The EVO Visian ICL is a vision correction procedure for patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism. Rather than reshaping the eye or replacing the lens, the EVO ICL is an additive lens.
It sits behind the eye's iris and in front of your natural lens to improve your vision while allowing you to see clearly without needing visual aids. The EVO Visian ICL is made of a material called collamer that promotes biocompatibility with your eye's natural chemistry.
Collamer is a collagen co-polymer that does not cause a reaction inside the eye, meaning it's especially well-suited for patients who suffer from dry eyes and can't have LASIK or similar vision correction procedures. The EVO Visian ICL also contains an ultraviolet light filter to protect from the sun's UVA and UVB rays whenever you're outside.Request a Consultation
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Although there is a lot to love about the EVO Visian ICL, it is not a suitable procedure for everyone. You may be a good candidate for the EVO ICL if:
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With so many other vision correction procedures on the market, it can be challenging to understand their differences. But how does the EVO Visian ICL stack up when it’s compared to LASIK?
LASIK and the EVO Visian ICL share some similarities but are very different procedures. LASIK involves permanently reshaping the cornea to correct refractive errors.
Unlike the EVO Visian ICL, LASIK can correct all refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The EVO ICL is not FDA-approved for correcting farsightedness at this time.
A critical component of LASIK is that it creates a flap in the cornea that acts as a natural bandage on the eye during the healing process. But to do this safely, you must have thick enough corneas to remove any tissue from the cornea and reshape it.
You won't qualify for the procedure if your corneas are too thin, which you will find out during a LASIK consultation. The EVO Visian ICL differs because no flap is created in the cornea, or any tissue removed during the procedure.
Instead, the EVO Visian ICL is an additive lens inserted into your eye in addition to your natural lens. Because it does not sever any nerves in the cornea or cause tissue damage, the EVO Visian ICL is often a better choice for patients with thinner corneas.
It's also well-suited for patients with dry eye syndrome or chronically dry eye eyes. Combine that with the fact that the EVO Visian ICL provides patients with exceptionally clear vision, and it's easy to see why it's become such a popular vision correction procedure.Learn More About The EVO Visian ICL
There are many benefits to choosing the EVO Visian ICL, including the following:
Having the EVO Visian ICL implanted is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. A few weeks before your EVO ICL procedure, your eye doctor will perform tests to measure your eyes and ensure you're a good candidate.
On the day of your procedure, your eye doctor will give you eye drops to dilate your pupils and anesthetize your eyes to prevent pain. They will then create a small incision at the base of the cornea where they will insert the EVO Visian ICL.
After inserting the ICL through the incision, it will unfold, and your eye doctor will make the necessary adjustments to position it correctly in your eye. Once the required adjustments are complete, the procedure is over.
You may start noticing almost immediate improvements to your vision! You'll receive a prescription for eye drops to reduce inflammation and prevent infection that you'll take during recovery.
As your eyes will still be numb, you'll need someone to drive you home. Your eye doctor will tell you when it's safe to drive again.
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