Problem: Patients who have extremely strong scripts or are not eligible for LASIK
An Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) is for patients who want vision correction but fall outside the eligibility for laser vision correction. This could be due to high myopia (short-sightedness) or hyperopia (long-sightedness), thin or irregularly shaped corneas, or very dry eyes.
The lens is permanently implanted in front of the patient’s natural lens and behind the iris, and cannot be seen or felt. It can also be removed or replaced if required. ICLs provide similar, and in some cases even better, results to LASIK. Patients with astigmatism can also be candidates for ICL.