Our experienced team of experts specialize in a wide variety of vision correction procedures. This means that even though you may not be a good candidate for LASIK, you may benefit from another procedure that may help you reduce or eliminate your need for glasses and contact lenses.
What Is ICL?
The Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedure is an excellent option for some patients who are not ideal candidates for LASIK. This procedure provides increased independence from glasses and traditional contact lenses for a wider range of prescriptions than other vision correction procedures. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Vrabec - the first in Wisconsin to perform this advanced procedure - the results are impressive and patient satisfaction is high.
Who Is A Candidate?
ICL corrects myopia, or nearsightedness, which is one of the most common visual problems. ICL may be a safe and effective treatment option for patients with thin corneas, or moderate to severe nearsightedness. If you are not a candidate for LASIK, and want the freedom to see the world without the hassle of glasses and traditional contact lenses, ICL may be the procedure for you.
How Does ICL Work?
ICL is an FDA-approved outpatient procedure. Your eyes will be numbed with drops so that you will be comfortable during the procedure. The very tiny ICL will be inserted behind your iris (the colored part of your eye) and will work in harmony with your natural eye to enable you to see clearly in the distance. Recovery time is quick, with most patients resuming normal activities within a day or two. The ICL also provides protection from UV rays and is also removable.
How Do I Learn More?
If you are interested in learning more about the ICL procedure or would like to find out if you may be a candidate, please fill out the form below or call (800) 344-4443. Our surgery counselors are standing by to answer your questions and schedule your free consultation.