EyeSight Hawaii is thrilled to offer EVO Visian ICL, the latest in vision correction surgery technology that uses a biocompatible implantable Collamer® lens to improve moderate to severe nearsightedness ranging from -3.0 to -20.0 diopters.
Break free from glasses and contacts and start seeing the world with crystal clear vision with EVO Visian ICL offered at EyeSight Hawaii in Honolulu and Kahului, Hawaii.
- What is EVO ICL?
- Benefits of an EVO Visian Collamer Lens
- EVO Visian ICL Vs. LASIK Vs. PRK – Which One’s For Me?
- IDEAL Candidates For EVO Visian ICL
- Consultation & Preparing For EVO Visian ICL Surgery
- The EVO Visian ICL Procedure
- Recovery time From EVO Visian ICL Surgery
- Frequently Asked Questions about EVO Visian ICL
What is EVO ICL?
The EVO Visian ICL is a biocompatible, stable, and flexible lens. Thanks to its additive technology, these implantable contact lenses are gently inserted into the eyes for corneal reshaping to treat common vision issues such as nearsightedness and astigmatism.
One of the greatest advantages of EVO Visian Implantable Collamer® lenses is that, unlike other procedures like laser eye surgery, they work in total harmony with your natural eye without the need to remove any tissue or alter the shape or size of your cornea.
This means that the recovery process is significantly quicker, and the lenses can be removed by your eye doctor at any time, making them less invasive than other implantable lenses. EVO Visian ICL is also a fantastic vision improvement option for patients who don’t qualify for LASIK or PRK surgery.
Benefits of an EVO Visian Collamer Lens
The EVO Visian ICL procedure is a safe and effective solution for patients looking to correct blurry and distorted vision. Some of EVO ICL Lens benefits to patients include:
- Over 2 million procedures worldwide with a 99.4% patient satisfaction rate
- Provides UV protection
- Excellent night vision
- Immediate improvement of blurred vision associated with myopia between -3.0 D to 20.0D and astigmatism from 1.0 to 4.0D or myopic astigmatism
- Completely removable (yet it can also stay in your eye permanently if you wish)
- Functions in harmony with your natural eye. Sharp vision.
- Does not remove eye tissue
- Might be an option for patients who are not candidates for laser vision correction procedures like LASIK or PRK
- Does not cause dry eye syndrome. No blurry vision.
- Outpatient, minimally invasive intervention
- Only takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete
- No daily maintenance. Quick recovery time.
EVO Visian ICL Vs. LASIK Vs. PRK – Which One’s For Me?
Each patient has different needs when choosing between refractive solutions like EVO Visian ICL™, LASIK, and PRK. The best way to know which type of vision treatment is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced ophthalmologists at EyeSight Hawaii today.
Here’s a comparison of the most popular vision correction options:
|EVO Visian ICL||LASIK||PRK|
|Sharp and clear vision||✓||✓||✓|
|15 to a 30-minute outpatient procedure||✓||✓||✓|
|No corneal tissue removed||✓||X||X|
|No minimal corneal thickness requirement||✓||X||X|
|Does not contribute to dry eye syndrome||✓||X||X|
|A layer of UV protection||✓||X||X|
|Treats myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism||✓||✓||✓|
|Treats hyperopia (farsightedness)||X||✓||✓|
|Removable or reversible||✓||X||X|
IDEAL Candidates For EVO Visian ICL
If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and struggle with moderate to severe nearsightedness or astigmatism, you may be a candidate for vision correction with EVO Visian ICL. Other criteria for this procedure include:
- Being in overall good physical and eye health
- Not showing certain eye problems, including glaucoma or cataracts
- Not being currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Having sufficient anterior chamber depth and acceptable endothelial cell density (this will be determined by your EyeSight Hawaii ophthalmologist after a comprehensive eye exam)
- Not having changes in your eyeglass prescription of more than 0.5D within a year
Consultation & Preparing For EVO Visian ICL Surgery
Prior to the procedure, you’ll be asked to attend an initial consultation with one of our eye surgeons to determine if you are eligible for EVO Visian ICL and to undergo a comprehensive refractive eye exam. This consultation is also a great time to ask any questions you may have about what visual outcomes you expect.
There isn’t a whole lot of preparation involved before EVO ICL surgery. Your ophthalmologist may ask you to stop wearing soft contact lenses up to a week before your EVO Visian ICL procedure, also, you’ll need to make transportation arrangements since you won’t be able to drive yourself home after the eye surgery.
Your EyeSight Hawaii surgical team will advise you of any additional pre and post-operative instructions in the days leading up to your procedure.
The EVO Visian ICL Procedure
The complete EVO Visian ICL procedure takes between 15 to 30 minutes per eye. When you arrive at the clinic, your doctor will give you eye drops to dilate your pupils and mild anesthetics to numb the eyeball. This makes the procedure totally painless. Next, your eye surgeon will make a tiny corneal incision to place the intraocular lens (IOL).
Finally, the lens will be carefully positioned behind the iris and in front of your natural lens, and the procedure will be over, then, your eye doctor will cover your eye with a clear protective shield to guard it against bumps and scratches during the first stages of healing.
Recovery time From EVO Visian ICL Surgery
You’ll notice an instant improvement in vision immediately following your treatment. Postoperative care is typically quick, and most patients return to work within 2 days after the operation. Avoid rubbing your eye(s) in the days following surgery to help speed up the process of wound repair.
During your follow-up visit, your doctor may also recommend avoiding screens and bright lights for about 24 hours after surgery to allow your eyeballs to fully recover.
What Patients Say
Frequently Asked Questions about EVO Visian ICL
EVO ICL lenses are intended to be permanent and are designed to be completely unobtrusive to your vision after they are put into place, meaning that you won’t be able to feel them once they’re inside your eyes. However, since EVO Visian ICL lenses don’t require removal of corneal tissue, they are also fully removable by a surgeon should you ever want or need to remove or replace them.
Yes, the EVO Visian ICL outpatient procedure has been proven to be highly safe and effective for people with moderate to severe myopia and/or astigmatism. Keep in mind that like any surgical procedure, there can be possible side effects. Although rare, these may include:
• Risk of inflammation or eye infection
• Intraocular pressure
• Need for another surgical procedure
• Glares or halos
The EVO Visian ICL procedure can cost anywhere between $3000 and $5000 per eye. We understand that this is a significant investment, but ultimately, a lifetime supply of glasses or contact lenses would most likely be more expensive. For more information about payment plans and budgeting options, please don’t hesitate to contact EyeSight Hawaii at 808-735-1935.
Unfortunately, EVO Visian ICL surgery is considered an elective procedure and therefore it is not covered by insurance.
The EVO Visian ICL implantable lens is indicated for use in patients between 21 and 45 years of age with myopia, astigmatism, or myopic astigmatism.
Contact Us Today
The EVO Visian ICL procedure is an innovative vision correction procedure that quickly has become the vision correction procedure of choice for millions of people around the world. If you are looking for a vision solution that allows you to correct nearsightedness and break free from glasses and traditional contact lenses, this refractive implant may be an excellent option for you.
Call us at 808-735-1935 or click here to schedule an appointment online to learn the cost of ICL surgery and more about the advantages of this new, state-of-the-art technology with our experienced doctors.