Is EVO ICL the Right Procedure for You?
June 13, 2023
Corrective lenses like contacts or frames can be a hassle, especially if you’re new to them or prefer a more spontaneous lifestyle. Fortunately, permanent vision correction has grown more and more advanced, allowing you to enjoy clear vision without having to worry. Although there are a lot of vision correction procedures available, one of the most state-of-the-art options is EVO ICL, a specialized, FDA-approved implantable lens procedure. Here’s what to know about this new solution and whether it’s right for you.
What is ICL?
ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens. Whereas laser correction procedures like LASIK reshape the eye in order to correct refractive errors, ICL takes a different approach. ICL works by implanting a specialized, biocompatible lens in the eye that works with your natural lens to produce a clear picture. This allows you to see clearly without needing to wear contacts or frames – you never need to take them out and you’ll be able to see with clear vision 24/7.
Am I A Candidate for EVO ICL?
A series of measurements will be taken of your eyes during your consultation to determine if ICL would be the right procedure for you. As with any corrective procedure, it’s also important that your prescription has not changed significantly within the past 3-4 years.
What Happens During EVO ICL?
ICLs can be implanted very quickly and painlessly. A numbing medication is placed into both eyes and a mild sedative is given so that you can relax. A small entry point is created at the base of the cornea. The small lens is folded and implanted behind the iris and in front of the natural lens where it does not touch any of the eye’s internal structures. Once in place, it’s completely undetectable – you won’t feel anything, nor will you be able to see it when looking at your eyes. In total, EVO ICL takes around 30 minutes, and you can return home with clear vision.
Schedule an Appointment
EVO ICL can be an incredible option for patients looking for permanent vision correction. If you’re curious about your options, we encourage you to meet with our team of experts and learn more. To schedule a consultation, contact Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology today by calling or filling out our online form.