A new technique being used to treat myopia is called SMILE. That stands for SMall Incision Lenticular Extraction. It is a little different to LASIK. With LASIK a femtosecond laser is used to make a flap in the cornea which is semicircular and which is lifted up to expose the underling corneal stroma. An excimer laser is then used to reshape the stroma before the flap is put back down over the treated area.