Is Visian ICL the Right Choice for You?

June 18th, 2018

Female Optometrist Performs Eye Exam

Even if you don’t qualify for LASIK, you may still be able to achieve lasting clear vision through another eye procedure: Visian ICL.

LASIK surgery can help people correct their vision without the inconvenience of glasses or contacts. However, not everyone is eligible for this procedure. If you don’t qualify for LASIK, you may still be a candidate for a corrective procedure called Visian ICL. Learn how the Visian ICL insert can help improve your vision and find out if it’s the right choice for you.

How Visian ICL Works

Visian ICL is a small, comfortable lens made of 100% biocompatible Collamer that’s inserted into the eye. While LASIK corrects vision by reshaping the cornea and often removing eye tissue in the process, Visian ICL doesn’t change the shape of your eye but instead adds a biologically-compatible layer over it.

Visian ICL is FDA approved, and the procedure has a satisfaction rate of nearly 100%. People who may be a good fit for the Visian ICL include candidates with thin corneas, severe dry eye, or severe nearsightedness. All these factors may disqualify you for LASIK or make other corrective routes like glasses or contacts inconvenient.

What Are the Benefits?

Visian ICL is a life-changing option for those who can’t or don’t want to get LASIK surgery. One of the benefits of this procedure is the lack of dry eye, which is a common side effect of LASIK and can become highly uncomfortable in severe cases. Visian ICL also provides unique protection from UV rays, which can cause retinal damage or cataracts.

As an eye insert, the Visian ICL provides a permanent solution to vision problems, but it can also be removed when necessary. For example, you might require another type of eye procedure in the future that would not be feasible with the insert, or your prescription may continue to change over time.

Recovery Time

The insertion procedure for the Visian ICL only takes 15-30 minutes, and recovery is even quicker. In fact, people who receive the insert will start seeing clearly directly after the procedure is complete. Inserting the Visian ICL is virtually painless, which also results in a fast and easy recovery.

Like all medical procedures, there are risks associated with Visian ICL, but the likelihood of any serious complications arising has been shown to be minimal.

Scheduling Your Procedure

If you’re dissatisfied with glasses or contacts and cannot receive LASIK, Visian ICL is a safe and effective procedure that can drastically improve your vision. To find out if it’s right for you, visit a qualified eye care specialist and discuss your options. The professionals at Swagel Wootton Eye Institute have experience treating all types of eye conditions and will work with you individually to determine the best course of action. Schedule a consultation with us today at our Mesa or Chandler locations to take the next step toward a clearer vision.