Implantable Contact Lenses
Visian ICL, also known an implantable contact lens, uses a collamer lens implanted on top of your natural lens to improve your vision. Visian ICL may be a good alternative for residents of Boulder and Denver, CO, who are not candidates for LASIK, and is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Candidates for Visian ICL
Visian ICL is typically suitable for those who are between 21 and 45 years old and have not had any previous eye surgeries. Visian ICL is suitable for patients who suffer from moderate to extreme nearsightedness (myopia) and, unlike LASIK, Visian ICL is also suitable for patients who have thin corneas.
Visian ICL Procedure
The Visian ICL procedure is done under topical anesthesia in our office. A small incision is made on the cornea, and the Visian ICL lens is implanted between the iris and the lens. The entire procedure takes about 20 minutes for each eye and your eyesight should restore within hours after the surgery. There is either none or only mild discomfort during the procedure.
Visian ICL Recovery
Recovery from Visian ICL is typically fast. No sutures are required, and since the procedure is done under topical anesthesia, there are no serious side effects from the anesthesia. In some cases, eye drops and oral medication is prescribed for you to take at home. Residents of Boulder and Denver, CO can go home immediately after the procedure, but you need someone to drive you home. A follow-up visit is scheduled for the next day to ensure that you are recovering normally and that the surgery was successful.
Visian ICL Benefits:
- Improves your vision and eliminates the need for eye glasses and contact lenses.
- The collamer lens is biocompatible and does not irritate the eye.
- Visian ICL is suitable for those who suffer from extreme myopia.
- Visian ICL is suitable for those who have thin corneas.
- No additional maintenance required.
- Safe and fast procedure.
- Visian ICL is removable if there are vision changes in the future.
- Visian ICL is invisible.
- Visian ICL is FDA approved.