Are you suitable for implantable contact lenses?

Dr. Matthew Russell reveals who is suitable for implantable contact lenses (ICLs).

Most people are suitable for intraocular contact lenses.

Most people who come in for the free assessment for laser surgery end up having LASIK refractive surgery. However, there are a small group of people who are not suitable for LASIK because they have corneas that are too thin or their eyes are too dry to go through with LASIK eye surgery. It’s that small group of people who are the best candidates for having an ICLs…



The best way to find out if lens surgery is right for you is to have an in-person assessment. You’ll get a clear answer from our experts on your suitability and vision correction options


Another important group of people who have too much-focusing error to be able to go through with laser refractive surgery, their only option is to have an ICL inserted into their eye to correct the vision too. 

The best thing to do is to come in and see us or book online to have a free laser assessment to see if you’re a good candidate for laser refractive surgery. If you’re one of the small numbers of people who’s not suitable for LASIK or PRK, then the best option for you to correct your vision is almost certainly an ICL or interocular contact lens.

If you would like to learn more about laser vision correction and understand which treatment is going to be most appropriate for you to free you from glasses and contact lenses, then please go to our website and book online for a free laser vision assessment.

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Dr. Matthew Russell


Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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