Better than LASIK surgery! If you are moderately or very nearsighted and tired of contact lenses and glasses, you may be a candidate for the new Verisyse or Visian internal contact lenses. Essentially, these high tech micro lenses place the power of your glasses or contact lenses inside your eye, so you can always enjoy clear vision without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. Interestingly, studies show that these lenses can give nearsighted people better vision than LASIK surgery. Dr. McCabe has been selected as one of only 200 doctors in the United States to use these lenses. He can determine if you are a good candidate for this sight improving procedure.
The Verisyse Phakic IOL is a micro lens placed on top of the iris. With the Verisyse IOL, the natural crystalline lens is left in the eye, because the natural lens helps the eye adjust between seeing objects that are far and near (accommodation). This lens is best for patients under 45 years of age whose glasses prescription is between -5 and -20. More than 150,000 of these IOLs have been used worldwide. During the US FDA trials, more than 90% of patients were satisfied with the procedure and would recommend it to a friend. I performed the first Phakic refractive lens surgery in Rutherford county in June 2005. The patient's uncorrected vision improved from count fingers recognition to 20/25 in a few hours. She and I were both very happy.