Visian ICL

February 24, 2015

At Yaldo Eye Center, we pride ourselves in having the
capability to offer our patients a complete selection of vision
correction procedures that can be customized to their unique needs
and provide the best possible outcomes. That’s why we’re excited to
offer the Visian ® ICL™ (implantable Collamer® lens) at our center,
an advanced vision correction option for our potential patients that
is growing in popularity. To date more than 450,000 Visian ICLs have
been implanted in patients worldwide. The Visian ICL is a thin, soft
lens made of Collamer implanted in the eye to permanently correct
moderate to severe nearsightedness.

The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is made of an advanced
soft-material lens, composed of 100% biocompatible collagen
copolymer, that provides not only UV protection and permanent vision
correction, but also a quality of vision that is sharper, clearer,
and more vivid than that what one can achieve with glasses or contacts. Additionally, unlike LASIK, the Visian ICL procedure does
not permanently alter the shape of your cornea. There is no maintenance associated with the lens, and it is intended to remain in place as long as you are satisfied with your vision. If at any point your vision changes or you wish to have them removed, it can
be done easily and because your cornea is in its natural state, you are able to pursue other vision correction options.

What are the advantages of the Visian ICL?

The Visian implantable contact lens (ICL) produces vision correction that is stunningly sharper, more vivid, and more permanent than Lasik can produce. ICLs are usually reserved for patients with levels of -4 to -20 myopia.

If you are between 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you may be a candidate for the Visian ICL. Unlike traditional contact lenses that go on the eye’s surface, the Visian ICL is positioned inside the eye between the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the natural lens, which stays indefinitely. In an emergency, it can also easily be removed from the eye.  Benefits of ICL include:

* High Definition Vision:
You can enjoy a new level of vision correction that’s sharp, clear, vivid, and has great depth and dimension.

* Designed to be Permanent, Yet Is Removable:
One of the compelling advantages of the Visian ICL is that while it can permanently correct your vision, the lens can be simply removed and/or replaced if necessary. Also, concerns involving the cornea typically do not apply to the Visian ICL, as no natural corneal tissue is permanently removed or reshaped in during implantation.

* Does Not Cause Dry Eye:
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.

* Short Recovery Time:
The recovery for the Visian ICL is quick and pain-free, and may be as little as one day due to the very small size of the opening required. Patients typically experience minimal discomfort, and many times go back to work the next day.

* UV Protection:
Long-term exposure to UV radiation can damage your eyes; and longer term or more intense exposure

* Treatment Flexibility for the Future:
Your vision changes as you grow older and eventually almost everyone will need cataract surgery. An important benefit with the Visian ICL
is that you have options for future treatments. Because Visian ICL maintains the structure of the eye, the measurements required for new procedures are often much easier to identify and can increase the likelihood of positive outcomes.

* Simplification of Life:
There is no daily maintenance as with traditional contact lenses, and no concern of problems from daily activities such as swimming and sports.

* LASIK Alternative
Patients who have corneas too thin or prescriptions too high for LASIK still have a fantastic option for lasting vision correction.

Who is a candidate for Visian ICL?

If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you may be
an excellent candidate for the Visian ICL. This procedure is able to
treat a range of patients from low to extremely high refractive
errors and is especially beneficially to those with thin corneas and
dry eyes. It is preferable that the patient has not undergone any
ophthalmic surgery and does not have a history of eye disease such
as iritis, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy.

If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you may be an excellent candidate for the Visian ICL.

Elite athletes, celebrities, and military personnel have chosen the Visian ICL™.

In fact, more than 98% of military personnel that have opted for the
Visian ICL are seeing 20/20 or better.

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