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To Our Valued Patients,

With the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective immediately, we will be suspending all non-urgent eye care. Moreover, any non-emergent or elective surgery will also have to be postponed. We will continue to remain open for patients with urgent and emergent concerns only. It is important to us to keep these patients out of the emergency room so our healthcare heroes on the front lines can be available for the patients that need them the most.

Our staff will continue to answer calls and scheduling appointments to the best of their ability.  In addition, if appropriate, Dr Patel can be available for telemedicine visits via online video chat. If you would like to schedule a telemedicine appointment with Dr. Patel, please call our office first to determine eligibility and to obtain an appointment time. Instructions for how to connect to the telemedicine appointment will be given at that time.

We hope to see you back in our office in the not too distant future. Stay safe and stay healthy!

The Turner Eye Institute Team

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Home » What's New » Increased Interest in Implantable Contact Lenses – Visian ICL

Increased Interest in Implantable Contact Lenses – Visian ICL

The recently FDA approved Visian ICL is beginning to be recognized for its significant contribution to vision correction. While PRK and LASIK have grown very popular over the last 10 years, these methods have limitations on the amount of prescription that they can correct. Eye dryness, thin corneas, large prescriptions and large pupils can all decrease the effectiveness and the results of LASIK and PRK.

Visian ICL corrective surgery has a much larger range of effective treatments and is not as limited as LASIK is by pupil size, corneal thickness, or eye dryness. In fact, the Visian ICL can correct up to -20.00 Diopters, twice as high as many of the excimer lasers that are available.

Patients in the higher ranges of correction will find that the results of the Visian ICL can be more effective than that of LASIK eye surgery. Visian results in fast recovery and vision that does not have signioficantly reduced contrast sensitivity. LASIK can lead to reduced contrast sensitivity, especially in higher prescriptions.