What is Contact Lens Surgery?
Implantable contact lens (ICL) surgery is an effective, safe, and quick procedure that permanently corrects a patient’s vision. Contact lens surgery, also known as refractive surgery or vision correction surgery, is a revolutionary medical procedure that can reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. This transformative approach offers individuals the opportunity to enjoy clear and unaided vision. At Tefac Clinics, we provide cutting-edge contact lens surgery in Turkey, combining expertise with advanced technology to enhance your quality of life.
What is The Key Aspects of Contact Lens Surgery?
- Visual Freedom: Contact lens surgery is designed to correct common vision problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism, reducing or eliminating the reliance on eyeglasses or contact lenses.
- Personalized Solutions: Each individual’s visual needs and eye health are unique. Our skilled ophthalmologists will assess your specific condition and discuss the most suitable contact lens surgery option, such as LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), or other advanced techniques.
- Advanced Technology: Tefac Clinics invests in state-of-the-art technology to ensure the highest level of precision and safety during the surgery. Our commitment to innovation means you benefit from the latest advancements in refractive surgery.
- Minimally Invasive: Contact lens surgery is minimally invasive, with quick recovery times and minimal discomfort. The majority of patients experience improved vision within a day or two of the procedure.
Common Vision Problems Addressed
- Nearsightedness (Myopia): Individuals who struggle with distant vision can find relief through contact lens surgery, which reshapes the cornea to correct myopia.
- Farsightedness (Hyperopia): For those who have difficulty with close-up tasks, contact lens surgery can reshape the cornea to enhance near vision.
- Astigmatism: Irregular corneal shape causing blurred and distorted vision can be corrected through contact lens surgery, providing sharp and clear sight.
Should You Wear Contact Lenses or Surgery?
Wearing contact lenses constantly puts your eyes at risk of infection, but if you choose laser eye surgery instead, once your eyes have healed you’ll be able to avoid these risks. Both options have their advantages and considerations, and the decision should be made in consultation with an eye care professional. Here are some factors to consider when deciding between contact lenses and surgery:
- Non-Invasive: Contact lenses are a non-invasive option for vision correction. They are placed directly on the eye’s surface and do not require surgery.
- Temporary: Contact lenses provide temporary vision correction. You can remove them at any time, and they do not permanently alter your eye’s structure.
- Versatility: Contact lenses are available in various types, including daily disposables, extended wear, and multifocal lenses, making them suitable for different vision needs.
- Ease of Adjustment: If your prescription changes, it’s relatively simple to switch to a new set of contact lenses.
- No Surgical Risks: Contact lenses do not involve the risks associated with surgical procedures.
- Maintenance: Contact lenses require regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent infection and ensure comfort.
- Cost: The ongoing cost of purchasing contact lenses and cleaning solutions can add up over time.
- Potential for Discomfort: Some individuals may find wearing contact lenses uncomfortable or experience dryness or irritation.
Contact Lens Surgery (Refractive Surgery)
- Permanent Vision Correction: Contact lens surgery, such as LASIK or PRK, offers the potential for permanent vision correction. It reshapes the cornea to improve how light enters the eye.
- Freedom from Glasses and Lenses: Refractive surgery can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses, providing more freedom in daily life and activities.
- Quick Results: Most patients experience improved vision within a short time after the surgery.
- Minimal Lifestyle Adjustments: Once your eyes have healed, you won’t need to worry about inserting and removing contact lenses or dealing with glasses.