Jul 07 2011
The Visian ICL™ Phakic Intraocular Lens is a permanent contact lens we offer at Eye Consultants of Texas made from collagen, the same naturally occurring substance found in your eyes. Eye Consultants of Texas founder Phillips Kirk Labor, MD was among the first in Dallas/Fort Worth to implant the Visian ICL.
The Visian ICL, also referred to as an implantable contact lens, is placed in front of your eye’s natural lens. This means you can get the benefits of wearing contacts without having to change them out at all. It’s invisible, requires no maintenance, yet can still be removed for any reason. The Visian ICL is best for anyone who is nearsighted, and particularly if you’re not a candidate for LASIK. “Phakic” simply refers to the fact the Visian ICL works with the natural lens in place.
The Visian ICL™ Phakic Intraocular Lens is one of two types of permanent contact lenses Eye Consultants of Texas offers. Contact us for an evaluation so we can help you make the right choice.