Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
An Alternative to LASIK
At LasikPlus, we are committed to providing you the best vision possible – regardless of your age or prescription. While LASIK is the perfect choice for many patients wishing to see better without glasses or contact lenses, Implantable Contact Lenses are often an even better solution – especially for patients who have a strong prescription or suffer from dry eyes. ICL is an excellent vision correction option even if you think or have been told you are not a candidate for LASIK.
What is a Implantable Contact Lens?
An Implantable Contact Lens (ICL or Implantable Collamer Lens) at LasikPlus is made of a thin, soft, flexible material called Collamer and implantable in front of the eye’s natural lens. The ICL works by bending light rays onto the retina in order to form a clear image. Unlike traditional contact lenses that work on the surface of the eye, the ICL is positioned inside the eye between the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the natural lens, where it can stay indefinitely.
Unlike regular contact lenses, ICLs do not cause irritation, dryness or discomfort. The ICL also does not move around and is completely invisible.
LasikPlus has chosen Visian ICL®, the very best in Implantable Contact Lens technology.
How is the Lens Inserted in the Eye?
A surgeon uses a laser to create two small incisions behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) to insert the lens. The surgeon must fold the lens to insert it, but it quickly unfolds to a thin layer that is neither seen nor felt by the patient.
Responding to Changes in Vision
If your vision changes dramatically, the implanted lens can be removed from the eye.