the next day, and my new night vision makes me feel like a super hero! I felt completely back to normal in just two weeks and no more glasses and contacts! Highly recommended.
Alli BreakerAlli Breaker
14:04 14 Feb 18
Price was really affordable which made it really easy to get it done. I am a grad/med school student so I am pretty broke. The staff was really great and answered my questions about the procedure and my eye condition. Waiting rooms are always filled with snacks and they do a great job of making you feel comfortable. Procedure itself was really fast and well worth being able to see and not use glasses anymore! No more hassle!


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