EVO Implantable Contact Lens (EVO ICL)
At LASIK Experts in Philadelphia, we know how important your eyesight is and how frustrating it can be to live with less than perfect vision. That is why we're dedicated to helping patients find vision solutions that improve their lives.
The good news is Dr. Shah at LASIK Experts has an option that will help you achieve exceptional quality vision!
It's called the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL).
Over 1 million procedures have been done worldwide and copious safety and efficacy data has been published about this in medical journals.
EVO ICL is a great option for patients with very high or complicated prescriptions.
Treating high prescriptions with LASIK isn’t always advisable, especially when better (and safer) options are available, like ICL.
At LASIK Experts, we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the best vision correction options possible. We don’t believe in the “one size fits all” mentality of some other providers. This is why we specialize in EVO ICL, a ground-breaking technology that corporate chains such as LASIK Plus and Laser Vision Institute can’t and don’t offer.
We believe every patient’s eyes are unique.
EVO ICL is able to correct common vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness), with or without astigmatism. Unlike other vision correction options, it doesn’t require the removal of corneal tissue. The lens used for the procedure is similar to a small contact lens. But instead of sitting on the surface of the eye, its placed inside. Once in place, the lens can’t be felt or seen by the naked eye.
EVO ICL requires no maintenance other than a routine, annual visit to your eye doctor. If for any reason your vision changes and/or you develop a cataract later in life, the implantable contact lens can be removed, giving you flexibility in the future.
The first step in the ICL process is a consultation with a member of the LASIK Experts team to discuss your eye health, vision goals, and map your personalized treatment plan.
Am I a good candidate for EVO ICL?
General requirements for good candidates are those who:
- Are over the age of 21
- Have mild, moderate, or severe nearsightedness (myopia) with or without astigmatism
- Have no evidence of a cataract
- Have normal eye exams
Results and Recovery with EVO ICL
Sharper, clearer vision is possible with EVO ICL.
One of the benefits of EVO ICL is the quick procedure and recovery time. The procedure itself takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes, and most patients see a significant improvement in their vision immediately afterwards. The procedure is virtually painless, and we will offer you numbing drops for your comfort.
After the procedure, you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home. You’ll be advised to rest for the remainder of the day, but most patients are able to return to work within 1 to 2 days of the procedure. We’ll schedule you for a follow-up appointment the day after your procedure.