EVO Implantable Contact Lens

The EVO ICL is a lens used during ICL surgery that can dramatically reduce your dependence on visual aids. At See Clearly Vision, we are proud to offer this ICL to patients who desire greater visual freedom. 

What Is an ICL and How Does it Work?

An ICL is an implantable collamer lens. It corrects vision similar to a contact lens but is placed inside your eye.

ICL surgery is intended to correct your vision permanently. There are many different types of ICLs on the market today, including the new and advanced EVO ICL.

In order to determine if you may be a good candidate for vision correction using an ICL, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. During the EVO ICL procedure, your eye surgeon will numb the surface of your eyes, called the cornea, with anesthetic drops. 

Then, they will make a tiny opening in your cornea. Through this tiny opening, your eye surgeon will insert the EVO ICL lens and position it.

Once in place, the EVO ICL will rest in front of your eye’s natural lens and behind your iris, which is the colored part of your eye. After the new ICL is positioned, the procedure is complete. 

The small opening in your cornea will heal naturally during recovery. Many people notice an immediate improvement in their vision. However, in some cases, it may take a few days or weeks before you are able to see the full potential of your corrected vision.

What Makes the EVO ICL Unique?

The EVO ICL is made out of a biocompatible material called collamer. Collamer is a collagen co-polymer. 

This material does not react inside the eye and is incredibly stable. Besides being made of a proprietary material, the EVO ICL also offers other unique advantages.

Contrary to other ICLs, the EVO ICL does not require an additional laser procedure prior to ICL surgery. In order to prevent a dangerous rise in eye pressure after ICL surgery with other types of ICLs, a laser procedure called a laser peripheral iridotomy is required.

Thanks to the advanced technology of the EVO ICL, this hurdle is removed, and you are able to schedule your ICL surgery sooner.

Benefits of the EVO ICL

There are many reasons that make the EVO ICL a good choice for vision correction. Besides not requiring the LPI procedure that is necessary for other types of ICLs, the EVO ICL procedure also offers a quick surgery and recovery time.

The EVO ICL also provides protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Once implanted, the EVO ICL will not be visible to others, and you will not be able to feel it inside your eye.

Another benefit of the EVO ICL is that your eye doctor can reverse the procedure if need be. If it is determined by you or your eye doctor that the lens needs to be removed, your eye doctor will be able to do so.

Although vision correction through the EVO ICL can last a lifetime, it cannot prevent any other changes or conditions that may happen in your eye that may affect your vision. However, after ICL surgery with the EVO ICL, you can expect to experience significant vision improvement, including excellent night vision.

Arguably the most significant benefit of the EVO ICL is that it can provide you with greater visual freedom. Many patients who choose the EVO ICL are able to greatly reduce their dependence on visual aids after the procedure.

Who is Not a Good Candidate for the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL can only correct vision in people who are nearsighted or who have nearsightedness with astigmatism. For this reason, if you have any other type of refractive error, such as farsightedness or presbyopia, you will not qualify as a candidate for this procedure.

For those seeking permanent vision correction for refractive errors besides nearsightedness, your eye doctor may recommend an alternate method. Another reason you may not be a good candidate for the EVO ICL is if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Since hormone fluctuations can affect your vision and can occur when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it is best to wait until after you are no longer breastfeeding to schedule the EVO ICL procedure. This will ensure that your vision correction results are stable and will be long-lasting.

How Do You Qualify for the EVO ICL Procedure?

To determine if the EVO ICL is suitable for you, you will need to schedule a consultation with your eye doctor at See Clearly Vision in Arlington or McLean, Virginia. During this visit, your eye doctor will perform a thorough examination of your eyes.

They will likely ask you questions about your vision goals to ensure that your expectations are realistic and align with what the EVO ICL can provide. Your eye doctor will test your vision and measure your eyes to get the most up-to-date prescription.

By doing this, they will have the appropriate measurements to know the best power EVO ICL to place inside your eye, if you qualify. It is also likely that your eye doctor will want to dilate your eyes.

Since it is important to ensure that your eyes are healthy prior to having ICL surgery, dilation is a necessary step in the consultation process. It is also possible that your eye doctor will want to take measurements of your eyes using specialized imaging machines.

Once they have gathered all the necessary information, your eye doctor will be able to determine whether or not you will be a good candidate for the EVO ICL. 

Are you ready to determine if you are a good candidate for the EVO ICL? Schedule an appointment at See Clearly Vision in Arlington or McLean, VA, today!

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