The actual Visian ICL procedure typically takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis, although you will need to have someone with you to drive you home from the procedure. Normally, very little discomfort is associated with this procedure. A light topical drop anesthetic is administered and a mild sedative is given. In addition, eye drops will be prescribed. You will come back to our office for a follow up visit the day after your procedure, and at one week and one month. Further follow-ups are scheduled as needed.