Visian Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) is a vision correction surgery where your doctor adjusts your vision by implanting a lens in your eye. The lens sits behind your eye's natural lens and behind the iris. After ICL surgery, your vision is immediately corrected and you can see clearly without glasses.
These lenses are crafted to correct your particular refractive error with total accuracy, just as standard contacts are. ICL vision correction offers the same degree of freedom from eyewear that LASIK surgery does. This makes it a valuable alternative for individuals who are not good candidates for LASIK or other refractive correction surgeries.
While ICL treatment can serve as a permanent correction, it's also easily reversible simply by extracting the lens. This form of surgery also offers less risk of corneal complications and speedier recovery time than LASIK.
ICL is usually used on patients who are over the age of 40, but it can be a good option for younger patients as well. Ideal candidates for ICL surgery have large prescription that cannot be fixed with Lasik surgery.
ICL does not correct astigmatism. Patients with astigmatism cannot correct their eye shape with ICL surgery, but they can still correct their vision.
During Lasik your surgeon adjusts the shape of your cornea to clear up your vision, while when performing ICL they implant a contact lens to correct vision.
Lasik adjusts the shape of the cornea to clear up your vision, while ICL is an implantable contact lens that corrects your vision. Both are safe surgeries with good outcomes.
Deciding between treatment options is hard. It's really hard. That's why we have a team of counselors to help you weigh your options and choose which surgery or treatment is best for you. After you meet with one of our eye doctors, you'll sit down with one of our counselors, Andrew, Andrea, or Isabella, and they will walk you through your doctor's recommendations. Sometimes there are several options to choose between, and your counselor will show you what to expect from each and help you make a decision. Schedule a consultation with our counselors today!