Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) Safety

ICL has been proven to safely and effectively correct moderate-to-high nearsightedness and astigmatism. ICL corrects for distance vision, and does not eliminate the future need for reading glasses. The majority of people will find they need reading glasses in their 40s because of lens changes that occur in DLS stage 1. This is a natural part of the eye’s aging process and will affect everyone whether or not they have had laser vision correction.

young woman outsideWhile complications are rare, ICL can carry potential risks. You should not have ICL if:

  • Your doctor determines that the shape of your eye is not an appropriate fit for ICL
  • You are pregnant or nursing
  • You do not meet the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of the implantation

The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate is to come in for an EyeAnalysis consultation at Kugler Vision and talk to Lance Kugler, MD, about your personal situation and considerations.