Contact Lens Implants

Contact Lens Implants

CContact lens implants, also known as phakic intraocular lenses, can correct the vision of some people who have nearsightedness. Implanting contact lenses is an alternative to LASIK and other refractive eye surgeries. Those who qualify for this type of eye surgery often find that they obtain better outcomes, with more reliable vision, as compared to laser procedures. This form of vision correction surgery is not right for everyone, but our team in Brooklyn will work closely with you to determine if contact lens implants are the best option for you.

What Are Contact Lens Implants?

As the name implies, contact lens implants are lenses that are surgically inserted into the eye, either between the cornea and the iris or just behind the iris. During this procedure, the surgeon does not remove the eye’s natural lens film in as in refractive eye surgeries. However, the implanted lenses cause light to properly focus on the retina, improving vision. Those who have this procedure generally find that they no longer need to wear contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses. In fact, these lenses work within the eye the same way that removable contacts work.

What to Expect During Recovery Following Contact Lens Implantation

Generally, you’ll notice improved vision right away. However, most people have some blurriness for the first few days as their eyes heal. It can take up to four weeks for your vision to stabilize. The type of procedure you have will also affect the outcome.

If you would like to stop using contact lenses or glasses, obtaining contact lens implants in our Brooklyn office may be the right option for you. Many of our patients have long-term success with this procedure. The first step is to meet with our eye surgeon to discuss your needs and have an exam. We’re happy to help you determine the right type of vision correction for your needs.

What to Expect During Recovery Following Contact Lens Implantation

Generally, you’ll notice improved vision right away. However, most people have some blurriness for the first few days as their eyes heal. It can take up to four weeks for your vision to stabilize. The type of procedure you have will also affect the outcome.

If you would like to stop using contact lenses or glasses, obtaining contact lens implants in our Brooklyn office may be the right option for you. Many of our patients have long-term success with this procedure. The first step is to meet with our eye surgeon to discuss your needs and have an exam. We’re happy to help you determine the right type of vision correction for your needs.

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