A new first! Sun Laser Vision Center is proud to bring the Toric Visian ICL to El Paso. The Toric ICL – recently approved by the FDA – allows us to better treat patients with moderate to high astigmatism and myopia (nearsightedness).
The Visian ICL, also known as the Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a type of refractive procedure to help correct the most common visual problem: myopia. Simply put, Visian ICL is a removable lens implant that is an attractive alternative to LASIK and other refractive procedures. The Visian ICL also provides a surgical option for those who have been told they may not be candidates for LASIK because they may have corneas that are too thin or their degree of nearsightedness is beyond what LASIK can treat.
Procedures completed around the world.
With Your Natural Eye.
Visian ICL’s proprietary lenses are made of biocompatible Collamer. That means the lens material works in harmony with the natural chemistry of your eye and body. The ICL’s ability to utilize materials your eye accepts while not reshaping your cornea means it can minimize unnatural causes of dry eye syndrome*.
Shoja, MR. Besharati, MR. Dry eye after LASIK for myopia: Incidence and risk factors. European Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007; 17(1): pp. 1-6.
The Visian ICL implant process is an additive corrective procedure. The procedure adds a corrective lens to treat nearsightedness and astigmatism. That means that should your prescription update or if other vision needs arise, if you and your doctor decide, your doctor can simply remove the lens.
The Visian ICL procedure has been refined down to a quick and comfortable process. Most procedures are completed within 20-30 minutes or less. With a minimally invasive procedure, many achieve improved vision nearly immediately. The procedure is performed in our AAAASF* certified surgical facility.
*(American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities)
By gently inserting the ICL into the eye were able to create a barrier of UV protection. The Collamer material that makes up the ICL has unique properties that provide UV protection while letting natural visible light pass through unaltered.
Are between 21 and 45 years old.
Are nearsighted with mild to severe myopia (-3D to -20D).
Have no to moderate astigmatism (1D to 4D).
Have not had a change in prescription of more than .5D in a year.
Are looking for vision correction surgery with the lowest impact on dry eye syndrome.
Do not have glaucoma or strong family history of glaucoma.