Implantable Contact Lens Treatment
ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) treatment is the perfect answer for those patients whose eyes are not suitable for laser correction. It can correct very high short and long sight and astigmatism, with no injections, no stitches – just fantastic vision.
Find out more:
- Our Implantable Contact Lens Expertise
- Your suitability for Implantable Contact Lens
- The Implantable Contact Lens Procedure
- Testimonials from previous Implantable Contact Lens patients
Our Implantable Contact Lens Expertise
Implantable Contact Lens (Visian ICL) treatment has become the most popular option for patients who are unsuitable for laser, perhaps because of an out of range prescription for laser or irregular corneas. At AVC we are proud to say that we are pioneers of Visian ICL treatment and are now the UK leader in this procedure, treating more patients than any other clinic.
The fact that AVC surgeon Dr Goran Helgason had Visian ICL treatment himself in 2004 speaks for itself.
Permanent and invisible for sharp, high definition vision
Visian ICLs are permanent miniature contact lenses that are implanted inside the eye to correct vision. The type of lenses and the technique we use at AVC means they are undetectable and are cosmetically far superior than any other type of ICL lens available at other clinics.
To date, over 500,000 Visian ICL implants have been performed worldwide, demonstrating an established track record of safety. In fact, the US Army has approved Visian ICL as their treatment of choice for their recruits who need vision correction. Click here to read more.
Your Suitability for Implantable Contact Lens
Visian ICL is suitable for prescriptions up to:
- -25.00DS (short-sight)
- +12.00DS (long-sight)
- -5.00DS (astigmatism)
The Implantable Contact Lens Procedure
ICL treatment is performed on one eye at a time, anywhere between one day and two weeks apart. The procedure takes about 30 minutes per eye and involves minimal discomfort.
After numbing the eye with anaesthetic drops, a micro-incision is made and the tiny flexible Visian ICL is folded up and injected into the eye in front of the natural lens. No stitches are required as the micro-incision is self-sealing and you are able to leave the clinic the same day. The anaesthetic wears off without any side effects soon after the procedure is completed. Antibiotic eye drops are also administered to prevent any infection during surgery.
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