Visian ICL

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:
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You are nearsighted

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You are nearsighted and have astigmatism

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You have a low or high prescription

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You have thin corneas

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You have dry eyes

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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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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.

Areas Served

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Hamlin Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Hamlin office is located in the Hamlin Shopping Center at 569 Hamlin Highway. This location also serves the communities of Lake Ariel, Newfoundland, Greentown, Moscow, Gouldsboro, Hawley,
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Honesdale Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s newly renovated Honesdale office is located at 626 Park Street. In addition to Honesdale, this office serves the communities of Uniondale, Lake Como, Starlight, Milford, Hawley, Waymart,
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Hazleton Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Laurel Mall office is located at the Laurel Mall in Hazle, PA. This office serves the communities of Hazleton, West Hazleton, Sugarloaf, Conyngham, Drums, Freeland, White Haven
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Mid-Valley Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Mid-Valley office is located at 1582 Main Street in Peckville, in the Planet Fitness Plaza. In addition to Peckville, this office also serves the communities of Dickson
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Montrose Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Montrose office is located at 16749 State Route 706 in the Rob’s Market Plaza. In addition to Montrose, this office also serves the communities of Susquehanna, Gibson,
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Mountaintop Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Mountaintop office is located at 10 1/2 South Mountain Blvd. This location also serves the communities of Hazleton, Nanticoke, Ashley, Berwick, Nescopeck, White Haven, Drums, Conyngham, Hanover
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Pittston Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Pittston office is located at the Pittston Plaza, 1850 South Township Blvd. This office serves the communities of Pittston, West Pittston, Exeter, Wyoming, Plains, Duryea, Avoca, Moosic,
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Pocono Summit Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Pocono office is located in the Pocono Summit Plaza in Pocono Summit, PA. This office also serves the communities of Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Pocono Pines, Cresco, Blakeslee,
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Scranton Location
Our Scranton office is home to our surgical center where we offer LASIK, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implants, and other eye surgeries to correct retina issues and more.
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Tunkhannock Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Tunkhannock office is located at 304 West Tioga Street. This office also serves the communities of Meshoppen, Mehoopany, Dushore, Laceyville, Springville, Dimock, Eaton Twp., Nicholson, Factoryville, Dalton,
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Kidder Street Location
Northeastern Eye Institute’s Wilkes-Barre office is located at 679 Kidder Street near the busy Kidder Street shopping district. This office also serves the communities of Kingston, Forty Fort, Edwardsville and