Implantable collamer lens, or ICL, is a type of refractive procedure where an artificial lens is inserted in front of the eye’s natural lens, behind the iris, to provide clear, sharp vision. This procedure is excellent for vision correction candidates with very thin corneas and those with “coke bottle” glasses for nearsightedness.
The most current ICL is called EVO Visian ICL. Dr Feinerman was the first surgeon in California to implant the EVO ICL after FDA approval.
It all starts with a comprehensive eye exam and consultation with Dr. Feinerman where he describes the procedure in detail and answers any questions you may have. Dr. Feinerman will review and discuss your individual situation and determine the best treatment plan.
Our staff ensures you are reclined and comfortable. The Visian ICL procedure—performed by Dr. Feinerman—is generally painless and takes only about 10-15 minutes per eye. Patients generally recover very quickly following treatment (within 3 to 4 hours).
After the procedure, Dr. Feinerman personally calls his patients to ensure they are doing well and to address any questions. During your actual in-person post-op visit, Dr. Feinerman will perform a final examination to ensure recovery is complete.
One thing that sets the Visian ICL apart from other vision correction procedures is that it’s reversible. Although very unlikely, if your vision changes, the ICL can be easily removed and replaced. Alternatively, another procedure (LASIK or PRK) can be done after ICL to treat small changes in your prescription (also usually not necessary).
Anyone over the age of eighteen who has not had a significant change in vision and can see clearly with contact lenses or glasses may be a good candidate for LASIK. Take our LASIK candidacy test to find out more.
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