ICL or Implantable Contact Lens is an alternative method of vision correction for patients who are not candidates for laser correction such as LASIK. This procedure does not reshape the cornea of the eye, however, it places a corrective lens, like a contact lens, on the lens inside the eye. It is implanted in front of the natural lens, but behind the iris. Implantable Contact Lenses are not visible by others.
Am I a candidate?
Patients with thin or irregularly shapes corneas, extremely high prescriptions, severely dry eyes or any combination may not be qualified for LASIK or PRK, but may be able to have the ICL procedure. In order to be a qualified candidate, you must meet the following requirements:
- Over the age of 18 with a stable prescription
- Have moderate to extreme near sightedness
- Have healthy eyes