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EVO ICL
in Hawaii

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 ICL offered at EyeSight Hawaii in Honolulu and Kahului, Hawaii.

What is EVO ICL?

The EVO Visian ICL (implantable Collamer® lens) is a biocompatible, stable, and flexible lens that’s gently inserted into the eye to correct common vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism.

One of the greatest advantages of EVO Visian Implantable Collamer® lenses is that, unlike other procedures, 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. EVO ICL is also a fantastic option for patients who don’t qualify for LASIK or PRK surgery

Background

Benefits of an EVO Visian Collamer Lens

 The EVO ICL procedure is a safe and effective solution for patients looking to correct blurry and distorted vision. Some of its main benefits include:

  • Over 2 million procedures worldwide with a 99.4% patient satisfaction rate
  • Provides UV protection
  • Excellent night vision
  • Immediate improvement of 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
  • 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
  • Outpatient, minimally invasive intervention
  • Only takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete
  • No daily maintenance

EVO Visian ICL Vs. LASIK Vs. PRK – Which One’s For Me?

When it comes to choosing between EVO Visian ICL, LASIK, and PRK, it ultimately comes down to individual factors, as some patients are better suited for one procedure over others. The best way of knowing which type of vision correction procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced eye surgeons at EyeSight Hawaii. 

Here’s a comparison of the most popular vision correction options:


EVO in Eye behind Iris (dilated)
EVO in Eye behind Iris (dilated)

Candidates For Vision Correction with EVO Visian ICL

You may be a great candidate for EVO Visian ICL if you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and struggle with moderate to severe nearsightedness or astigmatism. Other criteria for this procedure include:

  • Being in overall good physical and eye health 
  • Not having 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

The EVO Visian ICL procedure is an outpatient, minimally-invasive surgery that takes around 30 minutes to complete. 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 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 to expect during and after the procedure.

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 ICL procedure. You’ll also need to make transportation arrangements since you won’t be able to drive yourself home after the 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. 

Your ophthalmologist may ask you to stop wearing soft contact lenses up to a week before your EVO ICL procedure.
Your ophthalmologist may ask you to stop wearing soft contact lenses up to a week before your EVO ICL procedure.

EVO Lens
EVO Lens

The EVO Visian ICL Procedure

The entire EVO Visian ICL procedure takes only between 15 to 30 minutes per eye. When you arrive at the clinic, your ICL surgeon will administer eye drops to dilate your pupils as well as a mild anesthetic to numb the eye. This makes the procedure completely painless. Then, your eye doctor will create a tiny opening at the base of your cornea to insert the lens. 

Finally, the lens will be carefully positioned behind the iris and in front of your natural lens, and the procedure will be over. Your doctor will cover your eye with a clear protective shield to guard it against bumps and scratches during the first stages of healing. 


Recovering From EVO Visian ICL Surgery

You’ll notice an immediate improvement in vision right after your procedure. Recovery time is minimal with EVO ICL, and most patients are able to return to their regular activities within 24 to 48 hours after EVO Visian ICL surgery. Try not to rub your eyes in the days after surgery to facilitate healing. Your doctor may also advise you to avoid screens and bright lights for the first day or two while your eyes adjust to the new lenses.

Try not to rub your eyes in the days after surgery to facilitate healing
Try not to rub your eyes in the days after surgery to facilitate healing

What Patients Say

People take good care of you there all in good time. They listen to your input and work with you to improve your vision. I am more than satisfied with the care I have received at Eyesight Hawaii.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do EVO Visian ICL lenses last?

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. 

Is EVO Visian ICL safe?

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

How much does EVO ICL usually cost?

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.

Will insurance cover EVO Visian ICL surgery?

Unfortunately EVO Visian ICL surgery is considered an elective procedure and therefore it is not covered by insurance.

What is the age limit for ICL surgery?

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 quickly becoming 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 contact lenses, this may be an excellent option for you. Call us at 808-735-1935 or click here to schedule an appointment online to learn more about the advantages of this new, state-of-the-art technology today!