Meet Chef Sara Tso

Hi, I’m Sara Tso, owner and baker for Matchbox Kitchen. I make special occasion cakes and I focus on using organic and locally sourced ingredients. With Visian ICL, I can now literally just roll out of bed and go straight to the farmers market.

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What led me to Visian ICL

I started wearing glasses when I was in fifth grade and every year it would just get worse. I thought... my mom wears glasses, my dad wears glasses, my brother wears glasses, [I thought] I’m just going to wear glasses forever.


Visian ICL is an implantable lens that goes in your eye. Nothing is taken away, it’s just something added.

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Sara's day-to-day & where Visian ICL helps most.

At the market

It became just a chore to put on my contacts and really just prepare myself for the day. Now I can literally just roll out of bed and go straight to the farmers market knowing that I’m going to be the first one there.

Unbroken concentration

I thought dry eyes were just something everyone experienced, and was surprised to find out that wasn’t the case. Before Visian ICL, I would spend hours working in the kitchen, focused on every small detail of my work, which would cause me a lot of discomfort [due to contacts].

Clean Eating

It is really important for me to know where every ingredient comes from. To be as natural and organic as possible because I just want what’s best for me and best for the environment.
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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 farmers market."

I make special occasion cakes and I focus on using organic and locally sourced ingredients. Having a business so reliant on fresh produce... I knew I would have to be one of the first people to get to the farmers market so I could get the best pick.


I just like how fresh everything is. It’s directly from the farmer. I get to meet who is growing what I’m using and I can learn more about their growing practices.

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Questions with Sara

What do you do for a living?

I have a baking company named Matchbox Kitchen. I make special occasion cakes and I focus on using organic and locally sourced ingredients.

How long have you had problems with your vision?

I started wearing glasses when I was in 5th grade. My mom wears glasses, my dad wears glasses, my brother wears glasses, I thought I’m just going to wear glasses forever.

What’s your biggest pain point about contacts or glasses?

It became just a chore to put on my contacts and really just prepare myself for the day. I was never able to just wake up and go.

What about Visian ICL helped make your decision?

Visian ICL is an implantable lens that goes in your eye. Nothing is taken away, it’s just something added. What I really appreciate about Visian ICL is that the implantable lens is natural and biocompatible with my body. It’s something that I can trust and is safe for me.

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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

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.

*American Refractive Surgery Council

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