Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) Surgery Los Angeles CA
Looking for a safe and effective vision correction technique? Implantable contact lens surgery may be right for you. It’s important to understand what the procedure entails so you can think critically as you search for the best lens implant surgery in Los Angeles CA.
What is ICL (Implantable Collamer/Contact Lens)?
When most people think of contact lenses, they think of something that’s worn on the surface of the eye. Whether hard or soft, daily or extended wear, these contact lenses are removable and must be placed on the eye to do their job. Contacts can fall out of the eye while they’re being worn. More importantly, they cause and aggravate dry eye condition and can even result in infection and inflammation. While many people find them more convenient than glasses, wearable contact lenses are generally unhealthy for your eyes.
An implantable contact lens is surgically placed into the eye, providing constant vision correction without the need to remove and replace the lens. Also known as an intraocular lens, an implantable contact lens is a wonderfully convenient solution for those with eyesight issues such as nearsightedness and dry eyes. These lenses are made from extremely safe materials called collamer and offers most stable vision correction even for those with very high nearsightedness.
Is the Procedure Safe?
Any surgical procedure involving the eye tends to raise some questions in prospective patients, and that’s a good thing. Your vision is important, and it makes sense to want to safeguard it by avoiding risky procedures. Luckily, implantable contact lens surgery is a sophisticated but relatively simple outpatient procedure. It has been shown to be as safe as other commonly done procedures like LASIK and cataract surgery.
With Visian ICL, implantable contact lens surgery is quick, typically lasting about 10 minutes per eye. This extremely biocompatible collamer material is flexible, so the incision required to insert the lens is small, about 2 millimeters. Also, as implantable collamer lens sits behind the iris of the eye, it is invisible to both outside observers and the patient.
Is ICL Surgery Right for You?
As with other vision correction procedures, not everyone is a candidate for this surgery. Implantable collamer lenses may not be effective in correcting high degree of astigmatism, and eye doctors generally will not perform this procedure on patients whose vision has recently undergone a significant change. Though ICL surgery is reversible, having a stable vision is important.
Age is a factor for this surgery as well. As with other vision correction surgeries, people start to need reading glasses in their mid 40’s. In most cases, ideal candidates are in their twenties and thirties whose vision has been stable for at least one year. This is something to discuss with your doctor, as is the question of whether a different type of vision correction procedure might be a better option for you.
If you have questions about implantable contact lenses and the ICL surgery, get in touch with our ICL lens implant coordinator today. You can schedule a free consultation to learn more about everything from ICL eye surgery to cost and the recovery time.
Call our friendly staff at 323-933-3111 to learn more about the best implantable contact lens (ICL) intraocular lens implant eye surgery cost and pricing in Los Angeles CA.
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