ICL is a refractive surgery that uses a lens implant inside the eye enabling a person to see with less use of glasses or contact lenses. The cornea is the part of the eye that focuses light to create an image on the retina. When light reaches a curved surface such as the cornea or the lens inside the eye, it bends. This bending of light is called refraction. More often than not, the shape of a person’s cornea is not perfect, which prohibits the light from focusing correctly on the retina. When this occurs, the eye is referred to as near-sighted, far-sighted or astigmatic. These problems are called refractive errors.
ICL is a procedure that corrects nearsightedness, and also astigmatism in many cases. The Intraocular Collamer Lens by Staar Technology is FDA approved for correction of myopia up to -16.0 diopters for suitable candidates, and reduction of myopia for up to -20.0 diopters of myopia.
Drs. Reeve and Woods are trained in reducing and eliminating these refractive errors, so you can see without using glasses or contact lenses. They both perform many types of refractive surgeries and are therefore able to custom tailor the perfect procedure for each individual patient.