Everything You Need to Know About the EVO ICL
Have you been considering a vision correction procedure? If you have refractive errors, you’ll no longer have to rely on glasses or contact lenses when you correct your vision.
While most people think of LASIK as the only way to correct their vision, that’s simply not true. There are several other options.
One excellent option is the EVO ICL. The EVO ICL is less invasive than LASIK and has numerous other advantages. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the EVO ICL!
The EVO ICL is an additive lens placed behind the iris and in front of the natural lens to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. It functions much like a contact lens, except you don’t remove it.
It changes how light refracts before it passes through your natural lens, correcting your refractive error. But unlike traditional contact lenses, it never needs to be taken out or replaced.
ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens, referring to the lens you have placed inside the eye. The EVO ICL can correct nearsightedness and mild astigmatism.
It’s made from collamer, which is derived from collagen. Collagen is a protein your body naturally produces.
Because of this, it’s in natural harmony with your eyes. The collamer material allows the EVO ICL to integrate naturally into your eye.
Patients can’t even feel the EVO ICL after it’s implanted in the eye. You’ll also be unable to see it, as it’s invisible after it’s in the eye.
Once you have the EVO ICL implanted and recover from the vision correction procedure, you’ll have effortlessly clear vision and freedom from glasses and contact lenses!
LASIK is a laser refractive procedure. That means it uses a femtosecond laser and an excimer laser to change the shape of the cornea.
It reshapes tiny, precise parts of the cornea to correct a refractive error. LASIK also requires a flap in the cornea, which means your corneas must be thick enough to have LASIK. If your corneas are too thin, you can’t have LASIK.
Having thin corneas may result in visual complications or other issues, making it unsafe to have LASIK. The EVO ICL is less invasive than LASIK because it doesn’t remove tissue from the cornea.
There is also no flap created in the cornea. Recovering after the EVO ICL is fast and quick, and most patients start noticing improved vision almost immediately.
But the EVO ICL is also ideal for patients who may have been told they can’t have LASIK because their corneas are too thin. You may still be a good candidate for the EVO ICL even if you have thin corneas.
LASIK and other refractive laser eye procedures can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. However, the EVO ICL can only correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.
The EVO ICL can also treat more than twice what LASIK can for nearsightedness. It can correct up to -23 diopters of nearsightedness.
If you’re nearsighted, there’s a much higher chance that the EVO ICL will correct your vision and allow you to see clearly without needing visual aids.
To be a good candidate for the EVO ICL, you must be between 21 and 45. You must also have a stable prescription that’s remained unchanged for a year or more.
You must also be in good health without other eye conditions besides refractive errors. If you meet these requirements, there’s a good chance that you’ll qualify as a good candidate for the EVO ICL.
However, before you can undergo the procedure, you’ll have to have a consultation to determine if you’re a candidate. The good news is that most patients who meet these basic requirements and are nearsighted with astigmatism usually make good EVO ICL candidates.
The EVO ICL is an excellent alternative to LASIK if you aren’t a good candidate for the procedure due to having thinner corneas. But it’s also a good alternative even if you qualify for LASIK because it’s a minimally-invasive procedure.
It also has many other benefits that may make it more appealing to patients than traditional laser refractive procedures like LASIK.
Besides correcting your vision and helping you achieve visual freedom, the EVO ICL is the only reversible vision correction procedure. Unlike other procedures that remove tissue from the cornea or remove the eye’s natural lens, you can have the EVO ICL removed from your eye at any time.
Having this as an option provides patients with peace of mind. Although you can remove the EVO ICL, it’s designed to stay inside your eye permanently. Most patients never have a reason to remove the EVO ICL, but knowing you can remove it is comforting.
Refractive laser eye procedures permanently change the shape of your eye. While this change is beneficial, permanently changing any part of your body may be frightening.
The EVO ICL is also comfortable since it’s highly biocompatible with your eyes and how they work. Because of this and the minimally-invasive nature of the procedure, EVO ICL patients experience fewer post-surgical side effects like dry eye.
The EVO ICL also has built-in UV protection to protect your eyes against harmful rays from the sun. You should still wear sunglasses to ensure complete protection from the sun while outdoors, but the added security can help you stay safer from UV damage.
But most importantly, the EVO ICL can give you fantastic vision and total visual freedom. You can achieve 20/20 vision or better and see the world without visual aids!
If you want your best vision ever and the EVO ICL sounds appealing, take the first step by requesting your consultation at the Nielsen Eye Center in Boston, MA! Aren’t you tired of waiting for better vision? Do something about it!