IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENS (ICL)
OTHER OPTIONS TO ACHIEVE VISUAL FREEDOM
Experience shows that for one out of four people LASIK,PRK or Customized laser treatment is not the correct procedure to achieve the best and safest vision solution for their specific eye condition. Today’s advanced and superior refractive technologies offer many viable options for vision correction. Our Centre offers a full range of corrective procedures. You can be certain that we will direct you to the optimal procedure for your individual condition.
WHAT IS AN IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENS?
The ICL is an ultra thin lens, similar to a contact lens. Its current form has been in development since 1993. The difference to a contact lens is that the ICL is placed inside your eye, rather than on the surface of your eye. Because of its tiny size and softness, it can be folded up so small that it can be injected into your eye in seconds through a tiny hole underneath your eyelid. Once injected, the ICL unfolds into position and there it stays, correcting your eyesight without any further treatment being necessary.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE ICL?
The ICL is capable of correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. If you need a lot of vision correction because you are strongly near or farsighted, the ICL will do the job without an increased potential of problems. As the procedure does not involve removing tissue from your cornea, it is very suitable for people with thin corneas, dry eyes or large pupils. The ICL is invisible and undetectable. The only way that you or anyone else will know you have had ICL treatment is the resulting improvement in your eyesight.