Implantable Collamer Lenses are commonly referred to as Implantable Contact Lenses or ICLs. ICLs are clear lenses that are surgically implanted and sit in front of the eye’s natural lens, behind the Iris. ICLs function similar to contact lenses however they are positioned inside the eye and remain there permanently. Implantable Collamer Lenses can be removed if medically necessary.
ICL’s are ideal for candidates that are nearsighted or farsighted between 21-45 years of age and do not meet the surgical criteria for laser vision correction.