Implantable Contact Lenses
Implantable contact lenses are extremely thin lenses that are placed within the eye to help correct short sightedness, long sightedness and astigmatism. Implantable contact lenses are a great alternative to laser eye surgery.
Before you go ahead with this treatment, your consultant will go over the benefits and risks that are associated with the surgery. If you decided that this is the treatment that you would like to go ahead with, then you will be taken to have a number of different tests on your eyes. This will help to judge the size and strength of the lenses required. As these lenses are unique for every patient, there can be a short wait prior to the procedure.
On the day of the surgery you will either have one or both eyes operated on. If your consultant decides that you cannot have both eyes done on the same day then it is likely that the second eye will be operated on 1-2 week later.
Before the implantable contact lenses procedure starts you will be given special eye drops and medication to ensure that you are comfortable for the duration. Once the procedure starts the lens is put into the eye through a tiny incision mark. The lens will be positioned in the perfect position to give you permanent good distance vision.
You will be able to go home the same day and resume most normal activities the next day.
Most patients will see a change in their vision the day after surgery. For some this can be very overwhelming, as it is different to wearing glasses or contact lenses and their vision will likely be better than it has been for a number of years.
We suggest that all patients have annual check-ups. Although the lens itself does not change, the human eye does, therefore reducing the effectiveness of the lens.
If you are interested if talking to a consultant about implantable contact lenses, please contact our team.