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 (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.
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.
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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 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.
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.