The implantable lens has been used for years in the treatment of cataracts and now it is offered as an alternative to LASIK. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Christian provides countless patients with among the best implantable contact lens Los Angeles and Santa Monica have to offer.
“…the procedure went off without a hitch and I now see 20/15. More than a year later my eyesight is still perfect and I have had no complications or problems. Dr. Christian truly has a gift. He was calm and gentle during the entire procedure and talked me through every moment. I knew what to expect before I went in because he discussed every detail with me during my prior appointments, but he continued to talk me through every step all the way through. I am forever grateful for his talent and expertise.” S.M.
Who can benefit from ICL?
If you are affected by moderate to severe nearsightedness, as well as moderate astigmatism, this procedure is highly beneficial. ICL is also ideal for patients who may not be candidates for LASIK or have higher levels of nearsightedness.
- Anesthesia is administered to your eyes
- A lid speculum is used to keep your eyelids open
- A very small incision is made in the cornea
- The ICL is then placed under the cornea and attached to the iris
- Depending on which ICL is used, miniscule dissolvable stitches may be used to close the incision
The procedure lasts 10-30 minutes and most people notice improved vision immediately following the procedure. Vision may be hazy or blurry for the first few days. For some, it can take two to four weeks for their vision to fully stabilize.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in implantable contact lenses, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Christian. During this time, he will perform any necessary exam to determine the best course of action to restore your eyesight. In the interest of delivering the best implantable contact lens Los Angeles and Santa Monica have available, he keeps abreast of any improvements in this technology and procedure. This means you benefit from a surgeon who has the expertise to back up his compassion for his patients. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation.