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Visian ICL: An Alternative to LASIK

Dr. Trey Nunnery, our lens surgeon here at Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, is delighted to offer Visian® ICLs in Charlotte, NC to help more of our patients achieve the clear vision they desire. In fact, clinical trials have shown a 99% patient satisfaction rate with these lenses, providing sharp vision. There have been more than 1 million Visian ICL procedures performed worldwide.

How Do ICLs Work?

The biocompatible implantable collamer lens (ICL) is placed between your iris and natural lens via ultra-small corneal incisions. This differs from LASIK in that there is no corneal tissue removed from the eye in order to reshape the cornea. Instead, the vision-correcting lens is implanted directly into the eye Before the procedure, your eye is numbed with a topical or local anesthetic to block sensations of pain.

ICL is an outpatient procedure and takes place at The Surgery Center at Edgewater. Both eyes are done on the same day and the entire procedure takes only about 20 minutes!

The Visian ICL is designed to remain in your eye indefinitely – however, it is completely reversible. If your vision begins to change or complications arise, it can be easily removed and/or replaced by Dr. Nunnery.

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Benefits of Visian ICLs

  • Doesn’t permanently alter the structure of the eye
  • Flexible, biocompatible Collamer lens syncs perfectly with the eye’s natural movements
  • Minimizes risk of dry eye
  • Provides an extra UV protection layer to the eye
  • Permanent placement, but with an option for replacement if problems arise
  • Short, minimally invasive procedure that takes just 20-30 minutes
  • Immediate results for many patients
  • Unnoticeable

Is a Visian ICL right for you?

If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contacts, or if you have been told you are not a good candidate for LASIK vision correction, contact us to schedule a personalized vision analysis with our team. After a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes, Dr. Mozayeni and Dr. Nunnery may determine that you are a good candidate for Visian ICLs.

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