For many people who are nearsighted, reducing dependence on glasses and contact lenses is a desire that can greatly improve their quality of life. At Frantz EyeCare, we are proud to offer the new EVO ICL to enhance vision in patients who qualify.
An implantable collamer lens, or ICL, is an artificial lens implanted into the eye to improve blurry or impaired vision caused by refractive errors. The EVO ICL corrects two types of refractive errors: nearsightedness and astigmatism.
The purpose of this vision-improving procedure is to reduce dependence on contact lenses and glasses. While the lens is intended to be permanent, patients can be reassured that their physician can remove the EVO ICL if needed, and reverse the outcome of the procedure.Schedule Free Consultation
There are many different types of ICLs available. For patients who qualify, the EVO ICL offers some very unique benefits.
Unlike other permanent vision correction procedures, the EVO ICL procedure does not require any removal or alteration of tissue, which reduces the potential for scar tissue to develop. The lens is also comprised of biocompatible materials, which means that it is very adaptable with living tissue.
Here are some additional distinct advantages of choosing the EVO ICL:
Unlike other ICLs, the EVO ICL does not require an iridotomy prior to the procedure, which is a significant benefit. An iridotomy is a laser procedure that is often required before the insertion of ICLs to reduce the likelihood of eye pressure issues after the procedure.
The EVO ICL is specifically designed to reduce the chance of elevated eye pressure levels, so you can avoid having to visit the office for an additional procedure before ICL surgery. Overall, the most significant benefit to choosing the EVO ICL is the reduction and potential elimination of the reliance on visual aids.
The only way to determine if you would be a good candidate for the EVO ICL is to visit your eye doctor at Frantz EyeCare in Southwest Florida, for an evaluation. During this evaluation, your eye doctor will perform a thorough examination of your eyes.
This examination will include going over your medical history, taking measurements of your eyes, and looking at your eyes under a microscope called a slit-lamp. Once your eye doctor has done a thorough evaluation, they will be able to determine if the EVO ICL is right for you.
The best candidate for the EVO ICL is someone who is between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five. Your eye doctor will likely also require that you have had a stable glasses prescription for a year prior.
If you are nearsighted and are interested in permanent vision correction, visit your eye doctor for an evaluation to see if the EVO ICL may be a good fit for you.
Your eye doctor is the only person who can determine whether or not you may be a good candidate for the EVO ICL.
Your eye doctor will likely not qualify you as a candidate for the EVO ICL if you are pregnant or nursing. Hormone fluctuations during this period can affect vision, making it challenging for a doctor to take accurate measurements for the vision correction procedure.
Sometimes, your eye doctor may not qualify you for candidacy if you have certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma. The surgical team at Frantz EyeCare will make every effort to ensure the safety of patients by only qualifying individuals for surgery who meet the EVO ICL clearance requirements.
One of the best things about the EVO ICL is that it is a relatively quick procedure. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning you have the procedure and then get to go home the same day.
First, your eye doctor will numb the surface of your eyes with anesthetic drops. Next, they will create a small opening in your cornea, which is the transparent front surface of your eye.
Through this small opening, your eye doctor will insert the EVO ICL. Next, they will position it in place in front of your natural lens and behind your iris.
Once in place, the procedure is complete. Most people notice an improvement in their vision right after the procedure, although your eyes may need to heal before experiencing the full vision potential.
Are you interested in learning if you may be a candidate for the EVO ICL?
Schedule an appointment at Frantz EyeCare in Southwest Florida, today!