Implantable Contact
Lens (ICL) Surgery
at Alliance Vision Institute

The Implantable Contact Lens (ICL), also known as the Implantable Collamer Lenses, is an exciting vision correction option that can provide lifechanging vision improvement for patients with myopia and astigmatism, even for patients who aren’t considered good candidates for related procedures. Alliance Vision Institute is here to help determine if ICL is right for you — and to provide a personalized, comfortable surgery experience and exceptional outcomes.

What are Implantable Contact Lenses?

The ICL is a permanently implanted, “phakic” artificial lens that rests between the eye’s iris and its natural lens. This makes it a unique vision correction option, as it doesn’t change any existing parts of the eye like the cornea (as LASIK does) or the lens.

Implantable Contact Lenses in Fort Worth
ICL Eye Surgery at Alliance Vision Institute

Why Choose ICL Eye Surgery at Alliance Vision Institute?

ICL is an exceptional option for patients with myopia and some astigmatism, as it provides precise vision correction for even severe cases of nearsightedness. It’s also a great option for those who aren’t good candidates for other surgeries, because ICL has different requirements — so if you have myopia, astigmatism, or can’t get another surgery due to cornea issues or extreme myopia, ICL is here for you!

ICL also offers a very brief recovery time, and although it’s rarely required, the procedure is reversable if desired as the lens can be removed or replaced. That’s great for peace-of-mind!

Your ICL Surgery

ICL Surgeon in Fort Worth

EVO Visian ICL Certified Surgeon sealDr. Taylor Strange is our expert ICL surgeon, with thousands of successful eye surgeries under his belt. He earned his medical degree near the top of his class with a perfect GPA at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Strange is known for his compassion and relaxing bedside manner as he takes the time to get to know his patients and their vision needs. He uses his years of experience to determine the best course of action to have you seeing clearly and enjoying life with vivid vision.

We start each patient with an initial, free consultation to determine their candidacy and learn more about the technology we use for ICL surgery at Alliance Vision Institute. We never want to overpromise our patients anything, so you’ll learn exactly what to expect from your procedure during your consultation, from the surgical process to your final improved vision.

ICL surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes only about 20 minutes, and because we numb your eye beforehand, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery — just slight pressure. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatory eye drops, and you’ll want to arrange for someone to take you home after surgery. Most patients are able to resume everyday activities within a few days of the surgery, occasionally as early as the next day.

Most patients notice improvement immediately after surgery and have a reduced need for eyeglasses or contact lenses, though it can take one to two months for your eyes to achieve optimal vision. Vision correction surgery can be life changing, but it’s important to have realistic expectations for any treatment, including ICL surgery: that’s why our team helps personalize your procedure and guide you through the entire process, so we can help you achieve the vision goals that we set together.

Taylor Strange, D.O. — Your ICL Surgeon

EVO Visian ICL Certified Surgeon seal

Dr. Taylor Strange is our expert ICL surgeon, with thousands of successful eye surgeries under his belt. He earned his medical degree near the top of his class with a perfect GPA at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Strange is known for his compassion and relaxing bedside manner as he takes the time to get to know his patients and their vision needs. He uses his years of experience to determine the best course of action to have you seeing clearly and enjoying life with vivid vision.

What to Expect from ICL Surgery at Alliance Vision Institute

We start each patient with an initial, free consultation to determine their candidacy and learn more about the technology we use for ICL surgery at Alliance Vision Institute. We never want to overpromise our patients anything, so you’ll learn exactly what to expect from your procedure during your consultation, from the surgical process to your final improved vision.

ICL surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes only about 20 minutes, and because we numb your eye beforehand, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery — just slight pressure. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatory eye drops, and you’ll want to arrange for someone to take you home after surgery. Most patients are able to resume everyday activities within a few days of the surgery, occasionally as early as the next day.

What Will My Vision Be Like After ICL?

Most patients notice improvement immediately after surgery and have a reduced need for eyeglasses or contact lenses, though it can take one to two months for your eyes to achieve optimal vision. Vision correction surgery can be life changing, but it’s important to have realistic expectations for any treatment, including ICL surgery: that’s why our team helps personalize your procedure and guide you through the entire process, so we can help you achieve the vision goals that we set together.