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Visian ICL


More than 50,000 patients have given up the hassle of traditional contact lenses for the convenience of the Visian ICL, the first lens of its kind to receive FDA approval. 

The Visian ICL is an implantable contact lens that's surgically inserted in front of the natural lens of the eye. The procedure takes about 15 minutes. The invisible lens requires no maintenance. It's often an option for those who aren't good candidates for  -- or aren't interested in - LASIK.

About the Visian ICL procedure:
A week or so before your lens is inserted, Dr. Cohen will make a small opening with a laser to allow fluid to pass between the lens and the front chamber of the eye.

The actual Visian ICL procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis. Your eye's natural lens will not be removed. Normally, very little discomfort is associated with this procedure. Eye drops will be used to numb your eyes and you may receive a mild sedative. Eye drops or oral medication may be prescribed after your procedure.

Why I offer our patients the Visian ICL:

  • Quality of  vision - The Visian ICL offers sharp, clear vision with excellent contrast. The lens is made of Collamer, an unique material that transmits light and reduces reflections that can interfere with vision.
  • Safety - This unique lens is inserted through a micro incision. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Removable - The Visian ICL doesn't change the structure of the eye or the cornea. Although it's designed to be permanent, it can be removed with a simple surgical procedure.
  • Invisible and undetectable - You won't be able to see the Visian ICL in your eye, and neither will anybody else. Exceptional quality of vision will be the only reminder that you have a Visian ICL.
  • Excellent for a wide range of vision correction needs - Anyone seeking clear vision may be a candidate for the Visian ICL, including patients with thin corneas or extreme vision correction needs. The Visian ICL does not cause or contribute to dry eyes.

Dr. Cohen will be glad to answer any questions you have about the Visian ICL. Or to find out more for yourself, just go to http://www.visianinfo.com/.


In cataract and some refractive surgery, or lens-replacement procedures, vision is improved by replacing the eye's natural lens with an intra-ocular lens (IOL). IOLs come in different powers and sizes to compensate for each patient's individual needs. For best vision after cataract surgery, precise measurements must be taken to determine which IOL to implant. The IOLMaster is a high-precision instrument revolutionizing all previous techniques and setting a new standard for IOL calculations, called optical biometry

Optical biometry using IOLMaster does not subject our patients to any discomfort. No local anesthesia is required and there is no risk associated with taking the measurements.

Why I've invested in the IOLMaster:

  • The difference between good vision and great vision after cataract surgery can be attributed your surgeon's skills and to the diagnostic technology used to calculate the appropriate IOL. This technology in my hands provides our patients with the opportunity for the best possible visual outcome.
  • The IOLMaster is a great advancement in IOL calculation.
  • The risk of confusing right and left eye measurements is eliminated with this technology. The IOLMaster automatically detects the right or left eye while taking the measurement.
  • Axis length, corneal radii and anterior-chamber depth of the eye are measured with the IOLMaster. Multiple instruments integrated into one location provides our patients with a higher level of comfort.
  • Measuring the eye with the IOLMaster takes less time than using ultrasound, the traditional form of measurement that requires anesthesia.

Heidelberg Retinal Tomographer

It is estimated that over two million Americans have some type of glaucoma and half of them do not know it. Because vision lost to glaucoma cannot be restored, early detection and treatment is essential.

During the past decade, major eye centers around the world have used scanning laser systems from Heidelberg Engineering for their research and clinical work.

The Heidelberg Retinal Tomographer is an advanced diagnostic tool that can detect glaucoma at its earliest stages. To develop this technology, Heidelberg Engineering integrated the experience from more than one million exams, advice from hundreds of users, and research data from around the world. They added to that the latest available technology in electronics, optics, and software, creating a glaucoma detection system that has become the system of choice for ophthalmologists throughout the world.

Why I've invested in the Heidelberg Retinal Tomographer:

  • Study results have confirmed the technology provides consistent data leading to precise diagnosis of glaucoma.
  • The Heidelberg can accurately differentiate between normal eyes and early glaucomatous eyes - before any vision loss has occurred.
  • The three-dimensional analysis by laser scanning tomography has been shown to be superior to all other imaging technologies. 
  • Because of its advantages, this technology is now generally accepted and used to provide the best service possible for glaucoma patients and patients at risk.


Complete Ophthalmic Services

Selecting the best eyewear for you and your specific needs is paramount.  For continuity of care, we strongly encourage you to use our optical referrals.  With access to a complete line of technically-advanced, designer eyewear including glasses and contact lenses, our staff can direct you to the best location for care and service that you need in achieving clearer and accurate vision.  They have the wealth of experience and offer the peace of mind you'll want in making eyewear choices.

We can help you with the latest fashions to help make you look your best and use high-quality lens material to help you see your best.  We can also give you prescriptions for  "over-the counter" reading glasses and sunglasses (with and without prescription).


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Conductive Keratoplasty, Visian ICL's, Intralase Lasik 


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