If you are too nearsighted for LASIK or PRK, the EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) may be a better option for you. This FDA-approved ICL can treat nearsightedness (myopia) as well as astigmatism, and functions in a similar way to glasses and contacts. This lens is placed behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and right in front of the natural lens, helping you to achieve sharp, clear vision.

Exceptional Vision Day & Night – Day or night, leave your glasses behind.

In Harmony With Your Natural Eye – Similar to adding a lens to a camera.

No Dry Eye Syndrome – Clinically proven to not cause or worsen dry eye syndrome.

Your Vision is Protected – Made from safe materials providing UV protection.

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Evo ICL can treat myopia and myopic astigmatism. Candidates should:

  • Be between 21 to 45 years old
  • Have moderate to severe myopia with or without astigmatism
  • Have had a stable prescription for at least a year
  • Have no history of glaucoma, iritis, or diabetic eye disease
  • Have healthy eyes, with the exception of being nearsighted or having astigmatism

Previous ICL procedures offered many advantages, and the EVO generation takes it to the next level with the following benefits:

  • Fewer preparatory steps than previous ICL surgeries
  • Clear and sharp vision, including at night
  • Can correct even severe nearsightedness
  • Can treat myopia and astigmatism
  • Biocompatible material (Collamer)
  • Effective alternative for those who cannot get laser vision procedures due to thin cornea
  • Quick procedure
  • Offers UV protection

Although EVO ICL is a permanent solution, you may choose to remove your implantable contact lens at any time or to receive an upgrade.

If our doctors determine that EVO ICL surgery is an appropriate fit for your needs, the preoperative assessment involves measurements of your eyes’ prescription and the space under the surface of your eye where we will place the implantable contact lenses. Our team uses advanced and precise pre-operative scan technology to collect medical data with a high level of accuracy to create your permanent Collamer lenses.

We perform the EVO ICL surgery as an outpatient procedure that usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. Our team uses anesthetic eye drops for your comfort and we make sure your eyes are hydrated after we complete the treatment.

You can expect significant improvement right after the surgery and you generally can return to your normal activities after 24 to 48 hours following the procedure. We may prescribe steroid and antibiotic eye drops for several weeks. Follow-up appointments are scheduled at one day, one week, and one month after your EVO ICL surgery.

EVO is a Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) to correct a wide range of nearsightedness and farsightedness.  It is placed inside the eye behind the iris (the colored part of your eye) and in front of your natural lens to improve your vision.

The material is called Collamer®, a collagen co-polymer that contains a small amount of purified collagen; the remainder is made of similar material to that found in soft contact lenses.  The EVO lens is very biocompatible and does not cause a reaction inside the eye.  This lens also contains an ultraviolet filter to help protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

EVO ICL has been approved by the FDA for use in the United States, and more than 2,000,000 lenses have been distributed worldwide – EVO ICL has been available internationally for over a decade.  EVO has an excellent track record of clinical outcomes.  In fact, in a recent survey, over 99.5% of patients were satisfied with their EVO ICL implant.  

While EVO ICL is intended to remain in place without maintenance, it can be removed by your eye doctor if needed in the future.

The EVO ICL is not noticeable after it has been implanted and does not move around once in place. 

EVO ICL is an outpatient procedure that takes about 20-30 minutes or less to perform.  You will need to have someone drive you home on the day of your procedure.  A topical anesthetic will be used so that you will be very comfortable during and after the procedure.  You may be prescribed some eye drops or medication and will see your eye doctor the day after your treatment.


Eye Care Specialists are proud to offer the EVO ICL lens. With this new lens you’ll be ready to live life to the fullest. See if EVO Visian ICL is right for you and schedule your consultation at one of our convenient locations today. Call (570) 258-8895 or click below to schedule.