Surgically Implanted Contact Lenses

In the following report by, voanews, a collage student, Tommy Hardeman, gives us an account of his choice to have contact lenses surgically implanted.

Many people are not able to have LASIK eye surgery, contact lens implants may be the alternative they have been looking for. Unlike LASIK surgery where the shape of the cornea is permanently changed contact lens implants does not affect the shape of the cornea and has the added bonus of being able to be corrected for in the future in case your eye prescription changes. The procedure involves minor surgery in which the patient is awake taking about ten minutes each eye. The eye doctor performing the surgery makes a self healing cut in front of the patients lens and inserts the contact lens.

“We have a lens that we can remove if we want to do something, (if) a new technology comes out and we want to do something down the line,” Dr. Whitman said. “And we haven’t interfered with the structure of the eye at all.”

“It left me more options than LASIK did,” Hardeman said. “For later on in life, if my eyesight had to change a little bit, I (am) still able to fix that.”

This technology has been used for many years in other countries and has been approved for use in the united states by the FDA four years ago. This procedure could become more common as the contact lenses improve and eye doctors become more comfortable with contact lens implants.

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And for the ultimate in hassle free contact lens wear check out the new Air Optix Night and Day Aqua contact lenses. These have been approved by the FDA for continuous wear for up to 30 nights. Start at the beginning of the month and replace the first of every month. Simple to remember and simple to care for. Air Optix Night and Day contact lenses are manufactured by Ciba Vision.

Tags: contacts, lasik, scientific, surgery

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2 Responses to “Surgically Implanted Contact Lenses”

  1. December 5, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    I had laser surgery but my eyes over corrected themselves and I am also a fast healer. I now require eye glasses for driving and seeing distance (watching TV or Movies). Can you recommend a lens or a procedure for obtaining contact lenses? My optometrist sugested my eye is too flat after the surgery and that a contact would not (likely) fit properly. Has a contact been development for Lasic eye patients in my situation? I considered ordering a free pair of the Accuvu lenses offered on this web site so see if they would work. I look forard to your reply. Thanks!
    Maureen Vander Burgh

    • December 9, 2009 at 1:48 am #

      Hi Maureen

      Thanks for your comment. tries not to make any recommendations about which contact lenses are right for you. Our goal is to find the best deals on popular contact lenses. I can say that if you are looking for sample contact lenses your eye doctor should be able to hook you up. If not then many of the major contact lens manufacturers offer free trial pairs through their websites. After you and your eye doctor find a contact lens that works for you come back and make sure you are getting the best deal possible.


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