Northbrook Office (847) 498-4770   |   Lake Forest Office (847) 283-0800
 

THE SURGICAL PROCEDURE


The Visian ICL procedure is a short 15 minute outpatient procedure that involves several important steps.

Topical Anesthesia
On the day of your procedure, prior to surgery, your surgeon will administer topical anesthesia to minimize discomfort, however you may still feel pressure in your eye. Additionally, you may or may not be given a sedative.

Lens Positioning Openings
Once you are comfortable, your surgeon will begin the procedure. First, the surgeon will create one or two small openings at the base of your cornea that will be used to position the lens.

Gel-like Solution
Next, a gel-like substance will be placed inside your eye to protect the eye during lens placement. This gel will be removed at the end of the procedure.

Lens Opening
Following placement of the gel, a small opening will be made, through which the lens will be inserted.

Insertion of Corrective Lens
Prior to the Visian ICL procedure, your correctivelens was selected based on your individual prescription. The lens was folded and loaded into a small cartridge which will now be placed through the incision. As the lens is inserted, it will gently unfold in your eye. Once the lens has fully unfolded, the four corners of the lens will be placed behind your iris. This makes the lens invisible to both you and others.

Completion of Procedure
To complete the procedure, the surgeon will administer eye drops to help prevent infection and inflammation. You will continue to use these drops for several days after your procedure.

Because the incision made during surgery is so small, sutures are typically not needed following the Visian ICL surgery. For comfort and protection, the surgeon may cover the eye with a patch or shield and prescribe drops or medication.

Follow-Up Care after the Visian ICL Procedure
Within 24 hours of undergoing the Visian ICL surgery, you will have a follow-up visit with the ophthalmologist. The surgeon will monitor the eye's internal pressure and will discuss your progress.
 

 
The Optometrists of the North Shore & Lake Forest Provide
Quality Eye Care and Personalized Service You Can Trust

OFFICE HOURS:
Northbrook Office
MON 9:00 - 7:00
TUE 9:00 - 6:00
WED 9:00 - 5:00
THU 9:00 - 7:00
FRI 9:00 - 5:00
SAT 8:00 - 2:00
 
OFFICE HOURS:
Lake Forest Office
MON 9:00 - 5:00
TUE 9:00 - 5:00
WED 9:00 - 5:00
THU 9:00 - 5:00
FRI 9:00 - 5:00
SAT 9:00 - 2:00





Ready for the next step?   BOOK YOUR EYE HEALTH
AND VISION EXAMINATION

Thank you for visiting our website. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your family to our practice.

We have been serving the Northbrook community for over 40 years and the Lake Forest Community since 1999. If you're looking for quality care with a personal touch, we hope you'll consider us for your eye care needs.

We consider our patients our #1 priority and we take pride in our commitment to top quality eye care, dependable services, and patient satisfaction. Our comprehensive eye health examination can detect diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and dry eye, in addition to systemic problems, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Our innovative equipment allows us to detect even the smallest changes in vision and eye health.

So, whether you want a spectacular new look with one of our designer frames, or latest innovations in contact lens technology, our friendly doctors and staff will ensure an in-depth personalized visit.

The Optometrists of the North Shore and Lake Forest facebook


Lake Forest Office 510 N. Western Ave Lake Forest, IL 60045 Phone: (847) 283-0800 Fax: (847) 283-0782
Northbrook Office 1815 Dundee Northbrook, IL 60062 Phone: (847) 498-4770 Fax: (847) 498-6909

© 2019 All content is the property of The Optometrists of the North Shore ™ & assoc. vendors. | DISCLAIMER | HIPAA | SiteMap
Website Powered and Developed by EyeVertise.com