Currently, SMILE is available to correct nearsightedness and small amounts of astigmatism. However, it is challenging to correct low levels of myopia and myopic astigmatism using SMILE due to the thinness of the corneal lenticule. At this time, SMILE cannot correct farsightedness (hyperopia), mixed astigmatism, or large amounts of astigmatism. It is essential to receive a consultation to determine whether SMILE is right for you as with any procedure. For patients with vision conditions outside of the range treated by SMILE, LASIK may be an option. Check out our LASIK page for more information on further criteria for LASIK candidates.