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Implantable Contact Lenses

Implantable Contact Lenses – Visian ICL Visian ICL is the next generation of vision technology. This technology provides sharp and clear vision even in patients with high levels of near sightedness. Visian ICL originated as a solution for people with high lens prescriptions (high myopia) and for those who lack sufficient corneal thickness to have LASIK. However, its precision and consistent results have made it an excellent alternative to LASIK. During the Visian ICL procedure, a special synthetic lens called an implantable collamer lens, is implanted in the eye, redirecting light rays so they focus correctly on the retina. This … Read more…

Visian ICL “Dances with the Stars”

Lovely Edyta Sliwinska, a popular alumnus of “Dancing With the Stars,” is sporting more than a few new dance moves these days. The professional dancer, who considered herself legally blind without her contact lenses, debuted a new set of eyes, thanks to Visian ICL. “If I do not wear my contact lenses,” Sliwinska notes, “I do not dance…I see perfectly now!” The surgery was performed by Dr. Paul Dougherty at the Dougherty Vision Clinic in Los Angeles. Sliwinska is still such a favorite with fans even after leaving the show that KTLA television in Los Angeles covered her procedure.

Visian Implantable Collamer Lens provides U.S. Bobsled Pilot with the vision to lead his Team to first Olympic Gold in 62 Years

Visian Implantable Collamer Lens provides U.S. Bobsled Pilot with the vision to lead his Team to first Olympic Gold in 62 Years. In a historic moment for the United States bobsled team, Steven Holcomb piloted bobsled USA-1 to the Olympic gold medal in the four-man event, ending a 62-year Olympic medal drought for the American. Holcomb’s heroic mastery of the treacherous track is made even more significant by the fact that not long ago, he had 20/500 vision — “profound visual impairment” caused by keratoconus– that very nearly ended his bobsledding career. Contact lenses could no longer provide the level … Read more…

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