The Eye Institute of Utah is proud to offer a technological revolution in vision correction, EVO Visian ICL Lens, to our patients. The EVO Visian ICL is an Implantable Collamer® Lens that can be used to correct nearsightedness or astigmatism, freeing patients from eyeglasses or contact lenses.
The EVO Visian ICL is an Implantable Collamer Lens, a micro-thin lens implanted in the eye to correct common vision problems. Unlike other vision correction procedures like LASIK and PRK, the EVO Visian ICl does not require the removal of any corneal tissue, so it’s Trusted Source Parkhurst GD, Psolka M, Kezirian GM Phakic intraocular lens implantation in United States military warfighters: a retrospective analysis of early clinical outcomes of the Visian ICL Go to Source ideal for patients with thin corneas. 1 This implant works in harmony with the natural eye, provides UV protection and excellent night vision, and is totally removable and upgradable. Best of all, it provides sharp, clear vision, often without the need for Trusted Source Sanders D, Vukich JA Comparison of implantable collamer lens (ICL) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for low myopia Go to Source glasses or contacts. 2
More than 1 million EVO Visian ICL lenses have been implanted globally. At The Eye Institute of Utah, our patients are thrilled to enjoy the many benefits of EVO Visian ICL, which include:
There is not much patients need to do to prepare for vision correction with EVO Visian ICL. During your consultation with your eye doctor, you will undergo a thorough eye exam and discuss why EVO Visian ICL may be a great option for you. Your procedure will be scheduled, and a member of our team will advise you of any preoperative guidelines, as well as postoperative instructions.
The entire EVO Visian ICL procedure takes only about 20-30 minutes and is virtually painless.
Before your EVO Visian ICL procedure, your eye doctor will numb your eyes with anesthetic eye drops, and a device will be put in place to make it so you don’t have to worry about blinking. You will recline comfortably while a small opening is created, through which the Implantable Collamer Lens will be inserted and positioned.
Following your EVO Visian ICL procedure, you will recover briefly at The Eye Institute of Utah before being released to be driven home by a family member or friend. You will already be noticing that your vision has improved!
Following your EVO Visian ICL procedure, you will notice an immediate improvement in your vision. Recovery is typically brief, and most patients are able to get back to their normal activities within a few days.
The best way to determine if EVO Visian ICL can give you the visual freedom you’ve always wanted is to schedule a consultation with an ICL surgeon at The Eye Institute of Utah.
You may be a candidate if you:
Since EVO Visian ICL is considered elective, this vision correction procedure is not covered by medical insurance. However, many of our patients find that the cost of EVO Visian ICL is a superior alternative to paying for glasses, contacts, and maintenance for the rest of their lives. And who can put a price on clear vision?
At The Eye Institute of Utah, we believe that each of our patients deserves to see the world as clearly as possible. To help our patients manage expenses related to EVO Visian ICL, we have put a number of payment and financing options into place. You can compare the cost of the EVO Visian ICL to other vision correction procedures viewing the cost comparision chart below, or you can learn more about affordable financing here.
See how the most popular vision correction options compare.
No, you will not feel the EVO Visian ICL lens. You’ll only notice your clearer vision.
The EVO Visian ICL lens is implanted behind the iris, or the colored part of the eye. You won’t be able to feel the lens, and others won’t be able to see it.
It is possible that you may need to wear reading glasses after implantation with EVO Visian ICL. This is because presbyopia, or age-related near vision loss, is a natural part of the eye’s aging process that begins to affect everyone at around age 40. We offer a number of treatment options for presbyopia.
The team there is absolutely amazing! I had ICL surgery within the last month and felt like everyone involved truly cares. I highly recommend this facility! Thank you, Stacie, Lexie, Laurie, and Dr. Zavodni for the amazing care you have given me! I seriously can’t thank you guys enough! Five stars all the way.
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