MyMediTravel currently has no pricing information available for Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedures in Singapore. However, by submitting your enquiry, you'll hear back from the facility with more details of the pricing.
Dr Val Phua and team were very efficient and communicative throughout the entire process. Had a great experience and felt very comfortable. Minimal discomfort after the operation apart from some dryness in the eyes. By the day after the review I was pretty much fully functional with only slight haziness.
Came in on a Saturday due to a corneal scratch. Was able to get an appointment right away. Staff was nice and helpful. Went back for a checkup a few days later. Standard wait times. Nice place. Professional doctor.
Had a great experience doing relex SMILE at Atlas. Everything was well explained and the procedure was super smooth, didn't feel a thing.
He has taken care of my daughter since she was diagnose with lazy eye ever for 10 years now with much improvement. The staff is very professional with their work and their ability to take care of little kids is amazing esp when it involves 2 to 3 hours of eye test.
Had a horrible and infuriating encounter with Dr Alicia during my chalazion eye infection last year that wouldn’t go away. My eyes are extremely sensitive, so even flipping the eyelid to touch and squeeze the oil glands in the eyelid made me feel very nauseous and sick. When I was dizzy and visibly uncomfortable, Dr Alicia said, “don’t be so drama” to me. I was shocked and insulted. How can a doctor who I’m trusting with my health, say that to a her patient who is obviously suffering and literally paying for this appointment. Very rude and unprofessional.Even during my eye surgery to drain the pus from my eye infection, she was unempathetic to the anxiety and stress I was going through and did nothing to help me feel better.The only good thing about Doctor Alicia Eye Specialist clinic is the staff and assistants at the front desk. They were kind and patient and had way more empathy than Doctor Alicia during the whole ordeal. But still never returning there again.
This place is very expensive. There is no charge for checking your eyes. You are asked to check many items. The final bill is very scary。
At MyMediTravel, we're making medical easy. You can search, compare, discuss, and book your medical all in one place. We open the door to the best medical providers worldwide, saving you time and energy along the way, and it's all for FREE, no hidden fees, and no price markups guaranteed. So what are you waiting for?
Implantable contact lens (ICL) is a special contact lens that is implanted inside the eye and works with the eye’s natural lens. Unlike regular contact lenses, ICL does not need frequent removal. It can correct a wide range of vision errors, including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. ICL is made from a material called collamer, which is safe to stay in the eye for a long period of time. The lens can be customized according to the patient’s eye shape and size, and it can be removed if your prescription does change over time. ICL is a possible solution for people who are not ideal to undergo LASIK or those who do not like the idea of permanently removing their corneal tissue.
During ICL, your eyes are numbed with topical anesthetic drops, so you will be awake but will not feel anything. You may also be given a sedative to help you feel more relaxed. Your surgeon starts by cleaning your eyes and applying a sterile drape around your eye. An eyelid speculum is used to keep you from blinking. After that, your surgeon creates an incision near the cornea to position the contact lens. Because the contact lens is foldable, only a tiny micro-incision is required during the procedure. Once your surgeon has created the incision, the lens is then carefully implanted between the iris and the natural lens through the micro incisions. Then, the contact lens unfolds. After the contact lens is unfolded, your surgeon places the edges of the lens behind the iris to make it truly invisible.
The procedure usually takes around 10 to 15 minutes per eye. If you need the contact lenses on both eyes, then they will be implanted on the same day. ICL is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can leave the hospital right away. However, you should not leave Singapore immediately. Plan to stay for at least 3 to 5 days for initial recovery and a follow-up checkup. During the follow-up checkup, your surgeon will examine your eyes and test your vision refraction.
The recovery time after ICL is relatively short. While your eye will be completely healed within a month or two, you should see the result within 24 hours. It is recommended that you take at least 5 to 7 days off work and avoid any vigorous activity. Your surgeon will discuss the recovery timeline in detail with you.
For the first several days, you should limit your activity, avoid heavy exercise, stay away from swimming pools, and avoid any activity that can cause fluid to drip into your eyes. You may experience some mild pain or burning of the eyes after the procedure, but your surgeon will prescribe you medications to help ease the pain and discomfort. It is also recommended that you visit your eye doctor once a year for examination. You can choose to do the once-a-year visit with your local doctor back at home or your surgeon in Singapore.
Before being placed on the market, ICL was subject to extensive research and development. Today, it is an effective, safe, and highly successful procedure, with about 99% of patients who had it claimed to be satisfied with their implants.
Although the procedure is safe, it still carries some potential risks, including under correction, overcorrection, and infection, damage to the crystalline lens, increased intraocular pressure, cataract development, retinal detachment, halos, glares, and double vision. In some cases, the procedure may also cause headaches or blurring of vision.
If you decide that ICL is not for you, then you can opt for the alternatives. These include:
Prior to having an implantable contact lens, you may have farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. You may also dependent on contact lenses on eyeglasses, which limits your activities. After having ICL, you can have a clearer vision without the need for using eyeglasses. You also do not have to worry about putting in and removing contact lenses every day. You can enjoy an active lifestyle and participate in sports. Having ICL will improve your quality of life significantly.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.