If you are seeking clear vision, but you are not a candidate for LASIK surgery, Visian ICL might be right for you!
With the Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens), we can provide you with clear, sharp vision without some of the risks included in other laser vision correction methods.
What is Visian ICL?
The Visian ICL is a type of refractive lens otherwise known as a phakic IOL. The natural lens inside of the eye is not removed during the procedure, which is why it is referred to as “phakic”. The natural lens is left in place, and the ICL is positioned in front of the natural crystalline lens, behind the iris. The Visian ICL procedure is performed as an alternative to other vision correction procedures such as LASIK, PRK, and Refractive Lens Exchange.
This simple procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Feinerman makes a small incision in the cornea and inserts the foldable lens between the iris and the natural crystalline lens. The procedure takes only 15 to 30 minutes for each eye and only requires topical anesthesia (numbing eye drops). Typically, patients can see clearly within a few hours after the procedure.
Because of the positioning of the Visian ICL®, it is invisible to the patient and others. Another added benefit with the Visian ICL® is that it avoids contact with other eye structures, providing safety, stability, comfort, and predictable outcomes. Once in place, the lens stays in place indefinitely and should require no maintenance.
Who is a good candidate for the Visian ICL®?
While the Visian ICL makes a great alternative for those who are not good LASIK candidates, Visian ICL may be better for some than others. Visian ICL is best for those who are between 21 and 45, who suffer from moderate to severe nearsightedness.
Phil Torres, A Visian ICL Testimonial
Visian ICL Benefits
One thing that sets the Visian ICL apart from other vision correction procedures is that if for any reason your vision changes, the ICL can be easily removed and replaced. Another procedure, such as LASIK, can also be done after ICL, if necessary (usually not necessary). With the ICL, you can still wear glasses or contact lenses if you need to; but that is also not usually necessary.