ICL stands for implantable collamer lens. As the name suggests, it is a unique implantable lens that your eye doctor can place in your eye to help correct your vision and provide you with visual freedom.
Many patients choose to have ICL surgery to reduce their dependence on visual aids like glasses and contact lenses. ICL surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning you get to go home the same day.
You will likely notice an immediate improvement in your vision. However, it may take a couple of days to weeks for your eyes to adjust to the new changes.Schedule an Appointment
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The EVO Visian ICL is a type of ICL that offers unique advantages compared to other ICLs. Some people are motivated to choose the EVO Visian ICL due to the fact that it provides improved night vision and excellent quality of vision.
Unlike other methods of permanent vision correction, the EVO Visian ICL procedure can be reversed if needed for any reason. The EVO Visian ICL also does not alter any corneal tissue, so you do not need to be concerned about the possibility of developing dry eye after the procedure.
The EVO Visian ICL is comprised of a biocompatible collamer material that works in compatibility with your eye. Another unique benefit of this lens is that a laser procedure called an LPI, or laser peripheral iridotomy, is not required.
When having ICL surgery with other types of ICLs, this laser procedure is necessary to help prevent a rise in eye pressure. The EVO Visian ICL removes this hurdle and allows you to experience clear vision sooner.
If you choose the EVO Visian ICL, you will also have the added benefit of UV protection.
The EVO Visian ICL can provide visual freedom and reduce dependency on visual aids for individuals who are nearsighted or who are nearsighted and have astigmatism. This ICL cannot correct other refractive errors such as farsightedness or presbyopia.
The EVO Visian ICL acts similarly to how glasses and contact lenses do. In order to experience clear vision, the light that enters your eye must land directly on the retina.
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The retina begins the process of turning light information into an image for you to see.
When you have a refractive error, the light entering your eye is not landing directly on the retina. For this reason, the image you see without visual aids is blurry.
Like glasses and contact lenses, the EVO Visian ICL can help refract the light so that it is able to fall on the retina. Once the EVO Visian ICL is in place in your eye, the light refracts accurately, and you will be able to see clearly.
The EVO Visian ICL rests between the iris, the colored part of your eye, and your natural lens. In this position, it is unobservable to others.
Before you can schedule the EVO Visian ICL procedure, you will need to be qualified as a candidate. The only way you can determine if you are eligible is to visit your eye doctor for an evaluation.
During this evaluation, your eye doctor will do a thorough examination of your eyes. Your eye doctor will look at your eyes under a special microscope called a slit lamp.
They will also take various measurements of your eyes. In order to qualify as a candidate for the EVO Visian ICL procedure, you will need to be nearsighted, between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five, and have a stable glasses prescription. In some cases, those over forty-five are candidates for this procedure.
To have a stable glasses prescription, you must not have had any changes in your glasses prescription for the past year. Another factor that may affect your ability to have the procedure is if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Since the hormones produced during pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause vision changes, your eye doctor will want to wait until you're no longer breastfeeding to schedule you for the procedure. If you are considering the EVO Visian ICL as a method of permanent vision correction, visit your eye doctor at New England Eye Center for an evaluation.Schedule an Appointment
During your recovery from the EVO Visian ICL procedure, it's essential to follow all instructions provided to you by your eye surgeon. Recovery from this procedure is often quick, but your eye surgeon may require you to take it easy the first few days of healing.
You will likely be able to return to many of your routine activities within days of the procedure with new, clear vision. Your eye doctor may prescribe you medicated eye drops to take after the procedure.
It is essential that you take these eye drops exactly as directed in order to prevent any possible complications. Your eye surgeon may also ask you to refrain from certain activities like swimming until your eye heals.
You will have to return to your eye doctor's office to see you for a follow-up visit the day after the procedure and periodically thereafter. At these visits, your eye doctor will test your vision and examine your eyes to ensure that they are healing well.
Are you interested in learning if the EVO Visian ICL may be a good fit for you? Schedule a consultation at New England Eye Center in Boston, MA, today to find out!Schedule an Appointment