Implantable Contact Lens

Implantable Contact Lens, also called phakic IOL (intraocular lens) is an alternative for those with conditions that can’t be safely corrected with a LASIK procedure, such as moderate to extreme nearsightedness, thin corneas, a history of dry eye and large pupils. Candidates for this procedure are typically under 45 years old.

Unlike clear lens exchange or laser vision correction, nothing is removed from the eye. A soft, flexible lens is placed inside the eye between the iris and the natural lens, instead of on the surface of the eye like a contact lens. Your surgeon can select the implantable lens that is best for you, such as the Visian ICL.

While the lens is considered permanent, it can be removed or replaced if necessary. Patients with implantable contact lenses are often amazed how much their life changes from reliance on very thick glasses to requiring no visual aid at all.

To find out what the best option for vision correction is for you, call 843-216-2020 to schedule an individual consultation with a skilled Magill Vision Center physician.


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