STAAR®Surgical Company's Visian ICL - Experience Vision As It Should Be
Imagine being able to enjoy life without worrying about your glasses or contacts. The Visian ICL by STAAR®Surgical Company offers you freedom from nearsightedness with or without astigmatism* and farsightedness*. With the Visian ICL (implantable Collamer lens), you could enjoy the beauty of a sunset, go snorkeling and observe amazing sea life, see a friend's smile from across the room, or simply sit anywhere in a movie theater without having to fuss with glasses or contacts.
The Visian ICL, often referred to as an implantable contact lens, is inserted into the eye during a short surgical procedure. Unlike LASIK or PRK, the implantation does not permanently change the shape of the eye. Also, the implant may improve your quality of vision better than many other refractive procedures.
Advantages of the VISIAN ICL
- Versatility: STAAR Surgical Company's Visian ICL can correct a wider range of myopia than LASIK or PRK. Also, if necessary, the phakic IOL can be removed.
- Simplicity: After it has been implanted, the Visian ICL is invisible to you and others. It also requires no maintenance.
- Safety: The safety of the Visian ICL is proven. The implantable Collamer lens has been successfully implanted in over 60,000 eyes worldwide
- Biocompatibility: The Visian ICL is made from Collamer, a collagen copolymer. Collagen is the same naturally occurring substance present in all of our connective tissue and the eye. It is highly biocompatible and not recognized as a foreign object as a result of its unique makeup.
- Performance: The result of this new vision correction alternative are outstanding. Over 99 percent of patients in the clinical trial were satisfied with their vision after the Visian ICL procedure.
To learn more about the Visian ICL vision correction, contact STAAR Surgical Company today.
Quality of Vision
There is a difference between visual acuity (20/20 vision is deemed as normal visual acuity) and visual quality. Many refractive procedures offer the promise of improved visual acuity, but the quality of your vision may vary based on the procedure you choose.
STAAR Surgical Company's Visian ICL has a proven track record of improved quality of vision. When compared to other refractive surgical procedures, the Visian ICL creates sharper vision. The immediate improvement of vision quality produces the "WOW" factor in patients.
The "high definition" quality of vision produced by the Visian ICL makes this proven, technologically advanced vision correction procedure the choice for patients who need and expect high quality results. The U.S. military has embraced the Visian ICL because of the visual clarity it achieves. This feature also makes the implantable Collamer lens the choice for patients with an active lifestyle and those who cannot accept anything less than high quality vision.
If you cannot settle for "good enough" vision and demand high quality of vision, the implant is clearly the refractive procedure choice for you. Find a qualified Visian ICL ophthalmologist or contact STAAR Surgical Company to learn more about this breakthrough treatment of myopia.
*Visian ICL's are approved in the U.S. to correct myopia. ICL's that correct for astigmatism or hyperopia have not been approved for use in the U.S.
For more information about the Visian ICL visit the maker of the lens at STAAR Visian ICL
Verisyse Phakic IOL
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.