A good candidate for the Visian ICL is a patient between the ages of 21 and 50 who is nearsighted. It is preferable that the patient has not had previous eye surgery or a history of ophthalmic diseases such as glaucoma, iritis, or diabetic retinopathy. Our practice offers a complimentary screening to determine if you are a candidate for this exciting procedure.
The Visian ICL is surgically inserted inside the eye just behind the iris in front of the eye’s natural lens. The Visian ICL does not touch any internal eye structure and stays in position without maintenance, indefinitely.
Extensive research and development preceded the introduction of the Visian ICL. It is now being used by more than 1,000,000 patients worldwide. The satisfaction rate among patients is extremely high – above 99%. The Visian ICL provides unparalleled quality of vision and has excellent and stable outcomes for patients with moderate to severe myopia. The Visian ICL has been available internationally for over 20 years.
No. Most patients state that they are very comfortable throughout the procedure. We use a topical anesthetic drop prior to the procedure. A light sedative is given prior to the procedure.
No. The lens is positioned behind the iris where it is invisible to both you and observers. You enjoy a cosmetic appearance that is completely natural. Only your doctor will be able to tell that you’ve had vision correction.
The Visian ICL is made of Collamer which is an advanced lens material that is highly biocompatible. Collamer does not cause a reaction inside the eye and it contains an ultraviolet filter that provides protection to the eye.
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.
The Visian ICL is intended to remain in place within your eye without any maintenance.
No, the lens is not noticeable after it is put in place. It does not attach to any structures within the eye and it stays in position.