Visian ICL

STAAR® Surgical’s Phakic IOL for myopia and hyperopia

The Visian®ICL™

The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer® Lens) is one of the latest technological advancements in vision correction technology. Made from Collamer, a 100% biocompatible material created and used exclusively by STAAR Surgical, the Visian ICL family of lenses is now the world’s fastest growing refractive technology. This technology is able to treat a large range of refractive error varying by region;  it is FDA approved to correct myopia in adults ranging from -3.0D to -15.0D with less than or equal to 2.5D of astigmatism and can reduce myopia in adults ranging from -15.0D to -20.0D with less than or equal to 2.5D of astigmatism.

*The Visian ICL lens that treats hyperopia is not available in the United States

Visian ICL benefits

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    Premium Quality of Vision - HD Vision
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    Exceptional Patient Experience
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    Permanent, Yet Removable
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    Preserve Your Natural Cornea
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    Satisfied Patients







  • Prior to being an approved medical device, the Visian ICL was subject to extensive research and development. Today, more than 500,000 lenses have been implanted worldwide and is the fastest growing refractive technology in the world today. In fact, every 6 minutes, a Visian ICL is implanted somewhere in the world.

  • All patients should first consult their eye care physician to determine if they are suitable candidates for the Visian ICL. In general, candidates for the Visian ICL are between 21 and 45 years of age, suffer from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and want to experience premium vision correction. The ideal Visian ICL candidate has not undergone any ophthalmic surgery and does not have a history of eye disease such as iritis, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy.  Interested patients should contact a qualified Visian ICL surgeon for more information to get an accurate assessment of their candidacy.

  • A qualified ophthalmologist will insert the Visian ICL through a small micro-opening, placing it inside the eye just behind the iris in front of the eye’s natural lens. The Visian ICL is designed to stay in position with no special care.

  • The Visian ICL is made of Collamer®, a highly biocompatible advanced lens material which contains a small amount of purified collagen. Collamer does not cause a reaction inside the eye and it contains an ultraviolet blocker that provides protection to the eye. Collamer is a material proprietary to STAAR Surgical Company.

  • Although the Visian ICL is intended to remain in place permanently, a qualified ophthalmologist can remove the implant if necessary.

  • If you are a potential Visian ICL candidate who is interested in obtaining further Visian ICL information, you should contact a qualified Visian ICL surgeon. Physicians should contact STAAR Surgical Company, the maker of the Visian ICL, to learn more.