Lens Implants

ICL procedure is revolutionary and liberating for patients who have very high prescriptions and are unsuitable for laser surgery

About Lens implants

The Implantable Collamer Lens, commonly known as the ICL procedure, is revolutionary and can be an option for patients with very high prescriptions and thereby deemed unsuitable for laser surgery. 

Capable of correcting shortsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism with extreme precision. 

  • Micro-thin implant for those not suitable for laser vision correction 
  • Reversible 
  • 20 year track record 

Over 500,000 implanted worldwide. 

What To Expect

The Impantable Collamer lens (ICL) is an extra lens, similar to a contact lens. The difference is that the ICL is placed inside the eye rather than on the surface of the eye. The lens is soft and tiny, much like the natural lens, but does not replace it. 

Are You A Candidate?

The ICL is specifically shaped to correct shortsight, farsight and astigmatism. The Toric ICL also corrects astigmatism found in combination with short and farsight. The lens works in a similar way to glasses or contact lens by changing the way light focuses on the retina. 

The ICL is made of a unique bio-material called collamer. Collamer is acceptable to the eye as it doesn't perceive it to be a "foreign tissue". ICL are intended to remain in place, however since the lens does not permanently alter any structures within the eye or the cornea it can easily be removed if necessary. 

Our highly skilled surgeons can advise you on the treatment most suitable for you.

  • I underwent phakic lens implant surgery earlier this year. Prior to my initial consultation with Mr O Brien I had been quite apprehensive as I knew relatively little about the procedure. Mr O Brien clearly explained the surgery and patiently addressed all of my concerns. I received the best of care throughout the process from surgery right through to my post operation consultation. The procedure and my recovery went exactly as outlined and the results have been excellent. I would…

    Daniel O Mahony Lens Implant Surgery

  • I would highly recommend Dr Kathyrn McCreery & her team. They explained everything that I needed to know to make me feel comfortable prior & post laser surgery. The care on the day was fantastic as was the follow up care I have received the days and months after. My advice would be stop thinking about it & do it, you won't regret it, the best decision I have ever made, life changing.

    Davinia O Keeffe Laser Eye Surgery

  • From the initial consultation to the post surgery follow up, I was treated professionally and with care and courtesy by Mr. Power and everyone in his team at the Blackrock Clinic. The surgery was a great success and I am delighted that I opted for Mr. Power. I am now aged 57 and had been wearing glasses and contact lenses since I was 16. It’s a pleasure not to have to reach for my glasses first thing each morning. The surgery has made a huge difference to my everyday activities and my…

    Eddie McGinley Laser Eye Surgery

  • Many friends and colleagues had undergone laser surgery in the past. Knowing absolutely nothing about it, I always felt they were a little cavalier. As a 40th birthday present to myself I bit the bullet and went for an assessment with Paul O Brien . The professionalism and thoroughness of Paul and his team completely reassured me, quelling any doubts or nervousness I may have had. The surgery itself was utterly painless and over in 10 minutes. The next day, being able to see clearly…

    Martha Fanning Laser Eye Surgery

  • Having recently had LASIK laser eye surgery in Blackrock Clinic with Paul O Brien and his team I can safely say it has changed my way of life. I was nervous about getting the procedure but have to say I was always put at ease with the positivity from the team and everything was explained in clear understandable language. I couldn't believe how quick my eyes recovered to 20/20 vision following the surgery and the days of glasses/contact lenses were behind me. I've an interest in many…

    Michael Kavanagh Laser Eye Surgery

  • I recently has a LASEK procedure with Dr Kathyrn McCreery in December 2016 and the whole experience was very positive. I had a speedy appointment booked at short notice, I went in had my procedure which took no longer than 5 minutes per eye and it all felt as easy as if i was going for a dental check up. Instantly after the procedure I could see much clearer. A week passed and I had clearer vision than through my contact lenses, I just thought how simple the procedure was and how much…

    Sam Hussain Laser Eye Surgery


We are committed to using the latest technologies for all our laser surgery procedures. We use the latest generations intralase lasers to make the corneal flap and the excimer laser to reshape the cornea. This combined with the use of an active eye-tracking system using iris recognition software has further improved the accuracy of the procedure.

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