Overview

What Are Implantable Contact Lenses?

What Are Implantable Contact Lenses?

Implantable contact lenses (ICLs) are contact lenses that can be implanted into the eye. The lenses were developed for patients with high levels of nearsightedness and minimal amounts of astigmatism. ICLs are implanted behind the iris (the colored part of the eye).

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Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)

This lens is placed through a small incision in the eyes directly behind the iris and in front of the lens.

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The Visian ICL is made from soft plastic and collagen-based material that is well tolerated in the eye. It has been used safely and effectively to correct myopia between -3 diopters to -15 diopters.

How the Visian ICL Procedure Works

This lens is placed through a small incision in the eyes directly behind the iris and in front of the lens. The Visian ICL is made from soft plastic and collagen-based material that is well tolerated in the eye. It has been used safely and effectively to correct myopia between -3 diopters to -15 diopters.

Pros & Cons in Choosing the Visian ICL

Pros

  • A good alternative for patients who are not eligible for laser surgery
  • Corrects high nearsightedness that is out of the range of laser surgery
  • Minimal postoperative discomfort
  • Keeps your natural ability to accommodate (read without reading glasses)
  • Reversible; the lens can be explanted.

Cons

  • More invasive than laser refractive surgery; this procedure is done in the operating room with topical and/or general anesthesia.
  • Fluctuating vision for a few days after the procedure