Last Thursday I had Visian ICL implants placed into both of my eyes. I have about 3D of astigmatism, so I didn't expect everything to be perfect. The surgeon did what's called Limbal Relaxation Incisions (LRI) to help lessen my astigmatism, but it's never 100% at my level.
The issue is that I'm still not seeing as well as what I had with contact lens. At first I was blaming this on the residual astigmatism that might be present, and the fact that I'm still healing. However, I took a look at the cards that came in my post-op care packet.
The cards stated that the power for ICL implants are -14.0D in my right eye, and -13.5 in my left. My contacts powers are -12.0 in my right eye, and -10.50 in my left. My contacts are almost perfect, and the lady at the surgery office stated that my optometrist had gotten my prescription almost exact, at least according to the exam that they performed a week ago.
So now I'm wondering if I might have been over-corrected, or if there's some reasoning behind this level of ICL power (or even some other factors that go into choosing an ICL prescription that is different from contacts). For example, I know that my contact lens powers are lower than my glasses, because contacts sit closer to the eye. Maybe ICL prescription levels have a similar explanation, but logically speaking, I can't think of any.
I can't really find much on the internet about this, but I'd like to have "my ducks in a row" before asking the doctor about it in my one-week follow-up exam. Is it possible they choose the incorrect prescription? Thanks for your help.