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After ICL Surgery: Do’s and Don’ts During Recovery Time

Posted on Thursday October 20, 2022 inVisian ICL

Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) Surgery, sometimes called Implantable Contact Lens surgery, is a vision correction procedure in which an artificial lens also known as a phakic IOL is implanted behind a patient’s iris and in front of the natural lens. Eye surgeons can use ICL surgery to treat refractive errors such as nearsightedness or astigmatism. …

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ICL vs. IOL Surgeries: Is There a Difference?

Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2022 inIOLs, Visian ICL

Eye surgery can change many people’s lives, but the idea can seem daunting without an understanding of the different kinds of procedures and their risks. Two common procedures — IOL and ICL surgery — are used to treat a variety of vision conditions. ICL, short for implantable contact lens, is an artificial collamer lens implanted…

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Comparing Vision Correction Options

Posted on Thursday July 8, 2021 inImplantable Contact Lens, LASIK, Latest News, PRK, Visian ICL

Vision Correction Options: What is Right for Me? When most patients begin to consider vision correction surgery, LASIK is the procedure that typically comes to mind. However, while LASIK is extremely effective at reducing visual refractive errors, this laser procedure is not always best for every patient. Fortunately, at The Eye Institute of Utah, we…

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Recovery After PRK

Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017 inImplantable Contact Lens, LASIK, Latest News, PRK, Visian ICL

PRK (photo refractive keratectomy) is a very successful type of laser vision correction surgery that is similar to LASIK, but may be better suited for some patients that have thinner corneas or dry eyes. During LASIK surgery, the surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a corneal flap on the surface of the eye. During…

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Four Moms to Receive Free LASIK From The Eye Institute of Utah for Mother’s Day

Posted on Thursday April 3, 2014 inContests, LASIK, Latest News, PRK, Visian ICL

Winners of an annual contest at The Eye Institute of Utah will be able to receive complimentary vision correction surgery for Mother’s Day. Salt Lake City, UT — For the sixth year in a row, The Eye Institute of Utah is offering free LASIK, PRK, or ICL vision correction to four lucky winners of their…

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AMD Awareness – Are You at Risk?

Posted on Tuesday March 25, 2014 inLatest News, Technology, Visian ICL

Our eyes help us to understand and appreciate the beauty of the world around us, truly adding to our overall quality of life. Age-Related Macular Degeneration, or AMD, can prevent you from enjoying the wonderful benefits of healthy vision. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans 65 and older, so…

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Visian® Toric ICL Takes Next Step in FDA Approval Process with Favorable Advisory Panel Recommendation

Posted on Thursday March 20, 2014 inLatest News, Technology, Visian ICL

 We have great news for patients that have astigmatism and high levels of myopia (or nearsightedness) who may not currently be candidates for vision correction surgery with LASIK, PRK or the standard ICL. A recent vote by an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled in favor of recommending approval of…

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New Year, New Vision with LASIK Surgery

Posted on Monday January 6, 2014 inLASIK, Latest News, PRK, Specials, Visian ICL

Make a resolution to start the New Year with new and improved eyesight! At The Eye Institute of Utah, we offer free* LASIK consultations where you will be able to learn about the procedures, technology and financing available. If you call to schedule your appointment now, you can also receive $1,000 off ($500 off per…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Sight with LASIK!

Posted on Wednesday December 4, 2013 inLASIK, Latest News, Specials, Visian ICL

Are you tired of wearing glasses and contacts? Are you ready to experience clear, hassle-free vision when you enjoy your favorite activities such as swimming, camping and skiing? It’s time you reward yourself with the gift of improved sight for the holiday season! Now is a great time to utilize your FLEX Spending Account and…

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ICLs – Look into this if you aren’t a candidate for LASIK

Posted on Saturday November 3, 2012 inDry Eye, Implantable Contact Lens, Latest News, Myopia, Visian ICL

If you’ve been told before that LASIK isn’t an option for you because you have severe myopia (nearsightedness), dry eye, or thin corneas then the Visian ICL may be a perfect fit for you.  The Visian ICL surgery is an out patient procedure typically lasting 15 minutes.

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