Contact lenses are quite popular due to the fact that you don’t need to wear glasses all the time. Your nose and ears will not have a hard time holding the glasses. Also, having glasses can affect your daily activity especially if you are in strenuous physical activities.
Although contact lenses can be a better option for eyeglasses, it also has lots of disadvantages. Contact lenses can become dry and blurry especially during the night time and you must not forget to remove them before sleeping.
The implantable contact lens is the better option
An implantable contact lens is now a better solution than regular contact lenses. It is a contact lens that is implanted in the cornea of the eye making it permanent so it doesn’t have to be removed. This procedure can enable a 20/20 vision for patients who are suffering from nearsightedness.
How is the procedure done?
The procedure is done by inserting a very tiny 3mm incision at the side of the cornea to make an opening. This opening will then be used to insert the implantable and foldable contact inside the incision. The contact lens is inserted it unfolds itself and attaches itself inside. This procedure can be completed in 20 minutes.
The implant is totally unnoticeable and unseen as it completely becomes a part of the eye. Another good thing about implantable contact lenses is that it requires no maintenance. So you can live a normal life seeing the things around you like a normal person.
People that would consider having an implantable contact lens
The implantable contact lens aka icl surgery is the best option for people who have severe or worst cases of myopia or near-sightedness. The extremely high degree of myopia will not qualify for LASIK surgery. Although PRK surgery is another option next to LASIK surgery, this may not work on a higher degree of near-sightedness. Therefore the best option is having implantable contact lenses.
Other good candidates for implantable contact lens
- Those who are aged 21 to 45 are good candidates for this procedure
- The measurement of the refractive error in your eye is between 3.0 to -20.0 diopters
- You have been evaluated by an expert ophthalmologist and you meet all the physical requirements required for ICL implantation.
Remember to always have a regular eye check-up if you have frequent blurry vision. It is important to have an early intervention before things get worst.