EVO Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL) Orange County, CA
Experience the Freedom and Flexibility of EVO ICL
Life is all about the details, and we want you to enjoy every single one. EVO ICL is made for people who want to experience life without the hassle of glasses or contacts.
What is EVO ICL?
EVO ICL, also called an Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism. Unlike some other vision correction options, the EVO ICL is an additive technology that corrects vision without the removal of any corneal tissue. The EVO ICL is meant to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts and unlike most permanent refractive solutions, EVO ICL is removable.
EVO ICL Procedure – What to Expect
EVO ICL is made of biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye. Your eye doctor will create a small opening in your cornea that will be used to insert and position the EVO ICL. The procedure is typically painless with numbing eye drops and it typically takes less than 20 – 30 minutes. You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.
Benefits of EVO ICL
- Significant vision improvement
- 99.4% patient satisfaction
- Over 2 million procedures performed worldwide
- Quick results
- Can be removed if needed
- Offers UV protection
- Undetectable once in place
- Can treat nearsightedness with or without astigmatism
- May be an option for patients who are not candidates for other vision correction procedures
- Does not cause dry eye syndrome, which can be a side effect of other vision correction procedures
- Provides excellent night vision
Cost and Financing for EVO ICL
The cost of an EVO ICL procedure can vary depending on your personalized treatment plan. Many EVO ICL patients look forward to spending less in the long run with the EVO ICL compared to the continued costs of contacts and glasses. Ask your eye doctor about financing options and payment plans that may be available for your EVO ICL procedure.
Is EVO ICL Right for Me?
EVO ICL is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates for EVO ICL are aged 21 to 45 with nearsightedness with or without asigmatism and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. EVO ICL is not an option for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or those with a history of eye disease. If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost or frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, EVO ICL may be your answer. Contact your eye doctor to discuss if EVO ICL is right for you.
Important Safety Information for EVO ICL
Before considering EVO ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about EVO ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery.
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