Can you have ICL after LASIK? If you have undergone LASIK surgery and are now considering ICL surgery, you may be wondering if it is possible to have ICL after LASIK. As with most things in life, it is not a straightforward answer. In this blog post, we will explore the details of both surgeries, and whether you can have ICL after LASIK. LASIK surgery: explained So, what is LASIK surgery? Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a highly popular laser refractive surgery that reshapes your cornea to correct shortsightedness, longsightedness, and astigmatism. Our surgeon creates a thin flap on the outer layer of the cornea, applies the excimer laser to reshape the cornea while the flap is retracted, and finally, repositions the flap. A LASIK procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes1 for both eyes combined, and the recovery period is quite short as well with most people returning to normal activities within a week or two. ICL surgery: explained ICL or Implantable contact lens surgery, on the other hand, is a refractive surgery that involves implanting a soft and flexible contact lens that permanently between your iris and natural lens. It works by adding a second lens to the eye\u2019s existing lens to change your total focusing power and address your refractive error. It is a very safe and effective procedure with a high satisfaction rate.2 What\u2019s the verdict? Now, back to the question at hand: can you have ICL after LASIK surgery? The answer is yes, but it depends on many factors that only your surgeon can determine. Some patients may have residual prescription after LASIK that requires additional correction with ICL. Still, in other cases, we may recommend ICL instead of LASIK if you have dry eyes or thin corneas, which are not suitable for LASIK surgery. We must perform a thorough eye examination to evaluate your eye\u2019s anatomy, residual prescription, and overall health before deciding whether ICL surgery is feasible following LASIK surgery. To find out more about ICL or LASIK surgery, book a free assessment with us.