Visian ICL™ Lens Implant

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Visian ICL™ Lens Implant

Eyecare Medical Group is proud to offer the Visian ICL (implantable collamer lens, or implantable contact lens) to our refractive patients. The Visian ICL™ is a possible solution for those who are nearsighted but who are not candidates for LASIK surgery because of high myopia or thin corneas.

“The Visian ICL™ is a great option for those who are not candidates for LASIK but want to get rid of their dependence on glasses or contact lenses,” says Dr. William Holt, refractive surgeon at Eyecare Medical Group.

Although the Visian ICL™ is a phakic IOL, it is different than the IOL’s used during cataract surgery because it does not replace the natural lens of the eye. Instead, the Visian ICL™ is inserted behind the iris and in front of the natural lens of the eye in a short outpatient procedure. The Visian ICL™ stays in place but can be removed at anytime if necessary.

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a Visian ICL is to have an examination at Eyecare Medical Group. Please call us toll free for a free consultation at 1-888-374-2020.