EVO Visian ICL™ Lens
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Are you interested in reducing or even eliminating your need for eye glasses and contact lenses? Thanks to the state-of-the-art EVO Visian ICL, many of our El Paso-area patients with nearsightedness and astigmatism are able to achieve freedom from corrective lenses and enjoy the active lifestyles they love.
What is the EVO Visian ICL Lens?
The EVO Visian ICL is an Implantable Collamer® Lens, a micro-thin, 100% biocompatible lens implant. This removable lens is implanted into the eye, where it works in harmony with the body to correct myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. The EVO Visian ICL also provides UV protection, and is ideal for patients who have thin corneas and Trusted Source Phakic intraocular lens implantation in United States military warfighters: a retrospective analysis of early clinical outcomes of the Visian ICL Parkhurst GD, Psolka M, Kezirian GM Go to Source may not be candidates for laser vision correction procedures like LASIK. Plus, while the EVO Visian ICL can be a permanent vision correction solution, it is also reversible and upgradable if a patient’s needs change.
More than Trusted Source Comparison of implantable collamer lens (ICL) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for low myopia Sanders D, Vukich JA Go to Source 1 million EVO Visian ICL lenses have been sold across the world, helping patients enjoy clear vision, often without glasses or contacts.
Benefits of EVO Visian ICL
The EVO Visian ICL is truly an evolution in vision correction, providing our patients with remarkable benefits such as:
- Trusted Source Visual performance after implantable collamer lens implantation and wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis for high myopia Igarashi A, Kamiya K, Shimizu K, Komatsu M. Go to Source Significant vision improvement
- Virtually painless, 20-30 minute procedure
- Quick recovery
- 100% biocompatible: works in harmony with the natural eye
- UV protection
- Reversible (if necessary)
- Unlike laser vision correction surgery, no part of the eye is removed during EVO Visian ICL implantation
- Ideal for patients with Trusted Source Management of myopic astigmatism with phakic intraocular lens implantation Gimbel HV, Ziémba SL Go to Source thin corneas
- Trusted Source Matched population comparison of visual outcomes and patient satisfaction between 3 modalities for the correction of low to moderate myopic astigmatism Ganesh S, Brar S, Pawar A. Go to Source Fewer side effects: does not cause dry eye syndrome
- Trusted Source Effect of the EVO+ Visian Phakic Implantable Collamer Lens on Visual Performance and Quality of Vision and Life Martínez-Plaza E, López-Miguel A, López-de la Rosa A, McAlinden C, Fernández I, Maldonado MJ. Go to Source Excellent night vision
Preparing for EVO Visian ICL
The first step in preparing for vision correction with EVO Visian ICL is to attend a consultation and examination with Dr. Di Pascuale or Dr. Kim. During this meeting, your ophthalmologist will examine your eyes and medical history, and you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals for vision correction. If you are determined to be a good candidate for EVO Visian ICL, your procedure will be scheduled and you will be given detailed pre- and postoperative instructions.
The EVO Visian ICL Procedure
EVO Visian ICL vision correction is an outpatient procedure that only takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
Prior to the procedure, your eye surgeon will apply anesthetic eye drops to numb the eyes and help you remain comfortable. A device will be used to hold your eyes open, so you won’t need to worry about blinking during the procedure. Next, your ophthalmologist will create a small opening and position the Implantable Collamer Lens in front of the natural lens of the eye and behind the iris (the colored part of the eye). You will recover here briefly before being driven home by a friend or family member.
Recovery After EVO Visian ICL
After the EVO Visian ICL procedure, you’ll notice a near-immediate improvement in your vision. Little recovery time is needed after EVO Visian ICL, and most of our patients can return to work in 24 hours and resume their normal activities within a few days.
Who is a Candidate for EVO Visian ICL?
EVO Visian ICL is a fantastic option for many of our patients and is a great LASIK alternative. Ideal candidates:
- Are between the ages of 21 and 45
- Have nearsightedness or astigmatism
- Have a steady prescription, with no changes for one year
Hear from our patients!
We were very impressed with the quality of service from all of the personnel. Very professional precise. Dr. Piñedo explained to me my predicament very well. Her being bilingual in this field is so important, especially in the metropolitan area of El Paso, Canutillo and Sunland Park New Mexico. Oh and the chandelier looks as beautiful as it always has.Alfredo G.
Awesome experience at this clinic! Great front staff and back technicians. Dr. Fournier was very knowledgeable and thorough with the eye exam. He took his time to explain every detail twice for me and showed me pictures of my eyes. Highly recommend Dr. Fournier!Karen C.
I have been going there for over 5 years. I love the way all the employees are Courteous. The Doctors and the tech really explain everything they are about to do and answer any questions you have. I truly recommend it to anyone that needs their eyes ? checked to go to them. !!!Ramona R.
Will I be able to feel the EVO Visian ICL in my eye?
No. The only thing you’ll be able to notice is your clearer vision.
Will others be able to see the EVO Visian ICL?
No. The EVO Visian ICL lens is placed behind the iris, or the colored part of the eye, and is invisible once implanted.
Will I need reading glasses after EVO Visian ICL?
It is possible that you may still need reading glasses after vision correction with EVO Visian ICL. This is because presbyopia, or age-related near vision loss, is a natural part of the eye’s aging process that affects everybody beginning in their 40s.
What are the risks of EVO Visian ICL?
EVO Visian ICL is approved by the FDA, so it has been proven to be safe and effective. Still, any surgical procedure does carry the risk of complications. Risks associated with EVO Visian ICL, while rare, include:
How much does EVO Visian ICL cost?
Because vision correction with EVO Visian ICL is considered an elective procedure, it is not covered by insurance. The cost of EVO Visian ICL varies according to each patient’s unique case, and we offer a number of financing and payment options to help fit premium vision correction into your budget.