EVO ICL (IMPLANTABLE Collamer LENS)
ICL Surgery in Seattle, Portland & Scottsdale
EVO ICL (implantable collamer lenses), also known as implantable contact lenses, are an industry leading option for corrective vision surgery. When comparing ICL surgery vs. LASIK, ICL surgery is an excellent choice for people who aren’t good candidates for LASIK and not in the suggested age range for other corrective vision surgeries, like refractive lens exchange (RLE) surgery.
What is evo icl?
The EVO ICL is an artificial lens that gets placed in between your natural lens and your eye’s iris. It works similarly to a contact lens but has the added benefit of not needing to be removed each day.
These lenses can reduce or even eliminate your reliance on eyeglasses or traditional contact lenses. The biggest advantage of ICL surgery is that implantable contact lenses like the EVO ICL can correct even severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, but the benefits of ICL surgery don’t stop there!
Benefits of ICL
A GREAT LASIK ALTERNATIVE
People often compare ICL vs. LASIK, and it’s easy to see why. LASIK is an amazing corrective vision surgery, but it isn’t the right choice for everyone. Implantable contact lens surgery is an exceptional alternative, especially for patients with thin or misshapen corneas.
A CONVENIENT, PERMANENT, AND ADJUSTABLE SOLUTION
You won’t feel the EVO ICL in your eye, and others won’t notice it either. Once it’s in place, you won’t need to remove it — but it is removable if circumstances ever require it.
A FAST RECOVERY — WITHOUT DRY EYE SYMPTOMS!
The results of this surgery are typically noticeable immediately after your procedure, and ICL does not cause dry eye disease or any symptoms.
Am I a Good Candidate for ICL Surgery?
If you want to reduce your reliance on eyewear due to myopia, then you are likely a candidate for ICL surgery. If you’re at all curious, schedule a consultation where one of our doctors can officially review your candidacy!
What Happens During ICL Surgery?
LENS INSERTION & POSITIONING
POST OP &
Your surgery is performed by a skilled ophthalmologist and a talented team of eye care professionals who will make sure you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure. You will receive a topical or local anesthetic prior to the procedure, then your surgeon will make a small incision in your eye, where they will implant the EVO ICL. In total, the procedure takes 20 to 30 minutes with a brief recovery period after. You will need a ride home after ICL surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions about ICL
How much does ICL surgery cost?
Advancements in the industry, including state-of-the-art technology, have made ICL surgery more affordable than ever. Financing options are also available, making it easy for anyone to fit clear vision into their budget!
ICL vs. LASIK — How Does It Compare?
Both ICL and LASIK can help improve eyesight affected by nearsightedness, but the two surgeries aren’t interchangeable. LASIK surgery is performed on the eye via the cornea, which is then reshaped via a laser. ICL surgery involves implanting an ICL like the EVO ICL into the patient’s eye between the lens and the iris, so it’s usually a good choice for people with sensitive corneas.
Is ICL Surgery Safe?
Yes, absolutely! ICL surgery is an incredibly safe outpatient procedure, with a short recovery time.
Does ICL Surgery Hurt?
Most patients will receive a mild oral sedative, in addition to local anesthetic, so you won’t feel pain, only a bit of pressure.
Know Your Options
The decision to have vision correction surgery is an important one. Below we briefly compare the three most common corrective eye procedures: EVO ICL, LASIK, and PRK. We look forward to discussing these options with you at a consultation!
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REFRACTIVE SURGERY OPTIONS
The EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an implant that corrects vision without removing any corneal tissue.
LASIK is a two-step laser vision correction surgery where a flap is made on the surface of the eye called the cornea, and the underlying layers are reshaped with an excimer laser to correct vision.
PRK is a laser vision procedure similar to LASIK but no corneal flap is created. The top layer of the cornea called the epithelium is removed, and the underlying tissue is reshaped to correct vision.
Not Sure LASIK is Right for You?
Even if you don’t qualify for LASIK you’re not out of luck! We have surgical options that can provide you with visual freedom — and our team will help identify the best choice for you.
Why Choose Us?
We’re proud of our well-earned reputation for excellence at King LASIK and are excited to help you experience the world with comfortable clarity. Our commitment to providing the best care is reflected in our extensive experience, having performed over 250,000 procedures for a wide range of eye conditions. For those who are ready to see the world clearly without relying as much on eyeglasses or contact lenses, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Discover for yourself the difference our expert doctors and medical staff can make as they identify the best procedure for your visual needs.
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