Implantable Contact Lenses -Corrective Vision Surgery Without LASIK

Implantable contact lenses are a great choice for anyone who suffers from myopia (nearsightedness) but cannot or does not want laser eye surgery. Plano family ophthalmologist Dr. Ali, surgical eye doctor of at Texas Eye Surgeons, can help you decide if ICL surgery is right for you.

How ICLs Work

With implantable lens surgery, a removable lens is implanted in your eye. This lens works in conjunction with your own natural lens to correct nearsightedness. Since it is made from collagen, one of the body’s natural materials, there is no danger of the lens being rejected by your body.

A qualified surgical eye doctor can easily remove and replace lenses for any reason–such as if your prescription changes. Implantable collamer (collagen polymer) lenses were approved by the FDA in 2005. They are commonly used all across the United States.

Benefits of ICL

Implantable lenses

  • Great solution for dry eyes. Implantable lenses are made out of natural materials and do not bend or cover the cornea. They can be an excellent solution for nearsighted patients whose dry eye problems prevent them from comfortably wearing contacts.
  • Implantable contact lenses are all-natural. Implantable lenses are made out of collagen, which the body naturally produces. The surgery does not reshape or otherwise modify your cornea or any other part of your eye.
  • ICLs are removable. Any qualified surgical eye doctor can remove them if your prescription changes, or if you simply do not want the implanted lenses any longer.
  • ICL surgery is quick and easy–Total surgical time is typically 15 minutes per eye, and patients undergo little to no discomfort.

Is Implantable Contact Lens Therapy Right for Me?

You might be a good candidate for implantable lens surgery if:

  • You are moderately or severely (-3.00 to -15.00) nearsighted.
  • Cannot or do not wish to undergo laser eye surgery (LASIK and similar ophthalmology procedures).
  • Your prescription has not changed more than 0.5 in the last year.
  • You want the benefits of contacts without the hassle–including dry eye syndrome.

How to Get Started with Implantable Lenses

Dr. Ali, head of ophthalmology at Texas Eye Surgeons, can help you decide if implantable contact lenses are right for you. To set up a consultation, give us a call at (972) 379-3937, or stop by our office at 4108 W 15th St #200, Plano, TX 75093.

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4108 W 15th St #200
Plano, TX 75093


(972) 379-3937


(972) 379-3938

Are You Looking For an Ophthalmologist for Implantable Contact Lenses?

If you are ready to experience the convenience and improved vision that implantable contact lenses can bring visit us at Texas Eye Surgeons to see if you qualify for the procedure. We serve Plano, Greenville and the surrounding areas with premium ophthalmology services.

Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL) work similarly to an external removable lens. But the ICL is put inside the eye behind the iris and in front of the eye’s lens for vision improvement.

FAQs About Implantable Contact Lenses:

To have an ICL surgery you need to be in basically good health. And if you have had vision correction surgery in the past, your vision should have been exactly the same prescription for a year prior to and ICL implantation.

It is considered a relatively non-invasive procedure because the micro-incision needed is so small that patients report not being able to even feel it afterward. Topical anesthetic drops are placed in the eye and a small amount of pressure may be felt. The whole procedure should take under 15 minutes, with no pain medications needed afterward.

There is no official set needed recovery time for the ICL procedure. This is why both eyes can be done at the same appointment. Some patients even report and instant improvement in their vision right there in the operating room! If you are sensitive to the numbing eye drops then your recovery time will be based on the time it takes for them to wear off.

These lenses can last the patient’s lifetime unless cataracts are naturally developed as they age. The treatment of cataracts may affect the lens. Otherwise, the procedure is permanent.

Not at all. You can compare the lenses to a dental implant or tooth filling, you should not even notice it after the procedure except to observe that your sight has improved and you may no longer need glasses. You will not be able to see or feel them.

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Eye Care Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about implantable lenses contact us to schedule a consultation today. Texas Eye Surgeons serves Plano, Greenville, and the surrounding areas with comprehensive eye care services. Schedule your appointment with the eye surgeon today, (972) 379-3937.

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