Have you been told you are not a good candidate for laser vision correction? We may recommend Visian® ICL™ implantable lenses. These biocompatible lenses correct refractive errors and give you better vision. They can help people who, for various reasons, should not have LASIK or other laser procedures.
What is Visian® ICL™?
Visian® ICL™ offers improved vision, even for people who currently need a strong corrective prescription. An ICL™ or Implanted Collamer Lens overlies your natural lens and corrects the angle of light entering the eye. The Collamer material is related to collagen, a natural structural protein found throughout the body. This biocompatible material allows these lenses to stay in place indefinitely.
How Much Does Visian® ICL™ Cost?
If you have considered Visian® ICL™, you have most likely considered cost as a factor. Each provider sets its pricing based on location, training, and experience. Variations in the procedure and type of lens can affect your final cost. The average price of Visian® ICL™ at VisionMax is $4500 per eye. Financing can make affording Visian® ICL™ easier if you have concerns.
How Does Visian® ICL™ Work?
Your natural lens rests at the front of the eye and changes the angle of light as it passes through. A Visian® ICL™ lens works the same way. An eye surgeon places the artificial lens over your natural one, precisely altering the angle of the light, so you achieve clearer focus. The effect is similar to a permanent corrective contact lens inside your eye. The incision to insert the lens is less than 3mm long, and most people only need numbing eye drops to feel comfortable. Each eye takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
What is Recovery Like After Visian® ICL™?
You may notice light sensitivity and mild discomfort for a few days after the procedure. Most people can drive and return to work within 48 hours. You will need to avoid rubbing your eyes or getting water in them while they recover. The tiny incision is self-healing and does not require sutures.
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What Results Will I See With Visian® ICL™?
Once in place, the Visian® ICL™ lens is invisible, and you will not feel it. You may notice clearer vision immediately after your procedure, which will continue to improve during the healing process. Most people will never need to remove or adjust their Visian® ICL™ lenses after implantation. Even people with severe nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism can see significant improvements in their vision.
Am I a Good Candidate for Visian® ICL™?
Visian® ICL™ makes an excellent choice for many people, including those with thin corneas or refractive errors too severe for laser eye surgery. Most people make good candidates for the procedure. You may not be a good candidate if you have a medical condition of the eye or other concerns.
Take the Next Step
To learn more about Visian® ICL™, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (780) 452-4111. We look forward to helping you!