Visian ICL: An Alternative to LASIK

Visian ICL: An Alternative to LASIK


If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and are looking to reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts, the Visian ICL may be a great choice for you.
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What is Visian ICL?

Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an alternative to LASIK. It’s a flexible lens placed in the eye to correct vision. Unlike traditional contact lenses that are placed on the surface of the eye, the Visian ICL is positioned in the eye between the iris and the natural lens and reduces the dependence on contacts or glasses. While LASIK is a permanent surgery the Visian ICL can be removed and/or replaced if necessary.

Who is a Candidate for Visian ICL?

Visian ICL is designed for people who*:

  • People who may not be a candidate for LASIK due to dry eyes, severe myopia or thin corneas
  • Are nearsighted without astigmatism
  • Are between the ages of 21 and 45
  • Have not had a change in eyeglasses prescription in the last year
  • Are not pregnant

*Your eye doctor can advise you in determining if you are a candidate for this procedure as well as discussing possible risks involved and alternatives.

The Procedure

The procedure for inserting a Visian ICL only takes about 15 minutes and is done in an outpatient surgery setting. Once the lens is implanted, sutures are typically not needed. The recovery time is quick and may be as little as a day.

For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact our office today!