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What Are Implantable Collamer Lenses?

Implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) are contact lenses that can be implanted into the eye. The lenses were developed for patients with high levels of nearsightedness, and can now also treat astigmatism.
The purpose of the lens is to decrease dependency on glasses or contact lenses for distance vision. 

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The EVO ICL is made from soft plastic and collagen-based material that is well tolerated in the eye. It has been used safely and effectively to correct or reduce moderate to severe myopia between -3 diopters to -20 diopters. It can also correct astigmatism up to 4 diopters. 

How the EVO ICL Procedure Works

Your doctor will administer topical numbing drops and dilating drops to the eye. The lens is folded and inserted through a small incision in the eye where it is then placed directly behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and in front of the natural lens.

EVO Visian ICL lenses
EVO Visian ICL Diagram

Reasons to Choose the EVO ICL

  • Provides clear, sharp vision day and night
  • 20- to 30-minute procedure
  • Quick recovery time
  • Removable by your doctor
  • Offers UV protection
  • Not visible
  • Can treat nearsightedness with or without astigmatism
  • For patients who may not be candidates for laser vision correction procedures due to thin corneas
  • Does not cause dry eye syndrome

Overview: EVO Visian ICL

Make an appointment to talk to one of our refractive specialists about whether this lens may be the right option for you.

Cost and Payment Information

The cost of EVO ICL surgery is $3,225-$3,575 per eye. For questions or to schedule an evaluation, please call 801-581-2352.