Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
At LASIK Experts in Philadelphia, we know how important your eyesight is and how frustrating it can be to live with less than perfect vision. That is why we are dedicated to helping patients find vision solutions that improve their lives. For patients seeking vision correction who have been told laser vision correction isn't a good option, there may be a better solution.
The good news is Dr. Shah at LASIK Experts has an option that will help you achieve exceptional quality vision!
It's called the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL).
Over 1 million procedures have been done worldwide and copious safety and efficacy data has been published about this in medical journals.
Visian ICL can be a great option for patients with very high or complicated prescriptions.
Forcing high prescriptions to be treated by LASIK isn't advisable especially when better and safer options, like ICL. This is a technology that corporate chains like Lasik plus and Laser Vision Institute simply don't and can’t offer.
We believe every patient’s eyes are unique.
We want to find the best vision correction option for our patients, not the "one size fits all" mentality of some providers. The lenses used for this quick procedure are similar to small contact lenses, instead of sitting on the surface of the eye, are placed inside the eye. Once in place, the lens cannot be felt, cannot be seen by the naked eye and requires no maintenance other than a routine, annual visit to your eye doctor. If for any reason your vision changes and a cataract is developed later in life, the ICL can be removed. The ICL gives you flexibility for the future since no corneal tissue is being removed, like other laser procedures.
The first step in the ICL process is a consultation with a member of the LASIK Experts team to discuss your eye health, vision goals, and map your personalized treatment plan.
Am I a good candidate for an ICL?
General requirements for good candidates are those who:
- Are over the age of 21
- Have mild, moderate, or severe nearsightedness (myopia) with or without astigmatism
- Have no evidence of a cataract
- Have normal eye exams
Results and recovery with Visian ICL
Sharp, clear vision is possible with Visian ICL.
There is very little downtime needed after the procedure and most people experience an immediate improvement in their vision. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home, and you should plan to rest the remainder of the day, but patients typically return to work within 1 - 2 days. We will schedule you for a follow-up appointment the day after your procedure.