Implantable Contact Lenses

Posted by: Invision Optometry in Category Contact Lenses

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Implantable contact lenses are similar to regular contact lenses. Both correct visual problems without altering or removing the eye’s natural lens. However, implantable contact lenses work from within the eye instead of sitting on the surface of the eye. Rather than changing the shape of the cornea, an implantable contact lens is surgically placed between the cornea and the iris. Implantable contact lenses are a viable option to LASIK and other refractive procedures. It is an ideal solution for anyone with extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness, where traditional vision correction procedures may not work.

For those who cannot have LASIK or PRK, Implantable Contacts are for you…

How Implantable Contact Lenses Work

The world is a beautiful place. If you want to see clearly without glasses or contacts, implantable contact lenses may be an ideal solution. An implantable contact lens is made with a special biocompatible material and works to correct high refractive errors. Images that appear blurry or out of focus, are caused by the eyes’ inability to focus properly. ICL surgery can correct this issue by bending and focusing light the way it was intended, thus reducing the need for contacts or glasses. Put simply, they work to bend the light rays onto the retina to form a clear image. If you suffer from extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness, implantable contact lens surgery may be a treatment to consider. Wondering if ICL is right for you? See your eye doctor to help determine if you are a good candidate.

Remember, only an eye doctor can help determine the best procedure for your individual needs…

ICL Surgery

ICL surgery is a type of treatment that makes it possible to improve vision to 20/20 or better. ICL surgery is a relatively brief outpatient procedure. The implantable contact lens is inserted through a small self-sealing incision and no stitches are required. It is inserted behind the iris, and in front of the natural lens where it cannot be seen or felt. The procedure takes no more than 15 minutes, and is virtually painless. However, a vision correction examination is required to determine if you are a candidate for ICL surgery.

Do all the things you love without the hassle of worrying about your eyeglasses…

Contact Lens Options

Whatever your vision challenge, it can most likely be met with an array of specialty contact lenses customized for your individual vision needs. Contact lenses will allow you to do all the things you love without the hassle of worrying about your glasses. Today there are more comfortable and healthy contact lens choices than ever before. Contact us today to book an eye exam, or call us at (619) 222-2020 to learn more about implantable contact lenses.

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