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ICLs is the acronym for Implantable Collamer® Lens. These flexible lenses fit inside the eye behind the iris and help correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. They are safe, effective and give a phenomenal visual result. ICLs can give you better vision than LASIK if you have a very high prescription. In fact, if you are very nearsighted, this may be the best option for vision correction.

“Having had to wear glasses or contacts for 30+ years, ICL surgery has been literally life changing...”

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How it works.

The implantable collamer lens procedure is brief. During the procedure, there is no pain. A small incision is created at the edge of the cornea. The lens is folded, inserted through the incision and positioned in the eye. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and the results are immediate. During the ICL procedure, the eye’s natural lens is not removed.

You may be a good candidate for ICLs if:

You are nearsighted with or without astigmatism

You have a high prescription not able to be treated with LASIK

You are tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses

Top reasons patients choose Waite Vision for ICL.


You’ll enjoy the benefits of your ICL procedure for years to come.


Our ICL pricing is all-inclusive, with no upsells or extra charges. An excellent investment in yourself for perfect vision.


Your ICL cost is much more affordable than what you are paying for glasses and contact lenses.


You won’t have to worry about picking up your recovery meds. We’ll have everything here for you.


You will meet directly with Dr. Waite, a highly skilled surgeon, to discuss your best vision plan.


When you arrive, you become the center of attention.


You receive a comprehensive personalized diagnostic of your eyes during your consultation.


ICL takes only a few minutes from start to finish, and your vision recovers quickly afterwards.


Your ICL procedure is performed with the most advanced technology and techniques available today.


You will have the most personable, caring staff through your ICL procedure and follow up care.

“There is a group of patients that have been told they are not a candidate for any vision correction surgery. ICL provides these patients a new option.”

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It starts with a consultation.

The cost of a consultation is $150, because we do more than a quick “screening.” Your initial consultation includes a full diagnostic workup using seven different tests and the latest technology. You’ll then sit down personally with Dr. Waite, your surgeon, and discuss the PERFECT vision correction procedure tailored specifically for you along with other valuable information regarding the health of your eyes. Your $150 investment then goes towards your vision correction procedure.

How much does ICL Surgery cost?

Your ICL investment at Waite Vision is $3650 per eye, or $7300 for both eyes. Think of it this way: After ICLs you’ll never again search for those glasses or worry about losing a contact lens. When you invest in vision correction you invest in yourself.
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How much are glasses and contacts costing you?

The average person spends $25,000+ on glasses, contact lenses, solution, eye exams, etc. It’s like renting your vision from the glasses and contacts lenses industry. Worst of all, these will NEVER improve your vision. Use our affordability calculator and see how much you can save by getting ICL.

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The elegant simplicity of Waite Vision.

Waite Vision is a work of art — featuring crisp, clean lines, and abundant natural lighting with a stunning, third-floor view of the Wasatch Mountains. The moment you enter our reception area, you’ll experience the difference of Waite Vision.

ICL questions? We've got answers.

Is ICL surgery covered by insurance?

No. ICL eye surgery is considered an elective procedure and will not be covered under your insurance plan. However, you are able to use your HSA or FSA plan. We also offer 24-month interest-free financing.

How long does ICLs last?

Forever! The Implantable Collamer® Lens is estimated to be around 90-years. It’s guaranteed for life. The satisfaction rate among patients is extremely high, above 99%.

Does ICL surgery hurt?

No. The procedure takes minutes and there is no discomfort. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within 24-hours.

How long does ICL take?

The procedure takes about 15 minutes and the results are rapid. A tiny incision is created at the base of the cornea. The lens is folded and inserted through the incision and positioned in the eye behind the iris where it is not visible.

Does ICL eye surgery wear off?

Because the ICL corrects for distance vision, it does not eliminate the need for reading glasses if you develop presbyopia (vision after 40) this occurs whether you’ve had ICLs or not.

Is ICL better than LASIK?

If you struggle with severe myopia (nearsightedness) ICL may provide you better visual outcomes and acuity than LASIK. A detailed eye examination is needed to find out if ICLs are appropriate for you.

How do ICLs compare to LASIK?

During ICL we go inside the eye to place the lens behind the iris, while LASIK reshapes your cornea (the surface of your eye) with a laser. They both share the same goal, to help you reduce dependency on glasses and contacts.

When can I return to work after ICL?

Most of our ICL patients are back to work the very next day without skipping a beat. Recovery time is fairly short. You may resume normal activities within a few days.

Can I Use My HSA or FSA for ICL?

ICL is a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account procedure. If your company offers a health or flexible spending account you can use pre-tax money to pay for ICL.
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