What are Phakic Lenses?

 

 


Phakic intraocular lenses, or phakic lenses, are a type of lens implant that are implanted into the eye permanently to reduce a person's need for glasses or contact lenses. Phakic refers to the fact that the lens is implanted into the eye without removing the eye's natural lens.

Are Phakic Lenses Right For You?

 
 
 
For nearsighted patients with very strong prescriptions, LASIK may not be the best option for vision correction. For many of these patients, phakic intraocular lenses may provide the vision they seek.
 
 

How Does It Work?

 

 

 A phakic lens is placed inside the eye, in front of the iris (the colored part of the eye).

This extra focusing lens works with the cornea and the eye’s natural lens to properly focus light on the retina, leading to dramatically improved vision and less dependence on glasses and contact lenses.