When Dr. Nunnery performs your surgery, he will place the Visian ICL between the iris and the crystalline lens, making it undetectable to you or anyone looking at you.
The Visian ICL is made of a material that is exclusive to STAAR Surgical and not found in other lenses. It's made of Collamer, a technologically advanced lens material that is biocompatible and provides UV protection.
No. There have been more than 1,000,000 lenses implanted worldwide since its introduction.
Remember, this is an implanted collamer lens, not contact lens, so it is inside your eye, not in contact with the outside of your eye. Hence, it is not subject to dirt and dryness. However, we always recommend that our patients continue annual eye exams to ensure the lens is still safe and effective.
Like LASIK and PRK, ICL is considered a cosmetic procedure and it is not covered by insurance. Here at Providence Eye, we are proud to offer many options to make your ICL surgery affordable.