An Evolution in Visual Freedom

Experience the Freedom and Flexibility of Visian ICL

Life is all about the details, and we want you to enjoy every single one. Visian ICL is made for people who want to experience life without the hassle of glasses or contacts.

Dr. James S. Lewis

Dr James S. Lewis was the first doctor in the Delaware Valley to implant Starr’s Visian ICL. Dr. Lewis performed this procedure abroad prior to its 2003 FDA approval. He has watched the ICL become popular with patients who prefer a reversible surgical option with unparalleled visual quality and safety.

James S. Lewis, MD

Visian ICL Surgeon

Visian ICL: High Definition Intraocular Contact Lens

Visian ICL (Intraocular Contact Lens) is the latest alternative to LASIK, SBK, and Epi-LASIK. The Staar Collamer Phakic Implant corrects 3 to 16 diopters of nearsightedness with an almost instant return of stable, sharp, clear vision. James Lewis, MD, of the Wills Eye Surgical Network and The Pennsylvania College of Optometry, narrates and performs this surgery. Originally the ICL was considered for patients not suitable for LASIK. It is now considered an alternative that may be better than LASIK for many. There are less halos, starbursts and glare and absolutely no dry eye, regression or corneal issues after surgery. Dr. Lewis uses the Zeiss Visante™ (OCT: Optical Coherence Tomographer) to assess the patients both pre and post-operatively.

Visual Freedom with the Visian ICL

Sara Tso - Ambassador

Meet Visian ICL Brand Ambassador Sara Tso, owner and baker of Matchbox Kitchen. A natural baking company in Los Angeles which focuses on sustainable and organic practices. Using high quality natural ingredients is the core of her baking philosophy, which is why she chose Visian ICL.

Jennifer Puno - Ambassador

Meet Jennifer Puno, Co-Founder of and in Los Angeles, CA. The first Brand Ambassador for Visian ICL says, "As a designer, you know something is designed well when you don’t even notice it. And that’s what Visian ICL is for me, it’s this amazing invisible benefit!"

What is Visian ICL?

Visian ICL, also called an Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. Unlike some other vision correction options, the Visian ICL is an additive technology that corrects vision without the removal of any corneal tissue. The Visian ICL is meant to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts and unlike most permanent refractive solutions, Visian ICL is removable.

Visian ICL Procedure - What to Expect

Visian ICL is made of biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye. Your eye doctor will create a small opening in your cornea that will be used to insert and position the Visian ICL. The procedure is typically painless with numbing eye drops and it typically takes less than 20 - 30 minutes. You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.  

Benefits of Visian ICL

  • Significant vision improvement
  •  99% patient satisfaction 
  •  Over 1 million procedures performed worldwide
  • Quick results
  • Can be removed if needed
  • Offers UV protection
  • Undetectable once in place
  • Can treat astigmatism and myopia
  • May be an option for patients who are not candidates for other vision correction procedures
  • Does not cause dry eye syndrome, which can be a side effect of other vision correction procedures
  • Provides excellent night vision

Is Visian ICL Right for Me?

Visian ICL is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates for Visian ICL are aged 21 to 45 with nearsightedness and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. Visian ICL is not an option for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or those with a history of eye disease. If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost or frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, Visian ICL may be your answer. Contact your eye doctor to discuss if Visian ICL is right for you. 

Important Safety Information for Visian ICL
Before considering Visian ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about Visian ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery.

Cost and Financing for Visian ICL

The cost of a Visian ICL procedure can vary depending on your personalized treatment plan. Many Visian ICL patients look forward to spending less in the long run with the Visian ICL compared to the continued costs of contacts and glasses. We offer financing options and payment plans with CareCredit that may be available for your Visian ICL procedure.


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