What to Expect from the Visian ICL Procedure

If you aren’t a candidate for LASIK surgery or are simply seeking alternative options, Visian ICL may be the right choice for you. Visian ICL is a procedure that implants permanent lenses for vision correction; unlike laser eye surgery, this procedure requires no removal of sensitive eye tissue. Read on to learn more about what to expect from the Visian ICL procedure.

Before Surgery

  • One to two weeks prior to the Visian ICL procedure, your surgeon will ask you to schedule an appointment to prepare your eyes for surgery. During this appointment, your eye doctor will perform a brief laser surgery to create small openings at the corners of the iris. This will allow fluids to circulate around the lens once the implant is put in place. Your doctor will prescribe eye drops to ensure your comfort leading up to the appointment.

The Day of Surgery

  • Visian ICL is an extremely short outpatient surgery, lasting between 15 and 30 minutes. Your vision correction professional will make sure you are comfortable, administer a topical anesthetic, and then begin the procedure. Your custom Visian ICL prescription lens will be inserted through a small incision in the cornea, unfolded over the natural lens, and then gently tucked under the iris to be invisible to you and others. Eye drops are applied to prevent infection and inflammation, and then you are sent home. Those who receive the Visian ICL procedure are not permitted to drive following surgery, so arrange for a loved one to pick you up.

After Surgery

  • The day following your Visian ICL procedure, you will have another appointment with your vision correction professional. This appointment is to ensure proper internal eye pressure, as well as to review aftercare instructions. Visian ICL has a fairly short recovery period, with some experiencing improved vision as soon as the next day.

Boston Laser offers Visian ICL procedures to residents of the greater Boston area who are unqualified or uninterested in LASIK surgery but who still desire a permanent vision solution. For your convenience, we offer payment plans for Visian ICL, LASIK, and other procedures. To learn more about Visian ICL, call us at (617) 566-0062 or visit our website.