Implantable Contact Lens

Implantable Contact Lens

What is ICL?

The Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) 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 is sharp, clear, and vivid. Additionally, 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.

How does the ICL works?

The EVO ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) functions like a contact lens placed inside your eye between the iris (the coloured part of the eye) and the natural lens, where it is invisible to you and from the outside.

Who is a suitable for the ICL?

If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you may be an excellent candidate for the ICL. This procedure is able to treat a range of patients from low to extremely high refractive errors and is especially beneficially to those with thin corneas and dry eyes. It is 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.

Who is a suitable for the ICL?

If you are between the ages of 21 and 45, and suffer from a moderate to severe degree of nearsightedness, then you may be a candidate for this great procedure and the advantages it provides. These include:

  • Immediate vision improvement at all distances – eliminating the need for glasses or contacts
  • Sharp, Clear Vision: You can enjoy a new level of vision correction that’s sharp, clear, vivid, and has great depth and dimension.
  • Designed to be Permanent, Yet Is Removable: One of the compelling advantages of the ICL is that while it can permanently correct your vision, the lens can be simply removed and/or replaced if necessary. Also, concerns involving the cornea typically do not apply to the ICL, as no natural corneal tissue is permanently removed or reshaped in during implantation.
  • Does Not Cause Dry Eye Syndrome: ICL does not cause or contribute to dry eyes. If you have dry eyes, ask your doctor if the ICL may be the best vision correction option for you.
  • Short Recovery Time: The recovery for the ICL is quick and pain-free, and may be as little as one day due to the very small size of the opening required. Patients typically experience minimal discomfort, and many times go back to work the next day.
  • UV Protection: Long-term exposure to UV radiation can damage your eyes; and longer term or more intense exposure increases the chance of eye disorders including the development of cataracts and some retinal problems. As an added feature, the ICL advanced lens material contains a UV blocker that actually prevents harmful UVA and UVB rays from entering the eye, possibly preventing the development of UV related eye disorders.
  • Treatment Flexibility for the Future: Your vision changes as you grow older and eventually almost everyone will need cataract surgery. An important benefit with the ICL is that you have options for future treatments. Because ICL maintains the structure of the eye, the measurements required for new procedures are often much easier to identify and can increase the likelihood of positive outcomes.
  • Simplification of Life: There is no daily maintenance as with traditional contact lenses, and no concern of problems from daily activities such as swimming and sports.
  • LASIK Alternative: Patients who have corneas too thin or prescriptions too high for LASIK can still have a fantastic option for lasting vision correction.