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LASIK vs. ICL: Comparing Two Vision Correction Surgery Options

At Eagle Eye Centre, we carefully consider the vision correction options available to our patients as part of our commitment to personalised eye care. Many patients are seeking a way out of spectacles and contact lenses. Fortunately, there are several options at our eye care practice. LASIK and EVO ICL are two such options and we will explore the similarities and differences in order to help you understand your choices.

How is EVO ICL Similar to LASIK?

  • Vision Improvement: Both LASIK and ICL are refractive surgeries that aim to correct vision errors, such as myopia (nearsightedness). They are designed to provide patients with improved vision and reduced dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
  • Outpatient Procedures: Both surgeries are typically performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia, allowing patients to return home on the same day as the surgery.
  • Safety and Efficacy: Both LASIK and ICL have proven to be safe and effective procedures when performed by experienced and skilled surgeons.

How is EVO ICL Different Than LASIK?

  • Suitability: While LASIK and EVO ICL can each correct nearsightedness, EVO ICL can treat a higher prescription (up to -20.0 diopters of myopia) so it may be the suitable option for patients with more severe nearsightedness. EVO ICL may also be more suitable for patients who have thin corneas or dry eye concerns.
  • Surgical Approach: LASIK involves reshaping the cornea’s curvature, while ICL is an implantable lens placed between the natural lens and the iris (the colored part of the eye). EVO ICL is an additive procedure that does not remove any corneal tissue.
  • Reversibility: Both LASIK and EVO ICL are designed to provide permanent vision correction, but only EVO ICL can be removed by an eye doctor if needed.

Which Vision Correction Option is Best For You?

If you are considering vision correction surgery, it is important to consult with a qualified professional to determine the most appropriate procedure for your specific needs and preferences. Vision correction can significantly enhance your quality of life, and the right choice can lead you to a brighter and clearer future.

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Contact Eagle Eye Centre for more information or to book your consultation appointment.

1 Naves J.S, Carracedo G, Cacho-Babillo I, Diadenosine nucleotid measurements as dry-eye score in patients after LASIK and ICL surgery. Presented at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2012.

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