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What is EVO ICL?

January 4, 2023  |  Posted By admin

Evo Visian ICL lens and eye doctors hands at work

If you rely on glasses and contact lenses daily, the EVO Visian Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL) could be your ticket to freedom!

Evo Visian ICL is an advanced technology where an ophthalmologist places a tiny intraocular lens inside the eye to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The lenses are more than 99 percent biocompatible and won’t cause any irritation or inflammation. The procedure itself involves placing the lens in front of your natural lens using a small incision in the cornea—the clear dome-shaped tissue covering your eye. The EVO ICL is an additive procedure that can be reversed and does not permanently reshape the cornea compared to traditional LASIK surgery.

What is EVO Visian Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL)?

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Visian ICL lens

EVO Visian Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL) refractive implants are used to fix myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism. Unlike other corrective measures for sight, the EVO Visian ICL does not require corneal tissue removal. Additionally, unlike most permanent solutions, a doctor can remove EVO Visian ICL, providing more reliability and peace of mind!

EVO Visian ICL Procedure and Recovery

The EVO Visian lens works with your eye's natural structure. To insert the lens, your ophthalmologist will create an incision in your cornea. The process is pain-free thanks to numbing drops and takes less than half an hour. You can expect immediate improvement in your vision along with minimal recovery time! Most of our patients are back to normal activities by the next day.

What Are the Benefits?

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Joe Jonas and the EVO Visian Implantable Collamer Lens

Evo Visian ICL offers several benefits compared to other forms of vision correction surgery, such as LASIK or PRK. For one, it does not require any reshaping of your cornea, so if you happen to experience any complications with your eyes later on down the line, those should not be affected by this procedure. Additionally, many patients report seeing results within 24 hours with no downtime—unlike LASIK, which can take weeks to recover fully! Finally, because these lenses are adjustable after implantation, they offer greater flexibility when correcting vision problems like nearsightedness or farsightedness that can change over time.

What Should You Expect During Surgery?

The procedure itself typically takes about ten minutes per eye and is done under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting. During surgery, our experienced ophthalmologist will make a tiny incision in your cornea and insert the lens into place. No stitches are required as the wound is created to be self sealing. Most patients report little to no pain during or after surgery and can return to work within the next day or two. After the surgery, our customer service team will provide detailed instructions on caring for yourself post-surgery, including wearing sunglasses outdoors (even on cloudy days) and avoiding activities like swimming or contact sports until fully healed.

Contact The Silk Vision LASIK Eye Center Today

If you’re considering Evo Visian ICL as an option for better vision in Washington DC, Fairfax, VA, and surrounding Virginia areas, then rest assured that it is a safe and effective way to improve nearsightedness, or astigmatism without permanent alterations to your cornea as LASIK requires. In addition to being minimally invasive and providing immediate results without downtime afterward, the Evo Visian ICL offers greater flexibility since its lenses are adjustable after implantation, making it ideal for those whose vision may change over time due to age-related factors like presbyopia (also known as "old-age sight"). 

With all that said, if improving your vision is something you’re interested in exploring further, then speak with our doctors about whether this option might be right for you! Choose Silk Vision and Dr. Silk as your ophthalmologist for Washington, DC, Fairfax, VA, and the surrounding area by searching for "ophthalmologists near me."

 

You can also watch Dr. Silk on Instagram and learn more about the new Evo Visian ICL implant here!