ICL's (Implantable Contact Lenses)

LASIK, one of the most popular forms of vision correction, has changed the world of sight for millions. However, some patients are not candidates. Until now, these patients were stuck with the inconvenience and hassle of glasses and/or contacts. Today, patients of California Vision Laser Center/Eye Care of San Diego have the ability to receive implantable contact lenses also known as ICL's.

Implantable contact lenses are implanted without removing your eye's natural lens. They resemble regular contact lenses. ICL's work by properly adjusting the way that light reflects back to the retina and can improve vision often up to 20/20.

The STAAR Visian lens was the first of its kind to be approved for use in the U.S. This lens is used to treat nearsightedness and is surgically implanted into the eye, behind the iris and in front of your natural lens. Once in this position, the Visian ICL improves your vision by optimizing the way light enters your eye.

One of the most sought after benefits of implantable contact lenses is their convenience. After ICL implantation, patients are able to more thoroughly enjoy activities, especially water sports like swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Currently, there are more than 80,000 patients with the Visian lens implanted with a satisfaction rate of over 99 percent.

The Visian ICL is an excellent surgical alternative to LASIK and is FDA approved to treat nearsightedness from -3 to -20D with up to 2.5 D of astigmatism.