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Who Can Benefit from the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)?

Last updated 6 years ago

If you have a high nearsighted (myopic) prescription and you’re considering your options for corrective eye surgery, then you might want to learn about Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) surgery. This operation is more complex than LASIK eye surgery but can also be more effective for some patients. In this article, we’ll go over some of the basics of this operation:

  •  Have your eye history evaluated

Before you can undergo a vision correction surgery, you will need a complete evaluation to determine your vision acuity, cornea shape, and your previous eye health history to make sure the Visian ICL is the best choice for you. In many cases, LASIK eye surgery is the most ideal form of vision correction surgery, so be sure to educate yourself as much as possible.

  • Make Sure You Don’t Suffer from an Eye Disease

If you suffer or have suffered from an eye disease such as iritis, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy, then the Visian ICL might not be the best choice for your eyes. These eye conditions are generally associated with other health factors that should be addressed before you undergo surgery. These conditions might also prohibit normal eye and vision development, which would make eye surgery unnecessary. However, there are many other vision corrective products and procedures that can increase your vision acuity.

  •  Weigh your options depending on the size of your prescription

People who suffer from high myopia (-5.00 to -20.00), or nearsightedness, are the most ideal candidates for the Visian ICL surgery. This surgery involves implanting a thin, plastic lens behind the iris, or colored portion of your eye, and in front of the natural lens of the eye (crystalline lens) so that light reaches the retina properly. This premium procedure is approved by all branches of the military and is designed for patients who have prescriptions not treatable through laser vision correction.

If you would like to know whether ICL surgery is right for you, then contact Clear Advantage in Portsmouth. Call us at (603) 379-6817 to make an appointment with us today.


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