Extra lens implant

Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can be corrected by inserting an extra lens in front of your natural lens. With this procedure, you can see clearly again without glasses or contact lenses.

In this procedure, we implant an extra lens in your eye, without treating or removing your own lens. The new lens, known as an Implantable Contact Lens (ICL), or when your eye has a cylindrical divergence, a Toric Implantable Contact Lens (TICL), creates a sort of dome over your natural lens. The extra lenses are not visible to you or anyone else and are very well tolerated.

When are you eligible for an extra lens implant?

  • Vision specifications

Nearsightedness (from -0.5 to -20 dioptres), farsightedness (from +0.5 to +10.0 dioptres) or astigmatism (from 0.5 to 6.0 dioptres) can be corrected with an extra lens implant.

The implant of an ICL or TICL offers an effective and safe alternative for patients who are not eligible for laser treatment, for example if the correction needed is too high or if the cornea is too thin or irregular.

  • Age

To be eligible for the implant of an extra lens as an alternative to glasses or contact lenses, you must be between the ages of 18 and 45.

  • Recent intake examination

The intake exam used as the basis for your treatment must not have been carried out more than six months before the actual procedure.

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We’re happy to help!

At Oogartsencentrum ZW-Vlaanderen en Kortrijk-West, we are committed to giving you a clearer view of the world! Would you like to experience life without the nuisance of glasses or contact lenses? If so, consider an extra lens implant. Our dedicated team is here to support you through each step and to answer all your questions. Discover the various options with us and look with renewed confidence towards the future.

  • After your intake exam, the lenses will be custom-made for your eyes. When your eyes have a cylindrical divergence, we will opt for a toric lens.
  • Three days before the procedure, you will need to apply some preparatory eye drops at home.
  • One hour before the scheduled procedure, you have to start applying eye drops at home to dilate your pupils, based on the instructions you are given during the consultation.
  • When you arrive at Oogartsencentrum ZW-Vlaanderen, we start with a few administrative tasks. Once your pupils are sufficiently dilated, we will accompany you to the operating room. There, your eyes will be anaesthetised and carefully disinfected.
  • While you lie back comfortably, we will insert the artificial lens via a small incision in your eye. After inserting the artificial lens, it will automatically take on the right shape.
  • The procedure takes fifteen minutes per eye and is nearly painless.

The price of an extra lens implant varies, depending on various individual factors. We consider it important to make a personal price calculation for each patient. For an overview of our fees, please go to the fees page.