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Visian ICL FAQ’s

How do you know if you’re a candidate for the Visian ICL?

A good ICL patient is someone typically 21 years or older and nearsighted. Patients should not have any previous eye surgery or any eye disease such as glaucoma. At The Eye Institute of Utah, we offer complimentary refractive consultations. At this time, you will meet with a refractive coordinator and a surgeon to determine if the Visian ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) is right for you.

Where is the Visian ICL placed?

Our surgeon will insert the ICL or Implantable Contact Lens through a tiny incision. The Visian ICL is then placed behind your iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens. The ICL safely stays in position without maintenance.

How successful is the Visian ICL?

The Visian ICL has been available for over 10 years. They have been implanted in over 95,000 patients worldwide and the satisfaction rate is above 99%. The Visian ICL is excellent for patients with moderate to severe myopia and provides great quality of vision to these patients.

What happens during the ICL procedure?

This is an outpatient procedure that takes about 10-15 minutes per eye, but you will need someone to drive you home. The procedure for both eyes is performed on the same day. During the procedure, an anesthetic is administered and a mild sedative is given to help relax you. Post-operative medications will be prescribed following surgery.

Can others see the Visian ICL in place?

The ICL is placed in the eye (behind the iris) and is invisible to you as well as others.

How long does the Visian ICL stay inside the eye?

The ICL should stay in the eye without any maintenance, but if it becomes necessary to remove, a certified ophthalmologist can remove it.

Can you feel the Visian ICL after the procedure?

No. If the Visian ICL procedure is performed by a certified ophthalmologist, you should not be able to feel where the ICL is placed.

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