How Do I Know if I Am A Candidate for the EVO ICL?

Have you been told you aren’t a candidate for LASIK or PRK? Or are you exploring your options to gain better visual freedom?

The EVO ICL, or implantable collamer lens, is a unique lens that can be implanted inside your eye to correct your vision. With the EVO ICL, more people can achieve their goal of decreasing their dependence on visual aids such as glasses and contact lenses.

Keep reading to find out if you may be a candidate for the EVO ICL!

What Is the EVO ICL? 

An ICL is similar to a contact lens, except it is implanted in your eye. The EVO ICL lens is designed to deliver results similar to when you are wearing your glasses or contacts.

The EVO ICL works by adjusting the way your eye refracts light. When you have a refractive error like nearsightedness, the eye is unable to focus light onto the retina appropriately.

With this ICL, proper refraction of light allows you to see clearly. The EVO ICL is made of Collamer, an advanced, eye-friendly material that incorporates refined collagen.

The EVO ICL procedure is typically quick and easy, allowing you to experience greater visual freedom in no time.

What Happens During the EVO ICL Procedure? 

The EVO ICL procedure is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. In about thirty minutes, the ICL is placed between the iris and natural lens.

Before the procedure begins, your eye surgeon will give you eye drops to numb your eyes. Then, they will create a small incision in your cornea, which is an opening that will allow them to insert the implant.

After the folded lens is inserted, it will naturally unfold and settle into its proper position. You can go home once the procedure is complete, but you should plan to have someone else drive you home.

While you’ll still be able to see after your procedure, you may experience some blurriness. Many people notice an improvement in their vision right away, but sometimes it may take a few weeks for your eyes to fully adjust.

Getting the EVO ICL does not require a significant recovery period. You’ll be able to return to most activities within a day or two.

It is important to follow any instructions your eye doctor gives you. They may also prescribe you eye drops to help facilitate the healing process.

How Long Does the EVO ICL Last?

The EVO ICL is meant to permanently correct your vision. It will not lose its quality or degrade over time, which means you can enjoy its full benefits well into the future.

At the same time, it is 100% removable. If it needs to be removed for any reason, the process is simply a reversal of the original procedure.

Like any other permanent lens, the efficacy of the EVO ICL can be affected if your prescription changes. When that happens, you have the option to replace your current lens with one that contains the stronger prescription you need.

That way, you can continue living with reduced dependency on visual aids.

What Are the Benefits of the EVO ICL?

The most significant benefit of the EVO ICL is its ability to provide clear vision. After choosing this lens, you can significantly reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts.

However, clarity is not the only benefit of the EVO ICL. It also comes with built-in UV protection.

Its state-of-the-art design blocks these harmful rays from reaching your vulnerable eyes. The EVO ICL is excellent for those with dry eye syndrome as well.

Unlike procedures like LASIK and PRK, studies have shown that the EVO ICL does not contribute to ocular dryness.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the EVO ICL? 

If you are nearsighted or have astigmatism, you may be a good candidate for the EVO ICL. In order to determine if you are a good candidate for the EVO ICL, you will need to visit your eye doctor at Eye Care Specialists for a consultation.

During this consultation, your eye doctor will evaluate a variety of factors to determine if you may be a good candidate for the EVO ICL. First, you must be between twenty-one and forty-five years old.

This window helps ensure your prescription is as stable as possible. It’s important that your prescription be stable for at least one year.

To be a good candidate for the EVO ICL, your eyes should be generally healthy. If you have a history of certain eye conditions like glaucoma or diabetic eye disease, you may not be a good candidate.

The EVO ICL only corrects nearsightedness and nearsightedness with astigmatism, so if you have any other type of refractive error, your eye doctor may recommend an alternate procedure.

Are you tired of having to wear glasses or contacts all the time? Find out if you’re a good candidate for the EVO ICL by scheduling a consultation at Eye Care Specialists in Wilkes-Barre, PA, today!