Things happen—glasses break or contacts dry out, fall out, or get lost. This makes every part of life more difficult, even during moments when you just want to have fun (for example, that overdue vacation).
Advances in technology have not only presented us with LASIK eye surgery, but they have also made implantable contact lenses a reality. So, how do you know if they’re right for you?
Here is some information to help you decide if implantable contact lenses are a good option for you.
- Implantable contact lenses, also known as Phakic IOLs, allow people to correct nearsightedness without contacts or glasses.
- They are great options for those who are not eligible for LASIK eye surgery or for those who choose not to have the surgery
- The implant is inserted in front of your eye’s natural lens and behind the iris.
- You cannot feel or see the implant.
- Similar to LASIK eye surgery, you will see results quickly.
- There is no maintenance involved with implantable contact lenses.
Eye surgeons may consider you for implantable contact lenses if you do not have the proper thickness required for LASIK eye surgery. Like the surgery, the lenses help to alter the way light enters the eye, thus sharpening your vision.
The FDA has approved two different types of implantable lenses that correct nearsightedness. Clinical trials are underway on other lenses. There are certain risks involved with the procedure, including the risk of a detached retina. If you are considering getting implantable contact lenses, then you should talk to a professional about whether or not it’s the right choice for you.