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Vision Correction at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

Implantable Collamer Lens

What is the Visian ICL? While you may have heard it called the Implantable Contact Lens, the Visian ICL actually stands for Implantable Collamer Lens. Collamer is a technologically advanced lens material that is 100% compatible with your body’s natural chemistry. Among collamer’s advantages are its anti-reflectivity and UV protection.

The Visian ICL works with the eye to correct and achieve clearer vision. Unlike traditional contact lenses, the Visian ICL lens is placed into the eye where it is designed to stay permanently. However, if necessary it can be removed or replaced by your eye surgeon. Also, the Visian ICL requires no routines, no maintenance, and is completely unnoticeable.

If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you may be an excellent candidate for the Visian ICL. The Visian ICL is able to treat patients with thin corneas, dry eyes and patients with low and extremely high refractive errors.

Our fellowship-trained cornea and refractive surgery specialist, Dr. Niraj Patel, was the first surgeon in Western Washington to complete the extensive certification process required to perform ICL surgery. To learn more about the Visian ICL, click here.