ICL Lenses - Implantable Collamer Lens

What are Intraocular lens?

If you have high myopia, high hypermetropia, high astigmatism or thin cornea and you can not undergo laser eye surgery, you do not have to worry: thanks to ICL you can still remove glasses or contact lenses. Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that can replace the eye’s natural lens in order to restore both near and distant vision and regain a precise and clear vision.

What are ICL benefits?

One of the most common question is “What are the benefits of ICL lenses?”. Here are a few ways people can benefit from ICL implant. Custom-made, safe and efficient the ICL:

Can correct refractive errors impossible to correct by laser
Are a valid solution for the people who have a thin cornea
Drastically reduce the possibility to have dry eyes
Can be removed
Have a fast postoperative recovery period
Are imperceptible for the people who wear them
Are invisible externally

Who is a suitable candidate for ICL?

It is possible to assess if you are a suitable candidate for ICL through a common eye examination, during which the ophthalmologist verifies the health status of your eyes. The best candidates for ICLs:

  • Are between the ages 18 and 45
  • Have no eye diseases
  • Have high refractive errors and a very thin cornea

Before ICL surgery

There are a few precautions that should be taken before ICL surgery:


Do not wear contact lenses for the previous 4 weeks


Do not wear any make-up or fragrances on the day of surgery: they can cause infections


Do not wear false eyelashes: remove them at least 1 week before

How long do ICL surgery last?

ICL surgery lasts about 15 minutes and it is a painless procedure thanks to the application of an anesthetic eye drop.

After ICL surgery

Take oral medicines and eye drops as prescribed by the ophthalmologist
Wear sunglasses to prevent exposure to sun and wind
Avoid dusty places
Do not stress the eyes (for instance watching TV or reading a book)
Do not rub your eyes and do not wash your hair in the following couple of days or wearing make-up in the following two weeks
Undergo follow-up visits

What to expect after ICL surgery?

ICL surgery recovery is quite fast and the vision is usually clear on the day following surgery. Immediately after, people can feel a slight burning sensation and a sensitivity to light that usually disappear in the following days.
ICL allow to remove forever the need of glasses and contact lenses. Moreover with problems linked to natural ageing (like cataract), it will be possible to solve the situation without any complications.

Why Eye Exams are important!

For both adults and children alike, eye exams are vital to check for early signs of eye disease or health conditions in order to prevent future damage and preserve optimal eyesight. Click the button below to request an appointment. If you have any questions or need further additional information, please contact us filling the contact form. We will gladly assist you.

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