Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)

An Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) is a viable alternative to refractive eye surgeries such as LASIK. An ICL is essentially a contact lens that is implanted behind the iris, where it remains practically invisible and undetected by the patient. The contact lens does not replace the eye’s natural lens shape.

ICL is commonly used for patients who suffer from the following vision problems:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism

For any questions on the right eye care procedure for you, consult the eye experts at Universal Vision Medical Center with the advanced technology and skillful hands of Orange County’s most trusted ophthalmologist, Farnoosh Tinoosh M.D.

Benefits of Implantable Contact Lens

The Implantable contact lens has a number of benefits over conventional refractive eye surgeries.

  • Superb results – The ICL procedure does not alter the natural shape of the cornea, which improves the quality of vision greatly for patients with a higher prescription.
  • Minimally invasive procedure – The ICL procedure can be done in as little as seven minutes with minimal adverse effects. Thanks to the minuscule size of the ICL, the incision needed is even smaller than LASIK with no need for tissue removal.
  • No maintenance – Following the ICL procedure, the patient will not need to worry about cleaning, disinfecting, or removal ever again. The ICL procedure is a permanent solution to eye vision struggles, meant to stay in place permanently.

Fully reversible – the ICL procedure is completely reversible, giving patients a great deal of flexibility and choice for future vision correction procedures.

Ideal Patient Candidates for Implantable Contact Lens

Unfortunately, there are certain preexisting health conditions that may render LASIK eye surgery not viable for some patients. Luckily, an implantable contact lens is ideal for patients who suffer from the following conditions:

  • Extreme cases of Myopia
  • A genetic predisposition to dry eye
  • Abnormal corneas
  • Keratoconus

Consult an eye care professional to begin your journey to a clearer and brighter future for you and your vision.

Final Takeaway

The Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) is a viable alternative for eye patients looking to correct vision issues who don’t qualify for LASIK. The ICL procedure offers unique benefits, as opposed to refractive eye surgeries.

Be sure to explore all of your options in eye care with an experienced professional dedicated to your successful vision recovery. Farnoosh Tinoosh M.D. is a bona fide expert in the field with over 40,000 successful surgeries in LASIK and Cataract. He has numerous prestigious accolades in Orange County for quality, success, and attention to care for every patient.