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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

Implantable Collamer Lens*

The Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is an intraocular lens implant designed for correction of moderate to high nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia). The ICL is designed to be permanently implanted inside the eye behind the iris (colored portion of the eye) but resting in front of the natural crystalline lens. The lens cannot be felt inside the eye and does not require maintenance.

Suitable for the following eye problems:

Who is a good candidate?
The best candidates have moderate to high nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia). You must be over the age of 21 and in good health physically.

Screening Consultation
Give us a call to set up your complimentary screening consultation, 541-687-2110.

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Commonly Asked Questions:
How soon after surgery will I see well?

Most ICL patients see quick, dramatic improvements in their eyesight, with 80 - 90% of their vision restored within the first 24 hours. Additional gradual improvements will continue during the first few weeks.

Will refractive surgery hurt?
During the procedure, a strong topical anesthetic is used to numb the eye. Generally, only pressure is felt during the procedure.

Will I still need my glasses or contacts?
The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses, but ICL patients still may benefit from reading glasses or distance glasses when they desire perfect near or distance vision.

Will my insurance cover ICL?
Most health care coverage
considers ICL surgery an elective surgical procedure and does not cover it. For our ICL patients, we highly recommend ChaseHealth Advance.