What is EVO ICL™?

The eye surgeons at nJoy Vision in OKC offer EVO ICL an Implantable Collamer™ Lens that corrects common vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. Collamer is a biocompatible material that works in harmony with the eye. The lens, which is slightly smaller than a typical contact lens, is implanted in the eye during a 20 to 30 minute procedure. Unlike laser vision correction surgeries that permanently change the shape of your cornea, the EVO ICL procedure is additive, meaning that no corneal tissue is removed. Worldwide, more than 1 million EVO ICL lenses have been implanted.

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What are the benefits of EVO ICL™?

EVO ICL offers many benefits for patients from Norman, Moore, and the OKC metro area who are candidates for the ICL procedure and are seeking a vision solution that allows them the freedom of less dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The advantages of EVO ICL include:

  • Sharp, clear vision
  • Excellent night vision
  • Does not cause dry eye syndrome
  • Quick procedure and recovery
  • No removal of corneal tissue
  • Removable by your doctor
  • Protection from UV rays

Who is a candidate for EVO ICL™?

People who want a flexible and biocompatible vision correction option, as well as many patients who are not candidates for laser vision correction, find that EVO ICL is the right procedure for them.

Ideal candidates for EVO ICL:

  • Are between the ages of 21 and 45
  • Are seeking a vision correction solution for moderate to severe nearsightedness (with or without astigmatism)
  • Have a stable prescription that has not changed within the last year
  • Have good ocular health with no history of glaucoma, iritis, or diabetic eye disease

Who is NOT a candidate for EVO ICL™?

At nJoy Vision, we always recommend you undergo a vision consultation to determine the best vision correction plan for you. If the EVO ICL™ is not right for you, other options are available. EVO ICL may not be the best course of action for:

  • Patients whose eye prescription has changed significantly in the last six months
  • Patients without enough posterior corneal cell density
  • Patients with an anterior chamber depth of less than 3.00mm
  • Patients who are pregnant or nursing
  • Patients with uncontrolled dry eye or blepharitis
  • Patients with corneal endothelial dystrophy

How is the EVO ICL procedure performed?

Vision correction with the EVO ICL is an outpatient procedure that typically takes 20 to 30 minutes. After an initial exam with your ophthalmologist to determine that the EVO ICL is right for you, you will schedule your procedure. On the day of the procedure, your eyes will be numbed with an anesthetic eye drop and your refractive surgeon will implant the ICL between the iris (colored part of the eye) and the natural lens. Your surgeon will likely schedule a follow-up appointment the same day as the procedure.

Is the EVO ICL™ FDA approved?

Yes. The EVO ICL™ received approval from the FDA for a wide range of myopic (nearsightedness) correction needs, with and without astigmatism.

The EVO ICL™ received FDA approval in 2005 and the new generation EVO ICL™ in 2022.

What is the track record of the EVO ICL™?

Extensive research and development preceded the introduction of the EVO ICL™. To date more than 1,000,000 EVO ICLs™ have been implanted in patients worldwide. The satisfaction rate among patients is extremely high – above 99%. The EVO ICL™ provides unparalleled quality of vision and has excellent and stable outcomes for patients with mild to severe myopia. The EVO ICL™ has been available internationally for over 20 years.

Can the EVO ICL™ be removed from my eye?

Although the lens is intended to remain in place permanently, a surgeon can remove the implant if necessary.

Is the EVO ICL™ visible to others?

No. The EVO ICL™ is positioned behind the iris (the colored part of the eye), where it is invisible to both you and observers.

Will I be able to feel the EVO ICL™ once it is in place?

The EVO ICL™ is designed to be completely unobtrusive after it is put in place. It stays in position by itself and does not interact with any of the eye’s structures.

If I’m interested in the EVO ICL™, what are my next steps?

Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have, or to schedule your free consultation to discover if the EVO ICL™ or an alternative vision correction procedure is right for you.

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