Visian ICL for Nearsightedness (Myopia)
EyeSight Hawaii has been offering the most advanced eye surgery and vision correction procedures to people living in and traveling to Hawaii since 1999. It is our ongoing commitment to offer our patients the latest technology for their eye care needs. This is why we are very pleased to offer patients with the Vision ICL procedure, an alternative option for LASIK laser vision correction surgery. Vision ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) has been FDA-approved in the U.S. since 2005.
About Visian ICL
Visian ICL is a specially designed lens that is gently placed through a tiny incision in the eye behind the iris (the colored part of the eyes), and in front of the natural crystalline lens in order to improve nearsightedness. The Visian ICL is made up of biocompatible Collamer lens material, which functions in harmony with your natural eye. The Visian ICL provides UV protection from harmful rays and is completely removable. Unlike LASIK or PRK Surgery, that can remove eye tissue, the Visian ICL procedure is implanted, therefore does not remove corneal tissue and does not cause dry eye syndrome.
The quick, 30 minute or less procedure, Visian ICL, procedure is designed to treat moderate to high myopia or nearsightedness. Most people are able to resume their daily activities in just a few short days with clearer vision. The results are sharp, clear vision and excellent night vision.
Am I a good candidate?
You may be a good candidate for Visian ICL if you:
- Are between the ages of 21 and 45
- Have a prescription that falls within the treatment parameters of ICL. This will be discussed (as it applied to you) at your LASIK consultation with Dr. Olkowski
- Have an eye large enough to accommodate the Visian ICL
- Have healthy corneas
- Have a stable refraction for at least 1 year
- Have no known allergies to any to the medication that your physician will be prescribing for the procedure
- Are not pregnant
- Were interested in LASIK or PRK surgery but was not a candidate due to dry eyes, severe myopia or corneal thickness
The permanent correction or reduction of your nearsightedness, with Visian ICL surgery, allows you to see clearly at long distances without eyeglasses or contact lenses or reduce your dependence upon them.
Like LASIK and all other eye procedures, there are risks involved, therefore before considering the Visian ICL procedure, you should have a complete eye examination to see if you are a candidate for this, alternative to LASIK surgery, procedure. At EyeSight Hawaii, we offer complimentary consultations, which includes a complete examination and during the consultation you will be able to address any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the procedure with Dr. Olkowski.
Call 808-735-1935 to find out more about alternatives to LASIK, with Visian ICL, or to schedule a complimentary consultation.