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Vision Correction at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

Implantable Collamer Lens (Visian ICL)

The Visian ICL is also known as the 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. The Visian ICL requires no maintenance and is completely invisible to the naked eye.

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 also useful to treat patients with thin corneas, dry eyes and patients with low and extremely high refractive errors that are not good candidates for laser vision correction.

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.

If you are interested in finding out if Visian ICL surgery or any of our other vision correction procedures are right for you, please contact our Vision Correction Surgery Coordinators by calling them directly at (253) 759-5500 or by contacting them via email at lasik@pnweye.com. They will schedule a complimentary screening exam where your individual vision correction surgery plan will be discussed with you after doing measurements of your eyes. Once we have determined that you are a good candidate for vision correction surgery, you will return to visit with Dr. Niraj Patel for a detailed examination in preparation for your procedure.