Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL)

At Bowden Eye & Associates, we believe in providing our patients with the most advanced technology available and we consider our practice a full service vision correction facility. If you have been considering vision correction surgery in Jacksonville, FL, the time has never been better. Implantable Collamer Lens procedure is often referred to as Implantable Contact Lenses, or ICL. An ICL allows patients the ability to see near and far without dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Before, patients were often told that they were not a LASIK candidate and the patient was left with no other option. Now the ICL procedure is helping these patients live without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

The Visian® ICL, which was FDA approved in 2005, has been implanted in over 250,000 patients worldwide. Many happy patients, including our military, have been fortunate to learn about and ultimately benefit from Visian ICL surgery and are now enjoying high definition vision without the hassle of contacts or glasses, a dream they never thought would come true. Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, is one of the few doctors in Florida who is certified to perform Visian ICL surgery and has been routinely offering this procedure to his patients.

The Visian ICL is an implantable Collamer lens that works with the eye to correct vision and block harmful UVA and UVB rays. Unlike LASIK or PRK, there is no tissue removed from the cornea, which is the clear surface of the eye. Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, implants the lens through a tiny incision that takes only minutes to complete and remains between the iris and natural lens of the eye. This lens is undetectable with the naked eye so nobody can see it after implantation and you cannot feel it in your eye.

The product is indicated for use in patients who are between 21-45 years of age who are nearsighted and demand the highest quality of vision for their active lifestyles. In fact, the US Military has embraced this technology and the Visian ICL has been improving the vision of the bravest people in our nation under the harshest conditions imaginable. The results are nothing short of heroic.

Find Out if an ICL Treatment in Jacksonville is Right for You

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