The frustration of dealing with your glasses or corrective lenses day-in and day-out very seldom outweighs the frustration caused by not being able to see without them. Fortunately, there’s Visian ICL, a long-lasting, minimally invasive solution to your vision woes. Find out how Visian ICL is specifically designed for patients dealing with nearsightedness.
Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a vision condition in which people can see close objects clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred. People with myopia may have difficulty clearly seeing things at a distance, such as a movie or TV screen or the whiteboard in school.
Myopia affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population. While the exact cause of myopia is unknown, there is significant evidence that many people inherit myopia, or at least the tendency to develop it over time.
Even though the risk of developing myopia may be inherited, a person who overly uses his or her eyes may increase their chances. Individuals who spend considerable time reading, working at a computer, or doing other intense close visual work may be at a greater risk of developing myopia.
How Is Nearsightedness/Myopia Corrected?
People with myopia have several options available to regain clear vision. These include:
- Contact Lenses
- Ortho-k or CRT
- Laser Procedures (LASIK, PRK)
- Refractive Surgery Procedures
- Vision Therapy (Only for people with stress-related myopia)
LASIK for Nearsightedness/Myopia
Laser procedures such as LASIK are one of the possible treatment options for myopia in adults. A laser beam of light reshapes the cornea by removing a small amount of eye tissue. The amount of myopia that LASIK can correct is limited by the amount of corneal tissue that can be safely removed.
Visian ICL for Nearsightedness/Myoia
Many patients are finding the Visian ICL to be a great alternative refractive surgeries including LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), incisional surgeries, or other means to correct myopia such as contact lenses and eye glasses.
With its ability to correct moderate to high nearsightedness (-3.0 to –15.0 diopters (D)), and the reduction of nearsightedness in patients with up to -20 diopters (D), Visian ICL has a 99 percent satisfaction rate among patients who’ve had it performed.
The biggest benefit you notice after Visian ICL surgery is the permanent correction or reduction of your nearsightedness, allowing you to see clearly at long distances without eyeglasses or contact lenses or reduce your dependence upon them.
Start seeing the world clearly through your natural eyes. Find out if Visian ICL is right for you by scheduling a consultation with a doctor near you today.