What is an implantable contact lens and how does it work?
An ICL, or implantable contact lens, is a very thin acrylic lens that goes into your eye. It sits between your natural lens and the Iris of your eye. It works similar to a contact lens that you put on your cornea. It directs the rays of light onto your retina and gives you great vision for all distances without the need to constantly put on glasses or contact lenses. Dougherty, P.J. and Priver, T. (2017). Refractive outcomes and safety of the implantable Collamer lens in young low-to-moderate myopes. Clinical Ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), [online] 11, pp.273–277. Available here.
To see if you’re a good candidate for ICL surgery, I’d encourage you to book an appointment now. You can book it online or call us on 03 8372 0187, and we’ll book one for you. This is the first step to free yourself from the burden of glasses and contact lenses. Book now.