In a nutshell, the ICL procedure is reversible and is designed to correct both high myopia and astigmatism, which are a huge advantage already. Further, in cases that a prescription changes, the ICL is reversible and replaceable, meaning it can maintain your vision for a long period of time. Also, the procedure is painless and allows rapid recovery of vision
Another key matter with the procedure is that it doesn’t change the shape and thickness of the cornea significantly. Given that, cornea related complications will be avoided in the process.
Moreover, the inserted lens include UV protecting properties that prevents any harmful UVA and UVB rays from getting to the yes. Compared to cornea based ablation treatments, the ICL procedure presents a significantly shorter period of recovery. The procedure also presents no dry eye condition as no stimulating tearing nerves are abolished
While you feel the presence of contact lenses, the same can’t be said for ICL as you basically can’t feel it in your eye. Maintenance won’t be a problem as well as ICLs don’t require it.
Here are more key facts about the ICL:
• It is capable of correcting high degrees of nearsightedness that cannot be rectified by other eye surgical procedures.
• A great alternative for LASIK as it is performed to patients who have corneal thinness and irregularity.
• Can be removed surgically anytime