Now Offering the Visian Toric ICL
Eye Center of Texas is now offering the much-anticipated Visian Toric ICL for patients with astigmatism and high prescriptions.
When the Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens received FDA approval in 2018, ophthalmologists everywhere in the United States celebrated. Finally, their patients with myopia, astigmatism, and higher prescriptions can leverage Visian Toric ICLs 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 the Visian Toric ICL?
Like the Visian ICL, the Visian Toric ICL is an implantable lens that is similar to contact lenses, except these do not require removal. After surgeons implant the ICL, which is made of biocompatible collagen, patients do not have to deal with the daily hassle of maintaining contact lenses.
Can the Visian Toric 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 and astigmatism had to undergo two separate procedures to achieve clear vision: LASIK for astigmatism and Visian ICL (different from Visian Toric ICL) for myopia.
Now, patients unable to have LASIK refractive surgery due to dry eyes (especially dry eyes in winter), thin corneas, or higher prescriptions, have the option to experience results for both issues with one procedure.
Is Visian Toric ICL surgery safe?
Yes! Both Visian ICL surgery and Visian Toric ICL surgery are both safe and effective procedures that only last around 20 – 30 minutes. In fact, one of the reasons why many people opt for Toric ICLs over LASIK is that the procedure is reversible.
The wait is over! Call us about Visian Toric ICL today
While we provide some of the best LASIK in Houston (and LASIK enhancement), there are patients who cannot take advantage of the procedure. Since this procedure is fairly new in the U.S., chances are you have questions, such as, “How much does Visian Toric ICL cost?”
Eye Center of Texas is here to answer any of your eye-related questions. Having performed over 75,000 LASIK surgeries, 80,000 cataract surgeries, and countless more procedures, you can rest assured knowing that your eyesight is in excellent hands. Request an appointment with a team of doctors that over 300 primary care doctors use as a reference for their patients. Call 713-797-1010 today!