Visian ICL

Loden iVision Centers is proud to be one of only two STAAR Surgical Centers of Excellence in the entire Middle Tennessee Region approved to implant the Visian ICL™, made by STAAR Surgical.

What Is the Visian ICL?

The Visian ICL™, made by STAAR Surgical, is an Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) that rests inside the eye behind the iris, or colored part of the eye. Because the lens is positioned behind the iris, the lens itself is not visible to the naked eye.

The Implantable Contact Lens is the newest and most exciting way to improve your vision. This procedure has been used worldwide since 1995, and it is based on 25 years of refinement with patients who have had cataracts removed.

Who Benefits Most From the Visian ICL?

This state-of-the-art procedure is for patients with extremely high prescriptions that cannot be treated by LASIK. The ideal candidate for the ICL is between the ages of 21 and 45 who has moderate to severe nearsightedness.

What Surgeons Are Qualified to Do the Visian ICL Procedure?

Since Visian ICL™ correction is performed inside the eye, the procedure requires more technical expertise than excimer laser procedures. Dr. Loden has performed thousands of cataract, LASIK, and PRK procedures. He is also cornea fellowship-trained, which means this is truly his area of expertise. You can have confidence in the high level of skill and understanding that Dr. Loden brings to Visian ICL surgery.

What Happens During the Visian ICL Procedure?

The Implantable Contact Lens procedure involves implanting a specially designed contact lens within the eye. Most ICL procedures take less than 10 minutes to perform. One is typically corrected during the first vision and the second eye corrected one or two weeks later. Anesthetic eye drops are used to numb the eye, making the procedure itself completely painless.

What Type of Results Can Be Expected From the Visian ICL?

Most ICL patients see quick, dramatic improvements in their eyesight, with 80%-90% of their vision restored within the first 24 hours. Additional gradual improvements will continue during the first few weeks. Implantable Contact Lens procedures have been a life-altering event for patients around the world, many of whom are now able to drive, play sports, and perform other daily activities without glasses or contacts for the first time in their lives!

Are You Interested in the Visian ICL?

If you have been told that your prescription is too severe for LASIK and are tired of wearing glasses and/or contacts, please contact us at (615) 859-3937 to speak with one of our refractive surgery coordinators about the Visian ICL.

Many thanks to Doctor Loden and his amazing staff! They made something that would otherwise be very intimidating very comforting. Their professionalism and service was off the charts. I am one day post surgery and am pain free and can see better than I have for twenty years. I would recommend them to anyone!

Hampton B.

I am so thankful to Dr. Loden. My results from my LASIK surgery were instant. I don't have hardly any vision distortion and it 1 day post surgery, it will just keep getting better each day. I see better now than I've ever been able to with glasses or contacts. I so recommend Dr Loden!!!

Kim C.

Provided by Citysearch - Thanks to Dr. Loden and his staff. I had ILASIK yesterday with the guarantee that I would have 20/20 or better. Now it's the day after and sure enough I have 20/20 in both eyes and Dr. Loden says ""it will only get better."" Everything he has said has been spot on so there is no need to doubt him now. His staff was the nicest people I've ever met in a business environment. If anyone deserves a award it would be Loden Vision Center.

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