Nearsightedness and astigmatism are common problems, yet until now, many people who struggled with both were not candidates for laser vision correction procedures, such as LASIK. St. Louis is now on the cutting edge, thanks to the innovation and dedication of scientists and ophthalmologists all over the world. The Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens (Toric ICL) is providing a safe, proven treatment for people who struggle with the combination of severe myopia and steep astigmatism, and Brinton Vision was the first to use it in the U.S.
Other people who have been told they are not candidates in the past will also find that Visian Toric ICL is an effective solution. For example, it can help people who have thin corneas, large pupils and/or a history of dry eyes, and it can help patients who have a relatively common degenerative eye disease called keratoconus.
Unlike LASIK or SMILE, which can be used to treat nearsightedness and astigmatism, and unlike cataract surgery or RLE, in which tissue is removed from the lens of the eye, nothing is removed for Toric ICL. The implanted lens, made from Collamer, a collagen copolymer, is a removable option that offers lifelong vision correction.
Brinton Vision was the first provider in the United States to use
Visian Toric ICL, and is one of only a few providers nationwide to provide the expertise and technology to offer it as an effective LASIK alternative.
It’s part of the Brinton Vision mission to help as many people as possible improve their lives through the priceless gift of vision.
How Safe is Visian Toric ICL?
What to Expect After Visian Toric ICL
Following your procedure, our experienced surgical technicians will provide you with instructions as well as eye shields to wear for the first week so that you don’t accidentally rub your eyes while you sleep.
Visian Toric ICL patients typically experience little if any discomfort during or after the procedure. Most patients are able to resume regular activities, including returning to work, the day after surgery.
A follow-up examination will be scheduled four hours after your procedure, as well as the morning after surgery so that Dr. Brinton or Dr. Poore can personally ensure that your new vision is progressing well.
Each Visian Toric lens is positioned behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. You will not be able to feel it or notice that it’s there. Unless you share it with others (and we hope you do), only your surgeon will be aware that vision correction has taken place.
Although the Visian Toric ICL is intended to remain in place permanently, a qualified ophthalmologist can remove or update the lens to meet changes is your vision needs or health circumstances.
EVO Visian Toric ICL
Dr. Brinton feels that FDA approval of Visian Toric ICL is a major step forward for refractive surgery options. The next lens to be approved by the FDA, currently in use in 63 countries worldwide, is the EVO Visian ICL. Brinton Vision is looking forward to being a leader in its launch as well.