The omnipresent laser has revolutionised vision correction surgery - but it is not the safest option for everybody.
If you have a high prescription, thin or abnormally shaped corneas or persistently dry eyes, Implantable Contact Lenses (ICLs) may be just the thing.
ICLs are flexible plastic lenses that augment your natural lens and correct the eye’s refractive – or focusing - issues. They are practically invisible and, once implanted, are designed to continue to do their job for decades.
Even better, many patients like the idea that ICLs are reversible/removable if desired.
Today, more than 800,000 people worldwide are enjoying the benefits of the ICL. In one study more than 98% of US Military patients were seeing 20/20 or better, and 99.4% of patients with ICLs would have ICL procedure again.
Suitable candidates for ICLs include: • Myopia (short-sightedness) up to -20 dioptres • Hyperopia (long-sightedness) up to +10.00 dioptres • Astigmatism up to 6.00 dioptres
ICL surgery is suitable for patients with thin or weak corneas as no corneal tissue is removed to achieve vision correction.
ICL surgery does not lead to changes in the tear film and is therefore suitable for patients who have pre-existing dry eye problems.
Unlike LASIK, the ICL is a reversible procedure and can be removed in the future if necessary. ICLs are not sewn or glued into the eye, they simply rest in the natural space between the lens and the iris.
Our certified and well-trained staff will perform the preoperative tests, and your surgeon will sit down with you an discuss the procedure and likely outcome with you and finalise the treatment plans for your eyes.
Approximately 2-3 weeks are required for delivery of non customised lenses and 4-6 weeks for custom made lenses.
Upon the arrival of your ICL, our team will contact you to finalise and confirm the date of your procedure.
You will spend a total of 2-3 hours at Re:Vision, including pre and post-procedure checks. The procedure to implant the ICL takes about 15 minutes per eye and is painless and straightforward.
Check-ups are required at day one, week one, and 6-8 weeks following your procedure. An annual check-up is recommended after that.
Your ophthalmologist will make small incision at the very edge of your cornea. The ICL, which is flexible, is folded up and inserted through this tiny opening and placed behind your iris, where it gently unfolds and remains stable for long-term vision correction. The ICL is customised to your specific visual requirements and can correct shortsightedness, longsightedness and astigmatism.
Got any questions? We’re here to make things super clear. ICL is a safe and effective procedure provided by our specialist surgeons at our clinic in Auckland. Contact our friendly team. They’re here to help.
"Dear Dr Trevor Gray and Team, I had my cataract operation three weeks ago. The best decision I have ever made in my life! I regret I have not done this a long time ago. I was very nervous and on edge about the upcomimg operation on both of my eyes, to be performed on the same day. But your very kind and friendly approach dispelled any apprehension about the required procedure. I can't thank you enough for your excellent professional care before, during and after the cataract operation on both of my eyes. Your team made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. The operation was painless and pretty straightforward. And the end result is miraculous. I had this amazing vision on the day after my operation. The world around me has become brighter and clearer. I couldn't believe it! I had the perfect vision! I could drive my car straight away. No glasses! No contact lenses! When I look back: I have been wearing glasses all my life and my vision was gradaully deteriorating every year. And now for the first time in my life I have 20-20 vision, which I never thought possible. To anyone who is thinking of having this operation done, I strongly recommend Dr Trevor Gray and his team. You will receive the best possible care and attention. I am extremely greatful to this amazing team! Many Blessings to you!"
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You may think that LASIK or Vision Correction is expensive, and while it isn’t cheap, you might be surprised to learn how much money you save when compared to a lifetime of buying glasses or contacts. LASIK will prove a superior investment over the course of 20 years, and you will enjoy the added benefit of not requiring to wear glasses or put in contacts every day.
*This is just an estimate and may vary from each individual’s lifestyle.
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