What Is Visian ICL?
The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) offers an alternative to Laser Vision Correction procedures – LASIK and PRK. The ICL is surgically removable, if necessary, and unlike Laser Vision Correction, does not permanently alter the shape of your cornea.
The best candidates for the ICL are between the ages of 21 and 40, with moderate to severe nearsightedness. In fact, patients who benefit the most are those with the greatest dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
Implantable Collamer Lens
The ICL functions similarly to a contact lens. But instead of being placed on the surface of the eye, it is positioned inside the eye – in front of the natural lens and behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) – where it cannot be seen or felt. One or two weeks before the ICL implantation, a laser procedure will be performed to ensure the fluid inside your eye continues to flow properly.
During the ICL surgery, the lens is inserted through a tiny, 3mm incision where it gently unfolds and is tucked into place. The tiny micro-incision is self-sealing, requiring no sutures. Most patients notice improved vision immediately after surgery, which continues to improve over the next few days.
Visian ICL Is Biocompatible and Maintenance-Free
The Visian ICL provides predictable outcomes and excellent quality of vision. It is designed to remain in place within the eye indefinitely, and without maintenance. The lens is made of a collagen copolymer that is very biocompatible (doesn’t cause a reaction inside the eye) and stable. It also contains an ultraviolet light filter.
Improve Your Vision Today – Contact Eye Care of Delaware
Among the various options to improve your vision, ICL surgery may be your top choice. At Eye Care of Delaware, we will help you determine the treatment that best meets your visual goals. Request an appointment online or call us at 302-454-8800.