These lenses are surgically implanted within the eye structure. They function to correct vision through the addition of a lens to help with focus, without removing eye tissue. Your natural lens is not removed in the procedure and this treatment is less invasive than many other vision correction procedures.
Implantable Contact Lens
Treatments for vision problems have greatly advanced in recent years, and the Waring Eye Institute in Charleston, SC is at the forefront in developing newer and better treatments. One of the options now available are implantable contact lenses. These lenses are permanently implanted and serve to correct moderate to severe myopia and moderate astigmatism. Some patients are not good candidates for LASIK vision correction and can achieve clear, sharp vision with this advanced treatment.
Are you a Candidate for Implantable Contact Lenses?
These lenses may be an appropriate treatment for people aged 21 to 45 who have generally good eye health and do not suffer from conditions such as iritis, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy. Some patients do not have sufficient thickness of the cornea to be eligible for LASIK surgery. If you want to find out if this treatment option is appropriate for you, schedule a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate your condition.
Implantable Contact Lenses:The Benefits
These implanted contact lenses provide many important benefits – including the ability to remove and replace the lens in the future. These lenses do not affect the cornea, and are reported to produce fewer vision side effects than some other procedures, including haloes, glare, and complications associated with the corneal flap procedure.
How Do Implantable Contact Lenses Work?
What is the Procedure for Implanting Contact Lenses?
This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. It involves the following steps:
- Drops are put in the eye to increase the size of your pupil to be adequate to perform the procedure.
- Local anesthetic will be used to make you comfortable during the surgery.
- A very small incision is created, and the lens then placed between your natural lens and the iris.
Recovery After Implantable Contact Lens Surgery
After the lenses are implanted in your eye structure during a fast, pain-free procedure requiring about 30 minutes to complete, the tiny incision will naturally heal. After your procedure, you will be carefully monitored and will return to our clinic the next day to ensure all is proceeding correctly. Some patients experience very minor pain, easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
A Fast, Effective Procedure
You can expect to experience improved vision very swiftly after the procedure, with optimum vision improvement within seven days. Full healing requires a few months. Most patients will never need to replace these lenses, but in the rare case that it is necessary to keep vision sharp, the lens can be removed and replaced with a different lens in a similar procedure.
A Premier Vision Correction Clinic Serving Columbia and Myrtle Beach
The Waring Vision Institute is recognized as one of the nation’s most advanced eye and vision correction clinics. Dr. George Waring IV is a recognized leader in vision correction and is deeply involved in researching and developing better treatments for a range of eye and vision problems. His reputation for surgical excellence and the luxurious environment of his exclusive clinic have made it one of the most well-known and respected vision clinics in the area.