ICL or Visian Intraocular Lens
Implantable Collamer Lens
The quality of your vision can vary significantly depending upon the refractive procedure you choose. For people suffering with extreme forms of myopia, the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens™ (ICL) will give you sharper, clearer vision than other refractive surgeries, including LASIK. In these cases of higher myopia, there may not be enough tissue to safely sculpt the cornea thus not allowing for Custom LASIK eye surgery.
Most patients come into our office asking for “LASIK” because they have heard the term, and do not realize that another type of procedure, such as the ICL, might give them clearer, more vivid vision with greater depth perception. For this reason, it is very important to find an ophthalmologist who can perform different types of refractive surgery procedures.
Drs. Beers and Liu have successfully used the Visian™ Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) that is inserted into the eye and works with the natural lens to treat myopia. Unlike corneal refractive surgery, such as LASIK and LASEK, the Visian ICL does not alter the structure of the eye, or involve tissue removal. Instead, the lens is inserted inside of the eye and works with the eye’s natural optical system to enhance its performance.
For more information about Visian ICL, please read our ICL FAQs.