Visian ICL® (Implantable Contact Lens)

photo_visianThere is no one-size-fits-all procedure for vision correction. That’s why Dr. Kerry Solomon offers a variety of options for patients in his Charleston, SC practice. Visian Implantable Contact Lenses can be a great solution for those with severe nearsightedness or other conditions that preclude them from undergoing LASIK. If you are a candidate, these remarkable lenses can free you from the hassle of glasses and contacts and let you comfortably enjoy crisp, clear vision – often 20/20 or better.

If you’re significantly nearsighted, a life without glasses is still within reach – and we’re excited to discuss your options with you in person. Request an appointment using our simple online form, or call our office at (843) 881-3937 to speak with a helpful member of our staff and set your appointment.

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Why Visian ICL?

Although LASIK is an effective, popular option for vision correction, it’s not recommended for patients who are extremely nearsighted. For these patients, Dr. Solomon often recommends the Visian ICL. During a quick, painless procedure, Dr. Solomon inserts Visian within your cornea to work with your eye’s natural lens, correcting your nearsightedness and potentially eliminating your need for glasses.

Are You a Good Candidate?

You are likely a good candidate for Visian if the significance of your nearsightedness prohibits you from successfully undergoing LASIK. Other factors for candidacy include:

  • Moderate to severe nearsightedness
  • Thin corneas that may make LASIK ineffective
  • A history of dry eye
  • Large pupils

“…This is completely life changing, I am so excited to visit water parks and do outdoor activities without contacts!”

– ICL Patient of Dr. Solomon

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What Happens During the Procedure?

1 to 2 weeks prior to your procedure, you visit Dr. Solomon’s office for a pre-op appointment. During this appointment, Dr. Solomon uses a laser to make several small incisions around your iris. During your procedure, which takes place at the Physicians’ Eye Surgery Center, you will receive both local anesthesia and mild sedation. Dr. Solomon then injects a gentle gel-like substance to protect your eye during the procedure. Once the gel is in place, he makes an additional incision through which he inserts the lens. The lens unfolds on its own once it’s in place. Dr. Solomon moves the corners of the lens beneath your iris to ensure it remains invisible. Finally, he removes the gel substance and administers antiseptic eye drops. Watch the animation below to learn more about what happens during a Visian ICL procedure.

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Our Locations

Mt Pleasant
Kerry Solomon, MD

1101 Clarity Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
TEL: (843) 881-3937
Mon - Thurs: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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North Charleston
Kerry Solomon, MD

2861 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC 29406
TEL: (843) 881-3937
Mon - Thurs: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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West Ashley
Kerry Solomon, MD

2060 Charlie Hall Blvd #201
Charleston, SC 29414
TEL: (843) 881-3937
Mon - Thurs: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Dr. Kerry Solomon is one of the most renowned ophthalmologists in Charleston, and the entire state of South Carolina. At his Mt. Pleasant ophthalmology practice, with additional locations in North Charleston, West Ashley, and Summerville, Dr. Solomon specializes in refractive lens exchange, PRK, LASIK, cataract surgery with multifocal IOLs and toric lenses, and other eye surgery procedures. His patients come to Charleston from areas such as Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Hilton Head, Goose Creek, Johns Island, and Kiawah Island, SC; Asheville, NC; and Savannah, GA.

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