at K2 Vision
Every day, people are told that they “aren’t the best fit” for conventional vision correction surgeries like LASIK and PRK. Maybe it’s because they have an especially high prescription. Maybe they have a thin or irregularly shaped cornea. Or maybe, it’s pre-existing tendency for dry eye. No matter the reason, at K2 Vision, we think that every patient should have options at their disposal. That’s why we specialize in Implanted Collamer Lens, or ICL, surgery.
The advantage of ICL is that, unlike some other eye surgeries, the cornea stays intact. It’s a fantastic solution for people who could still benefit from life-changing vision correction, even when they’ve been told that they may not be a fit for standard procedures.
What Is An EVO ICL?
The EVO ICL is made of a very biocompatible material called Collamer. This soft lens comes in a wide range of nearsighted prescriptions and also can correct astigmatism.
ICL surgery is capable of transforming a patient’s vision in only a few minutes, with the simple insertion of the ICL behind your iris and in front of your natural lens.
What Happens During ICL Surgery?
The patient is given a sedative that melts under the tongue so that they are relaxed and comfortable during the procedure but not completely asleep. A 3mm entry is created at the edge of the cornea through which the surgeon can position the ICL correctly. Each eye typically takes less than 15 minutes. Most patients notice an improvement in their vision almost immediately.
Are You a Candidate for ICL Surgery?
Laser vision correction is great for many people, but not everyone. Patients with higher amounts of nearsightedness, patients who have thin or misshapen corneas, and patients who struggle with dry eyes may be better candidates for a lens implant treatment like ICLs.
Patients who get ICLs should be between the ages of 18 and 45, and have nearsightedness with or without astigmatism.
Contact us for your complimentary scans to see if ICLs are a good option for you!
Ready to toss your glasses for good?
Andrew Kopstein, M.D.
Andrew Kopstein, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist and dedicated specialist in ICL surgery. He’s the Pacific Northwest’s leading ICL surgeon, having performed thousands of ICL surgeries during a career that has spanned more than 20 years!
Dr. Kopstein’s unique experience with ICL has made him the surgeon that even fellow ophthalmologists — along with professional athletes and celebrities — trust with their vision correction. You deserve to trust your eyes to the best, and we’re proud to offer patients at K2 Vision the opportunity to work with him.