Many people worldwide have refractive errors, often relying on glasses or contacts for clear vision. There are many refractive procedures available that can allow you to experience greater visual freedom.
The EVO ICL is an excellent option that can allow you to significantly reduce your dependence on visual aids. Keep reading to learn more about the EVO ICL, including how it works!
What is the EVO ICL?
The EVO ICL, or Implantable Collamer Lens, is a tiny lens that can be implanted inside your eye to correct your refractive error. The EVO ICL is designed specifically to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness and astigmatism, thus reducing the need for glasses or contacts.
The EVO ICL is made of Collamer, a unique foldable lens material that allows the lens to be implanted through a small incision for faster healing. This refractive procedure can be an excellent option for those who desire greater visual freedom.
How Does the EVO ICL Work?
The EVO ICL works by helping to focus light as it enters the eye so it can land directly on the retina. This is done without removing or altering the eye’s natural lens.
During the procedure, your eye surgeon makes a small incision in the cornea, the clear dome-like structure at the front of the eye, to implant the folded EVO ICL. Then, they will position the lens to rest behind the iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens.
Once in place, it corrects vision using its refractive power, similar to glasses and contact lenses. The EVO ICL is a unique type of ICL that is made to work in harmony with the natural lens to deliver clear vision at all distances.
The EVO ICL functions much like corrective lenses to bend and focus light properly onto the retina, except it is able to permanently sit inside the eye. Its optical power is designed specifically to compensate for refractive errors.
By reshaping the way light enters the eye, the EVO ICL helps correct vision at all distances without the need for external corrective lenses. Another benefit of the EVO ICL is that it is reversible, and can be removed at any time if needed.
Who Can Get the EVO ICL?
The EVO ICL is an excellent option for permanent vision correction. However, not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure.
The only way to know whether or not you are a good candidate for the EVO ICL is to visit your eye doctor at Rosenthal Eye Surgery for an evaluation. Good candidates for the EVO ICL procedure are adults ages twenty-one to forty-five who have nearsightedness or nearsightedness with astigmatism.
Good candidates should also have healthy eyes without cataracts, glaucoma, or retinal issues. Your eye doctor will ask you about your vision goals and lifestyle, as well as evaluate your eye health to determine if the EVO ICL may be right for you.
Are you interested in learning if you may be a good candidate for the EVO ICL? Schedule an appointment at Rosenthal Eye Surgery in Long Island, NY, today!