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


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.


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.



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?






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!

Nearsightedness Moderate to Severe Mild to Moderate Mild to Moderate
Farsightedness No Yes Limited
Astigmatism Yes Yes Yes
Thin Cornea Yes Limited Limited



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.

find the vision surgery for you

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.


Affordable Options

We’re proud to offer a range of financing choices to help fit better eyesight into your budget!

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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Tabitha Rotar
Tabitha Rotar
December 12, 2023
I am so amazed. I keep out of habit trying to fix "glasses" up; I have a small face and they sit lower on my face normally so I'm constantly fixing them. Now waking up I open my eyes and I can clearly see everything after drops that is. Outside I can even see mountains through the fog, this is better eye sight than I've ever had with glasses and I'm so happy. Staff at Tukwilla were so kind with such a refreshing happy energy, I was made to feel like I'm the only patient that mattered as I'm sure everyone who goes through can say. Thank you everyone for such a wonderful life changing experience. At Lynnwood I loved the doctor doing my eye testing she was an absolute delight! My eyes are dry as expected, I have tried refresh plus, refresh reveiva and now I'm on refresh mega 3 and they seem to hydrate the longest.
Xiaohan Song
Xiaohan Song
December 11, 2023
Very good experience with the team. They are professional; compared to other clinics they have much more detailed instructions on how to take care of your eyes before and after the surgery. I have great result!
Jeff Cook
Jeff Cook
December 10, 2023
The staff and Dr we extremely friendly. They put my nerves at ease by answering all my questions and I left extremely grateful. Thank you Dr. King and team!
Gulvin Singh
Gulvin Singh
December 5, 2023
Dr. King and all the staff members are very talented in their occupation. Dr. King is very knowledgeable, humble and always ready to help you out. His precision and accuracy in eye surgery is amazing. I would always recommend him if any one would like to have my advice.
Amanda Fullerton
Amanda Fullerton
December 4, 2023
I don’t even know where to start. The team at King LASIK in Tukwila is incredible. They made me feel comfortable and welcome at all points in the process, from pre-op to post op. They were incredibly communicative with my husband who drove me and waited on the day of. I’m thankful for how helpful and kind they were and how my eyes work so perfectly now! I am still in shock a bit.. I’m surprised every time I look out and see something I could not see without glasses last week. In the last 3 days I have thought to myself multiple times “why didn’t I do this earlier?!” Would I recommend LASIK and King LASIK Tukwila to a friend? Absolutely.
jr Carey
jr Carey
December 4, 2023
If you are doubting you're self if you should go check out LASIK ,don't.. Go.. Dr. King's team is so AWESOME. Their personal experiences are really what made the difference for me..
Marissa Lewis
Marissa Lewis
December 3, 2023
King Lasik is the absolute best place to get lasik done. Their staff is incredibly kind and friendly. I was extremely nervous and the staff reassured me through every step. Dr. King was amazing and friendly. Even though this is a normal occurrence for them everyday, they were always happy to answer my questions and reassure me. Amazing place 🙂
Niti Sharma
Niti Sharma
November 27, 2023
It's been over a week since getting the procedure done. The only time consuming process was waiting since the actual procedure barely took 10 minutes! Next day, they found that the vision is now 20/20. Finally, I got rid of glasses after 20 years and it is great joy to see crisp, clear with own eyes. I followed their instructions carefully and rarely had any issue/pain during this week. The entire staff was helpful and kind. I had questions on my corneal thickness which they answered very patiently. My husband has scheduled his consultation after my great experience with King Lasik.
mike archie
mike archie
November 18, 2023
Amazing procedure, very informative staff before during and after procedure. Dr King is a godsend!

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