Beyond the Limits of Lasers.
If you are a highly myopic (nearsighted) patient, you have probably been to see an eye doctor quite a few times for glasses and/or contact lenses. At Denver Eye Surgeons, we are proud to offer an alternative to your thick and restrictive glasses and contact lenses. The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer® Lens), created by STAAR® Surgical, 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.
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.
Benefits of Visian ICL:
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.
The Visian ICL is a long lasting solution for myopic refractive errors. Through its unique design, the Visian ICL offers excellent quality of vision and freedom from glasses and/or contacts. Patients who are not candidates for LASIK or PRK may still be very good candidates for the ICL and can enjoy life without corrective eyewear.
Your eye is numbed with a topical anesthetic drops.
Your surgeon will make a small corneal incision through which the ICL will be inserted into the eye.
The ICL is positioned behind the iris and in front of the natural lens.
Denver Eye Surgeons is the premier multi-specialty vision care practice in Denver, Colorado. We have the most experienced physicians to provide the best care to our patients in a friendly environment. We pride ourselves in our excellent customer service, commitment to new technology and highly trained staff.
Denver Eye Surgeons strives to make your eye care and surgical experience as comfortable as possible. That’s why we offer you a lot of choices in the way you pay for eye care and surgery services. Our office staff can work with you to select a payment option that best fits your finances. Please call for a Visian ICL consultation at 303.273.8761 and begin your process to glasses-free vision.
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