Parkhurst NuVision is Anxiously Awaiting the Approval of the EVO Visian ICL Lens to San Antonio, Texas, United States

At Parkhurst NuVision, we know that one-size-fits-all doesn’t work for vision care. We give patients in San Antonio, Texas the largest range of vision correction options so you can get the vision correction procedure that is right for you and your unique eyes. Whether that be LASIK, PRK, SMILE-LASIK, or procedures to fix near vision after age 40, Parkhurst NuVision is here to help with a long term solution.

We are very excited to begin offering a newly updated vision correction procedure that we know will be a great fit for many of our patients who want to live life without glasses or contact lenses. The EVO Visian ICL is widely available around the world with several hundred thousand procedures done worldwide. The EVO ICL FDA approval is currently pending in the United States, and Parkhurst NuVision was instrumental in doing clinical research as part of the EVO ICL FDA clinical study in 2020. As soon as the EVO ICL is available in the United States, Parkhurst NuVision will be among the first to offer this revolutionary procedure to patients with nearsightedness with or without astigmatism in San Antonio.

What is the EVO ICL?

EVO is an implantable collamer lens from STAAR Surgical, the maker of the Visian ICL. While EVO is new to the United States, the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) is well established as a safe and effective vision correction surgery; we have helped thousands of patients get out of glasses and enjoy clear vision with Visian ICL procedures at Parkhurst NuVision, as one of the most experienced ICL surgery centers in all of North America. Worldwide, more than one million ICLs have been implanted. The procedures boast an extremely high patient satisfaction rate, with more than 99% of patients saying that they would have the procedure again. LASIK may have more name recognition, but ICL and EVO ICL is a great option for patients who have thin corneas, dry eyes, or high levels of nearsightedness.

The EVO ICL is an updated collamer lens that eliminates the need for a pre-surgical procedure that was necessary with earlier versions of the ICL. If you are seeking vision correction for nearsightedness with or without astigmatism, the EVO ICL may be right for you.

Benefits of Vision Correction With the EVO ICL

  • Delivers sharp, clear vision with excellent night vision
  • Can correct high levels of myopia (nearsightedness) as well as astigmatism
  • 5 to 10 minute procedure with quick recovery time
  • Appropriate for patients that cannot have laser vision correction due to thin corneas
  • Does not cause dry eyes or worsen symptoms of dry eye syndrome
  • Made of collamer, a biocompatible material that works in harmony with your eye
  • Gives UV protection
  • Designed for permanent vision correction but can be removed if needed

Contact Us

Want to learn more about EVO or all of your vision correction options? Contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation appointment.

Dr. Gregory Parkhurst has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.