Am I a Candidate for the EVO ICL?

Choosing the vision-correcting procedure that will give you the best results and clearest vision can be a confusing experience. If you have certain eye conditions, like thin corneas or a high prescription, you may not be a good candidate for some of the better-known procedures.

If your eye doctor has told you that you are not a good candidate for other vision-correcting procedures, the EVO ICL might offer you a way to correct your vision at all distances. This innovative option makes clear vision possible for people who have been turned down for other procedures, like LASIK.

If you’re wondering, “Am I a Candidate for EVO ICL?” keep reading to find out if it could be right for you.

What is the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is a refractive implant that can correct the vision of people with nearsightedness and astigmatism. The ICL corrects vision like a contact lens, except that it is implanted directly into the eye.

While implantation of the EVO ICL is meant to be permanent, it can also be removed if necessary. The ICL is made of thin, biocompatible material that is completely unnoticeable after implantation.

The implant is highly flexible and seamlessly adheres to the eye. One significant advantage of the EVO ICL is that it corrects vision without reshaping the cornea, meaning implantation is much less invasive than other procedures that involve accessing the cornea and altering eye tissue.

How Does the EVO ICL Correct Vision? 

Your eye surgeon at Rosenthal Eye Surgery will first implant the EVO ICL in the eye through a tiny incision in the cornea. The ICL is then positioned just behind the iris and in front of the natural lens of the eye. 

Once implanted, the EVO ICL corrects nearsightedness or astigmatism by adjusting how light focuses on the retina. It can noticeably improve visual clarity, giving you sharper and crisper eyesight.

The EVO ICL implantation procedure usually takes 20-30 minutes to complete. The incision created to implant the EVO ICL is self-sealing and will heal naturally.

The procedure is less invasive than other vision-correcting procedures and has much shorter recovery times. Most EVO ICL patients notice an improvement in their vision as soon as the day following the procedure.

Who is a Candidate for EVO ICL?

You may be a good candidate for EVO ICL if any of the following factors apply to you:

  • A high eye prescription for myopia
  • Thin corneas
  • Chronic dry eye

These factors, which would disqualify you from LASIK, do not prevent you from being considered a good candidate for EVO ICL.

Additionally, candidates for EVO ICL should meet the following requirements:

  • Between 21-45 years old, when a person’s vision is most stable
  • A vision prescription that has not changed for at least a year
  • Healthy eyes that are free from eye diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts
  • Realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure
  • Good overall health, with no health conditions that could complicate surgery or healing

If you are not a candidate for LASIK because of thin corneas or a high prescription, the EVO ICL can offer you another way to permanently correct your vision. With the EVO ICL, you can have clear, crisp vision without relying on glasses or contact lenses.

Are you ready to discover what the EVO ICL could do for you? Schedule your appointment with Rosenthal Eye Surgery in New York, NY, today!

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