As we know, both beneficial eye procedures help patients achieve perfect and clear vision minus the need for glasses or contact lenses. Still, they are two different vision-correcting procedures that are conducted in very different ways with different specifications.
While we know that LASIK can do a lot of wonders for one’s vision, not everyone qualifies as a good candidate for LASIK. That’s where ICL procedure comes in as it allows those who don’t qualify for LASIK an effective alternative to enhance their vision.
Contrary to LASIK, ICL does not alter the shape of the cornea. As an alternative to LASIK, ICL provides vision correction that goes beyond LASIK in certain cases. The procedure enables you to enjoy crisp sharp and rich vision with good color contrast and enhanced night vision in certain cases as opposed to LASIK.
Currently, LASIK is the most popular and preferred type of refractive surgery for convenient and effective reasons. Safe and tested with advanced technology, LASIK makes visual outcomes better even more.
As earlier mentioned, however, now everyone can be a good candidate for LASIK surgery, leaving those selected few to look for an alternative which the ICL procedure can provide. Having too much astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness; extra thin or irregularly shaped cornea; and having certain eye conditions like keratoconus and dry eye syndrome forces one to not be eligible for LASIK.
For those who are not deemed a good candidate for LASIK, ICLs might be better suited.
While the LASIK Procedure relies on a laser to remove tissues from the cornea to be able to correct and enhance vision, ICLs, on the contrary, do not require the removal or altering of the corneal tissues as vision is corrected through the placement of a lens inside the eye instead.
So if one will not qualify for LASIK, ICL Procedure can be the answer as it can likewise provide excellent results, too.