Visian ICL: An Alternative to LASIK


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.

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How do ICLs work?

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.

Benefits of the Visian ICL

  • 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 to you or others looking at you

Watch the video below for more information.

How Visian ICL Works

Learn more about how Visian ICL works

Is a Visian ICL right for you?

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.

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