Is an Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) the Best Vision Correction Surgery for Me?

The Staar ICL (implantable contact lens) has the potential to help millions of people achieve great vision. Because ICL surgery does not remove any natural tissues, contact lens implants are viable options, often when LASIK surgery in Albuquerque is not recommended.

Ideal Candidates for ICL Surgery

ICL surgery is only recommended for patients whose eyes have fully developed and their vision correction prescription is stable, making implantable contact lenses an ideal vision correction option for patients between the ages of 21 and 45 with any degree of myopia (nearsightedness). However, ICL surgery is not indicated as a correction for hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism.

To learn more about implantable contact lenses in Albuquerque, NM, call 505-323-0800 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation.

Fewer Limitations with ICL

The ICL surgery involves making a small incision in the cornea to allow the implantation of a biocompatible collamer lens between the iris and your natural lens. Because no tissue is removed or altered, the natural shape and structure of the corneas are not limiting factors. For this reason, patients with thin or irregularlyICL shaped corneas, dry eye or very high corrections (well beyond what LASIK can safely correct) may still be candidates for the Staar Visian contact lens implants.

Contraindications to ICL surgery may include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Iritis
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Shallow anterior chamber depth
  • Pre-existing cataracts

A consultation is the best way to determine whether ICL surgery is an option for you.

ICL Surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dr. Bernitsky is the only certified ICL surgeon in New Mexico. In fact, Visian ICL has recognized Dr. Bernitsky in the Top 100 Surgeons (2012). If you would like to explore a life free of glasses and contacts, contact Bernitsky Vision to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of contact lens implants.