Eye Center of Texas is Now Offering the EVO Visian® Toric ICL
Eye Center of Texas’s very own Dr. Yasir Ahmed is one of the first eye surgeons in Houston to provide EVO Visian Toric ICL as a vision correction surgery option for patients who are looking to break free of their contact lenses or glasses. Patients with myopia, astigmatism, and higher prescriptions can leverage this implantable lens to improve their vision.
Here’s why Visian Toric ICL is giving thousands of new and veteran eye patients the chance at acquiring better vision. (For the purposes of this webpage, make sure you understand the difference between farsighted and nearsighted — hyperopic and myopic, respectively.)
What is Visian Toric ICL?
Like the Visian ICL, the Visian Toric ICL is an implantable lens that is similar to contact lenses, except these lenses do not have to be removed. After surgeons implant the ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens), which is made of biocompatible collagen, patients do not have to deal with the daily hassle of maintaining contact lenses.
This vision correction surgery does not remove corneal tissue, making the procedure safer and more accurate, and will not give you dry eye syndrome post-surgery.
Does Visian ICL correct astigmatism?
Yes! In fact, that’s part of the reason why the FDA approval of the lens is such a big deal. Previously, patients with both myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism had to undergo two separate procedures to achieve clear vision: LASIK and Visian ICL (different from Visian Toric ICL).
Before, patients may have had to compare ICL vs. LASIK to see which would benefit their vision better. Now, patients unable to have LASIK refractive surgery due to dry eyes, thin corneas, or higher prescriptions, have the option to experience results for both issues with one procedure: Visian Toric ICL.
Is Visian Toric ICL surgery safe?
Yes! Visian Toric ICL surgery is a safe and effective procedure that only lasts around 20-30 minutes total with almost immediate results. In fact, one of the reasons why many people opt for Toric ICLs over LASIK is that the procedure is reversible. If you want to remove the implantable lenses for any reason, your doctor can, giving you flexibility and peace of mind.
Contact Eye Center of Texas to discuss Visian Toric ICL today
You can embrace a life of clearer, sharper vision in just 20-30 minutes with EVO Visian Toric ICL. Dr. Ahmed at Eye Center of Texas is the first ophthalmologist in Houston to offer Toric ICL to patients and is now accepting new patients for this vision correction procedure. As an accomplished eye surgeon, you can rest assured knowing that the future of your vision is in excellent hands.
If you’re interested in learning more about the EVO Visian Toric ICL, Eye Center of Texas is glad to answer any questions you may have. Request an appointment online or call 713-797-1010 today! Better vision is just a click or a call away.