Implantable Contact Lens

Visian ICL is a great solution for people with high prescriptions (high myopia) and for those who lack sufficient corneal thickness to have LASIK. During the Visian ICL procedure, a special synthetic lens called an implantable collamer lens, is implanted in the eye, redirecting light rays so they focus correctly on the retina. This lens doesn’t replace your natural lens but is placed just behind the iris to correct your eyesight for the rest of your life.

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The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete, and you’ll be able to resume your regular activities within a day or two. Most patients see an improvement in eyesight immediately after surgery!

Visian ICL can often correct the eyesight of those who can’t undergo LASIK because of thin corneas, dry eyes, or unusually high refractive errors. If you fit the criteria below, you’re most likely a candidate for Visian ICL:

  • Between 21 and 35 years old
  • Nearsighted
  • No change in eyeglass prescription of more than 0.5D in a year
  • Not pregnant

One to two weeks before the procedure, you’ll undergo a YAG laser iridotomy, where your surgeon will use a YAG laser to make one or two small openings near the edge of the iris so the fluid can circulate around the lens. You’ll receive anesthetic eye drops to make the procedure comfortable. This lens is meant to be permanent, but one advantages of Visian ICL is that the lens can be removed and replaced if your vision happens to change. Click here for important safety information.


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