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Implantable Contact Lens

A safe and effective option for short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism in younger patients who are unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery.

What is Implantable Contact lens?

In some patients laser treatment of the cornea to correct vision isn't suitable, such as in high degrees of short sightedness or patients with very thin corneas. In such cases, an implantable contact lens or collamer lens is an option to correct even high prescriptions without weakening the cornea. Such lenses are inserted into the eye in front of the natural lens increasing the eyes ability to focus light onto the retina. The procedure is reversible.

What sets us apart from the high street?

 1) Surgeon-delivered care

In the UK, most laser eye surgery is delivered via a few large high street chains. As a result, you usually see an optician at your pre operative consultation rather than the surgeon who will treat you, and your follow up appointments are often with different opticians. In contrast, you will have a detailed assessment at your first consultation with the surgeon that will treat you, and any post-treatment consultations will also be with your surgeon.

2) Highly trained

James is a highly trained corneal transplant surgeon, indeed being responsible for managing corneal disease and transplantation in the NHS for over 1 million patients in South Essex. He has a research interest in the surgical management of corneal conditions and has extensively published research on the subject. He trains other surgeons around Europe in the latest surgical techniques via the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS). As a result, he is only interested in choosing the safest and most effective treatment for your eye, based on an in-depth assessment of each individuals corneal biomechanics and visual requirements. 

3) Local-treatment

Although initial consultations on the high street may be local, the treatment itself is often performed in another city, where the laser and surgeon are based. We are the only hospital locally that has both the equipment and expertise to perform both consultations and treatment under one roof. 


If you are interested in any of the eye treatments we offer, or have any questions or comments, please fill out and our contact form. You can reach Professor James Myerscough’s secretary by phone, email or filling out the contact form on this page.

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