Visian ICL

 

WHAT IS THE VISIAN ICL?

Visian ICL, also called an Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. Unlike some other vision correction options, the Visian ICL is an additive technology that corrects vision without the removal of any corneal tissue. The Visian ICL is meant to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts and unlike most permanent refractive solutions, Visian ICL is removable.

Dr. Charles was an FDA investigator for the Implantable Collamer Lens, has more experience than any other surgeon in the state and has done more of these procedures than any other surgeon in the state. If you have been told your prescription is too high for LASIK or your cornea is too thin, you may be an ideal candidate for the ICL procedure. Call for Free Consultation 927-2020 to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.

THE PROCEDURE

Visian ICL is made of biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye. Your eye doctor will create a small opening in your cornea that will be used to insert and position the Visian ICL.. The procedure is typically painless with numbing eye drops and it typically takes less than 20 minutes. You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.

THE LENS

The Visian ICL is made of Collamer an advanced lens material that has unique properties. Collamer transmits light and reduces reflections that can interfere with vision, so you see clearly. Made of a copolymer and collagen, Collamer is also highly biocompatible. It allows the Visian ICL to rest quietly in position while accurately correcting vision. Collamer is the only lens material made with collagen- the best choice for a lens that is going to remain inside your body for a lifetime. The Visian ICL does not alter any structures within the eye. If necessary, it can be removed from the eye by a simple surgical procedure.


BENEFITS OF VISIAN ICL

  • Significant vision improvement
  • 99% patient satisfaction
  • Over 1 million procedures performed worldwide
  • Quick results
  • Can be removed if needed
  • Offers UV protection
  • Undetectable once in place
  • Can treat astigmatism and myopia
  • May be an option for patients who are not candidates for other vision correction procedures

COMMON QUESTIONS

  • Who are candidates for Visian ICL?
  • Exactly where is Visian ICL placed in the eye?
  • What is the track record of Visian ICL?
  • What if your vision changes?
  • Can they dry out or get dirty like a contact lens?
  • Can Visian ICL be seen by the naked eye?
  • Can Visian ICL be felt once it is in place?
  • How long does Visian ICL stay in my eye?

WHO ARE CANDIDATES FOR VISIAN ICL?

Visian ICL is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates for Visian ICL are aged 21 to 45 with nearsightedness and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. Visian ICL is not an option for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or those with a history of eye disease. If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost or frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, Visian ICL may be your answer. Contact us to find out if Visian ICL is right for you.

EXACTLY WHERE IS VISIAN ICL PLACED IN THE EYE?

Visian ICL is placed in the posterior chamber, behind the iris and in front of the eye’s crystalline lens. The lens does not touch any internal eye structure and stays in position.

WHAT IS THE TRACK RECORD OF VISIAN ICL?

Extensive research and development preceded the introduction of Visian ICL. It is now being used by more than 40,000 patients worldwide. The satisfaction rate among patients is extremely high- above 99%. Visian ICL provides excellent and stable outcomes.

WHAT IF YOUR VISION CHANGES?

Visian ICL offers treatment flexibility. If your vision changes dramatically, the lens can be removed and replaced, or another procedure can be performed at any time. With Visian ICL, you can wear glasses or contacts lenses if necessary. Visian ICL does not help presbyopia (difficulty with reading in people over 40), but you can add reading glasses if needed.

CAN THEY DRY OUT OR GET DIRTY LIKE A CONTACT LENS?

No, Visian ICL avoids problems experienced with traditional contact lenses. It is designed to remain in place inside your eye, without maintenance. A routine, annual visit with your eye doctor is recommended to make sure everything is fine.

CAN VISIAN ICL BE SEEN BY THE NAKED EYE?

No. The lens is positioned behind the iris where it is invisible to both you and observers. Only your doctor will be able to tell you that vision correction has taken place.

CAN VISIAN ICL BE FELT ONCE IT IS IN PLACE?

The lens is not felt after it is put in place. It does not attach to any structures within the eye and stays in position.

HOW LONG DOES VISIAN ICL STAY IN MY EYE?

The Visian ICL is intended to remain in place in the eye without maintenance. Should it become necessary, the lens can be removed by a certified ophthalmologist.

ICL COST AND FINANCING

The cost of a Visian ICL procedure can vary depending on your personalized treatment plan. Many Visian ICL patients look forward to spending less in the long run with the Visian ICL compared to the continued costs of contacts and glasses. Ask your eye doctor about financing options and payment plans that may be available for your Visian ICL procedure.

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