Great Options for Those With Thin Corneas
In addition to the latest advances in vision correction procedures, Nielsen Eye Center offers the Visian ICL as an option. The Visian ICL allows an alternative to those who may not be able to have LASIK to free themselves from contact lenses and glasses. This Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is positioned inside the eye between the iris (the colored part of your eye) and the natural lens. If your vision changes dramatically at a later point, it can be removed from the eye. The collagen in collamer is biocompatible with the eye and means the body does not see it as a foreign object. The lens stays positioned and provides the corrected vision desired. Remember too that as we age, our vision changes. Should you need cataract surgery later, the lens can be removed and replaced if needed because the ICL preserves the structure of the eye.
My experience with The Nielsen Eye Center was incredible. The staff, especially, I found to be extremely helpful and informative about the procedures. I felt like I was treated with utmost respect. Dr. Nielsen himself was fantastic. If I had to do this again, I would not think twice about it, and I have already recommended The Nielsen Eye Center to so many people. On the days of my surgeries, the nurses as well as other staff members were all wonderful. What a world of change it has been literally since having this procedure. My vision continues to improve with time and I am very happy with my results.
Stephanie Danger Dorchester MA. VISIAN ICL PATIENT
I’ve worn glasses since the age 4. I remember being in Niagara Falls and holding onto my glasses so they would not fall off as I looked out on the scenery! At age 16 I got contacts and thought that was “freedom” from glasses. Now 25 years later I have real freedom!! I CAN SEE CLEARLY!!! I had moderate near-sightedness and astigmatism so I was very dependent upon my contacts and glasses. The Visian ICL implants are true freedom! I was evaluated for LASIK and similar procedures a few times, but was told my corneas were too thin for the correction needed. I was extremely disappointed and gave up on the option of being “glasses/contact free” until I heard about Visian ICL. What a world of difference! I see things in a whole new way! Everything looks crisper and brighter! The list of things I don’t have too do anymore is long, but the things I have the freedom too do now are endless!! I worried I would feel the lenses implanted like I had felt my contacts on top of the eye, but it’s been 6 months and never once have I felt any discomfort! I have even forgotten I wore contacts until I found an old bottle of unused solution the other day!! I am elated everyday I wake up and can READ my alarm clock! I used to have to take the time to put the lenses in before I could do things in the mornings and now, I just don’t even think about it! I get up and GO! The entire office staff was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the procedure and what too expect. Dr. Nielsen is so patient, answering endless questions! I have and will continue to recommend the procedure to friends and family! This was one of the best things I have done for myself! Thank you to Dr. Nielsen and his entire staff!!!
Jean Gaudet Weymouth MA. VISIAN ICL PATIENT