There is no one-size-fits-all procedure for vision correction. That’s why ophthalmologist specialist 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.
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.
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:
“…This is completely life changing, I am so excited to visit water parks and do outdoor activities without contacts!”
– ICL Patient of Dr. Solomon
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.
A leader in ophthalmic research and education, Dr. Solomon is often
the first in the state to have access to new technology, which he
uses to achieve optimal results for his patients.