Laser Internal Contact Lens Surgery
Are you 18-40 years of age with moderate to high myopia?
Were you told you were not a LASIK candidate?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then an Implantable Collamer Lens may be just perfect for you.
Laser Internal Contact Lens Surgery is a great alternative to LASIK since it allows patients to have a crisper vision with less dry eyes.
These lenses are placed inside the eye on top of your natural crystalline lens without having to remove any tissue from the cornea (the front part of the eye). This reversible operation is ideal for patients between the ages of 18 and 40 who have corneas that are too thin, a prescription of -6.00 or higher, or dry eyes. Performing this procedure with a laser makes it even gentler, simpler, and safer to insert this almost invisible lens.
Make an Appointment
Please make an appointment with one of our specialists who will create a specialized plan to help you see, look, and feel your best!
Laser Internal Contact Lens surgery corrects your vision
You may be a candidate for the most advanced technology.
Normal vision allow you to focus any distance without glasses or contacts.
Also known as nearsightedness, Myopia entails that only near images are in focus, so you will need glasses or contacts to see at a distance. After you turn 40 years of age, you will develop presbyopia and also need bifocals to see near images.
The cornea (front part of the eye) is an oval shape causing vision to be distorted at all distances.
There has never been a better time to start seeing better!
Laser Internal Contact Lens Surgery
Sharpen your vision
Ready to enjoy life without glasses and contacts?
Using the same femto-laser used for Laser Cataract and Astigmatism Surgery we correct the astigmatism, making the cornea round instead of oval, and make the incision needed to insert the ICL inside the eye. The ICL is very soft. contains UV block that prevents UVA and UVB rays from entering the eye, and is a reversible procedure.
Our meticulous attention to detail accounts for our great results. Over 98% of patients who have an ICL will not depend on their glasses or contacts.
If you are over 40 years of age, you may already have presbyopia, also known as tired vision. If this is your case, then a Laser CLEAR Surgery with a 3-Distance Multifocal Implant may be your best option.Call now and make an appointment today!
If you have any questions, call us. We are here to help!
Am I a Candidate?
You may be a candidate if you are between 18 and 40 years of age and you are tired of depending on your glasses or contacts to do your daily activities such as driving, reading, using your cell phone, swimming, or any other activity.
During your exam we will determine if there are any eye diseases which may preclude you from having this surgery. We will also let you know if your degree of nearsightedness is best corrected with LASIK/LASEK or with an Internal Collamer Lens (ICL).
Come see what is best for your specific case and have your questions answered.
Call us at: 786-899-2516
2550 South Douglas Road
Coral Gables, FL, 33134
Before the Operation
Before we take your eye measurements you must remove your soft contact lenses for 3 days and your hard contact lenses for 4 weeks.
Do not stop taking aspirin or blood thinners. Come to the surgery center without having breakfast at the designated time. Make arrangements for someone to take you back home after the surgery since you will not be able to drive.
Fill all prescriptions so you can begin using them as indicated.
This procedure takes about 15 minutes for each eye. You will be given topical anesthetic drops and, if you request it, a mild oral sedative to help you relax.
First an argon laser is used to make two microscopic openings in the iris (the colored part of the eyes), then the pupil is dilated and you will be placed on a stretcher.
Second we take you to the femto-laser room where the astigmatism is corrected and the entry incisions are made with the laser.
Then you are moved to the operating room where the ICL is inserted in the eye. You will stay in the surgery center for a couple of hours so we can measure your eye pressure and examine you before going home to rest.
The second eye is done the following day or the following week. The entire procedure is virtually painless performed using an intravenous sedative, anesthesia drops, and no blades, stitches, or patches so you can use your vision the same day.
After Your Operation
You can resume most of the activities the next day. Avoid swimming in pools, the ocean, doing gardening, and construction work for two weeks. After this period you can return to all your normal activities.
Apply all the drops as recommended.
If you experience blurred vision or sensitivity to light, they will diminish gradually with each day.
The day after the surgery please remain at home so we can contact you. Do not miss your post-op appointment and feel free to call us for any reason if you need to see us earlier.
This procedure is not covered by any insurance.
For your convenience we accept credit cards, checks, and cash. Please tell one of our representatives if you will need assistance with financing. We are here to help you see without glasses!