Refractive Surgery – LASIK Alternative

Implantable collamer lenses can help you start living your life

Start seeing without glasses

Many Options

ICL can be used to treat severe myopia and astigmatism. It is most suited for people between the ages of 20-45.

Can Be Reversed

Unlike SMILE or LASIK procedures, the Implantable Collamer Lens  (ICL) that is implanted in your eye can be removed in the future.

Painless Procedure

The implantation of the ICL is painless. As soon as they are implanted, you will see clearly and not feel the lens.

Fast Recovery

Depending on the type of ICL inserted into the eye, you will be able to see clearly within 24 hours. Your natural lens will not be removed.

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With over 2 million surgeries performed worldwide, implantable collamer lenses  (ICLs) are considered a safe and reversible procedure to improve your eyesight permanently. You want to be able to live your life without fumbling with your glasses or constantly struggling with your contact lenses. You want to wake up in the morning and see your alarm clock without reaching for your glasses.

You can change your life in just 30 minutes with an ICL and ditch the glasses and contact lenses. 

How can an ICL help me see?

Known as an implantable collamer lens (ICL), these lenses are designed to be implanted inside the eye. It is like having your contact lens inside your eye. The lens is designed for your type of eye correction and is inserted inside your eye. The good thing is that your natural lens will remain in place with ICLs. The lens can also be removed if you no longer want it.

Types of Implantable Collamer Lens (ICLs)

ICL Types

ICLs are artificial lenses designed to correct refractive errors inside the eye. Astigmatism and myopia are all caused by errors in the shape of the eye.

If you are not a candidate for LASIK or SMILE eye surgery or you do not want this type of surgery, then ICLs are a perfect solution. They are safe, reversible, and can give you the vision you had when wearing glasses. They are like contact lenses in your eyes.

The implantable collamer lens (ICL) does not replace the natural lens of the eye.  The lens is made of a collagen co-polymer containing a small amount of purified collagen called Collamer. Flexible ICLs can be rolled for insertion behind your pupil through a very small incision, which eliminates the need for stitches. It can be removed and upgraded at any time.

Schedule a free consultation with our doctor to guide you on the best treatment options available.

Types of Eye Prescriptions for ICL

If you have severe myopia or astigmatism then you may benefit from ICL surgery.

The lenses are safe, reversible, and can give you the vision you had when wearing glasses. This procedure does not involve the removal of the natural lens of the eye and is completely reversible, while LASIK and SMILE change the natural lens of the eye.

These lenses are implanted between the cornea and crystalline lens, without having to remove the eye lens; therefore, they are typically indicated for younger patients (between 20-45 of age).

How does it compare to LASIK or SMILE?

National Eye Institute guidelines recommend the use of LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) SMILE  and implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) for treating different types of refractive errors. ICLs can replace the LASIK or SMILE procedures for higher refractive errors.

The ICL is used for refractive lens surgery, which is a type of vision correction surgery. There is no need to remove corneal tissue during this procedure. Your vision is corrected by placing a lens inside the eye. Approximately 20 to 30 minutes are required per eye for this procedure. Usually, the two eyes are operated on about a week apart.

Some notable differences

It is the thickness of the cornea that makes LASIK or SMILE incompatible with a substantial number of patients who require a correction greater than six diopters.

ICLs, on the other hand, are capable of correcting myopia at very high levels without relying on the thickness of the cornea.

Free Consultation

Are you ready to join the 16,000 happy patients who can now see clearly without glasses or contact lenses? Get a free consultation and see whether you can get an ICL for your type of eye prescription.

Over 16,000 Happy Patients

At the North American LASIK and Eye Surgery Centre, we perform weekly eye surgeries and we have done over 16,000 surgeries since we first opened our clinic in 2013.

Our founder, Dr. Abdulla Naqi, and the team of surgeons have over 30 years of experience and patients have trusted our clinic with over 16,000 eye surgeries. Our commitment to all our patients is that they receive the best treatment in terms of quality, trustworthiness, and credibility. Because of our commitment to providing the best eye treatment, the North American Lasik and Eye Surgery Centre is accredited by the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC).


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