Phakic lenses are contact lenses that are surgically implanted in the eye in front of the natural crystalline lens.
Phakic lenses are designed to treat and correct short-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia) or astigmatism (uneven focus points). The aim of this procedure is to rid patients of having to wear spectacles or contact lenses.
This procedure is fully reversible and the custom lenses are targeted to correct high degrees of refractive states. The most common lenses used are the Artisan™ and Artiflex™ iris claw lenses and the STAAR ICL™.