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Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)

Seeking A Safe & Effective Alternative To LASIK? Check If You Are Eligible For The New Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
Are You Someone Who:
Dislikes Glasses?
  • You Don’t Want Something Clunky On Your Face
Dislikes the Daily Hassle of Typical Contact Lenses?
  • You Want a Low Maintenance Option
  • You Want a More Hygienic Option
  • You Want a More Comfortable Option
Is Not Suitable for LASIK?
  • You Have Severe Myopia or Hyperopia
  • You Have Severe Astigmatism
  • You Are Not Comfortable Removing Corneal Tissue
Is Concerned About Possible LASIK Side Effects?
  • Dry Eyes
  • Night Vision Glares & Halos
  • Permanence In Spite of Future Vision Changes
If you are, the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) may be for you.
Call +65 6737 8366 and schedule an appointment for an ICL ASSESSMENT today
Step 1: Book an Appointment

Let our team of optometrists screen and determine what vision problems you may have.

Step 2: Determine Suitability

Depending on your results and preferences, we will let you know if the ICL is a recommended option for you.

Step 3: Clear Vision

After the ICL, you will obtain clear vision both during the day and night. As a bonus, it is comfortable, reversible and requires no special maintenance.

Our Eye Clinic’s Experience & Expertise in ICL

Our eye surgeon, Dr Leo Seo Wei, has over 20 years of experience in vision correction surgery and the treatment of severe refractive errors. Not only does Dr Leo continually keep her knowledge and skills up to date, our eye clinic is also well-equipped with modern ophthalmological equipment to facilitate new and improved ICL procedures aligned with industry standards.

Our Clinic Offers The Established Visian Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)

Material: The Visian ICL is made of collamer, which is a polymer of collagen – a biocompatible substance that will have no adverse reaction to the eye. This also minimizes unnatural causes of dry eye syndrome, a common side effect of LASIK. Hence, you can be assured of safe, comfortable and discreet lenses that are invisible to the naked eye.

Refractive Errors: Unlike most other surgical vision correction methods, the Visian ICL is capable of correcting a wide range of refractive errors, including severe myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism. Hence, this is a good alternative to LASIK, where the above conditions are likely to render you ineligible.

Flexibility: With the Visian ICL, you no longer have to worry about future changes in your vision conditions – simply remove the implanted lens and move on to your next treatment step! For those who like the idea of choice and reversibility, the ICL may be a better option for you.

Minimally Invasive: As the name suggests, the ICL involves surgically implanting the contact lens into the eye; specifically behind the iris and in front of the natural crystalline lens. It does not touch any internal structures and is made to stay in position. Should you not see the need to have them removed in the future (in the event of vision changes), the ICL is a permanent and zero maintenance solution.

Does The ICL Sound Like A Good Option For You?
Call Our Clinic at +65 6737 8366 to Schedule an Appointment for an ICL ASSESSMENT
FAQs on Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
  • How Long Does The ICL Procedure Take?

    It is a relatively straightforward procedure that is painless (you will be under local anaesthesia) and takes just about 15 minutes.

  • What Is The Recovery & Downtime Like?

    Due to the very small incision needed, the wound will heal on its own without the use of stitches. Don’t worry though – due to its minimally invasive nature and biocompatible material, recovery is relatively fast with minimal discomfort. Patients are often able to resume their daily activities comfortably within a few days.

  • How Wide A Range of Refractive Errors Can An ICL Correct?

    ICLs are known for its ability to give patients with high degrees clear vision both in the day and night. In general, ICLs can treat myopia of up to 1,900 degrees; hyperopia of up to 600 degrees and astigmatism of up to 600 degrees.

  • Can I Get An ICL At Any Age?

    Generally, it is recommended for people above the age of 18. There is no upper age limit for ICL as long as the patient’s eye condition is deemed suitable for the procedure.

  • Can The ICL Dry Out Or Get Dirty Like A Normal Contact Lens?

    One key benefit of the ICL is that it is much more hygienic than a normal contact lens, simply because it doesn’t require maintenance (daily proper rinsing, storing and re-insertion) and is designed to remain firmly in place inside the eye.

  • Can I Pay For My ICL Procedure With Medisave Or Private Insurance?

    As the ICL is an elective, cosmetic treatment, the use of Medisave is not allowed. Private insurance generally do not cover this procedure either, though it is advisable to check with your insurer first.

    Nonetheless, our clinic ensures that our prices are kept competitive and in line with industry standards. Do contact us if you require more information on cost and financing options.

Dr Leo Adult & Paediatric Eye Specialist provides a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services for all types of eye conditions.
For more information on the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) and other eye conditions, please feel free to contact us here or call us at +65 6737 8366.

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