SOURCE Eye Center of Texas
Recently approved by the FDA, the Visian Toric ICL gives eye patients who suffer from astigmatism and myopia, dry eyes, or thin corneas, the opportunity to see clearly without LASIK.
HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Eye Center of Texas is excited to offer the newly FDA-approved Visian Toric ICL (implantable Collamer lens). The Visian Toric ICL can correct both astigmatism and myopia (nearsightedness) in one procedure, simultaneously restoring vision and providing UV protection.
Previously, patients with both astigmatism and myopia were forced to undergo two separate procedures to achieve improved vision: LASIK for astigmatism and Visian ICL surgery for myopia. But thanks to Visian Toric ICL, this is no longer the case.
For patients who can't receive LASIK because of factors such as high prescriptions, chronic dry eyes, and thin corneas, the Visian Toric ICL procedure offers them a path to clear sight.
Dr. Edward C. Wade, Houston's "eye doctor's eye doctor" and co-founder of Eye Center of Texas, will be one of the first surgeons to provide this exciting, new technology to patients in the Houston area.
"We've been waiting for these Toric lenses to be approved in the United States for some time now," states Dr. Wade. "Toric ICLs will make a huge difference in many lives."
Visian Toric ICLs differ from most lenses because they do not need to be removed, which eliminates one of the many hassles associated with contacts. Once inserted, you can wear ICLs indefinitely, even while swimming.
However, it is possible to remove Visian Toric ICLs. This reversible quality is a benefit for patients who might be apprehensive of the permanent nature of LASIK eye surgery.
Other types of ICL surgeries have been performed for over a decade. They are considered an extremely safe and reliable option for patients who wish to live without glasses and contacts and for those who can't or don't want to receive LASIK.
To learn more about the Visian Toric ICL and the ICL procedure, contact Eye Center of Texas at 713-395-1515 or request your appointment online today.
About Eye Center of Texas
Eye Center of Texas is a leading ophthalmology practice with six locations serving the greater Houston area: Houston, Pasadena, Sugar Land, Clear Lake, Katy, and The Woodlands/Conroe. The practice has performed over 80,000 successful cataract surgeries and 75,000 successful LASIK surgeries. Eye Center of Texas's 13 experienced doctors have specialties ranging from glaucoma treatment to retina surgery and more. Come see why over 300 Houston ophthalmologists refer their patients to Eye Center of Texas. Visit http://www.eyecenteroftexas.com today.
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