Visian ICL is a LASIK alternative that involves inserting a permanent contact lens that gives you near-perfect eyesight immediately. This form of vision improvement is ideal for those patients that aren’t eligible for LASIK, and it doesn’t require removing any part of the cornea.
The best part is that Visian ICL doesn’t have to be permanent. The implantable contact lens can be removed at anytime. LASIK deals with cutting the cornea to create a flap, then using a laser to properly sculpt the cornea in order to correct your vision. When Dr. Walton uses Visian ICL, he surgically places the FDA-approved lens between your iris and natural eye lens.
Visian ICL doesn’t require any maintenance. The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes and you will walk out of the office with immediate vision improvement. You won’t feel or see the contact lens at all. Visian ICL doesn’t cause dry eyes and even provides a small amount of UV protection.
You will finally have the freedom to rid yourself of the hassles of contacts and that old pair of glasses that probably doesn’t match your newest prescription anyway. This form of corrective surgery is able to treat severe nearsightedness in those that don’t qualify for LASIK.
Depending on the patient, there is usually a one-day recovery period to adjust. LASIK or PRK can take several days to heal, but this option will have you seeing clearly and back at work the next day.
There are many benefits to Visian ICL. If you’d like to learn more and see if you qualify for this treatment, please contact Dr. Chris Walton using the form at the right side of the page or call 251-341-3385 today to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Walton serves patients in Mobile, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida and throughout the entire Gulf Coast region.