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 as an alternative to LASIK surgery.
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. If you are comparing the differences between Visian ICL vs LASIK eye surgery, the 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*:
- Are nearsighted without astigmatism
- Are between the ages of 21 and 45
- Who may not be a candidate for LASIK due to dry eyes, severe myopia, or thin corneas
- 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 alternative to LASIK surgery as well as discuss possible risks involved.
The Visian ICL Procedure
An ophthalmologist can perform a Visian ICL eye surgery in around 15 minutes and the procedure is performed 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. Our team of ophthalmologists offers Visian ICL surgery and treatment options to clients. In addition, our staff of doctors offers other types of eye care solutions such as cataract surgery, glaucoma treatments, refractive lens exchange surgery, and LASIK treatments. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact our office today! Give our staff of ophthalmologists a call by phone at (877) 852-8463 to discuss the advantages of Visian ICL treatments.
Tips & Insights: What Is ICL Eye Surgery? Benefits & Recovery