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ICL at Wang Vision Procedure Explained

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Wang Vision was the first in middle Tennessee to perform the new EVO Implantable Contact Lens! Learn more about this revolutionary procedure as we break down the basics.


What is ICL? 

ICL is an implantable lens that corrects common vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. The lens is made from collamer which is a compatible material with the biology of the eye. This lens is slightly smaller than a contact lens and differs from laser procedures because it does not change the shape of your cornea.


How long does the ICL procedure take?

The lens can be implanted in a 20 to 30 minute procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s eyes will be numbed and there should be no discomfort felt. 


What should I expect during the procedure?

Once the eyes have been numbed, our talented surgeons will create a very small opening to insert the lens in. The lens is implanted behind your iris and in front of your natural lens to create long lasting vision results. 


How long is recovery after the ICL procedure?

After surgery you will need an adult to drive you home. There will be a post-operative check-up scheduled for the very next day to perform an assessment on your vision. A check-up at the one month mark and six month mark will be scheduled to ensure your eyes are healing properly. You should notice improvements in your vision immediately or within the first few days after treatment. Optimal results will come about a month out from surgery.


Who is a candidate for ICL surgery?

Those who have been turned away from LASIK or PRK may be a candidate for ICL. Those who are in good health, have myopia with astigmatism, have a consistent eyeglass prescription, and are at least 21 years of age are the ideal candidates. Prior to surgery, a full evaluation at our office will determine if you are a good candidate for ICL surgery


How long do implantable contact lenses last?

Implantable contact lenses are permanent and should last a lifetime. This procedure is safe and should eliminate the need for contact lenses and glasses.


Learn more about the ICL procedure at Wang Vision at our FREE online vision seminar Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. CST. RSVP now!


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.