ICL or Implantable Contact Lenses can be an excellent alternative to LASIK for medium to extreme nearsightedness. They provide excellent quality of vision and are now being used in many military situations.
If you’ve been told your nearsighted prescription is too strong for LASIK eye surgery or PRK eye surgery, there’s still hope! Implantable contact lenses, or ICL, are an alternative for patients who are not good candidates for laser eye surgery. It’s possible you can have flawless vision. Imagine living your life without glasses or contact lenses. With ICL, that dream could become a reality.
During the procedure, an invisible, undetected lens is placed into your eye. Unlike cataract surgery, LASIK eye surgery and PRK eye surgery, no sensitive tissue is removed allowing for a fast recovery time. The procedure takes only 15 minutes in each eye, and you’ll be back on your feet the following day with clear vision. The implant is removable, unlike laser eye surgery, and the lens actually helps to block UV radiation from damaging your eyes.