Visian ICL™ (Implantable Contact Lenses) in Los Angeles

Frustrated With Blurred Vision Without Contact Lenses Or Glasses?

Is there a big imbalance between the vision in each eye? Would you like to have better vision without your contacts and glasses? Would you like even better vision with your contacts and glasses?

If you answered YES, then 1-Step Visian ICL™ for your Keratoconus may be the next step to make life better and easier for you.

Steven Holcomb Video on How 1-Step Visian ICL™ Changed His Life

Insertable lenses are one of the most exciting new breakthroughs in the field of Keratoconus treatment.  After 25 years of study in Europe, the 1-Step Visian ICL™ is FDA approved in the United States to treat nearsightedness prescriptions AND Astigmatism. If you have Keratoconus AND nearsightedness, then the 1-Step Visian ICL™ may improve your life even MORE after your Keratoconus treatments.

Visian ICL: Nearsightedness Solution After Keratoconus Treatment

After having your Keratoconus treated or if you already had a cornea transplant, there may still be high degrees of nearsightedness. This can cause very blurry vision when you take off your contacts or glasses. When you have a lot of nearsightedness in one OR both eyes, it can also cause problems with glasses and contact lenses and hold back your best vision. Many people who are candidates for the 1-Step Visian ICL™ love their improved vision. It can amplify the life-changing experience from earlier Keratoconus treatments.

The 1-Step Visian ICL™ is an insertable lens that treats high amounts of nearsightedness – this can dramatically improve your vision. If you had Intacs earlier, then you already have an idea what it is like to have the 1-Step Visian ICL™ inserted – typically easier than getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist! (The Intacs aren’t removed; they stay in place since they are helping your Keratoconus). The 1-Step Visian ICL™ is elegantly placed by Dr. Brian just behind your iris.

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Dr. Brian Performs 1-Step Visian ICL™ Live on NBC’s Today Show

Dr. Brian performs 1-Step Visian ICL™ for Keratoconus in 10 to 15 minutes, which is typically painless, in our specialized procedure room for 1-Step Visian ICL™ in our comfortable office. With this technique, you won’t have to go to a cold surgery center. Your vision is typically improved in 24 hours. In many patients suffering from a high prescription and Keratoconus, the 1-Step Visian ICL™ can help reduce the need for contacts and glasses and provide more functional vision day to day. In other people, the 1-Step Visian ICL™ can IMPROVE the vision with contacts and glasses. It just depends on your individual Keratoconus and Dr. Brian can explain what you can expect based on your Keratoconus.

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A Top Visian ICL surgeon in the United States
Developed for an eye surgery organization the safety and sterility guidelines for performing phakic IOLs (Visian ICLs) in an office-based procedure room
Trained thousands of eye surgeons for StaarSurgical, the maker of Visian ICL, on how to perform office-based Visian ICL procedures
Trusted by the FDA as a FDA clinical trials investigator for implantable phakic IOLs for nearsightedness

“Behind the Lens” – Dr. Brian’s 1-Step Visian ICL™ Documentary on NBC’s Today Show

That’s the reason people love to simply send their records for Dr. Brian to review (more about that below) and he can determine if you are a candidate and what the expectations should be based on your Keratoconus. As you can see, there is no “cookie-cutter” approach when 1-Step Visian ICL™ with Keratoconus is done properly. It must be customized based on your individual Kerataconus status of each eye.

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1-Step Visian ICL™ Improves The Quality of Vision

The 1-Step Visian ICL™ offers high quality of vision compared to glasses for many patients with Keratoconus. Two unique factors help explain this superior optical performance. First, the 1-Step Visian ICL™ is made of Collamer – a soft, flexible lens material that contains a small amount of collagen – making the lens extremely biocompatible for a lifetime of clear vision. Second, the lens is placed inside of the eye, where it continues to focus light more efficiently than glasses – NO  maintenance is required.

1-Step Visian ICL™ Safety

The 1-Step Visian ICL™ is inserted into the eye through a small, micro-incision. The lens unfolds in the eye and is positioned between the iris and the natural lens and you won’t feel it just like you don’t feel a dental filling for a cavity. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and is typically painless with a 1-day recovery.

1-Step Visian ICL™ Advanced Lens Material

Collamer lens material transmits light and reduces reflections that can interfere with vision. Collamer is the only lens material made with collagen – a top choice for a lens designed to remain inside your body. We have never seen any rejection or other type of reaction to the 1-Step Visian ICL™ from the body.

1-Step Visian ICL™ Are Removable, Invisible & Undetectable

If necessary, it can be removed from the eye. You won’t be able to see the 1-Step Visian ICL™ in your eye because it’s crystal clear and typically neither will anybody else.

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ICL Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Exactly where is 1-Step Visian ICL™ placed in the eye?

1-Step Visian ICL™ is placed in the “posterior chamber,” hidden behind the iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens.

What is the track record of 1-step Visian ICL™?

Extensive research and development preceded the introduction of 1-Step Visian ICL™. It is now being used by more than 50,000 patients over 25 years worldwide.

What if your vision changes?

1-Step Visian ICL™ offers treatment flexibility. If your vision changes dramatically, the lens can be removed and replaced, or another procedure can be performed at any time. With 1-Step Visian ICL™, you can wear glasses or contact lenses if necessary.

What is involved in the 1-step Visian ICL™ procedure?

The actual 1-Step Visian ICL™ procedure typically takes approximately 10 minutes and Dr. Brian invented the 1-Step Visian ICL™ in-office procedure to make you comfortable. This avoids you going to an impersonal, inefficient, and cold surgery center. Very little discomfort is associated with this procedure. A light topical or local anesthetic is administered and a mild sedative may be given. Eye drops or oral medication may be prescribed. You will come back the next day for a follow-up visit.

Why choose Dr. Brian for 1-step Visian ICL™?

Dr. Brian invented:

  1. Treating both eyes at the same time vs return weeks later for second eye treatment.
  2. 1-Step Visian ICL™ being performed in a comfortable office environment vs. cold, impersonal surgery center.
  3. Entire 1-Step Visian ICL™ being done same day vs other surgeons who must perform it as a two-part procedure with a painful laser to make a hole in the iris 1 week before the Visian ICL™ procedure is done.

Other surgeons may “dabble” with Visian ICL™ for Keratoconus, not Dr. Brian. He has committed most of his 20-year career to helping patients with Keratoconus. Dr. Brian is recognized as the authority on Keratoconus because of his experience, innovation, and customization of treatments to optimize vision. Dr. Brian was selected by Starr Surgical, the company that makes the Visian ICL™, to develop an exclusive 10-part webinar series to train other ophthalmologists.

Why fly to Beverly Hills for 1-step Visian ICL™?

It requires special expertise and tremendous experience to do 1-Step Visian ICL™ well in patients who have had Keratoconus treatments such as Intacs and CK. From surgical planning to proper lens selection to the surgical technique to appropriate expectation setting, you can be confident you are in expert hands. Dr. Brian has a massive degree of experience performing 1-Step Visian ICL™ in people who had Keratoconus treatments. He is a trusted authority by people who routinely fly in from all over the United States and the world for his life-changing 1-Step Visian ICL™ treatment for their Keratoconus.

Can 1-step Visian ICL™ dry out or get dirty like contact lenses?

No. Patients who get dry eyes from traditional contact lenses may be ideally suited for 1-Step Visian ICL™ since this lens cannot be felt. 1-Step Visian ICL™ can avoid problems experienced with traditional contact lenses. It is designed to remain in place inside your eye, without maintenance. If you live outside of the Los Angeles area, that’s not a problem. A routine, annual visit with your eye doctor is recommended to make sure everything is fine. If you live in Los Angeles, then Dr. Brian can check you annually.

How long does 1-Step Visian ICL™ stay in my eye?

The Visian ICL is intended to remain in place in the eye without maintenance.

Can 1-step Visian ICL™ be seen by the naked eye?

No. The lens is positioned behind the iris where it is invisible to both you and others. You enjoy a cosmetic appearance that is natural. Only an eye doctor can see the 1-step Visian ICL™.

Can 1-step Visian ICL™ be felt once it is in place?

It’s like having a dental filling for a cavity. Technically you have an implant in your tooth, but you don’t feel it.

Will glasses or contact lenses be needed afterwards?

The answer depends on the degree of your Keratoconus and prescription strength. After meeting with Dr. Brian or having a record review by him, you will be advised on realistic expectations after 1-step Visian ICL™. The expectations range from better vision from likely not needing any corrective lenses or perhaps to use weaker powered glasses or contact lenses and have better in them. Dr. Brian can advise you on that.

Out Of Town Eye Patients – Complimentary Record / Photo Review

In our practice 58% of keratoconus patients travel from out of town (including out of state and out of the country). If you are interested, Dr. Brian can provide a complimentary record review prior to you scheduling an appointment at the institute. This will not only help to determine initial candidacy but also provide you with an estimate of pricing to help you prepare financially for the trip.

How to Contact Keratoconus Specialist

A records review (for vision correction or Keratoconus procedures) is easy and the first step to improving your life. Here’s how to submit them to Dr. Brian:

  1. Request a copy of your most recent eye exam from your doctor – be sure they include your manifest refraction (prescription) with best corrected vision.
  2. Request a copy of your most recent cornea map (topography).
  3. Write a brief cover sheet explaining your current vision and situation.
  4. Include on the cover sheet the best phone number and e-mail to contact you.

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Sending By Mail
Boxer Wachler Vision Institute

ATTN: Records Review
465 N. Roxbury Drive, Suite 902
Beverly Hills, CA 90210