How EVO ICL Corrects Nearsightedness and Astigmatism

If you struggle with nearsightedness or astigmatism but are not a candidate for LASIK, you may wonder about other options. Visual aids such as glasses and contact lenses are helpful temporary solutions but can be frustrating to remember daily. 

However, a procedure called EVO ICL offers a more permanent solution. Read on to learn how EVO ICL corrects nearsightedness and astigmatism.

What is EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is an additive lens placed by an eye surgeon behind the iris and in front of your natural lens. The EVO ICL is made of a biocompatible material called collamer that works in natural harmony with your eye to provide clear vision.

Unlike other procedures like LASIK, the EVO ICL does not involve reshaping or removing tissue from the cornea. The EVO ICL is, therefore, an excellent choice for patients at Rosenthal Eye Surgery with nearsightedness and astigmatism who may not qualify for other vision correction procedures. 

What are Nearsightedness and Astigmatism?

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common vision problem in which you can see nearby objects clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. It is a refractive error that occurs when your eye is too long, or your cornea is too curved.

Astigmatism occurs when your cornea or lens has an irregular shape, somewhat like a football. This causes light to focus on multiple focal points, leaving you with blurred or distorted vision at all distances.

If you have severe astigmatism or nearsightedness, a procedure like LASIK could reduce too much corneal tissue to be effective. This could cause complications with vision quality.

How does the EVO ICL correct Nearsightedness and Astigmatism?

EVO ICL transforms how light focuses in your eye. Typically, light enters your eye through the front and focuses on the back, known as the retina. 

This process allows you to see clearly. Many people are nearsighted, however, which means the light focuses in front of your retina, causing things in the distance to appear blurry. 

The EVO ICL bends light as it enters your eye, allowing it to focus correctly on your retina. This corrects nearsightedness and astigmatism, providing clear vision without visual aids.

Who is a good candidate for the EVO ICL?

EVO ICL could be a great fit if:

  • You are between 21 and 45
  • Your prescription has not changed for at least a year 
  • You are nearsighted with a prescription between -3 and -20 diopters
  • You have mild astigmatism

Schedule a consultation at Rosenthal Eye Surgery to determine if you’re a good candidate for the EVO ICL!

What can I expect during the EVO ICL procedure?

You can schedule your procedure after your eye doctor confirms that EVO ICL is right for you during your consultation. The painless procedure will take just 20-30 minutes, and you can go home after it’s finished,

To begin with, you will receive numbing eye drops to prevent discomfort. Once the numbing eye drops have had time to spread over your eye, your eye surgeon will create a small opening at the base of your cornea to insert the EVO ICL. 

The EVO ICL is then folded and inserted through the small opening. Your eye surgeon will make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper positioning. 

After the procedure, your eye doctor will provide eye drops, and you’ll need somebody to drive you home. You must attend all follow-up appointments with your eye doctor to ensure your eyes heal correctly.

Ready to seize visual clarity? Schedule a consultation with Rosenthal Eye Surgery in New York, NY, to see if EVO ICL might be the vision correction procedure you’ve been searching for!

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