Visian ICL

Visian ICL for Highly Myopic Eye Patients

Cohen Laser and Vision Center in Boca Raton offers Visian ICL procedure to residents of Boca, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Procedure is performed by expert eye surgeon G. Richard Cohen, MD.

If you are a highly myopic patient you probably realize that LASIK eye surgery is not the best option. Dr. Richard Cohen is one of a select few eye surgeons in South Florida that can insert the new Visian ICL also called the Implantable Collamer Lens. Collamer Lens, created by STAAR® Surgical Company, is a phakic intraocular lens (IOL) for the treatment of myopia and other refractive errors. Dr. Cohen is the Boca Raton Visian ICL expert that can help you with high myopia. If you have been struggling with thick glasses and poor distance vision please call us to find out if this vision correction option would be right for you. Patients seeking the Visian ICL in Ft. Lauderdale or the south florida area are encouraged to come into our office for a consultation.

About Visian ICL

The Visian ICL is a long lasting solution for myopia.

The Visian ICL Advantages

  • Quality of Vision – The Visian ICL produces excellent visual quality. Many patients who have made ICL surgery reviews experience the "Wow" factor when they experience the immediate improvement in the quality of their vision.
  • Biocompatibility – Collamer, the 100 percent pure collagen copolymer lens material of the Visian ICL, is not viewed as a foreign object by the body's immune system. Versatility – The Visian ICL offers a wider treatment range for myopia than LASIK and PRK procedures.
  • Simplicity – Unlike traditional contact lenses, once the Visian ICL is implanted in the eye, there is no additional maintenance needed.
  • Lens Placement – The placement of the Visian ICL makes the lens invisible to the patient and any observer.
  • Removable – The Visian ICL was designed to be permanently placed in the eye. However, the lens can be removed if a patient's vision changes or if it otherwise needs to be removed or replaced.

What Happens During the Visian ICL surgery?

Prior to the Visian ICL eye surgery, Dr. Cohen will make two microscopic holes in the iris. Your eye will be numbed with a light, topical or local anesthetic. Once the eye is numbed Dr. Cohen will make 2 side port incisions and one main temporal incision that is critical to the insertion process. Next Dr. Cohen will insert the ICL through the main temporal incision and place the lens behind the iris and in front of the crystalline lens. This insertion procedure is typically performed one eye at a time. There is very little discomfort and normally no pain associated with the procedure. Some drops or perhaps oral medication may be prescribed and a visit is usually scheduled the day after surgery. Patients will be advised to arrange for someone to drive them to and from surgery.

Are you a Candidate?

Individuals who suffer from extreme nearsightedness will have a solution for their poor vision. The ICL provides an opportunity to those individuals who are not candidates for LASIK eye surgery. Some people cannot have LASIK for reasons ranging from high prescriptions to thin corneas. The ICL will now give these patients the opportunity to experience the same lifestyle change that LASIK has brought to millions.

You're likely a good candidate for ICL if:

You have extreme to moderate nearsightedness You have thin corneas and are not a LASIK candidate You have a history of dry eye You have large pupils You have a stable prescription


The STAAR ICL™, newly approved by the FDA, is a procedure for patients who are 21 and older with moderate to severe myopia. A small incision is made in the eye and the ICL is gently inserted behind the iris, in front of the natural crystalline lens. The implant acts as a permanent contact lens, correcting nearsightedness.

Good News For South Florida Myopic Eye Care Patients

Dr. Richard Cohen is a certified Visian ICL surgeon located in Boca Raton Florida but servicing South Florida locations such as Boyton Beach,, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Parkland, Pompano Beach and Delray Beach. Dr. Cohen has been thoroughly impressed with the results of the Visian ICL implant and would like to encourage highly myopic patients of south Florida to come for a consultation to see if this new technology. If you have not seen our Visian ICL video please watch this video located at the top of this page.

Don't wait, visual freedom awaits YOU!

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