Implantable Contact Lens Surgery

The Implantable Contact Lens is a thin lens similar to a contact lens that goes inside the eye to correct for mild to severe myopia (nearsightedness and astigmatism). The implantation procedure for the Visian ICL involves a procedure similar to that of cataract surgery. A tiny biocompatible lens is implanted into the eye. The ICL then does the focusing. The main difference is that, unlike cataract surgery, the Visian ICL procedure does not require the removal of the eye’s natural, crystalline lens.

Many vision correction procedures promise an improved level of vision, but few vision correction alternatives offer the quality and features found with the Visian ICL. Namely, it does not cause dry eye syndrome; it provides sharp, clear vision with great depth and dimension; it provides excellent night vision; it is great for patients with thin corneas and there is UV protection built right into the lens. The ICL is a perfect alternative for many patients who are not LASIK or PRK candidates.

It is a quick, 15-minute procedure that provides crystal clear vision and allows patients to resume their normal activities the following day. Dr. Ginsberg is one of the few surgeons on the west coast of Florida approved to do this surgery.

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