This treatment is commonly used to treat high glasses prescriptions and astigmatism. It is also considered to be a safer choice than laser eye surgery for anyone with pre-existing cornea or eye surface problems.
Even though younger patients can be particularly suitable for ICL, you need to be over 18 years old to have the treatment and you also need to have a stable glasses prescription.
To give you a guide of the prescriptions that can be treated successfully, we would recommend up to -17.00D for short sightedness, +10.00D for long sightedness and up to + or -45.0D of astigmatism.
If you have other eye problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma or recurrent inflammation, then ICL may not be a suitable option. You will also need an eye scan at your first consultation to check that you have enough room in the front of your eye to fit the ICL safely.