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Implantable Contact Lens Surgery in Portland & Seattle

EVO Implantable collamer lenses (ICL), also known as implantable contact lenses, represent an advanced solution in corrective vision procedures. ICLs offer an ideal alternative for individuals who may not be suitable candidates for LASIK, or those outside the recommended age bracket for surgeries like refractive lens exchange (RLE). Thanks to this innovative approach, we can cater to a diverse range of myopic patients who want to rely less on eyewear.

What Is an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)?

An ICL is a permanent contact lens that is strategically positioned between your eye’s iris and the natural lens. This lens eliminates the hassles of removing and maintaining contact lenses, as well as the dry eye concerns that traditional contact lenses can create. They also significantly reduce the need for glasses or conventional contact lenses. Most notably, ICL surgery is effective in treating even severe myopia (nearsightedness), especially with revolutionary options such as the EVO ICL.

implantable collamer lens at K2 Vision

Benefits of the Implantable Collamer Lens

An Alternative for Clear Vision

For patients who want to see without eyeglasses or contact lenses but aren’t considered good candidates for LASIK or in the right age range for RLE, ICL surgery is an excellent alternative.

Permanent and Adjustable — a Great Combination!

After the ICL is set, you don’t need to remove it or replace it, though it is replaceable or removable via surgery if circumstances ever require it.

A Swift Healing Process — Free from Dry Eye Concerns!

The outcomes of implantable contact lens surgery are often apparent right after the procedure. Additionally, ICL surgery does not typically induce dry eye disease or any other related symptoms.

candidate for ICL surgery at K2 Vision

Am I a Candidate for ICL Surgery?

If your goal is reducing your dependence on glasses or contacts and you suffer from myopia, then yes, ICL surgery could be right for you! To determine your eligibility, book a consultation. During this assessment, a doctor will evaluate your specific needs – the results might significantly enhance your vision beyond expectations!

What Happens During ICL Surgery?

Your ICL surgery will be conducted by an experienced ophthalmologist and supported by a proficient eye care team to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Typically, you’ll receive a local or topical anesthetic for a pain-free experience. The surgeon then creates a minor incision to insert the implantable contact lens, such as an EVO ICL, followed by closing the incision, sometimes using stitches.

This entire process lasts about 20 to 30 minutes, followed by a short recovery phase. However, you will need to arrange transportation home post-surgery.

during ICL surgery at K2 Vision

Frequently Asked Questions

Exploring ICL surgery often brings up various questions about the procedure and its benefits. Here are some typical questions we encounter:

How much does ICL surgery cost?

With recent technological advancements, ICL surgery has become increasingly accessible. Additionally, various financing plans are available, accommodating clear vision within your financial means.

How Does ICL Surgery Compare to LASIK?

ICL and LASIK both address nearsightedness, but their methods differ. LASIK reshapes the cornea using a laser, while ICL involves placing a lens like EVO ICL between the lens and iris, ideal for those with sensitive corneas.

How Does ICL Compare to RLE?

RLE involves replacing the natural aging lens with an artificial or premium intraocular lens (IOL), compared to ICL’s approach of lens implantation. If RLE isn’t suitable for you, ICL is likely a viable alternative.

Is ICL Surgery Safe?

Indeed, ICL surgery is recognized for its safety as an outpatient procedure with a minimal recovery period.

Does ICL Surgery Hurt?

Typically, ICL surgery is pain-free. Patients usually receive a mild oral sedative and local anesthetic, ensuring comfort and reducing any sensation of pain to just a slight pressure.

Why Choose Us?

At K2 Vision, we stand out for our dedication to providing top-tier ICL surgery, backed by our expertise in advanced corrective vision procedures. Our team of highly skilled ophthalmologists and eye care professionals are committed to ensuring a comfortable, safe, and effective surgical experience.

We utilize the latest technology, like EVO ICL, to cater to a broad range of visual impairments, especially for those unsuitable for LASIK. Choosing us means opting for personalized care, leading-edge treatments, and a vision of excellence in eye health.

Contact us to see if AN EVO ICL PROCEDURE IS a good option for you!

Our Patients Love Their Results!

Delores Kinsman
Delores Kinsman
2024-03-29
I had the RLE procedure and b/c I had PRK was only a candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens. The surgery itself was painless but a bit uncomfortable due to having strong lights shining in your eyes. With that said, it was a breeze as the discomfort is short-lived. I loved my surgeon (Dr Tian) and especially loved the help I received during my follow up appoints from Joe and Heather (Tukwilla office). All in all, this was well spent money to ensure excellent vision despite normal challenges from ageing and cataracts.
Alik Balika
Alik Balika
2024-03-21
Had a really good experience at K2. Had a little hiccup earlier on with my appointment scheduling but they fixed it and gave me a discount for it afterwards. As for the operation, it is really good and I can see clearly. The only issue is the side effect with the starbursts. I mainly see them at night or in low light environments but other than that, my vision is perfect.
Elizabeth Larsen
Elizabeth Larsen
2023-12-18
What a wonderful gift from my husband-TLE has been such a blessing l! I am now able to see better than ever without the encumbrance of contacts, glasses and readers. Dr Kopstein, Dr Beaushaw and the amazing team were so professional, compassionate and helpful. Who needs another diamond? The gift of sight will bring joy and happiness the rest of my life!! Thank you again!!
Tahlie Cablayan
Tahlie Cablayan
2023-08-30
Had a wonderful experience throughout the process. Dr. Tian did a great job on my surgery and I’m very happy with my results!
Shayna Howitz
Shayna Howitz
2023-08-30
I'm so glad at age 64 I chose to have RLE preformed by Dr. Jack Tian at K2 Vision. He is skilled and professional. I'm thrilled with the results! I'd had previous RK surgery 30 years ago and Dr. Tian took the time to explain the procedure in detail, easily answering all my questions. I felt very confident and chose to do both eyes on the same day. Now my vision without glasses is incredible. Thank you Dr. Tian and the wonderful staff at K2 Vision!
rafael briceño
rafael briceño
2023-08-28
My experience at King Lasik was super great. The staff at the clinic is super excellent from the front desk to my surgeon Jack Tian. Jack is super friendly and told me everything I needed to know about my eye surgery. Dr Jack Tian did the ICL surgery - now I look super good and I feel great. I didn't feel any discomfort, everything was super fast and easy. I 100% recommend Dr. Jack Tian as he is very attentive to how you feel before, during, and after surgery, and that made me feel very safe.
Emerson Mitsu
Emerson Mitsu
2023-08-27
I had a fantastic experience with K2 Vision and am extremely happy with my decision to have the procedure. While all the staff were knowledgeable, nice, and skilled, I am particularly pleased with the surgeon who performed my surgery, Dr. Jack Tian. He is everything I wanted in a surgeon who would be performing surgery on me. Besides being extremely skilled (the surgery went extremely quickly, smoothly, and flawlessly), awesome bed side manner (he made me feel at ease at all times), and very good follow up to make sure everything was going great even weeks post-op, he provided me with what I now consider the most important factor in the entire process: solid advice when it came to lens selection. He studied my pre-operative test results that were done on my eyes, listened carefully to my needs and expectations, and then strongly recommended one of the three possible lens options. I had previously done my own research on the lens options and had talked to several people to get their thoughts and opinions. Most of these opinions were helpful and had legitimate pros and cons, but Dr. Tian was really the only doctor I spoke with who said that specifically for me, one particular lens would result in superior results over the other two. As a doctor myself, I really appreciated that direct and confident recommendation. Now having my new lens for almost two months and truly enjoying my much improved vision, I can confidently say that I chose correctly with his help. Thank you so much for everything Dr. Tian!!