what is visian icl?
This exciting new technology offers options for those seeking to reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The Visian ICL provides an outstanding quality of vision for those who are nearsighted or those with thin corneas that prevent laser vision correction. During the initial consultation at Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center in Roseville, CA, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Wilmarth will explain the different techniques for vision correction in great detail before recommending the ideal option for you.
Visian ICL Reviews
"I am absolutely shocked that this place doesn't have a gazillion reviews! I am a second-generation patient of Dr. Wilmarth's. My parents had lasik done here over 10 years ago, and when it came time for me to finally see clearly, there was no other option. (10 years later, they're ready for a touch up, and they're going to drive 7 hours for Dr. Wilmarth to do it - they wouldn't go anywhere else!)Dr. Wilmarth is AMAZING. I had Visian ICL done on my -11 eyes, and I can now see 20/15. It's a modern day miracle. My life is changed, and if you have eyes like mine used to be, you'll know that's not an exaggeration.He and Lynn made me feel completely comfortable with the procedure. They explained everything to me, and were professional and friendly every step of the way.When it comes to your eyes, you can't take any risks. This office is the best, and I wouldn't have trusted anyone else. I'm glad I did, and I'd recommend it to anyone."- H.G. / Yelp / Jun 09, 2014
"I had Visian ICL surgery more than 7 years ago by Dr. Wilmarth. I had it done when it was just approved by FDA. I trusted Dr. Wilmarth and his expertise on this surgery. The procedure was pretty painless and my vision was 20/15 right away. All these years later it remains 20/15. I have never suffered from dry eye, either. This is life changing for me. I had built up scar tissue from wearing regular contacts, and my cornea were too thin for Lasiks. Now I can see the alarm clock, watch tv, fall asleep without glasses, and not deal with regular contact lenses. The set up, procedure, and follow up care by Dr. Wilmarth and his Vision Coordinator, Pat, was comforting and easy. I recommend this procedure to anyone who is looking for better eye sight."- E.S. / Google / Nov 28, 2015
"I had Visian ICL for both eyes about a month ago. I was very nearsighted (about -10) and was wearing hard contact lenses. Everyone kept telling me how happy I would be, starting with Dr. Wilmarth. I was a little nervous going into it, and even skeptical. I now have absolutely no regrets, I can see better than 20/20 now according to the eye charts. My vision really is high definition now, I find myself staring at objects now as I drive down the road because I'm admiring the detail I never noticed before. Dr. Wilmarth and his staff were very professional, never in a hurry to answer any questions or concerns I've had. I am honestly happier now than what I expected. I just want to say another special Thank you to Dr. Wilmarth, you changed my life! Thank you to Pat, Marcie, Elaine, Amanda and Lynn, for an excellent job and for treating me like a VIP. I appreciate it more than you can imagine!"- P.P. / Google / Nov 28, 2014
"I just recently had the ICL lens inserted into both of my eyes. I couldn't be happier. I have been in glasses/contacts since 6th grade (now in my 40's) and my vision was -10 and -11. Dr. Wilmarth was so knowledgable, professional and kind. He talked to me through the whole procedure and let me know what he was doing which calmed my nerves. His staff was incredible and Colleen was so quick to return my calls and answer my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Wilmarth and this is one of the best decisions I have made."- J.H. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2018
"My wife had 20/650 vision in one eye, and 20/750 in the other. We went in for evaluation, and Dr. Wilmarth recommended we start with an ICL procedure, and then "fine-tune" that with Lasik if necessary. His entire staff demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and kindness. Colette in particular was a joy to work with. Throughout the entire process the communication was clear, thorough, kind, and timely. My wife now has 20/20 vision and she couldn't be happier. If you are considering an eye procedure, this is the place to get it done. Everything from the professionalism of the staff, to the human kindness, to the results were 5/5 star. Bravo, team, bravo!"- D.C. / Yelp / Mar 08, 2019
how long does icl surgery take?
The Visian ICL is a soft, thin lens that is gently implanted behind the iris and in front of the human lens. It is similar in appearance and feel to a soft contact lens but remains inside the eye. Implantation is a reversible procedure and the lens may be removed for any reason in the future without harm to the eye. The implantation takes about 15 minutes under light sedation. There is very little to no discomfort associate with this procedure. Most patients are back to normal activities the next day.
does visian icl work?
Our goal is 20/20 vision and most achieve it within a day or two of surgery. Occasionally patients with unusually high nearsightedness or astigmatism need laser vision correction to finish the treatment and create clear vision. Visian ICL patients are some of the happiest patients in Dr. Wilmarth's practice.
Visian ICL FAQ
Is Visian ICL safe?
Yes, it is. Visian ICL is approved by the FDA to treat a variety of nearsightedness, with and without astigmatism. Worldwide, the satisfaction rate of Visian ICL is above 99%, with stable outcomes for patients with mild to severe myopia.
Does getting Visian ICL hurt?
No, it doesn't. Before he begins, Dr. Wilmarth will place anesthetic drops in your eyes to keep you comfortable. Most patients only report feeling a slight pressure if they feel any sensation at all.
Can anyone get Visian ICL?
The best candidates for Visian ICL include those who:
- Are between 21 – 45 years old
- Are nearsighted
- Have healthy eyes
- Have good vision with contact lenses or glasses
- Have thin corneas that preclude them from being a candidate for laser vision correction
The people who are NOT a candidate for Visian ICL include those who:
- Have an eye prescription that has significantly changed over the past six months
- Do not have enough posterior corneal cell density
- Have an anterior chamber depth less than 3mm
- Have corneal endothelial dystrophy
- Have blepharitis or uncontrolled dry eye
- Are pregnant or nursing
How long does Visian ICL last?
Visian ICL can last the lifetime of a patient. However, the procedure is reversible, and the implants can be safely removed if necessary.
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get better Vision
The Visian ICL creates a superior visual quality to LASIK and PRK for those people with highly myopic glasses and contact lens. A small group of patients are unable to undergo laser vision correction because the cornea is too thin. The Vision ICL is a perfect solution. In general Dr. Wilmarth prefers Visian ICL to laser vision correction in those with corrections above -8.00. Vision consultations are complementary and give Dr. Wilmarth the information needed to help you make the best choice for clear vision.
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