WHAT IS AN IMPLANTABLE CONTACT LENS?
Implantable contact lenses, often shortened to ICL, are a long-lasting solution to correct a wide range of visual acuity issues for individuals who are not ideal candidates for LASIK or PRK. ICL may also be a wonderful alternative for any person who wants sharp, clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. These implants are crafted with biocompatible materials that sync with your natural body chemistry, making them very well-tolerated by the eye. At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our board-certified ophthalmologists offer Visian implanted contact lenses to our patients.
What Are The Benefits Of Implantable Contact Lenses?
ICLs (implantable contact lenses) at Focal Point Vision can help you achieve dramatically clearer vision with benefits like:
- Corrects a wide variety of vision issues
- Effective for those who are not candidates for LASIK and/or PRK
- Reduces the need for glasses and contacts
- Treatment is fast and easy
- Recovery is quick (24-hours)
- 20-year record of effectiveness and safety
Implantable Contact Lens Reviews
"In June of 2013 I got corrective eye surgery, the Visian ICL (Implantable Contact Lens). The staff and eye surgeon were very nice and very professional. I was and still am pleased with the results of the surgery. I have absolutely no complaints. These people have forever changed my life and I can never fully express my gratitude. Thank You Focal Point Vision - Beyond Lasik for every thing you have done for me."- B.L. / Facebook / Jun 19, 2015
"In June of 2013 I got corrective eye surgery, the Visian ICL (Implantable Contact Lens). The staff and eye surgeon were very nice and very professional. I was and still am pleased with the results of the… More surgery. I have absolutely no complaints. These people have forever changed my life and I can never fully express my gratitude. Thank You Focal Point Vision - Beyond Lasik for every thing you have done for me."- B.L. / Facebook / Jun 19, 2015
HOW ARE ICLS DONE?
Typically, patients with myopia or astigmatism who are are at least 21 years old, have a consistent eyeglass prescription, and are in good overall health could be great candidates for this treatment. At Focal Point Vision, ICL surgery takes only 30 minutes or less. Utilizing advanced laser technology, Drs. Maverick and Lehmann create a tiny opening in the eye to place your new lens, which is positioned behind the iris. After a healing period, you will notice an obvious improvement to your sight. Following their ICL surgery, many individuals enjoy clear, precise vision, often achieving 20/40 visual acuity or better.
Implantable Contact Lens FAQ
Does getting implantable contact lenses hurt?
No, not at all. Before we begin, we will numb your eyes with anesthetic drops to keep you comfortable during this quick, easy procedure.
Are implantable contact lenses (ICLs) permanent?
Yes, ICLs are a permanent, effective solution to correct your eyesight for sharper, clearer vision.
How long is the procedure to get implantable contact lenses?
The procedure is very quick, often only taking about 30 minutes to complete.
Will I have 20/20 vision after getting implantable contact lenses?
Many patients can achieve 20/20 vision with implantable contact lenses, with some even achieving 20/40 visual acuity or better.
How long is recovery after ICL surgery?
Most patients are able to return to their normal routine after about 24-hours.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR ICL?
Our board-certified ophthalmologists are thrilled to offer the most contemporary solutions to address our patients' unique vision concerns. Visian ICLs are a modern option for men and women who desire clear, precise vision without having to rely on glasses and contacts. Unlike regular contact lenses, implantable lenses do not have to be removed every night and soaked to preserve their function. To find out if you qualify for this innovative new treatment, reach out to Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, and schedule your consultation.
Will I Have Cloudy Vision After Implantable Contact Lenses?
Implantable contact lenses will not trigger much eye blurriness at the start. The blurriness will resolve for optimal vision correction.Read
What's the Alternative to LASIK EYE Surgery if I Don't Qualify?
Some may not qualify for LASIK due to insufficient corneal tissue or other factors, but equally effective alternatives exist for all individuals.Read
How Do ICLs Differ From Regular Contact Lenses?
A long-lasting lens or ICL helps correct nearsightedness or high astigmatism.Read
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