New Refractive Surgical Technology Available For Patients That Previously Considered Laser Vision Correction But Were Found Not To Be A Candidate
The Visian ICL is an implantable contact lens that works with the eye to correct vision. Unlike traditional contact lenses that go on the surface of the eye, Visian ICL is surgically inserted into the eye where it provides excellent quality of vision for a wide range of correction needs. Dr. Darrell E. White is one of the first surgeons in Northeast Ohio to make the Visian ICL available to his patients.
The Visian ICL is the first lens of its kind to receive FDA approval for use in the United States. It is based on many years of research and development in adapting the proven technology of the IOL (intraocular lens) used for cataract surgery. The IOL cataract procedure is familiar to ophthalmologists and is performed safely on millions of patients each year. While the technology is similar, the Visian ICL procedure differs from cataract surgery as the natural lens is not removed from the eye. Instead, the Visian ICL is placed in front of the natural lens and works with it to correct vision.
If you are nearsighted, you may be a candidate for Visian ICL. There are many unique advantages of the lens, including the fact that you may qualify for surgery, even if you have been turned down for LASIK or other surgical procedures. The future of refractive surgery is now available at Skyvision Centers.
•Performance - Provides excellent quality of vision with predictable and stable results
•Simplicity - Inserted through a micro incision. The lens is invisible to both you and observers. It requires no maintenance
•Versatility - Capable of correcting a wide range of nearsightedness and is removable if necessary
•Biocompatibility - The lens is made from Collamer, a soft, flexible lens material offering unparalleled biocompatibility
•Safety - Safe, proven procedure
The Visian ICL offers unparalleled quality of vision, providing excellent contrast. Two unique factors help explain this superior optical performance. First, the Visian ICL is made of Collamer -- a soft, flexible lens material that contains a small amount of collagen– making the lens extremely biocompatible for a lifetime of clear vision. Second, the lens is placed inside of the eye, where it continues to focus light accurately without any maintenance required.
The Visian ICL is inserted into the eye through a small, micro incision. The lens unfolds in the eye and is positioned between the iris and the natural lens where it stays indefinitely. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
The Visian ICL is made of Collamer, an advanced lens material that has unique properties. Collamer transmits light and reduces reflections that can interfere with vision, so you see clearly. Made of a copolymer and collagen, Collamer is also highly biocompatible. It allows the Visian ICL to rest quietly in position while accurately correcting vision. Collamer is the only lens material made with collagen—the best choice for a lens that is going to remain inside your body for a lifetime.
The Visian ICL does not alter any structures within the eye or on the cornea. If necessary, it can be removed from the eye by a simple surgical procedure. You won’t be able to see the Visian ICL in your eye, and neither will anybody else. Exceptional quality of vision will be the only reminder that you have had 21st century vision correction.
Excellent for a wide range of vision correction needs including extreme refractive error. Anyone seeking clear vision may be a candidate for the Visian ICL, including patients with extreme or special vision correction needs.
The cornea is the curved surface on the front of the eye. The Visian ICL does not have any effect on the cornea and may be appropriate if you have thin corneas.
Visian ICL does not cause or contribute to dry eyes.
Is the Visian ICL right for you?
Call Skyvision Centers today at (440) 892-3931 to schedule your no cost, no obligation consultation. At Skyvision Centers our doctors and staff are dedicated to giving the best eye care experience….every patient, every visit, every day.
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