Implantable Collamer Lens

Our centre  prides itself as having the capability to offer our patients a complete selection of vision correction procedures that can be customized to their unique vision and provide the best possible outcome.


What are ICLs?

One popular option our center provides is the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) for the treatment of moderate to high degrees of myopia (nearsightedness).



This very thin, soft, flexible lens made of Collamer (an advanced lens material that is highly biocompatible) is implanted in the eye behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. The Visian ICL is microscopically thin and is easily inserted into the eye through a small incision that doesn’t require sutures.


The lens acts as an internal contact lens, providing immediate and permanent vision correction. It is best suited for people with moderate to severe myopia or nearsightedness and is a wonderful alternative to LASIK for these people, often producing visual results that are even better than traditional glasses or contacts.


The lens is made out of collagen, a naturally occurring protein, so it works in harmony with the eye. Even so, if there are any problems, the lens can be easily removed at any time, with little side effects.


There is no maintenance associated with the lens, and it is intended to remain in place as long as you are satisfied with your vision. If at any point your vision changes or you wish to have them removed, it can be done easily and without compromising your vision whatsoever.

Benefits of ICL

  • It can correct high cylindrical power
  • Quality of vision better than glasses
  • It provides high patient satisfaction
  • There’s no daily maintenance like your contact lenses
  • 99% Patient Satisfaction
  • Immediate vision improvement
  • Irreversible – In case the ICL is not suiting the candidate which occurs in less than 1% individuals, it can be removed or exchanged.
  • No Dry eyes – Unlike lasik / prk / smile , ICL does not cause dry eyes.
  • Sharp and crystal clear vision
  • Faster healing and quick recovery – Patients can get back to normal activities from the very next day.
  • UV Protection:
  • Enhanced quality of life – ICL patients are extremely happy because of the results and also due to the corrections of very high powers.
  • Not a LASIK Candidate – ICL is a great option.

Who is a candidate for this procedure ?

  • Thin Corneas: The cornea is the curved portion on the front surface of the eye. The Visian ICL does not have any effect on the cornea and may be appropriate if you have thin corneas.
  • Dry Eyes: Visian ICL does not cause or contribute to dry eyes.
  • Extreme Refractive Error: Refractive error in the focusing of light by the eye is a frequent reason for reduced visual acuity. Anyone seeking clear vision may be a candidate for the Visian ICL, including those patients with low and extreme high refractive errors.



It is a day care procedure and it  only takes 5 to 10 minutes. During the procedure, your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops. Your surgeon will make a microscopic, self-sealing incision into your eye, and the lens will be injected into place. There is little, if any discomfort and the results are immediate.




Is ICL painful ?

No. ICL is performed under topical anaesthesia, it is painless and the entire procedure lasts less than 10 minutes.


Is ICL permanent ?

Yes. ICL is permanent it remains in your eye for lifetime.


What is the cost of ICL ?

Non-toric ICL costs 85,000 per eye, Toric ICL costs 1,10,000 per eye.


Is ICL better than LASIK ?

 Both the procedures has its pros and cons, ICL is performed on those who aren’t fIt  for lasik/prk and it has its own advantages.


Are there any side effects with ICL ?

Any surgical procedure carries a bit of risk with it, with the new advanced ICL the chances of side effects is extremely rare.


How many days rest do I need ?

You can resume all your normal activities from the very next day.


Are both eyes performed on the same day like lasik ?

No. A gap of 2 days is given between each eye.