The Visian ICL is an implantable contact lens that is a particularly good solution for people with thin corneas, dry eyes, or a high prescription, although its use is not limited to those scenarios. Slade & Baker Vision has the longest experience with the Visian ICL, dating to the trials for FDA approval. During ICL surgery, the surgeon makes a tiny opening in the eye and inserts a micro-thin lens in front of the eye’s natural lens. Because the ICL is placed between the iris and the natural lens, it is removable, if necessary, through a second procedure.
Ideal Visian ICL Candidates
- People who are 18 and older with a history of stable vision
- People who have moderate to high nearsightedness and low astigmatism
- Patients with dry eyes or thin corneas
If you have a high astigmatism, there now is the Toric ICL option that has gained FDA approval and will be available as of November 2018.