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Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) Introduction

  • Also known as an Implantable Contact lenses.
  • The ideal patient:
    • Myopic patient with prescription too large for LASIK.
    • Myopic patient with cornea too thin for LASIK.
  • The procedure consists of implanting an artificial lens between your natural lens and your Iris.

The lens is inserted in 4 easy steps:

4 Easy Steps

4 Steps

Step 1: Anesthetic eyedrops are placed.

Step 2: A small entry is made in the cornea.

Step 3: The lens is delivered into the front of the eye.

Step 4: The lens is positioned out of view behind the Iris.


The advantages and Disadvantages are as follows:

Advantages of ICL:

  • Reversibility: the ICL lens can be removed if needed. This is unlike LASIK, which is permanent.
  • Long track record: The Visian ICL was FDA approved in 2005.
  • Wider treatment range than LVC:
    • Approved to correct as much as -14 Diopters of astigmatism.
    • Visian TORIC ICL is approved to correct 3 Diopters of astigmatism.

Disadvantages of ICL:

  • More expensive than LVC (but we do offer 60-month financing**).
  • 0.6% risk of developing a premature cataract***.
  • Like LASIK, ICL does not correct Presbyopia.


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