“The EVO ICL is an excellent option for refractive surgery, particularly for those patients not good candidates for laser vision correction due to high refractive errors, thin corneas, or suspicious topography. Visual quality is excellent with the ICL and recovery is quite fast.” – Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Refractive Surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants
“Minnesota Eye Consultants has been using phakic IOL technology now for over 25 years! As with all technologies, continued improvements are exciting for us and for our patients. The EVO ICL is used mainly in patients with higher levels of correction, where LASIK or PRK isn’t as good of an option.” – Dr. David Hardten, Refractive Surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants
If you’re tired of relying on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, then the EVO ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) could be your answer. The EVO ICL is a vision correction option for patients looking for a long-term solution to correct their vision and reduce their dependency on glasses or contacts.
EVO ICL uses advanced lens technology to correct a wide range of visual impairments, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. While LASIK and PRK involve reshaping the cornea, EVO ICL is an implantable collamer lens that’s placed inside the eye to correct the vision. Before the procedure, the patient’s eye is examined to determine the appropriate size and power of the lens.
On the day of the surgery, the patient is given local anesthesia to numb the eye. Next, a small incision is made at the edge of the cornea, and the EVO ICL lens is gently inserted through the incision and positioned in front of the natural lens of the eye, behind the iris. The lens is designed to stay in place indefinitely, providing a permanent solution for vision correction. With that said, the EVO ICL is unique as it’s the only reversible vision correction procedure available. If needed in the future, the lens can be removed by your doctor.
The procedure usually takes around 15-30 minutes, and most patients experience minimal discomfort during and after the surgery. The recovery process after EVO ICL surgery is relatively quick and patients can expect to see improvement in their vision almost immediately after the procedure. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a day or two after the surgery, although it’s important to follow the post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure proper healing.
Besides reducing or removing the dependency on glasses and contacts, the EVO ICL has several benefits such as:
· Many patients have 20/20 vision or better after the procedure
· It is a reversible procedure, which makes it a safe and flexible vision correction option
· It blocks harmful UV rays, protecting the eyes from potential sun damage
With its advanced lens design, quick recovery, and excellent visual outcomes, EVO ICL offers a safe and effective alternative for those seeking clearer vision.
To learn more about the EVO ICL lens, click here. To schedule a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for the EVO ICL lens, contact us at (952) 567-6020.