Posted by: Clear Advantage in Featured, Uncategorized on August 16, 2023

If you are tired of dealing with the hassles of glasses or contact lenses, the EVO ICL might be the solution you’ve been looking for. If you’re ready for a better option for correcting your vision, it’s time to learn more about this revolutionary procedure. 

Keep reading to see if you could be a good candidate for the EVO ICL!

What is the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is a vision correction procedure that corrects nearsightedness and astigmatism in qualified candidates. Unlike LASIK, which permanently reshapes the cornea, the EVO ICL is an additive lens. 

The lens is placed in the eye so that it sits behind the iris and in front of the natural lens to correct your vision. It does not disturb any tissue in the eye, so you can have it removed at any time if you choose.

It also works in natural harmony with your eye, making it especially beneficial if you suffer from dry eyes or you’ve been told you aren’t a suitable LASIK candidate. The EVO ICL is only FDA-approved for nearsightedness and astigmatism.

Does the EVO ICL Treat Astigmatism?

Yes, one of the significant advantages of the EVO ICL is that it can treat astigmatism. Astigmatism is a refractive error that occurs when the cornea is an irregular shape.

Rather than being spherical like a basketball or a baseball, the cornea more closely resembles a football. Because it’s irregular, this affects your vision and ability to see clearly. 

Your vision may be distorted or blurry at all distances. But the EVO ICL can treat astigmatism, allowing you to see more clearly after having the additive lens implanted in your eye.

Who is a Good Candidate for this Procedure, Anyway?

Although you may think you’re a good candidate for the EVO ICL, it’s best suited for you if: 

You Have a Stable Prescription

Vision correction procedures like the EVO ICL work best if you have a stable prescription that’s remained unchanged and has been stable for a year or more before you can undergo them. If your prescription is not yet stable, wait to have any procedure that will change your vision. 

You are Between 21 and 45

To be a good candidate for the EVO ICL, you should be between 21 and 45. Being this age range ensures that your vision is stable and that your eyes have finished developing. 

You Want to Achieve Visual Freedom from Glasses and Contact Lenses

If you want clearer vision and no longer want to depend on visual aids to see, the EVO ICL may be the perfect way to improve your eyesight. 

You Have Healthy Eyes

You need to have healthy eyes to qualify for the EVO ICL. You should not have any pre-existing eye conditions if you’re considering this vision correction procedure. 

You’re Nearsighted with Some Astigmatism

The EVO ICL is best suited for nearsighted patients with some astigmatism. If you’re farsighted, you cannot have this procedure. Talk to your eye doctor at Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center about alternative procedures instead.

What Should I Expect When I Get the EVO ICL?

Before the procedure, you will undergo a comprehensive eye examination to determine your eligibility for the EVO ICL. If you are a suitable candidate and decide to have the procedure, it is performed on an outpatient basis. 

Undergoing the EVO ICL is quick, virtually painless, and performed one eye at a time. You’ll receive numbing eye drops before your surgeon creates a small incision in your cornea. 

Then, they will fold up and insert the EVO ICL through the incision. After inserting the ICL, your surgeon will make any adjustments and position the EVO ICL. That’s all it takes! Most patients experience improved vision shortly after the procedure, with minimal downtime required.

Is the EVO ICL Permanently in My Eye?

Part of what makes the EVO ICL unique compared to other vision correction procedures is its reversibility. Technically, it is a permanent procedure, but no other vision correction option offers the option to remove it if you change your mind. 

If you decide to have it taken out, your vision will revert to how it was before having the EVO ICL.

What If I Change My Mind About the EVO ICL?

While the EVO ICL is considered permanent, you can have it removed. You can also replace it with an intraocular lens if necessary during cataract surgery to ensure any cataracts are removed, and your vision is improved. 

Discuss any questions or concerns with your ophthalmologist at Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center in Portsmouth to learn more. 

What Will My Vision Be Like with the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL provides high-definition vision. You can also look forward to improved vision that’s crisper and clearer than what you had with glasses or contact lenses. 

Colors may appear more vibrant, and you’ll be able to see the smallest details that were never apparent to you before. Your improved vision will stay that way, whether it’s bright outside or a dark evening. 

Is the EVO ICL Safe?

Yes, the EVO ICL is safe and FDA-approved. The additive lens is made of a biocompatible collamer material, which reduces the risk of rejection or adverse reactions. Collamer also comes from collagen, which reduces the likelihood of dry eyes.

The EVO ICL procedure has been refined and evolved as it’s been performed by experienced surgeons, leading to high success rates and low complication rates. 

Lifestyle Benefits of the EVO ICL

If you’re considering the EVO ICL, it can significantly impact your lifestyle and the way you live your life. Because it does not reshape the cornea, patients don’t have to worry about permanent changes to their eye with the additive lens. 

This makes it more suitable for patients with thin corneas or higher prescriptions. Not having to worry about tissue removal means that the EVO ICL is less likely to cause dry eyes, which can be a common side effect of other laser vision correction procedures. 

With improved vision, enjoying things like swimming, playing tennis, outdoor movie nights, or other adventures becomes much easier when you don’t have to think about how your visual aids will get in the way. 

Ready to find out if you could be a good candidate for the EVO ICL? Take the first step by scheduling your consultation at Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center in Portsmouth, NH, now! With visual aids to lose, why wait any longer?