Dr. Will Griffeth, an eye surgeon with Vistar Eye Center, will perform the first Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedure at the Roanoke Valley Center for Sight on. The innovative outpatient procedure offers a new option to patients outside of LASIK surgery and promises a major improvement in their nearsightedness.
"Implantable contact lenses are a good option for vision correction in patients with very high myopia, who often fall outside of safe ranges for LASIK surgery," said Dr. Griffeth. "For these patients, the ability to achieve excellent vision without glasses or contacts can truly be life-changing."
The ICL device is an ultrathin lens placed inside the eye in front of the natural lens. ICL is an excellent option for patients who are not ideal candidates for LASIK, or who are between 25 and 45 years of age with an appropriate level of nearsightedness. Patients usually notice a dramatic difference before they leave the surgery center.
Dr. John Mitchell, a leading ICL specialist surgeon in the D.C. Metro area, will join Dr. Griffeth forprocedures. For more information on the procedures performed by physicians at Vistar Eye Center, please visit .