EVO Visian ICL is an Implantable Collamer™ Lens that corrects common vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. Collamer is a biocompatible material that works in harmony with the eye. The lens, which is slightly smaller than a typical contact lens, is implanted in the eye during a 20 to 30 minute procedure. Unlike laser vision correction surgeries that permanently change the shape of your cornea, the EVO Visian ICL procedure is additive, meaning that no corneal tissue is removed. Worldwide, more than 1 million EVO Visian ICL lenses have been implanted.
What is the EVO Visian ICL Lens?
What are the Benefits of the EVO ICL?
EVO Visian ICL offers many benefits for patients who are candidates for the ICL procedure and are seeking a vision solution that allows them the freedom of less dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The advantages of EVO Visian ICL include:
- Sharp, clear vision
- Excellent night vision
- Does not cause dry eye syndrome
- Quick procedure and recovery
- No removal of corneal tissue
- Removable by your doctor
- Protection from UV rays
What is the Procedure Like?
Vision correction with the EVO Visian ICL is an outpatient procedure that typically takes 20 to 30 minutes. After an initial exam with your ophthalmologist to determine that the EVO ICL is right for you, you will schedule your procedure. On the day of the procedure, your eyes will be numbed with an anesthetic eye drop and your refractive surgeon will implant the ICL between the iris (colored part of the eye) and the natural lens. Your surgeon will likely schedule a follow-up appointment the same day as the procedure.
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What about the risks?
Any medical procedure has certain risks associated with it. Potential complications of the EVO ICL procedure, although rare, include inflammation, an increase in eye pressure, or the need for an additional procedure, like an ICL exchange. While these potential risks are mitigated as much as possible, they can all typically be addressed early and without long-term side effects.
The EVO Visian ICL is intended to provide permanent vision correction, but it can be removed or upgraded by your surgeon. Patients should not feel the lens as it does not adhere to any structures within the eye and does not move once in place. Best of all, the Visian EVO lens is placed behind your iris where only your eye doctor will be able to detect it.
Is the EVO ICL Right for Me?
EVO ICL is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates for EVO ICL are aged 21 to 45 with nearsightedness, with or without astigmatism, and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost and frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, EVO may be your answer. Contact us to discuss if EVO ICL is right for you.