Implantable Contact Lenses
An implantable contact lens offers a solution that may produce even better vision than Lasik!
The Visian implantable contact lens (ICL) produces vision correction that is stunningly sharper, more vivid and more permanent than Lasik can produce.
If you are between 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you are an excellent candidate for the Visian ICL. Unlike traditional contact lenses that go on the surface of the eye, the Visian ICL is positioned inside the eye between the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the natural lens where it stays indefinitely. In case of emergency, it can also easily be removed from the eye.
The Visian ICL corrects a wide range of vision needs:
- The cornea is the curved portion on the front surface of the eye. The Visian ICL does not have any effect on the cornea and may be appropriate if you have thin corneas.
- Dry Eyes: Visian ICL does not cause or contribute to dry eyes. If you have dry eyes, ask your doctor if the Visian ICL may be the best vision correction option for you.
- Refractive error in the focusing of light by the eye is a frequent reason for reduced visual acuity. Even patients with low and extreme high refractive errors are candidates for the Visian ICL.
the Visian ICL is made from Collamer. Collamer, is biocompatible with the eye (not seen as a foreign object to the body) and provides exceptional quality of vision. The lens rests quietly in position while accurately correcting vision. The Visian ICL is the best choice for a lens that is going to remain inside your eye for a lifetime.
The Visian ICL procedure:
The doctor creates two micro openings in the edge of the cornea to insert and position the lens. The lens is injected, gently unfolding in your eye. Special marks on the lens ensure proper positioning. That’s it—the procedure takes about 15 minutes! Because the opening is microscopic, recovery time is very short without needing any sutures. A few hours after the procedure you will be able to leave the clinic.