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Pros & Cons of EVO ICL

Category: ICL Surgery

What You Should Know About EVO ICL 


EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is a revolutionary vision correction procedure that has been used to improve eyesight since 1997. During this outpatient procedure, a tiny lens is surgically placed inside your eye to correct vision issues such as nearsightedness. This procedure has the potential to reduce or eliminate your dependency on glasses or contacts, and it can often be completed in less than 15 minutes. But what exactly is ICL surgery, and how does it work? Let’s explore the pros and cons of this procedure in order to help you make an informed decision about whether or not EVO ICL is right for you. 

Pros of EVO ICL 

The most notable benefit of getting EVO ICL is that it can provide immediate results. Most people notice improved vision within 24 hours after having the surgery done. EVO ICL corrections are permanent and you should no longer need corrective lenses in order to see clearly. ICLs are also reversible. Most patients don’t ever need to have their lenses removed, but they feel comforted knowing that they have that option if needed. 


Cons of EVO ICL 

While there are many benefits associated with this type of vision correction procedure! As with any other surgical procedure there may also be some risks involved as well. Due to its cost and complexity, this type of treatment may not be covered by insurance plans—meaning that those who opt for this treatment must pay out-of-pocket costs in order to receive it. If you are under the age of 21 or older than 45, ICL may not be an option for you, as it is only approved for ages 21-45. LASIK may be an option for those under 21.



How Does ICL Surgery Work? 

The medical term for nearsightedness is “myopia.” Myopia occurs when the eye is too long or the cornea is too curved, which causes light rays to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. ICL surgery works by surgically inserting an artificial lens inside your eyes, known as a phakic intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL helps adjust the shape of light entering your eye so that it properly focuses on your retina, resulting in improved vision. Unlike other types of corrective vision procedures like LASIK and PRK, ICL surgery does not require any permanent changes to your cornea—the lenses are removable if necessary. 


Am I A Candidate For ICL Surgery? 

The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for ICL surgery is by visiting an eye surgeon who specializes in this type of procedure. Generally speaking, if you have moderate to severe myopia—meaning that you need glasses or contact lenses with more than -10 diopters of power—you may be eligible for this type of corrective eye procedure. Your doctor will evaluate the size and shape of your eyes before recommending this particular treatment option. 


What Should I Expect After ICL Surgery? 

After the procedure is complete, most people notice improved vision right away; however, there may be some minor side effects during recovery such as soreness or redness around the incision site, blurry vision, and glare or halos around lights at night. These symptoms should subside within a few days after the operation. Additionally, most people will need to use drops or ointments for several days after their procedure in order to keep their eyes lubricated and comfortable until full recovery takes place. 


EVO ICL is a revolutionary vision correction procedure that offers numerous benefits. If you have been considering making changes to your eyesight and are curious if EVO ICL is right for you then it’s important to weigh all the pros and cons before making any decisions about your vision care plan. 


Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of vision correction but also any risks of vision correction that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances.

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