This very thin, soft, flexible lens made of Collamer (an advanced lens material that is highly biocompatible) is implanted in the eye behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. The EVO Visian ICL is microscopically thin and is easily inserted into the eye through a small incision that doesn’t require sutures.
The lens acts as an internal contact lens, providing immediate and permanent vision correction. It is best suited for people with moderate to severe myopia or nearsightedness and is a wonderful alternative to LASIK for these people, often producing visual results that are even better than traditional glasses or contacts.
The lens is made out of collagen, a naturally occurring protein, so it works in harmony with the eye. Even so, if there are any problems, the lens can be easily removed at any time, with few side effects.
There is no maintenance associated with the lens, and it is intended to remain in place as long as you are satisfied with your vision. If at any point your vision changes or you wish to have them removed, it can be done easily and without compromising your vision whatsoever.
If you are between the ages of 21 and 50, and suffer from a moderate to severe degree of nearsightedness with or without astigmatism, then you may be a candidate for this great procedure and the advantages it provides. These include:
Your eyes will be numbed with local anesthesia.
A microscopic, self-sealing incision is made and the lens will be injected into place.
The lens is tucked behind the iris and is positioned into the correct orientation.
There is little discomfort and the results are immediate.