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 extra lens (type ICL or other) 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.

We’re happy to help!

At Oogcentrum Medipolis , we are committed to giving you a clear 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 we offer 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.
  • One day before the procedure, you will need to apply some preparatory eye drops at home.
  • When you arrive at our centre, we start with a few administrative tasks. Next, you will get some eye drops in order to dilate your pupil. This takes about 45 minutes, providing the ideal opportunity to relax with a book or a cool drink.
  • Once your pupils are sufficiently dilated, we will accompany you to the operating room. There, your eyes will be anaesthetised with drops 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.