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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EVO Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)

The EVO Visian 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 Visian 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.

Reasons to Choose the EVO Visian ICL

  • A good alternative for patients who are not eligible for laser surgery.
  • Corrects high nearsightedness that is out of the range of laser surgery.
  • Minimal postoperative discomfort.
  • Keeps your natural ability to accommodate (read without reading glasses).
  • Reversible; the lens can be explanted.
  • We use the newest FDA-approved design that does not require any other accompanying procedures.

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