What is EVO ICL™, and How is it Different From LASIK?

If you have been considering a laser eye surgery procedure such as LASIK, you may be overlooking another option that offers several benefits: the EVO ICL™ implantable lens. Both procedures can dramatically improve your vision, but they work in different ways that make each one better for different people. 

What is EVO ICL™?

If you have astigmatism, farsightedness, or nearsightedness, your vision can be corrected in several ways. All of these concerns are caused by light focusing somewhere other than on the retina, the layer at the back of your eye that transmits vision to your brain. 

EVO ICL™ corrects this problem by adjusting the angle of light before it passes through your natural one. It is known as an Implantable Collamer® Lens or implantable contact lens, an artificial lens made of biocompatible collagen. It can correct a wide range of refractive errors with minimal risk and long-lasting benefits. 

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How is EVO ICL™ Different from LASIK?

If you are interested in vision correction, you may already have looked into LASIK. While this is the most widely known option, it is not the most effective one for many people. EVO ICL™ is an alternative to laser eye surgery like LASIK. 

How They Work

Like other types of laser eye surgery, LASIK works by changing the shape of your cornea so light focuses properly. To do this, a flap in the corneal surface is created, and a laser is used to perform the reshaping. The flap is then moved back into place. 

EVO ICL™ does not remove any corneal tissue. Instead, it adds an extra layer of vision correction to produce improvements without the risks of a flap like the one created with LASIK. The implantable lens is placed through a 2.7mm incision in the lens. It rests over your natural lens, where you will not see or feel it. 

What They Treat

LASIK and EVO ICL™ are effective for treating:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism

People with very strong prescriptions may benefit from a combination of the two procedures to achieve the level of correction they need. 

Recovery Time

Both procedures have a very quick recovery time, with most people returning to their usual activities within a few days. Visual improvements can occur within the first day or two. Both procedures require you to avoid rubbing your eyes, using your prescription eye drops as instructed, and avoiding swimming or strenuous activity for one to two weeks. 

Good Candidates

While LASIK works for many people, it is not suitable for everyone. People with thin or abnormal corneas, problems with dry eye, or who participate in contact sports are usually not recommended for LASIK because of the flap created in the corneal surface during the procedure. 

EVO ICL™ is suitable for many people who should not have LASIK. It creates minimal corneal disruption, making it available for people with corneal issues or other reasons not to have laser eye surgery. SMILE, another type of laser eye surgery, is safer for the corneas but does not treat farsightedness. 

I had a wonderful experience here. Reception, techs, and doctors were all pleasant. Dr. Senekal’s bedside manner was outstanding, and I felt so comfortable. 10/10 would recommend this place. Thank you for the vision!!
Malana A.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about EVO ICL™ or LASIK, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (866) 458-1545. We look forward to helping you!

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