Vision Correction with ICL in Reno


Implantable Lens Surgery

ICL Provides an Alternative to LASIK

An implantable contact lens, also known medically as an Implantable Collamer Lens, is similar to a regular contact lens; only the ICL is placed inside the eye. It eliminates the hassle of regular contact lenses that sit on the outside of the eye and require constant maintenance and attention.

The ICL does not replace the eye’s natural lens (like Refractive Lens Exchange), but rather, it is specially shaped to work with your lens to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During ICL surgery, the lens is implanted behind the iris and in front of the natural eye lens. Once it is implanted, it becomes completely invisible, and you won’t even be able to feel it in your eye.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Implantable Contact Lens Surgery in Reno?

ICL surgery is a good alternative for patients who are not candidates for LASIK. For example, if the patients present with any of the following conditions, ICL may be a better solution for vision correction:

  • Extreme myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness
  • Abnormal or thin corneas
  • Keratoconus, a condition that causes the corneas to morph into a cone shape
  • A tendency or history of dry eye syndrome
  • Very high prescription
  • Large pupils



  • Vision Correction

    Because the eye maintains a natural corneal shape with ICL, the quality of vision is excellent, particularly if you’ve experienced high degrees of prescription. Night vision can also be improved as a result of this procedure over others.

  • No Dry Eyes

    ICL surgery does not produce dry eyes because the corneal nerves are not disrupted during the lens implantation. And you won’t need to use eye drops to maintain your eye comfort.

  • They’re Biocompatible

    The soft and flexible ICL is made from a bio-material called collamer, which is made with purified collagen. Because of this, the ICL will not be rejected by the body as a foreign element or cause a reaction while inside the eye.

  • Maintenance Free

    Probably the best part for contact wearers! There’s no disinfecting, cleaning, or daily removal of external contacts. The ICL is intended to stay in place and last indefinitely. You will not have any need for glasses or contacts post-surgery.

  • Completely Reversible

    Should the need arise, the ICL can be removed or replaced. This means that ICL patients have much more flexibility with respect to candidacy for future vision correction procedures than LASIK patients.

  • Minimally Invasive

    An ICL procedure takes very little time (seven to 10 minutes) and has minimal downtime. It is recommended that patients not drive for one or two days. Because of the ICL’s small size and material, it is folded up, inserted, and set into place through a very tiny incision, and it does not require tissue removal.

  • Long-Term Results

    With almost 20 years and over 800,000 successful procedures since the FDA approved the procedure in 2005, the Implantable Lens Surgery has become a viable solution in the world of vision correction surgery. Patients typically enjoy quick vision improvement without being aware that the ICL is even there.



Differences Between IOL and ICL

IOL and ICL surgery are used to treat a variety of vision conditions, but they are different in what they treat and who is a candidate.

The main difference is that an ICL, or implantable contact lens, is an artificial collamer lens implanted behind a patient’s iris and in front of the natural lens, while an IOL, or intraocular lens, replaces the natural lens.

ICL is similar to LASIK in that it is a vision correction surgery to improve refractive errors such as nearsightedness and astigmatism. For some patients who cannot have LASIK due to thin corneas or high prescriptions, ICL is seen as a LASIK alternative.

IOLs, on the other hand, are used primarily in cataract surgery. Cataract surgery and Refractive Lens Exchange (both types of IOL procedures) are often better for patients over the age of 40 who do not qualify for LASIK, PRK, or ICL surgery.

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Discover Clear Vision with Implantable Contact Lenses in Reno

Take control of your vision with the power of implantable contact lens surgery in Reno at our esteemed ophthalmology practice. Our expert eye doctors are ready to provide you with a comprehensive assessment and evaluate your options for vision correction.

Say goodbye to the limitations of glasses and contact lenses. Schedule an appointment at Eye Care Professionals in Reno, Nevada, now and experience the clarity and freedom you deserve. Your journey to exceptional vision starts with us.

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I wanted to thank Dr. Mills so much for taking such good care of me for my LASIK eye surgery. I feel so lucky and blessed to have my vision clear and crisp. and I owe it all to Eye Care Professionals.  You truly do have a lovely office and staff, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you all to anyone in need of your service. Once again, thank you!

Amanda C. - Reno, NV

This has truly been a life changing experience for me. For the first time since I was a little girl I was able to see after my LASIK procedure! Not only could I see, but I could see better than I could with my contacts. It truly felt like a miracle. At my follow-up exam, I was told I now have 20/15 vision in my left eye and 20/20 in my right. Dr. Mills did it! He gave me my sight back.

K.H. - Reno, NV

This was such a great experience. Having LASIK can be a scary thing since you only have one set of eyes! But Dr. Mills and his staff always put me at ease, explained everything clearly to me, and answers all my questions. Dr. Mills was always very open and honest with me about what he would be able to do to help me with my vision and if I would be a good candidate for LASIK. The office is great and I always had a comfortable experience at all my appointments. Everyone was always very attentive and helpful. My surgery was very smooth and a success! 

W.T. - Sparks, NV