Do you struggle to see the world around you due to vision problems? If your vision is impaired due to age-related deterioration or myopia, also called nearsightedness, and if LASIK surgery isn’t right for you, implantable contact lenses may be a great solution. These permanent lenses are customized for your unique eyes.
At Advanced Lasik, our team, led by Randa Garrana, MD, has the experience you can trust to guide you to the right solution for your vision problems. We offer implantable contact lenses (ICLs) along with a number of other vision-related services in the Manhattan borough of New York City as well as in Long Beach, California.
Implantable contact lenses offer a new way for patients — who can't use LASIK or other corrective surgeries — to improve their eyesight. We implant ICLs surgically, using a laser to create a microincision in each eye. We then insert a permanent contact — made from biocompatible materials — into each eye.
Implantable contact lenses primarily benefit two groups of patients: people with myopia and people with age-related vision deterioration. If you've been ruled out from getting LASIK surgery due to having thin corneas, chronic dry eye problems, or large pupils, ICLs might be right for you. Implantable contact lenses can correct moderate to severe vision problems in patients in their 20s to their 40s.
The procedure to surgically implant your lenses will only take about 15 minutes. A light anesthetic will keep you from feeling any discomfort. At a follow-up appointment the next day, we will check to make sure you're adjusting to your new lenses.
Most patients only need a day or two for their vision to stabilize following the surgery. After a day or two, you should be able to return to your normal routine.
Implantable contact lenses — which are not visible to anyone — are comfortable for most patients. However, if you don't end up liking the feel of the contacts, we can easily and harmlessly remove them with a second short surgical procedure. You won't experience any permanent consequences if you choose to have your ICLs removed.
To learn more about ICLs and to see if they’re right for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Lasik today.