What is ICL?
ICL AT A GLANCE
NUMBING THE EYE
To prevent pain during the procedure, anesthesia drops are used to numb the eye. An eyelid holder is used to prevent the eye from blinking during the procedure.
INSERTING THE LENS
A small incision is made on the front of the eye to allow for insertion of the ICL lens. The lens is folded for insertion to allow for the smallest possible incision.
POSITIONING THE LENS
The ICL lens is positioned behind the iris and in front of the natural lens where it will work in harmony with your eye to correct your vision. The lens is not visible once the dilating eye drops wear off and you will not be able to feel it in your eye.
Am I a candidate for ICL?
Our doctors will determine if you qualify for ICL during our free vision correction evaluation. As technology continues to advance, more patients qualify for vision correction surgery now than ever before. This includes many people who may have been told that they are not candidates in the past.
Is ICL the right procedure for me?
The good news: Porter Ophthalmology offers its patients all five of the latest vision correction procedures – LASIK, SMILE, PRK, ICL and LR. This means more patients qualify than ever before and our doctors can recommend the absolute best procedure for you.
How fast is the recovery from ICL?
Is ICL safe? Are there any risks or side effects of ICL?
Some of the more common side effects after ICL include mild eye irritation or light sensitivity. Fortunately, these side effects are usually temporary and improve within days after treatment. Serious complications of ICL are extremely rare.
Is the ICL procedure painful?
Do I have to hold my eyes open during the procedure? What happens if I move my eye?
Is ICL a permanent treatment?
Additionally, we know that age-related changes will begin to affect the focusing ability of the natural lens inside your eye starting in your mid-40s. This leads to presbyopia or the need for reading glasses to see things up close. This is a normal and expected change with time that is unrelated to having the ICL procedure. The good news is that if you don’t like using reading glasses, Porter Ophthalmology has additional solutions to make you less dependent on them.
Is ICL covered by insurance?
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