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What is EVO ICL?

EVO ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens. It is an intraocular lens implanted in the eye to correct nearsightedness with and without astigmatism.

EVO ICL is made of a biocompatible material called Collamer, designed to work with your natural eye tissue. The lens is placed behind your iris and works by bending light to focus it directly on your retina. This allows for clearer vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed quickly, with minimal downtime and most patients experience an immediate improvement in vision right after the procedure. 

EVO ICL is also reversible, meaning the lens can be removed. This gives additional peace of mind for those who may have concerns about the performance of the procedure.  It also provides flexibility for the future. 

EVO ICL for Distance Vision Correction

If you are considering EVO ICL for distance vision correction, you should know that it is a surgical procedure that involves adding a small, flexible lens in your eye for improved vision. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and typically takes less than 30 minutes for both eyes. During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small opening in your eye and insert the lens behind the iris.  The lens will then be carefully positioned to correct your distance vision.

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Benefits of EVO ICL

The most significant benefit of EVO ICL is that it is a reversible procedure, so if you no longer want the lens in your eye, it can be easily removed without causing any damage. This is a significant advantage over other types of vision correction procedures, such as LASIK, which are permanent and cannot be reversed.

There are several other benefits to choosing EVO ICL for distance vision correction, including:

  • It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed quickly and easily
  • The EVO ICL lens is designed to provide excellent visual acuity, which means you can see clearly and sharply without needing glasses or contact lenses
  • The safe and effective procedure has been used successfully to correct distance vision in over 2 million patients worldwide with over 99.4% of patients choosing to have the procedure again.
  • The procedure has a high success rate, and most patients experience significant improvement in their distance vision within a few days of the procedure. 52% of patients actually gain a line of vision
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  • Does not cause or worsen dry eye symptoms.
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Am I a Good Candidate for EVO ICL?

EVO ICL is a safe and effective procedure for individuals with moderate to severe nearsightedness and astigmatism who have healthy eyes and are between the ages of 21 and 45. Consulting with our doctors is the best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for EVO ICL, but here are some general guidelines:

  • EVO ICL is typically recommended for individuals between the ages of 21 and 45. This is because the eyes are still changing before age 21, and after age 45, the eye's natural lens becomes less flexible, making it harder to achieve optimal results.
  • EVO ICL suits individuals with moderate to severe nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. Your prescription should be stable for at least a year before considering the procedure.
  • You should have healthy eyes without underlying diseases or conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, or corneal disease. Additionally, you should not have any active eye infections or inflammation.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, waiting until after you have finished breastfeeding before considering EVO ICL is recommended. Hormonal changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect your prescription's vision and stability.
  • Your general health should also be considered before undergoing any surgical procedure. If you have any medical conditions or take medications that may affect healing or increase the risk of complications, you should discuss this with your doctor.

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Post-Procedure Care

After undergoing EVO ICL surgery for distance vision correction, following the post-procedure care instructions provided by your doctor is essential. This will help ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results.

Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind:

Rest your eyes:

You should rest your eyes for the first few days after surgery. This means avoiding activities that could strain your eyes, such as reading, watching TV, or using a computer. You may also be advised to wear an eye patch or shield while sleeping to protect your eyes.

Use eye drops:

Your doctor will prescribe eye drops to help prevent infection and reduce inflammation. It is essential to use these drops as directed and to avoid touching your eyes with your fingers.

Avoid strenuous activity:

You should avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for at least a week after surgery. This will help prevent any complications or damage to your eyes.

Attend follow-up appointments:

Your doctor will schedule appointments to monitor your progress and ensure your eyes are healing correctly. Attending these appointments and following any additional instructions your doctor provides is essential.

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