Visian ICL in Northeast Pennsylvania

If you have been told you are not a candidate for LASIK, or if you want to improve your vision without LASIK, then the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) may be right for you. This lens implant corrects your vision like a contact lens, but it is placed inside your eye for long-term vision correction, without the hassle of daily cleaning or regular re-ordering.

Explore the benefits of Visian ICL during an initial consultation with one of our experienced eye doctors. Call Northeastern Eye Institute at (800) 334-2244 today for an appointment in or around Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and the surrounding NEPA area.

Visian ICL Candidacy
The Visian ICL may be right for you if:

You are nearsighted


You are nearsighted and have astigmatism


You have a low or high prescription


You have thin corneas


You have dry eyes


You are 21 to 45 years old

The Visian ICL Procedure

Small incisions are made at the base of your cornea. The Visian ICL is made of a collagen-polymer material, and it is flexible. The ICL is folded up and inserted through the incisions made in your cornea. Once placed behind your iris, the ICL gently unfolds.

The Visian ICL is a “phakic” lens. Phakic lens surgery leaves your natural eye lens intact, unlike implantable contact lenses used to replace the natural eye lens in cataract surgery.

Before the procedure, numbing eye drops are administered so you won’t feel any pain. You may feel pressure during the surgery. Suturing the incisions is typically unnecessary.

You should notice an improvement in your vision immediately after surgery. A day after your surgery, you should see well enough to drive and return to your normal activities, although you may still benefit from using eyeglasses.

Behind the colored iris of your eye, the ICL will not be visible to other people. You will not feel the ICL on your eye, and it doesn’t require any special maintenance or care.

Although this procedure has a good record of safety, there are certain risks, including inflammation, swelling, retinal detachment and other problems. You should discuss these risks with our eye doctors during your consultation.

If you want to find out if the Visian ICL is right for you, and if you live in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazelton or elsewhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania, please contact Northeastern Eye Institute online or call our main office in Scranton at (570) 342-3145 to schedule a consultation.

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Hugo H

Great place. Clean and professional office. Dr. Jordan is a fantastic doctor. I got cataract surgery on both eyes and it changed my life 100%. Great staff. Highly recommend this practice.

J.B. Wright

I suffered from a corneal abrasion suddenly while I was in town for business. The group was very responsive in getting back to me and squeezing me in on the same day. They recently incorporated a new computer system and I can see the benefits to that implementation. It made the check-in process very easy and quick. Dr. Fox was attentive and compassionate to my problem. She prescribed my prescription and laid out a clear path for me to take as soon as I flew home. Thank you to the team!

Wilma Mitchell

I had cataract surgery and it went fantastic! All the staff were very professional and helpful. Dr Jordan made me feel very comfortable. I can see so much better. I am even driving at nite, which was a big issue. Highly recommend them!

Michele Keating

Great job by intake person for Dr William Jordan today. I was not able to get her name I just had surgery on my knee a few days prior to the visit and was in a great amount of discomfort She was kind and accommodating to me in every way and was very patient with me and helpful

Willie Schumacher

Northeast eye is fantastic. I had 2 cataracts removed and new lens put in. Everyone was polite, efficient, and helpful. Dr Frattali is great. Very detailed, very reassuring and even quietly sang while operating on my eyes. No discomfort. I felt well cared for and informed the entire time. Would highly recommend them. I left there not having to wear glasses for now. I look forward to their follow up.

Harold Cameron

I always receive outstanding eye care when I go to the Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton. The staff are pleasant and helpful. Dr. Arthur Jordan Jr. always provides the highest quality of eye care for me. I am very pleased with NE Eye and will continue to go there for my vision needs.

Thomas Glasspool

They did a great job with my Lasik procedure. They were polite and professional and kept me informed during the whole process. I was able to schedule my Lasik the same week I had my evaluation.

Art Jordan

Northeastern Eye Institute is one of the best eye care practices in the area, every time I go there the staff is friendly, considerate and helpful. When I'm with my doctor he listens to my concerns, and explains to me, so I can understand, the issues I was having with my eyes. Unlike other doctors who have rushed through my visit as if I were on a assembly line. I would highly recommend Northeastern Eye to anyone who is looking for an eye doctor.

Barbara Holder

Had an appointment last week with Dr.Walsh.. she was awesome ..All the office staff was masked and they had hand sanitizer around the office.when I paid with my credit card they even sanitized it before giving it back to me.. the lady that helped me pick out my frames was very friendly and knowledgeable about the frames that would look nice on me .the whole process from checking in and picking frames out to sitting down to place my order took under 90 minutes. Will definitely recommend them to people

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Advantages of Visian ICL

Some of the benefits of the Visian ICL include:

  • Improved distance vision. The FDA cites a clinical study consisting of 294 people who received the Visian ICL. Patients had nearsightedness ranging from -3.00D to -20.00D. After three years, 95 percent of the patients had 20/40 vision or better without glasses or contact lenses.
    • Effective LASIK alternative. If you are not a good candidate for LASIK because you have a high prescription, dry eyes or thin corneas, the Visian ICL may be an effective alternative.
    • UV protection. The collagen-based material used in the Visian ICL provides some protection from UV rays. When your eyes are unprotected, long-term exposure to UV rays can cause cataracts. You should still wear UV-rated sunglasses if you have Visian ICLs.

The implantation of these lenses can be completed in about 15 minutes, using only local anesthesia.

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