The truth is that there’s no single type of vision correction that offers the best possible vision. It’s equally true, however, that there is usually a procedure that offers the best possible vision for you. With today’s laser and lens technology, you don’t have to struggle with the possibility of having to settle for the second best option. It can be a wonderful revelation to those who are the best candidates for an ICL; there’s a possibility of vision for you that is even better than you could have had with LASIK. You should never have to worry whether you will get your best option, because in the right hands, that will be the only option.
The basics of Implantable Collamer Lens, explained in less than a minute.
An ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is made of an advanced soft-material lens, composed of 100% biocompatible collagen copolymer, that provides not only UV protection and permanent vision correction, but also a quality of vision that’s sharper, clearer, and more vivid than that what one can achieve with glasses or contacts. Additionally, unlike LASIK, the ICL procedure does not permanently alter the shape of your cornea. There is no maintenance associated with the lens, and it is intended to remain in place as long as you are satisfied with your vision. If at any point your vision changes or you wish to have them removed, it can be done easily and because your cornea is in its natural state, you are able to pursue other vision correction options.
If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you may be an excellent candidate for ICL. This procedure is able to treat a range of patients from low to extremely high refractive errors and is especially beneficial to those with thin corneas and dry eyes. It’s preferable that the patient has not undergone any ophthalmic surgery and does not have a history of eye disease such as iritis, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy.
We developed this vision quiz to be remarkably accurate. The goal is to intelligently guide you toward best procedure for your vision. But no online test can predict your candidacy with 100% accuracy (yet). Coming in for a vision consult is the only way to know for certain which procedure is right for you.