Some patients simply aren’t suitable for refractive procedures like LASIK because of their eye health or eye anatomy. Conditions such as severe nearsightedness with or without astigmatism, thin corneas, large pupils or persistent dry eye are red flags to Dr. Mozayeni and Dr. Nunnery. The good news is that LASIK isn’t the only vision correction option available.
An excellent alternative is the Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL). Dr. Nunnery is delighted to offer Visian® ICLs in Charlotte to help more of his 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 over 1 million Visian ICL procedures performed worldwide.
Also known as an implantable contact lens, the biocompatible 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 into the eye.
The Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) procedure is a quick out patient procedure performed at The Surgery Center at Edgewater located just 20 minutes south of Providence Eye. Patients typically do not experience any discomfort thanks to topical or local anesthetic. The Visian ICL is designed to remain in your eye indefinitely. However, if complications develop or if your vision begins to change, it can be easily removed and replaced by one of our expert surgeons.
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If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contacts and you have been told you are not a good candidate for LASIK vision correction – contact us to schedule a personalized vision correction analysis with our surgeon Dr. Nunnery.