The Implantable Contact Lens is designed to correct vision in people who are either not candidates for Lasik or have high myopica (very near sighted) and would like the best possible visual acuity. These are small, injectable lenses that are inserted through a tiny incision that does not usually require sutures. Dr. Siepser was one of the first surgeons in the region to use the Verisyse implants and also performs procedures with the new Visian ICL, which functions at a far more precise level. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, which means the patient has their procedure at a same day facility. They are usually there for no more than 6 hours from arrival to departure after their discharge.
ICL can be considered as an alternative to LASIK and PRK or Refractive Lens Exchange. The best candidates are between the ages of 21 and 50, with moderate to severe nearsightedness. The ICL provides predictable outcomes and excellent quality of vision. They can be easily removed or replaced if an eye changes or there is a preferred focus distance that needs to be achieved.