Visian ICL: Implantable Collamer Lens
The Visian ICL is an advanced vision correction treatment technology and LASIK alternative for those patients with moderate to severe nearsightedness, dry eyes, thin corneas or any combination of these issues.
For many people, the Visian ICL is simply a BETTER option than LASIK.
Unlike most other vision correction lenses, the Visian ICL is made from Collamer, an exclusive technologically advanced lens material. Because of the collagen in Collamer, it is bio-compatible with the eye and provides exceptional quality of vision.
To correct your vision, this advanced Collamer lens is positioned in front of the natural lens of your eye to correct your prescription and have you seeing clearly – without glasses. Unlike contact lenses, it’s maintenance-free. It never dries out or gets dirty. You don’t have to put it in every morning or worry about it getting lost.
Advantages of the Visian ICL
- The quality of vision has been shown in several studies to be as good as or better than LASIK for high prescriptions.
- The procedure has a great track record, with over 500,000 performed to date.
- It is quick, virtually painless, and the results are immediate.
- It is reversible; the lens can be removed at any time and does not permanently change the shape or structure of the eye. We don’t recommend ‘test-driving’ a treatment of this nature, but many patients find comfort in knowing they can revert back to their prior vision should they choose.
Implanting the Visian lens is a two-part process. The first step requires your surgeon making two small openings on the edge of the iris to prepare the lens for insertion. Step two is the actual insertion of the lens. The Visian lens is placed inside the eye, in front of the natural lens but behind the iris, the colored part of the eye, which means the lens is undetectable to the naked eye. The lens is folded and inserted through a microscopic incision after which it unfolds into place inside the cornea. The incision then heals quickly and naturally – no stitches needed. Afterwards, the lens will remain in place and you will not feel it inside your eye at all. You will see improvement in your vision almost immediately and recovery takes just days – we perform our ICL treatments on Wednesday which means you’ll be back to work on Monday – without glasses!
Am I A Good Candidate?
A good candidate for the Visian ICL is typically someone in their 20s or 30s with a higher degree of nearsightedness (myopia) seeking a better alternative than glasses or contacts. Often times these patients aren’t great LASIK candidates – however an ICL should not be considered an inferior alternative. Recent studies have shown that the treatment can produce even better quality of vision to that of LASIK or PRK – especially for higher prescriptions.
The only way to know all your options is after a thorough medical evaluation. The good news? ClearSight has developed one of the most technologically advanced diagnostic exams in the country, so you will know all your options afterwards. Even better? They’re FREE for all new patients. Schedule yours today to find out if the Visian ICL, or another treatment alternative, is your best option to achieve Sight Without Glasses!
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