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Visian ICL
The Visian [ICL] lens is used to treat high levels of nearsightedness, with or without astigmatism. The ICL is placed in the posterior chamber, which is in back of the iris (colored part of your eye) and in front of the natural lens. [refer to animation] This improves your vision by optimizing the way light enters your eye and is an easy 20-30 minute procedure.
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Changing Lives By Changing vision

"I would say having surgery is probably the best thing I've ever done for myself."
- Stephanie

The Clearview team was wonderful throughout my whole experience at their facility. I initially went in for a lasik consult, but unfortunately didn't qualify so I ended up going with Dr. Feldman's recommendation of ICL surgery. The surgery, the recovery and all of the follow up appointments were super easy and all of the front office staff, assistive staff, and doctors that I interacted with were very nice and took their time to see if I had any questions. I just finished my final follow up with amazing results! I had been wearing glasses since age 7 and contacts since age 12 and without either on I could not see anything further than an inch or two from my face. Now in my 30s and I can see perfectly without having to use any prescription eyewear! Thanks Clearview!

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Visian ICL

• 99% patient satisfaction

• Rapid visual recovery (usually within 24 hours)
• Permanent, yet removable
• Great for those with thin corneas or dry eyes
• FDA approved
• UV protection
• Treats astigmatism
• Does not remove corneal tissue

• Biocompatible collamer contains collagen that allows lens to naturally be in harmony with your eye

Am I a Candidate for Visian ICL?

• Are between the ages 21 and 45
• Are nearsighted
• Have not had previous ophthalmic surgery
• Have no history of eye disease such as iritis, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy
• Have a stable prescription

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More Patient Stories

Although LASIK is one of Dr. Feldman's most sought after specialties, she knows that laser vision correction isn't the best option for all her patients in the San Diego area. This can be true for a variety of reasons, including that particular patients may not be good candidates or may not want to have a laser vision correction surgery.

ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center patients may choose another vision correction option, implantable contact lenses (ICL).

Implantable Contact Lens Patient from San Diego

Implantable contact lenses also are called phakic intraocular lens implants because they are implanted without removing your eye's natural lens. The lenses can resemble regular contact lenses or crescent-shaped segments in shape. They can be used to effectively treat nearsightedness and are currently being developed to treat farsightedness and astigmatism.

Depending on the specific lens and extent of vision correction you need, the implantable lenses can be surgically placed between the cornea and the iris, or just behind the iris. Regardless of their placement, they work by properly adjusting the way that light reflects back to the retina and can improve vision up to 20/20.

Learn more about how the eye works.

There are two types of implantable lenses approved by the FDA for vision correction currently: EVO Visian ICL and STAAR Visian . You can read more detailed information about these lenses by following the links below.

If you are located in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California and are interested in implantable contact lenses, Dr. Feldman is the surgeon to see. Using her vast experience and comforting approach to patient care, Dr. Feldman will evaluate your vision needs and recommend the best treatment for you.

To schedule your complimentary implantable contact lens consultation , please call or email us today.

ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center provides implantable contact lens in the San Diego, California area. We offer this web page as general information about ICL. This information should not be considered formal medical advice. Please contact us today for formal advice during a complimentary implantable contact lens consultation in San Diego.

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