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Visian ICL / Visian Toric ICL

Have you heard about Visian ICL?

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Are you seeking a Visian ICL Boston specialist? Many vision correction procedures promise an improved level of vision, but few vision correction options offer the quality and features found with the Visian ICL. Namely:

  • Does not induce dry eye syndrome [1],
  • Sharp, Clear Vision [2], [3], [4];
  • Excellent Night Vision [5];
  • Great for those with thin corneas [6], [7]
  • UV protection built into the biocompatible lenses;
  • A typically quick, 20-30 minute or less procedure and most people are able to resume daily activities in just a few short days with clearer vision
  • Treats moderate to high myopia (nearsightedness).

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Removability for your peace of mind.

The advantage of the Visian ICL is that it can permanently correct your vision, yet no natural tissue is removed in any way during the procedure. If for the unlikely reason you need or wish to remove your Visian ICLs in the future, your doctor can accommodate you.

Vision correction with a legacy of success.

Visian ICL has been approved in Europe since 1997 and in the U.S. since 2005. In that time, over 550,000 eyes have been implanted with Visian ICLs by certified, specialized surgeons with a study showing a 99% patient satisfaction rate[8].

In harmony with your natural eye.

For people who value health and wellness the Visian ICL could be the choice for you. The Collamer base of the lens material is biocompatible, meaning it is designed to function in harmony with your natural eye.

How can I finance the Visian ICL?

At Boston Laser we don’t collect any fee until the date of surgery. We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, Bank Check or Cash. We also offer interest free payment plans to make your procedure more affordable. With over 250 optometrists in New England currently involved in our co-management program, we would be delighted to speak with your doctor if he/she is not part of our network and is interested in participating.

Boston Visian ICL surgeons

Most refractive surgeons in Boston are not certified in performing the Visian ICL. Because of their wealth of experience with this procedure at Boston Laser, their surgeons have been certified by Staar. Please contact our office directly if you feel this is a good option for you and we will provide a free consultation.

[1] By not removing and reshaping corneal tissue, the Visian ICL procedure does not induce dry eye syndrome.
Naves, J.S. Carracedo, G. Cacho-Babillo, I. Diadenosine Nucleotid Measurements as Dry-Eye Score in Patients After LASIK and ICL Surgery. Presented at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2012.

[2] Sanders D. Vukich JA. Comparison of implantable collamer lens (ICL) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for Low Myopia. Cornea. 2006 Dec; 25(10):1139-46.

[3] Shin, JY. Ahn, H. Seo, KY. Kim, EK. Kim, TK. Comparison of higher order aberrations after implantable collamer lens implantation and wavefront-guided lasek in high myopia. J Refract Surg. 2012; 28(2): 106-111.

[4] Igarashi, A. Kamiya, K. Shimizu, K. Komatsu, M. Visual Performance after implantable collamer lens implantation and wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis for high myopia. Am J Opthalmol. 2009.

[5] Parkhurst, G. Prospective Comparative Trial of LASIK vs. ICL for Night Vision Performance. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAO, Chicago, 2010.

[6] Parkhurst, G. Psolka, M. Kezirian, G. Phakic intraocular lens implantantion in United States military warfighters: A retrospective analysis of early clinical outcomes of the Visian ICL. J Refract Surg. 2011;27(7):473-481.

[7] Gimbel, Howard V et al. Management of myopic astigmatism with phakic intraocular lens implantation. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery , Volume 28 , Issue 5 , 883 – 886.

[8] Visian ICL Patient Information Booklet

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