Most patients are great candidates for Lasik and have fabulous results. However, some people cannot have Lasik, usually due to their prescription being too high. For them there is another option - implantable contact lenses.
The Visian ICL was FDA approved in 2005. The implant has been used worldwide for over ten years and has been performed over 300,000 times. Dr Stainer at Southwest Eye Care and Laser has been implanting them for four years with great success. The procedure involves implanting a small lens into the eye to provide permanent vision correction. It is made of collamer, an organic material that is easily accepted by the eye. Once implanted in can treat up to -20 diopter of myopia or near sightedness. The procedure is quick and painless, usually lasting less than ten minutes.
If you have been told you are not a Lasik candidate or have been waiting for another option for permanent vision correction, call us today for a free consultation. 833-4040.