Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

The Visian Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL) can provide an alternative form of vision correction for patients who may not be candidates for all-laser LASIK or PRK. This implantable lens is an excellent option for patients who have too high a correction for LASIK, or who have abnormal corneas. The visual results are excellent, and can match or exceed those of LASIK. Dr. Thomas E. Clinch and Dr. Paul C. Kang are committed to providing their patients at Eye Doctors of Washington with safe and effective vision correction, and selecting an ICL that meets the individual needs of each patient.

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Phakic IOLs

Phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs) can actually improve the vision of some patients with high corrections better than LASIK or PRK procedures. During the procedure, with the eye, your natural lens remains in place, which means the Phakic IOL procedure is completely reversible.



The STAAR Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is a phakic intraocular lens used to treat moderate to severe myopia. There have been over 450,000 ICL implanted world-wide. The lens is made of “collamer,” a unique lens containing a small amount of biocompatible collagen. These lenses are carefully positioned over the natural lens of the eye to achieve vision correction, some studies have shown that at high levels of correction (-8.0D and above), the quality of the vision after an ICL may exceed that of LASIK.
These ICLs are particularly beneficial for patients with thin corneas as well as patients who:

  • Seek to correct severe refractive errors
  • Seek an alternative to laser correction
  • Seek a reversible method of vision correction

Schedule a Consultation with Eye Doctors of Washington

For more information about our ICL options such as the Visian lens and the Verisyse lens, please contact Eye Doctors of Washington today to schedule a consultation.

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