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Not A LASIK Candidate? Visian ICL Surgery Could Be For You

If you have been told you are not a good LASIK candidate, we have some great news! South Texas Eye Institute in San Antonio can now improve your vision with superior results and the method of Visian ICL – Implantable Collamer Lens may be an option for you..

If you are someone who has been told in the past you could not have LASIK, keep reading to find out if Visian ICL surgery could be right for you.

Who Are The Best Candidates

If you have thin corneas and were not able to have LASIK, the Visian ICL surgery could be an option for you.

If you have moderate to high myopia (nearsightedness) and were eliminated from LASIK due to your high prescription, you may be a candidate. Also known as Implantable Contact Lens surgery, Visian ICL surgery does NOT treat farsightedness or astigmatism but it may help reduce any astigmatism..

Best candidates are between the ages of 21-45.

Facts About the Visian ICL Surgery

You will enjoy sharp clear vision after Visian ICL surgery. During this remarkable procedure a collamer lens is inserted into your eye behind the iris. Numbing drops are applied, and the surgery is complete within 15 minutes. No change is made to the surface of your cornea as with LASIK, so it is less invasive. Visual recovery is almost immediate with many patients returning to work the next day.

The implant contact lens is made of a proprietary material containing collagen which is found naturally in our bodies. There is therefore no adverse reactions and eliminates any risk of dry eye. The material is completely safe and stable.

In addition it has UV protection built in.

Advantages Of Visian ICL Surgery

  • The lens is invisible to everyone except your surgeon.
  • With LASIK and PRK tissue is removed from the cornea and cannot be reversed. With Visian ICL surgery the lens is added to the eye so it can be removed and / or replaced should your prescription change or with improved technology..
  • It will not induce dry eye symptoms.
  • Protection from UV rays is built into the lens.
  • Excellent night vision has been reported.

The best way to find out if the Visian ICL surgery is right for you is to seek out an experienced doctor and schedule an evaluation.

With today’s technology, nothing can prevent you from achieving the vision you deserve and improve your quality of life. Vision correction has many forms and options available to patients today.

To find out if LASIK, PRK, or ICL is better for you. Contact the specialists at South Texas
Eye Institute