The Visual Freedom You Deserve
Treat nearsightedness with our innovative Implantable Collamer® Lens.
Made From Collamer®, a Collagen Co-Polymer
Proprietary to STAAR Surgical, Collamer® is biocompatible, stable and flexible, enabling minimally invasive insertion and encouraging harmony with your natural eye.
Soft & Pliable
ICLs are easy to implant in the eye because of the soft and flexible structure. You won’t even know it’s there other than the fact that you have great vision.
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Wide Range of Treatment
Contact lenses and glasses can be a hassle and limiting. Visian ICL can treat a wide range of prescriptions, from -3 to -20 diopters.
About Visian ICL
Visian ICL can help you achieve sharp, clear vision that gives you the freedom to see the world without glasses or contacts. The Visian ICL, also known as the Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a type of refractive procedure to help correct the most common visual problem, myopia.
ICL vs LASIK vs PRK
When it comes to vision correction, deciding what’s best for your eyes can be difficult. Learn about the differences between procedures and see if ICL is the right fit for you.
It Only Takes
The Visian ICL procedure is minimally invasive and the lens is implanted through a small opening allowing for a quick procedure and recovery time. ICLs have been improving people’s vision around the world for over 25 years and have been implanted in over 1,000,000 eyes worldwide.
Real Life Stories From Real Life Patients
The thing that I love about the Visian ICL is that they are putting a lens in there that can be removed.
Jennifer Puno, Web Designer
I feel like a big part of health is using what your body already has. Visian ICL is in line with that because it’s keeping your eye completely intact. My eye is still my eye.
Eve Torres Gracie, Jiu Jitsu Instructor
I would never be able to just wake up and go, and now I can literally just roll out of bed and go straight to the farmer's market.
Sara Tso, Chef
There’s a few big road blocks to having glasses and being a photographer. Now I’ve got Visian ICL and I can run out and live my life unhindered.
Andrew Oxenham, Photographer
I had my first opportunity to put my Visian ICL eyes to the test recently in the Brazilian rainforest, and it couldn’t have been more exciting to be able to spot rare species better than ever.
Phil Torres, Entomologist, TV Show Host
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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 DiscoverICL.com
1Visian ICL Patient Information Booklet
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