At Whitson Vision we understand the importance of better vision. Unfortunately not everyone is a candidate for LASIK which is why we offer the Visian ICL. The Visian ICL is an implantable collamer lens that is designed to help improve vision in patients suffering from myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The Visian ICL is FDA and has been thoroughly tested with proven results that improve the vision in patients.
Visian ICL Patients who have thin corneas and have a high level of prescriptions may be strong candidates for the Visian ICL. A patient with thin corneas is not suitable for LASIK and the Visian becomes a strong alternative for them to help improve their vision. A small incision will be made at the edge of the cornea and the Visian ICL will be inserted into the eye. The procedure requires no stitches and the results can be quite dramatic.
The actual ICL procedure is an outpatient procedure that is performed right in our Indianapolis office. One of our skillful surgeons will make an incision on the edge of the cornea and insert the Visian ICL between the iris and natural eye lens. It will take 15 to 30 minutes for each eye and only requires a topical anesthesia on the surface of the eye. The results can be seen within a few hours following surgery. If you are interested in the Visian ICL, please call Whitson Vision at 1-866-657-6890.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I’m a candidate for Visian ICL?
Patients who are between the ages of 21 and 45 who are nearsighted are good candidates for the Visian ICL. It is preferred that the patient has not had any previous eye surgeries or suffer from a form of an ophthalmic disease. The doctors at Whitson Vision will do a thorough screening of your eyes prior to recommending the Visian ICL.
Where in the eye is Visian ICL placed?
The Visian ICL will be surgically inserted inside the eye just between the iris and the natural lens of the eye. The Visian ICL will not interfere with other.
Internal eye structures and will remain in place permanently.
Does the Visian ICL procedure hurt?
Most patients tell us they are very comfortable during the procedure. We use a topical anesthetic prior to performing the procedure. Depending on the patients a mild sedative may be recommended.
What if my vision changes after the Visian ICL is implanted?
The Visian ICL offers patients flexibility if their vision changes. If their vision becomes worse the ICL can be removed and replaced, or another procedure can be performed. With the Visian ICL, glasses or contacts can be worn if necessary. The Visian ICL does not help patients suffering from presbyopia.
Can the Visian ICL be seen by the naked eye?
No, the Visian ICL cannot be seen by you or someone else who is trying to see it. The Visian ICL creates a natural cosmetic appearance. Your eye doctor will be the only one to tell that you've had a vision correction procedure.
What is the Visian ICL made of?
The Visian ICL is made of Collamer which is an advanced lens material that is highly biocompatible. Collamer does not cause a reaction inside the eye and it contains an ultraviolet filter that provides protection to the eye.
What is involved in the Visian ICL procedure?
One to two weeks before your surgery, your ophthalmologist will make a small opening with a laser to allow fluid to pass between the lens and the front chamber of the eye. The actual Visian ICL procedure typically takes approximately 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis, although you will need to have someone with you to drive you home from your procedure, you will be functional when you leave the office. Normally, very little discomfort is associated with this procedure. A light topical drop anesthetic is administered and a mild sedative may be given. In addition, eye drops or an oral medication may be prescribed. You will come back to our office the next day for a follow-up visit and we will see you again at one week, one month and six months for follow-ups.