Indianapolis, IN, November 8, 2018 – Price Vision Group is the first practice in Indiana to implant the new FDA-approved Visian Toric ICL from STAAR Surgical. This new implantable collamer lens (ICL) provides a new solution for patients with moderate to high levels of myopia and astigmatism ‒ in one simple procedure. Previously, ICL patients with astigmatism would need a separate LASIK procedure to correct astigmatism.
Matt, a resident from Lafayette, will become the first patient in Indiana to receive the Visian Toric ICL. “I’ve been in glasses since kindergarten and hard contacts since fifth grade… so I’m excited,” stated Matt just before his surgery. The procedure to insert the Visian Toric ICL takes about 20-30 minutes and consists of placing the ICL between the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the eye’s natural, crystalline lens to correct vision. For patients with high levels of nearsightedness, an improvement in vision should be noticed almost immediately after the procedure.
As one of the most experienced Visian ICL surgeons in the country, Dr. Francis Price is happy to provide another option for patients looking to be free from glasses or contacts. When asked what he’s looking forward to most after his surgery, Matt replied, “Waking up to see the alarm clock every morning.”