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Implantable Contact Lens
Occasionally there are patients who are interested in laser vision correction and who are not good candidates for the procedure. Laser vision correction is not a good option for some patients with large refractive errors, dry eyes, unusual corneal shapes or certain illnesses. The good news is that there is now an option to offer an excellent quality of vision to those patients. It is called the Implantable Contact Lens or Refractive Lens Implant.
These lenses are similar to small contact lenses, that are placed inside of the eye instead of on the surface. Once in place, the lens cannot be seen or felt and requires no maintenance. Lens implants have been used for many years and are considered a safe solution for those whose vision correction falls outside of acceptable parameters.
The implantable contact lens is a painless procedure performed in an approved surgical facility. Improvement in vision is usually seen immediately. The lens is inserted through a microscopic incision and placed in front of the natural lens. During recovery, eye drops are used and a protective shield is worn to protect the eye until it heals. Surgery is performed one eye at a time. A laser procedure may be recommended to correct any residual astigmatism or fine tune the results of the procedure.
The implantable contact lens surgery is a sophisticated procedure that is recommended for certain patients. Due to the cost of the lenses, this procedure is customarily more expensive that other refractive surgery procedures. There are several financing options to make the procedure more affordable.
Our doctors are among the most experienced and well trained surgeons in the world having performed more than 40,000 surgical procedures.
Maida CustomVision has been a fixture in Jacksonville for over 15 years.
It is a unique eye care practice with surgeons who have a wide-range of eye care expertise. Our doctors hold themselves to the strictest standards and places a great emphasis on patient safety and satisfaction. The doctors and the staff are very compassionate and treat each patient as they would treat their immediate family.