Visian ICL: Better Vision Correction Than LASIK


I understand I may be a little biased toward the Visian ICL procedure over LASIK as I have had the Visian ICL and am very impressed with the high definition results. My refractive error was well within the area of being a perfect candidate for Visian ICL and not a very good candidate for LASIK. I will try to give a fair comparison between the two in this post, but my overall opinion is that the Visian ICL is a much better option for vision correction than LASIK. What do you think?

What Is LASIK   lasik

There is an abundant amount of information on this website explaining what the Visian ICL is, in order to compare it to LASIK, I will need to explain what the LASIK procedure is. LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to create a thin flap in the cornea.

The surgeon folds back the flap, then removes some corneal tissue underneath. The flap is then laid back in place, covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed.

LASIK is an outpatient procedure, just like the Visian ICL. During the LASIK surgery the surgeon will ask you to look at a target light for a very short time while the laser sends pulses of light to painlessly reshape your cornea. The LASIK procedure takes less time to complete than the Visian ICL.

Comparing The Visian ICL and LASIK

Visian ICL:

  • Excellent Visual Acuity
  • Recovery Time 1-2 Days
  • Outpatient Procedure
  • 15-30 Minute Surgery
  • Immediate Visual Acuity
  • Does NOT Contribute To Dry Eye
  • Very High Patient Satisfaction
  • Removable Or Reversible
  • UV Protection
  • Corrects Moderate To Severe Nearsightedness
  • NO Farsightedness Correction
  • Perfect For Thin Corneas
  • Perfect For Large Pupils
  • Most Times Better Than 20/20 Correction
  • Does NOT Remove Living Eye Tissue
  • Cost Ranges From $4,000 – $6000


  • Excellent Visual Acuity
  • Recovery Time 1-2 Days
  • Outpatient Procedure
  • 5-15 Minute Surgery
  • Immediate Visual Acuity
  • Can Contribute To Dry Eye
  • Patient Satisfaction Lower Than With Visian ICL
  • NOT Removable Or Reversible
  • NO UV Protection
  • Corrects Mild To Moderate Nearsightedness
  • Corrects Farsightedness
  • Dangerous With Thin Corneas
  • Limited With Large Pupils
  • Removes Living Eye Tissue
  • Cost Ranges From $1000 – $4000

Once again, I am biased toward the Visian ICL just because I have had the procedure and am amazed by the results. The kicker for me is the removal of healthy living eye tissue during LASIK.

Why would someone, who has mild to severe nearsightedness, elect to remove any living tissue from their eyes?! Your eyes are already bad, don’t remove that living tissue!

I understand the cost may be a big one for you, but this is your vision we are talking about. Don’t you want the best for your vision? I think the BEST choice is clear… The Visian ICL. Save up just a little more money and go for the Visian ICL, your eyes will love you for it!


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