The EVO Visian ICL is an Implantable Collamer Lens that works with the eye to correct vision. Unlike traditional contact lenses that go on the surface of the eye, the EVO Visian ICL is positioned inside the eye between the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the natural lens where it stays indefinitely. If your vision changes dramatically, however, it can be removed.
Unlike other lenses, the EVO Visian ICL is made from Collamer, a technologically advanced lens material exclusive to STAAR Surgical. Because of the collagen in Collamer, it is biocompatible with the eye (not seen as a foreign object to the body) and provides exceptional quality of vision. The lens rests quietly in position while accurately correcting vision. The EVO Visian ICL is the best choice for a lens that is going to remain inside your eye for a lifetime.
If you are between 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you are an excellent candidate for the EVO Visian ICL. It is preferable that you have had no previous ophthalmic surgery or history of ophthalmic diseases such as glaucoma, iritis, or diabetic retinopathy.
Thin Corneas: The cornea is the curved portion on the front surface of the eye. The EVO Visian ICL does not have any effect on the cornea and may be appropriate if you have thin corneas. Evo Visian ICL may be an option for those who are not candidates for LASIK eye surgery.
Dry Eyes: EVO Visian ICL does not cause or contribute to dry eyes. If you have dry eyes, ask your doctor if the EVO Visian ICL may be the best vision correction option for you
Extreme Refractive Error: Refractive error in the focusing of light by the eye is a frequent reason for reduced visual acuity. Anyone seeking clear vision may be a candidate for the EVO Visian ICL, including those patients with low and extreme high refractive errors
What is EVO ICL? It's a vision correction procedure, and no it's not the same as LASIK. EVO is a refractive lens implant procedure that works with your natural eye to upgrade your vision. The EVO procedure is minimally invasive and does not cause dry eye syndrome.
So you're curious about EVO ICL and want to learn more. ICL stands for Implantable Collamer Lens. Collamer is proprietary to Staar Surgical and contains Collagen and Poly HEMA, a material similar to soft contact lenses. Together, the lenses help treat what doctors call myopia and what we call nearsightedness!
Let's learn about the benefits of EVO ICL. ICL procedures have been around for decades, but the new EVO ICL treatment offers some unique benefits in helping fix nearsightedness.
You've probably heard of LASIK, so what's the difference between that procedure and EVO ICL? They're both vision correction procedures that fix the same issue but do so in different ways with different results. While LASIK permanently alters your cornea, the EVO ICL procedure only makes a small incision on your eye to implant a high-tech lens, leaving your cornea intact.