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More About Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Dr. Brown has played an active part in the development of the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and has been performing this procedure in Europe, the Caribbean and in clinical trial studies since 1989. He was one of the first ophthalmologists in the country to perform this procedure in the US and one of just a few now performing it in the state of Florida.

The Visian ICL is a small foldable lens that is implanted through an incision so tiny that it closes without stitches. Due to the small incision, the procedure is minimally invasive and no corneal tissue is removed. This surgery is performed at Eye Centers of Florida’s SurgiCare Center in Fort Myers.

Once the lens is in place, it is designed to remain in the eye permanently. Unlike a regular contact lens, the Visian lens does not dry out or need to be cleaned. Best of all, should a patients needs change, it can be easily removed or replaced. As the lens does not attach to any structures within the eye, it will not move around after it has been implanted. Most patients typically do not feel any different but are amazed at the immediate improvement in their vision.

The Visian ICL is made of Collamer, a highly biocompatible material that contains pure collagen. According to the manufacturer, collamer is very stable, does not cause a reaction within the eye and filters out ultraviolet rays. Because the surgeon positions the lens behind the eye’s iris, it cannot be seen by the naked eye.

Are You a Candidate for the Implantable Contact Lens?

If you’ve been considering LASIK – let us show you a better way to see, even BETTER THAN LASIK. While our LASIK technology remains the state-of-the-art treatment for low to moderate nearsightedness, the FDA-approved implantable contact lenses can provide a higher quality of vision for the highly nearsighted, with absolutely no removal of any precious cornea.

We also offer interest-free financing to assist you in obtaining this life-changing procedure!” Time for a refractive screening to determine if you are a candidate?

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