What is Visian ICL?
Visian ICL is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Unlike some other vision correction options, the Visian ICL is an additive technology that corrects vision without the removal of any corneal tissue. The Visian ICL is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. Unlike most permanent refractive solutions, it is removable.
What to Expect from an EVO Visian ICL procedure?
EVO Visian ICL is made of biocompatible Collamer® material that works in harmony with your eye. If you are farsighted, a few weeks before the Visian ICL implant surgery, your eye doctor will create small openings in the colored part of your eye to allow for flow of the fluid in your eye.
During the procedure, your eye doctor will create a small opening in your cornea that to insert and position the EVO Visian ICL. The procedure is typically painless, using anaesthetic eye drops, and it usually takes less than 20 minutes. Recovery is quick and you can experience immediately improved vision.
Benefits of Visian ICL
- Significant vision improvement
- 99.4% of patients would have the ICL procedure again
- Over 1 million procedures performed worldwide
- Quick results
- Can be removed if needed
- Offers UV protection
- Undetectable once in place
- Can treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism
- May be an option for patients who are not candidates for other vision correction procedures
- Does not cause dry eye syndrome, which can be a side effect of other vision correction procedures
- Provides excellent night vision
Cost of EVO Visian ICL surgery
The cost of an EVO Visian ICL procedure can vary depending on your personalised treatment plan. Many EVO Visian ICL patients look forward to spending less in the long run with the EVO Visian ICL compared to the continued costs of contact lenses and glasses.
Ask us about payment options and plans that may be available.
Is the Visian ICL Right for Me?
EVO Visian ICLs are well-suited for a wide variety of people.
Ideal candidates are aged 21 to 60 with nearsightedness, and nearsighted with astigmatism, who have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year.
Ideal candidates for the Visian ICL for farsightedness are aged 21 to 45 who have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year.
EVO Visian ICL is not an option for patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of eye disease. If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost or frustration of traditional contact lenses or glasses, ICLs may be your answer. Contact us to discuss if EVO Visian ICL is right for you.
Important Safety Information
Before considering eye surgery you should have a complete eye examination and consultation about the procedure, including potential benefits, risks and complications and the time required for recovery.
The EVO/EVO+ Visian ICL and the EVO/EVO+ Toric Visian ICL are designed for the correction/reduction of moderate to high nearsightedness with up to -20 diopters (D) of nearsightedness with up to +6.0 diopters of astigmatism. EVO/EVO+ Visian ICLs are indicated for patients who are 21 to 60 years of age. The Visian ICL for hyperopia is designed for treatment of moderate to high farsightedness (+3.0 to + 20 diopters (D)). Visian ICLs for hyperopia are indicated for patients who are 21-45 years of age.
In order to be sure that your surgeon will use a Visian ICL with the most adequate power for your eye, your nearsightedness or farsightedness should be stable for at least a year before undergoing eye surgery. EVO/EVO+ Visian ICL surgery has been documented to safely and effectively correct or reduce nearsightedness between -3 diopters (D) to -20 diopters (D) with up to +6.0 diopters of astigmatism (EVO/EVO+ Toric Visian ICL). Visian ICL surgery has been documented to safely and effectively correct or reduce farsightedness between +3 diopters (D) to +20 diopters (D).
If you have nearsightedness or farsightedness within these ranges, EVO/EVO+ Visian ICL or Visian ICL surgery may improve your distance or near vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Visian ICL surgery does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, even if you have never worn them before. The Visian ICL represents an alternative to other refractive surgeries including, laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), incisional surgeries, or other means to correct myopia or hyperopia such as contact lenses and eye glasses. Implantation of the Visian ICL is a surgical procedure, and as such, carries potentially serious risks. The following represent potential complications/adverse events reported in conjunction with refractive surgery in general: conjunctival irritation, acute corneal swelling, persistent corneal swelling, endophthalmitis (total eye infection), significant glare and/or halos around lights, hyphema (blood in the eye), hypopyon (pus in the eye), eye infection, Visian ICL dislocation, macular edema, non-reactive pupil, pupillary block glaucoma, severe inflammation of the eye, iritis, uveitis, vitreous loss and corneal transplant. Before considering Visian ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about Visian ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery.
Dr Patrick Versace
With over 30 years’ experience in Ophthalmology, Dr Versace is a leader in ophthalmic surgery in Sydney, Australia. Specialising in cataract and refractive surgery, Dr Versace uses a personalised, empathetic approach, recognising each patient is unique. Dr Versace is committed to using the most technologically advanced techniques to ensure the best possible patient experience and outcomes.