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Real life stories from Visian ICL patients

“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

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Phil Torres

Entomologist, TV Show Host

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.
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Jennifer Hero

“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

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Andrew Oxenham

Photographer

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.
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“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

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Visian ICL feels like I am finally experiencing life the way it is meant to be experienced; there are no more barriers between me and the world.

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Gayane Khechoomian

Attorney

I don’t say this a lot, but it really did change my life. Vision is important to me… and I’m not someone that likes to be encumbered by anything.

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Jennifer Van Dijk

Pilot

Sports are difficult with glasses. Contacts are better, but I still have to worry about them falling out at the worst possible time. Since getting Visian ICL, I don’t even think about those things anymore.

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James Robinson

Computer Programmer

In the past, I would make short term decisions that would be cheaper and would fix the problem short term. This (Visian ICL) fixed the problem long term.

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Ashley Acda

Teacher

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

References

References

1Visian ICL Patient Information Booklet

2Sanders D. Vukich JA. Comparison of implantable collamer lens (ICL) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for Low Myopia. Cornea. 2006 Dec; 25(10):1139-46.

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.

4Shoja, MR. Besharati, MR. Dry eye after LASIK for myopia: Incidence and risk factors. European Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007; 17(1): pp. 1-6.

5Lee, Jae Bum et al. Comparison of tear secretion and tear film instability after photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery , Volume 26 , Issue 9 , 1326 - 1331.

6Parkhurst, G. Psolka, M. Kezirian, G. Phakic intraocular lens implantantion in United States military warfighters: A retrospective analysis of early clinical outcomes of the Visian ICL. J Refract Surg. 2011;27(7):473-481.

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