Implantable Collamer Lens

Comparison Chart

Know your Options

The decision to have vision correction surgery is an important one. This document briefly compares the three most common corrective eye procedures: Visian ICL, LASIK, and PRK. We look forward to discussing your options with you.


The ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an implant that corrects vision without removing any corneal tissue.


LASIK is a two-step laser vision correction surgery where a flap is made on the surface of the eye called the cornea, and the underlying layers are reshaped with an excimer laser to correct vision.


PRK is a laser vision procedure similar to LASIK but no corneal flap is created. The top later of the cornea called epithelium is removed, and the underlying tissue is reshaped to correct vision.

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Determining Candidacy

This chart breaks down the general candidacy guidelines for each procedure. During your initial consultation, your eye care professional will discus your measurements and help you make the right choice depending on your unique vision.

Which Option is Right for Me?

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What other Doctors say about Dr. Cohen

What Can I Expect from Cohen Eye Institute?

Optimal results and our patient’s well-being guide our decision-making process. That’s why we take every patient through an
extensive screening exam

The question we want to answer during the screening exam is “what is the optimal procedure that will provide you with the sharpest vision for the long term in the safest manner?”

Once we have completed the screening exam, we recommend the best solution to you and only if you meet the stringent criteria that we have for ICL surgery, we will move forward and schedule a surgery appointment with you.

If you would like to learn more about ICL and whether it is the right procedure for you, then contact the Cohen Eye Institute

With more than 20 years of experience, we confidently recommend a safe procedure that gets you the best results possible.

Dr. Cohen in the News & Media

Fox News

Dr. Sapna Parikh reports on the very first case of an ICL in New York performed by Dr. Ilan Cohen.

CBS2 News
An artificial corneal transplant is a complex surgery that is reserved for patients that have corneal blindness and are not otherwise candidates for a traditional corneal transplant.
ABC7 News

The surgeon, Dr. Ilan Cohen talks about “the unique” features of Implantable Collamer® Lens surgery as compared with LASIK.