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What is an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)?

EVO® Visian ICL™ is essentially a contact lens that is implanted in the eye. It is an artificial lens that works in harmony with your eye to correct your vision. The lens is implanted into the eye, right behind the iris, during a 20-30 minute procedure. ICL is a great vision correction choice for patients with thin corneas or dry eye and who have moderate to severe nearsightedness (-2.50 to -20.0), with or without astigmatism. ICL is a lens-based refractive surgical option that introduced a lens to the eye instead of altering the shape of the cornea, as with LASIK or PRK.

The Visian ICL™ (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an advanced soft-material lens, slightly smaller than a typical contact lens. It provides UV protection and permanent vision correction while giving patients a quality of vision that is sharper and clearer than can be achieved with glasses or contacts.

The EVO® Visian ICL™ is meant to remain in place as long as you are satisfied with your vision. The lenses can be removed without compromising your vision, if your vision changes or you’d simply like to remove them.

What is an Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)?

EVO® Visian ICL™ is essentially a contact lens that is implanted in the eye. It is an artificial lens that works in harmony with your eye to correct your vision. The lens is implanted into the eye, right behind the iris, during a 20-30 minute procedure. ICL is a great vision correction choice for patients with thin corneas or dry eye and who have moderate to severe nearsightedness (-2.50 to -20.0), with or without astigmatism. ICL is a lens-based refractive surgical option that introduced a lens to the eye instead of altering the shape of the cornea, as with LASIK or PRK.

The Visian ICL™ (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an advanced soft-material lens, slightly smaller than a typical contact lens. It provides UV protection and permanent vision correction while giving patients a quality of vision that is sharper and clearer than can be achieved with glasses or contacts.

The EVO® Visian ICL™ is meant to remain in place as long as you are satisfied with your vision. The lenses can be removed without compromising your vision, if your vision changes or you’d simply like to remove them.

What are the Benefits of EVO Visian ICL?

EVO Visian ICL offers many benefits for patients who are candidates for the ICL procedure and are seeking a vision solution that allows them the freedom of less dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The advantages of EVO Visian ICL include:

  • Sharp, clear vision
  • Excellent night vision
  • Does not cause dry eye syndrome
  • Quick procedure and recovery
  • No removal of corneal tissue
  • Removable by your doctor
  • Protection from UV rays
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EVO® Visian ICL™ Procedure

The EVO Visian ICL procedure is about 20 to 30 minutes total. The procedure starts with a pre-op exam. To prepare for surgery, you will be given eye drops and other medications to prepare for surgery. Once in surgery, your surgeon will create a small opening. The lens is carefully folded and inserted through that small opening. Your surgeon will then carefully position the lens based on your eye’s anatomy. Simple as that!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the EVO Visian ICL Lens Procedure Performed?

Vision correction with the EVO Visian ICL is an outpatient procedure that typically takes 20 to 30 minutes. After an initial exam with your ophthalmologist to determine that the EVO ICL is right for you, you will schedule your procedure. On the day of the procedure, your eyes will be numbed with an anesthetic eye drop and your refractive surgeon will implant the ICL between the iris (colored part of the eye) and the natural lens. Your surgeon will likely schedule a follow-up appointment the same day as the procedure.

Will I be able to feel the EVO Visian ICL Lens?

No, patients should not feel the lens as it does not adhere to any structures within the eye and does not move once in place.

Will other people be able to see the EVO Visian ICL Lens?

No, the Visian EVO lens is placed behind your iris where only your eye doctor will be able to detect it.

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