Toric Visian ICL - An Evolution in Visual Freedom

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The Visian ICL, or commonly referred to as the “implantable contact lens”, is the next generation of vision correction that’s still the hidden gem of the eyecare world. With over 1,000,000 lenses implanted worldwide, this best-kept secret is ready to make its debut next to other traditional eye procedures.

A 3 year study was conducted after the Visian ICL lenses were implanted in 92 patients and yielded overall stable results throughout the follow-up period. This indicated that the lens were predictable, stable, safe, and effective to correct myopia in the long term. Those who qualified for the Visian ICL procedure were between the ages of 21 and 45 years old and had myopia from -3D to -20D.

What Are Toric Lenses - The Toric Visian ICL

The Toric Visian ICL was recently approved by the FDA last year, giving more options to patients who seek a vision correction option.

The Toric Visian ICL can treat those who:
  • Are between the ages of 21 and 45 years
  • Have astigmatism up to -4D
  • Have myopia, or nearsightedness, between -3D to -15D

A study done from 2009 - 2013 at the University of Toronto Medical School examined 44 patients who received the Visian ICL and Toric Visian ICL. 36 of the 44 patients opted to receive the toric lenses to treat both their astigmatism and myopia. Over the 14 month study, over half the patients reported that they achieved 20/20 vision for both the Visian ICL lens and Toric Visian ICL lens.

Contact one of our Certified Visian ICL Doctors for a personalized consultation to see how the ICL lens can help improve your vision today.

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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