Meet Baker Sara Tso of Matchbox Kitchen

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Meet our second Visian ICL brand ambassador Sara Tso of Matchbox Kitchen! Get to know her and why the Visian ICL was right for her.

Meet Visian ICL Brand Ambassador Sara Tso from Visian ICL on Vimeo.

I’m Sara Tso, owner and baker of Matchbox Kitchen, a natural baking company focused on sustainable and organic practices. Using high quality natural ingredients is the core of my baking philosophy, which is why I chose Visian ICL. The process is natural and works with my body rather than against it.

My Vision Journey

Though I had a consultation for LASIK a few years ago, the idea of permanently reshaping my cornea did not sit well with me. As my prescription is on the higher side, the doctor told me it may be more difficult to achieve 20/20 vision. I’d also heard many personal accounts from friends that their vision had changed a few years after having LASIK but there weren't great options that they could do about it, one of which would be to start wearing glasses again.

My favorite part about Visian ICL is that it is completely removable. Nothing is taken away from my eyes but instead added to it. The collamer lens is safe and undetectable. There is nothing about the procedure that makes me feel uneasy, especially because I know the lens material is natural and safe for my eyes.

The procedure was quick and painless and I could see almost immediately! I felt comfortable and at ease the whole time, which took no longer than 20 or 30 minutes per eye. The hardest part was giving my eyes a rest after the procedure; I wanted to read everything with my new vision! By the next day I was already seeing 20/20.

My Celebration

To celebrate Sara’s new 20/20 vision she threw a summer dessert party in downtown Los Angeles and invited her friends and followers to learn all about the Visian ICL procedure and taste some of her new summer desserts

Matchbox Kitchen Summer Dessert Party Photos.

Splendid Studios Photo Booth Photos.

The Visian ICL is not for everyone, please consult your doctor to see if it’s right for you.

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Important Safety Information

The Visian ICL is intended for the correction of moderate to high nearsightedness. Visian ICL and Visian TICL surgery is intended to safely and effectively correct nearsightedness between -3.0 D to -15.0 D, the reduction in nearsightedness up to -20.0 D and treatment of astigmatism from 1.0 D to 4.0 D. If you have nearsightedness within these ranges, Visian ICL surgery may improve your distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Because the Visian ICL corrects for distance vision, it does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, you may require them at some point, even if you have never worn them before.

Implantation of the Visian ICL is a surgical procedure, and as such, carries potentially serious risks. Please discuss the risks with your eye care professional. Complications, although rare, may include need for additional surgical procedures, inflammation, loss of cells from the back surface of the cornea, increase in eye pressure, and cataracts.

You should NOT have Visian ICL surgery if:

  • Your doctor determines that the shape of your eye is not an appropriate fit for the Visian ICL
  • You are pregnant or nursing
  • You do not meet the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of implantation as determined by your eye doctor
  • Your vision is not stable as determined by your eye doctor

Before considering Visian ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about Visian ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery. For additional information with potential benefits, risks and complications please visit



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3Naves, J.S. Carracedo, G. Cacho-Babillo, I. Diadenosine Nucleotid Measurements as Dry-Eye Score in Patients After LASIK and ICL Surgery. Presented at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2012.

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*American Refractive Surgery Council

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