Visian ICL is intended to address nearsightedness and astigmatism. It has proven incredibly effective at correcting severe myopia. It is a wonderful alternative to LASIK for patients who are not ideal candidates due to a large nearsighted correction, dry eyes or thin corneas.
ICL stands for implantable collamer lens. Placed in between your iris and your lens, the Visian ICL is similar to an implantable contact lens. However, collamer is a technologically advanced lens material that is 40% water, soft and 100 percent compatible with your body, eliminating the risk of implant rejection. As an additional bonus, collamer is UV resistant, which may help provide protection against degenerative vision disorders such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
The ICL Procedure
Placing the Visian ICL takes around 15 minutes per eye. Dr. Stephen Wilmarth will first administer a topical anesthetic, will make a Wilmarth a painless procedure. Once you are sufficiently comfortable, Dr. ensuring macro incision through which the ICL can be injected into your eye.
Vision improvement with Visian ICL is often immediate and surveys have found that 99 percent of ICL recipients are pleased with their results.
If you would live in the Greater Sacramento Area, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, or anywhere throughout Northern California and would like to learn more about Visian ICL, please contact Wilmarth Eye today to schedule an appointment.