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If you have a high level of nearsightedness, greater than –8.00 diopters, you are probably a strong candidate for the ICL. If you have a lower level of nearsightedness but you have corneas that are too thin for LASIK, the ICL may be an option for you. The ICL can correct your vision without the slow recovery you would have with PRK. The ICL doesn’t make your eyes drier, so it can be a good option if you have significant dryness.

Some people aren’t good candidates for the ICL. The ICL cannot correct farsightedness safely. Farsighted people have less room in the front part of their eyes, and there just isn’t room to fit a lens in there. If you have a cataract, even a minor one, the ICL is not a good option. Refractive lens exchange (discussed in chapter 8) is a better option for people with cataracts.

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