If you suffer from moderate to severe nearsightedness, then glasses or contacts are likely part of your daily routine. Now, there's a more convenient answer for improved vision: the Visian ICL™.
The Visian ICL™ is an implantable contact lens that is inserted into the eye for permanent vision correction. Often times, this advanced technology is the best chance for optimized vision for patients that suffer from nearsightedness.
In clinical trials performed for the Visian ICL™, it was found that:
The Verisyse™ Phakic Intraocular Lens (IOL) is used to treat moderate to severe myopia, the medical term for nearsightedness. With over 18 years of use and 150,000 procedures performed worldwide, results prove that the Verisyse™ design is safe and effective for very nearsighted people who are tired of thick glasses and are not candidates for LASIK.
The procedure involves placing the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL behind your cornea and on top of your iris. This gives your eye another focusing lens that provides high-quality, high-definition vision like a normal eye. Although the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is intended to be permanent, the procedure is reversible if desired.
The word "phakic" means that your natural crystalline lens is left in the eye. This is important because your natural lens plays an important role in helping your eye adjust between seeing objects that are near and far.
Implanting the Verisyse™ Phakic IOL is an outpatient procedure that takes around 15 to 30 minutes. Usually, one eye is treated at a time. The procedure goes as follows:
How the Verisyse lens looks in your eye.
Heaton Eye Associates is proud to be the first in East Texas to perform this advanced procedure. Affordable financing options available. Click here to schedule your exam today!