Visian ICL

What Is Visian ICL In Chelsea, New York, NY?

The world is a beautiful place. You want to be able to see and experience every sunset, every celebration and every beautiful moment in your life clearly. Here at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, helping patients see better is what we do best. This is why we offer Visian ICL, which gives our patients the ability to see clearly without having to deal with glasses or contacts.

As technology has improved, it’s helped different fields grow and flourish, making life easier. That goes for ophthalmology as well. When you have vision issues, you might miss out on life’s great moments when you don’t have your corrective lenses with you. Visian ICL can give you the ability to see clearly without the use of other devices and you’ll finally be able to see the world crystal clear from the moment that you wake up.

What is Visian ICL?

ICL, which stands for Implantable Collamer Lens, is an FDA-approved vision correction procedure in which our ophthalmologist carefully implants a lens into the eye to fix common vision problems. The lens is made from a biocompatible material that contains collagen, a substance that is already naturally occurring within the body. This lens is placed behind the iris but just in front of the natural lens so it can be used to correct nearsightedness and even astigmatism. Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is a great alternative for vision correction that does not involve removing eye tissue. For those patients with very thin corneas or extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness, this lens implant can be an excellent option to correct vision without the use of glasses or contacts. While Visian ICL can be a permanent correction for your vision, the lens can be removed or replaced should your vision needs change.

Visian ICL provides our patients with alternative treatments to refractive surgeries such as LASIK and PRK, which can also be used to correct nearsightedness.

All About Visian ICL

Your Lasik surgeon can also perform this surgery, as it’s a similar procedure and Visian ICL can be used as an alternative to advanced Lasik or advanced PRK. This procedure does not require eye tissue to be removed and a new lens will be implanted. You won’t need to depend on glasses or contacts to see and you’ll find yourself squinting less often.

Placement takes no more than 30 minutes and you should start seeing an improvement in your vision almost immediately. You can talk to your Lasik doctor about any concerns and the recovery time can be as quick as one day. Most often, patients return to work immediately the next day! The advanced lens also contains a UV blocker that helps to prevent harmful UV rays from entering your eyes.

If you suffer from dry eyes, that’s also an issue that Visian ICL can address. No tissue will be removed, so you won’t have to worry about your eyes becoming dry and irritated after surgery. The whole process comes with minimal discomfort and will have you looking at a whole new world! 

What is involved in the Visian ICL procedure?

Placement of the lens usually takes no more than 20-30 minutes and most patients will experience improved vision almost immediately. This is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure performed right here in our office. A local anesthetic is administered to numb the eye. From there, a very tiny opening is made in the eye to insert the lens. Recovery time after the procedure can be as quick as one day with minimal discomfort. The majority of patients return to work the next day.

What are the benefits of Visian ICL?

Many patients choose Visian ICL because it offers them a simple way to see better without having to wear contacts or glasses every day. This procedure is great for improving night vision, the recovery time is quick, and there is no need to remove corneal tissue, as is necessary for other corrective eye surgeries. This advanced lens implant contains a UV blocker that prevents harmful UVA and UVB rays from entering the eye. And because your cornea tissue has not been affected by this procedure, dry eye will not be an issue.

Who is a good candidate for Visian ICL?

Are you considering whether Visian ICL could help you see more clearly? You could be an ideal candidate for this implant if you are between the ages of 21 and 45 years old, if you are dealing with nearsightedness or astigmatism, your prescription hasn’t changed in the last year and you don’t have a history of cataracts.

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Contact Your Ophthalmologist Today!

Find out how you can take advantage of all the improvements in technology! Contact your ophthalmologist at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in Chelsea, NY, today at (212) 220-0066 to ask any further questions you have about Visian ICL and how it compares to other procedures that are similar.

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  • "Cannot recommend Dr Coad & his lasik coordinator Nicole enough. They are wonderfully supportive and gentle that even if you are nervous it will be difficult to stay that way around this supportive duo! Without a doubt recommend going to see them, they are worth the additional care and cost for a full-service experience that are there just to help you & give you the best vision possible. Thank you Dr Coad & Nicole."
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  • "Dr. Coad and his staff made the experience of having a cataract removed the best it could possibly be, from evaluation to discussing options to being reassuring when the surgery began, to follow-up. The evaluation process was efficient, yet at no time did I feel as if it was anything but personal. His staff at all times were both professional and welcoming. Vace, the surgical coordinator, did everything to make sure the surgical process went smoothly.
    As to Dr. Coad himself, I can't say enough. His skill is absolutely top-notch, but it was the concern that he took in making sure that I understood all of my options, and his reassuring manner before, during and after the surgery which makes it easy to recommend him to the fullest to anyone who needs ophthalmic care."
    Ed W.
  • "Had a five star experience at Chelsea Eye! I went to Dr Yoon for an eye exam and she was extremely friendly, helpful and down to earth! I have met all the staff and they are very friendly and easy to talk to. Hugo in particular was wonderful to work with during the exam. It was a breathe of fresh air coming to this practice and I highly recommend going here for an Optometry appointment or Opthalmology appointment with Dr Coad."
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  • "Can I please take a moment and talk about how awesome Dr. Jay Yoon is?!

    I would be friends with this woman! I went in freaked out about a blood vessel on my eye and in total hypochondriac mode (is it a stroke? Is this connected to my brain? Is it gonna spread?). She laughed and calmly said "looks like you've always had this and it's fine and here are some drops cause your eyes are dry and here's my great primary doctor who I recommend since you don't have one."

    She was very funny and relatable and cool - she didn't try to rush me away and she was honest about everything too and so helpful.

    I've already started recommending her and now I'll do it on here: book an appt and be treated so warmly."
    Bonnie G.
  • "Dr Coad and Nicole were both absolutely wonderful. After my brother had LASIK surgery, I decided to go ahead and do the same.

    Both Nicole and Dr. Coad are very proficient in their work. They answered any and all questions that I had, and calmed every nervous feeling that arose from the start, up until the surgery.

    Going through the surgery I was EXTREMELY nervous and Dr. Coad walked me through the entire procedure (before and during) and made my whole LASIK experience a breeze.

    I can not recommend them enough. If you are interested in LASIK Dr. Coad is the only doctor I would trust."
    Christina V.
  • "This team is the absolute best. Christine is a gift from the gods and makes you feel comfortable supported and amazing. She really got me through my anxieties about my recent lasik surgery - which went great! Dr Coad is the best. A fantastic team, a simple process - I highly recommend this team - if you've ever considered lasik (like I have for the last 20 years) make an appt with this great group. You'll be happy you did."
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