You’re most likely very familiar with temporary and disposable contact lenses – either you currently wear them, you have worn them in the past, or you know someone who wears them. These lenses come in contact with your eye, hence the name, in order to correct your vision. But have you heard of Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)? Similar to regular contacts, ICLs are often called an implantable contact lens, but this lens does not come in contact with your eye at all. The Implantable Collamer Lens was approved by the FDA in 2004 and is able to treat high levels of nearsightedness and astigmatism.
There are several factors that may make you a great ICL candidate:
Be sure you are with a reputable experienced vision correction surgeon who offers and can explain all of your options; LASIK, PRK, ICL, and RLE. It is your eye and your vision; make the choice that you and your surgeon feel is best for you. All procedures have different costs that need to be taken into consideration. Make sure you have all pricing in writing and consider the return on your investment (ROI). You should also understand the side effects of each procedure and the longevity of your procedure – the long-term health of your eyes is always our top priority.
Schedule your free vision correction consultation with Dr. Nunnery today.