Are you looking to upgrade your vision and achieve visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses? Colorado Eye Consultants is excited to offer our patients the revolutionary EVO Visian ICL as an option for vision correction!
The EVO Visian ICL is an implantable collamer lens (ICL). It works in a way that’s similar to a contact lens, except you do not remove it from the eye.
The EVO Visian ICL is an additive lens, meaning that it sits in the eye in addition to the natural lens. It is placed behind the iris and in front of the natural lens to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.
It does not remove tissue or anything from the eye when implanted. Although it is meant to be permanent, it is the only reversible vision correction procedure available.
The EVO Visian ICL uses a biocompatible material called collamer. Collamer is biocompatible and in natural harmony with the chemistry of the eye because it’s derived from collagen.
Collagen is a material that the body creates for healthy skin, bones, and joints. Using a material derived from collagen ensures that the EVO Visian ICL is well-suited for many kinds of patients.
It’s especially well-suited for those with dry eye syndrome who may have been told they couldn’t get LASIK. Because the EVO Visian ICL is biocompatible, patients don’t have to worry about dry eyes as a side effect of having the ICL implanted in the eye.
In addition to being compatible with the eye’s natural chemistry, the EVO Visian ICL also features built-in UV protection. Patients with the EVO Visian ICL that go outdoors have an extra layer of protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays with the ICL’s UV filter.
The EVO ICL also ensures patients can see clearly during the day or while looking at the stars in the dead of night. Visual clarity is crisp and clear regardless of what lighting you may be in.
You may be a good candidate for the EVO Visian ICL if the following applies to you:
If you think the EVO Visian ICL could be the perfect vision correction procedure, it’s time to find out by scheduling your consultation at Colorado Eye Consultants.
Before you can have the EVO Visian ICL, you’ll have a pre-operative eye exam. During this eye exam, your ophthalmologist will perform several standard tests to measure your eyes and ensure you are a suitable EVO Visian ICL candidate.
You’ll also learn more about the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after it’s over. If you qualify as a candidate, you’ll return to Colorado Eye Consultants for your EVO Visian ICL procedure.
First, you’ll receive numbing eye drops to prevent pain and dilate your pupils. Once these have time to settle in your eyes, the procedure can begin.
Your surgeon will create a small incision at the base of the cornea to prepare for the ICL implant and insert the EVO ICL lens. You won’t be able to feel this because of the numbing eye drops.
Next, your surgeon will fold up the EVO ICL lens and insert it through the small incision previously created. After it’s inserted, your surgeon will make adjustments and position the EVO ICL to ensure it’s in the correct spot of your eye.
You don’t need to worry about sutures or stitches because that’s the end of the procedure! You can return home after this because the EVO Visian ICL is an outpatient procedure.
You won’t be able to drive home, so ensure you have a trusted friend or family member to bring you back. Many patients start experiencing visual improvements almost instantly after having the EVO Visian ICL procedure.
Several things make the EVO Visian ICL different from other vision correction procedures, including:
There is no other vision correction procedure you can have reversed, but with the EVO Visian ICL, if you change your mind, your eye doctor can remove it during a simple outpatient procedure. Knowing this provides patients with peace of mind, but it also makes it easier to remove the EVO ICL if a patient needs cataract surgery later in life.
Unlike other vision correction procedures that reshape the cornea to correct vision, the EVO ICL does not remove tissue from the eye. It also doesn’t remove the natural lens. Instead, the EVO Visian ICL is an additive lens that works with the lens to help correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.
A common side effect of many vision correction procedures is dry eyes. But because the EVO Visian ICL is made from a biocompatible material called collamer, you can look forward to better vision without dryness after the procedure.
Working with the eye’s natural chemistry ensures that the ICL does not exacerbate existing dry eye symptoms, which is especially important for patients with dry eye syndrome.
Are you ready to learn more about the EVO Visian ICL? Take the first step by requesting an appointment today at Colorado Eye Consultants in Littleton, CO!
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