What is the Visian ICL?

Posted: May 06, 2020 by The Eye Center

For eye clinic patients in Columbia, S.C., Visian ICL is the latest in vision correction procedures. Known as the Implantable Collamer Lens, it works with your normal eye structure to correct your vision. This procedure is great for a wider range of prescriptions than other more traditional vision correction treatments.
A Collamer lens is used as a corrective lens inserted into the eye. Collamer is made with collagen, a naturally occurring substance in the body. This procedure has some unique benefits due to the materials of the lens.
  1. Removable Option: If a patient experiences a major prescription change or new vision correction options become available, Visian ICL is removable. This helps patients take advantage of newer technologies and keep up with their changing vision needs.
  2. Additive Vision Correction: Because Visian ICL does not remove or shape the corneal tissue in your eye, it is biocompatible with your body composition. The lens rests behind the iris and gently unfolds in the eye.
  3. No dry eye syndrome: Because of the unique technology in the Collamer lens, the procedure and lens insert doesn’t induce dry eye syndrome. 
  4. Quick Recovery and Procedure: The insertion method is minimally invasive because of the Visian ICL Collamer material. The insert is 3mm, so the procedure is quick (20-30 minutes), and so is recovery.
  5. Great for Thinner Corneas and Nearsightedness: The Visian ICL procedure is proven to be effective for patients whose thin corneas exclude them from other vision correction procedures. It can also reduce nearsightedness (myopia).
  6. Protection Against UV Rays: One of the unique properties of the Collamer lens is that it can provide some UV protection.
Visian ICL is a great option for patients between 21 and 45 years old who experience mild to severe myopia. Ideally, patients’ vision is stable, meaning no prescription changes higher than 0.5D in the past year. This procedure is another great option for those looking for a way to reduce or eliminate additional vision supports like eyeglasses or contact lenses.


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