Visian ICL™ In San Diego, CA
Visian ICL™, also known as an implantable contact lense, is a long-term solution for patients who suffer with nearsightedness and astigmatism. The board-certified ophthalmologists at American Eye Associates and California Retina Associates are dedicated to ensuring you can see clearly and live comfortably with the most up-to-date diagnostic services and treatments. We are proud to offer Visian ICL™ to men and women in San Diego, Chula Vista, and the neighboring communities of Imperial County, California.
The Visian ICL™ by STAAR Surgical is an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), also known as an Implantable Contact Lens. The Visian ICL is implanted in the eye behind the iris and in front of the natural lens to correct nearsightedness that ranges from -3.00 diopters to -20.00 diopters. Vision correction with the Visian ICL™ is classified as high definition vision due to the sharpness and clearness of the vision achieved.
Composed of Collamer®, a collagen copolymer, the Visian ICL™ is compatible with the natural chemistry of the body so there are minimal risks of lens rejection. Additionally, the Visian ICL™ has anti-reflective properties and provides ultraviolet protection.
What is Visian ICL™?
Visian ICL™, also called an Implantable Collamer Lens, is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. Unlike some other vision correction options, the Visian ICL™ is an additive technology that corrects vision without the removal of any corneal tissue. The Visian ICL™ is meant to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts and unlike most permanent refractive solutions, Visian ICL™ is removable.
The Visian ICL™ procedure – what to expect
Visian ICL™ is made of biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye. Your eye doctor will create a small opening in your cornea that will be used to insert and position the Visian ICL™. The procedure is typically painless with numbing eye drops and it typically takes less than 20 -30 minutes. You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.
The benefits of Visian ICL™
- Significant vision improvement
- 99% patient satisfaction
- Over 1 million procedures performed worldwide
- Quick results
- Can be removed if needed
- Offers UV protection
- Undetectable once in place
- Can treat astigmatism and myopia
- May be an option for patients who are not candidates for other vision correction procedures
- Does not cause dry eye syndrome, which can be a side effect of other vision correction procedures
- Provides excellent night vision
Is Visian ICL™ right for me?
Visian ICL™ is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates for Visian ICL™ are aged 21 to 45 with nearsightedness and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. Visian ICL™ is not an option for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or those with a history of eye disease. If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost or frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, Visian ICL™ may be your answer. Contact your eye doctor to discuss if Visian ICL™ is right for you.
Important safety information for Visian ICL™
Before considering Visian ICL™ surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about Visian ICL™ surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery.
At American Eye Associates and California Retina Associates, we offer a wide range of cutting-edge treatments, expert surgical techniques, and the latest diagnostic services that will help you live your most healthy and comfortable life. We are happy to offer ophthalmology services to men and women in San Diego, Chula Vista, and the surrounding areas of Imperial County, California. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our expert ophthalmologists today.