What are Implantable Contact Lenses?
The Implantable Contact Lens or (ICL) is another option for myopic patients who want a decreased dependency on glasses or contact lenses. The ICL is made of special material known as collamer that is compatible with the eye. It does not require maintenance like the contact lenses worn on the cornea.
How It Works
The ICL is gently placed into the eye through a tiny incision in the cornea. The ICL unfolds and is then positioned behind the iris but in front of the natural lens of the eye.
Once placed in the eye, the patient will not feel the ICL. The ICL provides excellent high definition results without altering the shape of the cornea.
Who Can Benefit?
ICLs are a great option for a nearsighted patient between age 20 and 45. Patients with thin corneas who do not qualify for LASIK or PRK are usually candidates for ICL surgery. Reading glasses may be necessary after the procedure for patients who currently use bifocals.
Our experienced vision correction team will help you learn more about the ICL at your complimentary consultation. Call 1-800-CHECKUP.
Which Doctors Perform the ICL Surgery?
Dr. Thomas Tilton is board certified in ophthalmology and performs this eye surgery. He has the honor of being among the first surgeons in the United States trained to perform this procedure.
How Can I Find Out Whether I Am a Candidate for ICL Surgery?
You can call 1-800-CHECKUP to schedule a free consultation to find out if you may be a candidate for this surgery, and to find out more information about the procedure including the cost of this eye surgery.
Is ICL Surgery Covered by My Insurance?
In general, ICL surgery is not a procedure covered by insurance. We urge you to contact your insurance company to determine your benefits. When calling, ask specifically whether Implantable Contact/Collamer Lenses are covered.
What Payment Options are Available?
We accept your personal check, cashier's check, cash, or any of the following major credit cards: VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
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