Is EVO ICL right for you?
If you are considering LASIK or other refractive surgery procedures to correct your vision, you may have come across EVO ICL.
EVO ICL, or Implantable Collamer Lens, is a type of refractive surgery that involves inserting a special type of lens inside the eye to correct vision. In this blog, we will discuss what EVO ICL is, how it works, and whether it may be the right choice for you.
Is EVO ICL right for me?
Whether EVO ICL is the right choice for you will depend on several factors, including your age, the type and severity of your vision problems, and your overall eye health and anatomy.
EVO ICL may be a good option for people who:
- Have moderate to severe nearsightedness, with or without astigmatism
- Have thin corneas or other conditions that make them ineligible for LASIK
- Have a high degree of astigmatism
- Are looking for a permanent alternative to glasses or contact lenses
However, EVO ICL may not be the best option for everyone. For example, it is typically not recommended for people who:
- Are under 21 years old, as their eyes may still be developing
- Have certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma or cataracts
- Have a history of certain medical conditions
To determine whether EVO ICL is the right choice for you, it is important to schedule a consultation with a qualified ophthalmologist or refractive surgeon. They can assess your vision and overall health, and help you make an informed decision about whether EVO ICL or another type of refractive surgery is the best option for you.
What is EVO ICL?
EVO ICL is a type of refractive surgery that involves implanting a lens inside the eye to correct vision. It is called an “implantable collamer lens” because the lens is made from a special type of collagen-based material that is biocompatible with the eye. This means that the body is less likely to reject the lens, and the lens is less likely to cause inflammation or other complications.
EVO ICL is similar to other types of refractive surgery, such as LASIK, but there are some key differences. For example, EVO ICL does not involve reshaping the cornea, which is the part of the eye that is typically reshaped during LASIK. Instead, the EVO ICL lens is inserted in front of the eye’s natural lens, and it works in conjunction with the eye’s natural focusing ability to correct vision.
How does EVO ICL work?
EVO ICL works by correcting the way that light enters the eye. When light enters the eye, it passes through the cornea and the lens before being focused on the retina at the back of the eye. If the cornea or lens is not shaped perfectly, the light may not be focused properly, which can result in blurry vision.
EVO ICL corrects this problem by inserting a special type of lens inside the eye that helps to focus light more accurately on the retina. The EVO ICL lens is designed to work in conjunction with the eye’s natural focusing ability, which means that the eye can still adjust to see objects at different distances.
In conclusion, EVO ICL is a type of refractive surgery that can be an effective way to correct vision for many people. However, it is important to carefully consider your options and work with a qualified professional to determine whether it is the right choice for you.
Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of vision correction, surgery and also any risks of vision correction that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances.