If eyeglasses and contact lenses aren’t an option for you, the only other way to correct your nearsightedness used to be LASIK or other types of laser eye surgery. Today, all that is changed. At Florida Eye Specialists, we’re proud to offer The Visian ICL, an implantable collamer lens used to correct virtually all strengths of myopia. If having great eyesight without the use of contacts or glasses is crucial to you, this may be the perfect solution to your eyesight problems.
Could The Visian ICL Be Right For You?
Not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure, but it might be the right one for you if:
- You’ve had the same prescription for over a year
- You’re nearsighted
- You’re between 21 and 45 years old
- Your prescription is between -3 and -20 diopters
- You have severe chronic dry eye
- You have thin corneas
About The Visian ICL
This new procedure is used to implant a lens made of a 100 percent biocompatible material. This means that it’s been tested to be benign in the human body. The implantation procedure lasts only about 15 minutes, and there is a very short recovery period. Unlike LASIK and other laser procedures, The Visian ICL does not reshape the corneas of your eyes.
The procedure uses such a small incision that recovery is often no more than one day. The lens itself is able to be folded, so the ophthalmologist can make a very small slit on the edge of the cornea, away from where actual viewing is done. The lens is slid under the crystalline cover of the eye and into place, and the incision is so small that no sutures are needed in virtually every procedure.
The Visian ICL has been successfully implanted in well over half a million eyes since 1997. In the decades it’s been in use, this procedure has a 99 percent satisfaction rate among patients. Give our office a call at 904-274-1819, and our doctors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this exciting new procedure.