Patient Procedures at Empire Eye

Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)

The most common types of refractive surgery are LASIK, which stands for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), and implantable contact lenses (ICL).

Implantable Contact Lens surgery differs from LASIK and PRK because it does NOT alter the structure of the eye or involve corneal tissue removal. Rather, this surgery involves obtaining an Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) specific to your prescription. The procedure involves creating a small opening in the eye and inserting the ICL behind the iris and in front of the eye’s crystalline lens.

The ICL works naturally with your eye’s optical system to enhance its performance. After meeting with one of our physicians and is determined that you are a candidate for an ICL, you will be scheduled for an outpatient procedure at our facility. Prior to the insertion of the ICL, a YAG laser is used to create a small opening in the iris allowing for better fluid flow within the eye. Your eye may be covered with a protective shield following surgery. Within a few days after the procedure for the first eye, the second eye lens will be implanted. The procedure takes only 30 minutes.

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Procedure Benefits

  • Superb visual quality
  • No dry eye
  • Good for patients ineligible for LASIK
  • Maintenance free
  • Longtime use

Other Refractive Surgeries

Bladeless Lasik (LASIK)
Bladeless LASIK surgery, also known as All-Laser LASIK, is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery in practice today. LASIK can treat mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Bladeless LASIK uses a femtosecond laser to create a thin flap in the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye. Learn More About LASIK

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Photorefractive Keratectomy surgery was the first type of laser eye surgery for vision correction. Although PRK recovery time takes a bit longer than the recovery for LASIK, PRK is still commonly performed and offers advantages over LASIK for some patients. Learn More About PRK

Learn More About Refractive Surgery

Offering the new standard in precision cataract surgery with Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery.

At our state-of-the-art surgery center, we provide comfortable, highly customized cataract procedures with precision not achievable with traditionalmanual techniques.

– Christina ARTIST / CATARACT SURGERY PATIENT
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LASIK is a surgical procedure of the front surface eye tissue developed to improve vision.

Our facility is designed to comfort patients in a professional setting. We offer you a remarkable combination of advanced surgical skill and state-of-the-art medical laser technology.

– Rebecca iLASIK PATIENT
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