Return to 100% vision in just 15 minutes with implantable contact lenses.

What is an implantable contact lens?

With lens implantation, an artificial lens (ICL, Implantable Collamer Lens) is placed in front of your eye's natural lens, to permanently correct ametropia such as nearsightedness or astigmatism. This procedure is an excellent alternative to laser eye surgery, for example, if the cornea is too thin or ametropia is too severe.

The procedure is reversible, however the artificial lens can remain in the eye for life. Vision correction such as glasses or contact lenses are a thing of the past - experience a whole new level of freedom and quality of life.

Quite simply

Lens implantation in four simple steps

Betterview lens implantation occurs in four simple steps:

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Preliminary exam

During your free, no obligation preliminary exam, we'll determine if you're a good candidate for lens implantation. We'll examine your eye's natural lens, the condition of your cornea and any vision correction you're currently using. The preliminary exam takes about 30 minutes.


Primary Exam

Our ophthalmologists will take your eye measurements and perform all other required tests. The primary exam takes about 45 minutes and is also free of charge with no obligation.



First, your eyes will be treated with numbing drops. A tiny incision is made in the cornea using a laser, and an artificial lens is placed behind the iris. The actual procedure only takes about 5 minutes per eye and it's completely painless.


Follow-up Visits

The first follow-up visit takes place the next day when we'll check your eyesight and eye pressure. Additional follow-up visits take place one week and two months after the procedure.

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What you need

Am I a good candidate for lens implantation?

Lens implantation works best for those 18 to 61 years of age with high ametropia or very thin corneas:

The following conditions should apply to you:

  • Myopia up to -20 diopters
  • Astigmatism up to 6 diopters
  • You are of legal age
  • Generally healthy eyes
  • You are in good health

Advantages of lens implantation


For severe ametropia

Artificial lenses are a good alternative if you have a high level of ametropia and laser treatments are not an option for you.


Thin cornea

Lens implantation is possible even if laser eye treatment is not an option due to thin corneas.


Suitable for dry eyes

Laser eye surgery is not always recommended for dry eyes. But lens implantation is a possibility even with dry eyes.



ICL lens implantation is reversible: The artificial lens is placed in front of your eye's natural lens and it can be removed or exchanged if needed.


UV Filter

The artificial lens material has a UV filter that protects the eye from harmful UV rays.


Custom made

The lens is custom made to fit each eye perfectly. The human body does not treat the lens as a foreign body.

All advantages

Schedule a free consultation appointment now

During a 30-minute, no-obligation, free initial consultation on site, we'll find out whether you can have your vision corrected with a laser and which treatment option is best for you.


Common questions

Here you can find the most important questions and answers about betterview. If your question cannot be answered here, please feel free to contact us.

Lens implantation or laser surgery?

The suitability of lens implantation or laser surgery varies by individual. Both methods are proven and safe. Lens implantation is reversible and is even an option if your cornea is too thin for laser eye treatment or you suffer from dry eyes.

How long does the lens implant last?

ICL lenses typically remain in place for life. The procedure is reversible because the eye's natural lens remains in tact. The implanted lens can be removed at any time or even be replaced with a new lens if your vision changes.

When can I expect my full vision to return?

Once the artificial lenses are in place, it usually takes 1 to 2 weeks for your vision to fully return. It can take longer in some cases. Full recovery takes about 4 to 8 weeks.

What are the risks associated with lens implantation?

Lens implantation is a safe and proven treatment for correcting severe ametropia. In rare cases, complications such as infection may occur after lens implantation. Such cases are usually treatable.

Can implanted lenses be removed?

ICL lens implantation is reversible. Because the eye's natural lens remains completely preserved during the procedure, the artificial lens can be removed from the eye at any time should there be a change in vision for example that would require a new lens.

What does lens implantation cost?

At betterview, lens implantation costs CHF 4,980 per eye. In contrast to other providers, betterview's price is all-inclusive. Included: Everything from the preliminary exam to the primary exam and procedure to the follow-up visits. You can also pay in installments.

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