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.
To learn more about Phakic IOLs (intraocular lenses) visit Ophtec’s site (the maker of the Artisan Phakic IOL) and view the video below.