How long before my ICL procedure do I need to stop wearing contact lenses?

The doctor said I need to stop wearing contacts about 2 weeks before the procedure. Is this typical?

Doctor Answers 1

How long before my ICL procedure do I need to stop wearing contact lenses

I use a two week guideline for my patients. It's reasonable.  If you leave them out longer, it's ok.  I wouldn't leave them out for a shorter window though.  Two weeks is pretty typical for most surgeries- assuming that it's some variety of soft lens.


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