What is ArtiLens?

Artilenses are ultra-thin insertable lenses or implantable contact lenses to correct short-sightedness or long-sightedness. These lenses are implanted in your eyes. Sounds scary, but it’s not. Under local anaesthetic, a small incision is made in your cornea. Through this incision, the lens is implanted and fixed to your iris (the coloured part of your eye) using two tiny clips. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and is painless. Pretty soon after the procedure, you’ll be able to see clearly. Of course, the ophthalmologist will keep an eye on you for a few weeks. Once the incision in the eye has healed, the other eye will be done.

Very safe and reliable

Your eyes are the most precious thing you own, so you don’t want to take any risks with them. That’s a given. Artilens has been used around the world for over 25 years. As such, we know that ArtiLens is very safe and provides a very good result, in the long term too. ArtiLens has been tested several times during extensive studies and meets the most stringent medical requirements.

Suitable for almost everyone

The likelihood of you being suitable for Artilenses is pretty big. Whether you’re short-sighted (to -23.5 dioptres) or long-sighted (to +12 dioptres). And even for significant cylinder deviations, ArtiLens has a solution. To find out whether ArtiLens is something for you too, you can attend an information session. Most eye clinics organise these sessions on a regular basis. After that, a certified ArtiLens ophthalmologist can perform a preliminary study on you. Then you’ll know whether you’re eligible for Artilenses and whether you can enjoy all the benefits they bring.

Advantages compared to laser eye surgery

One major ArtiLens advantage is that the procedure is reversible (the lens can also be removed again). This is not the case with laser eye surgery, where a layer of your cornea is removed. And what’s gone cannot be put back. Another major advantage compared to laser eye treatment is that Artilenses can correct major deviations.