Choosing the EVO ICL: A Guide to Determining If It’s Right for You

Are you tired of relying on glasses or traditional contact lenses to correct your vision? If so, the EVO ICL might offer the solution you’ve been seeking. 

The EVO ICL, or implantable collamer lens, is a cutting-edge vision correction procedure that has gained popularity for its ability to correct vision and allow you to reduce dependence on visual aids. Keep reading to learn more about the EVO ICL, including whether or not it may be right for you!

What is the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is a vision correction procedure that involves placing an additional lens inside the eye that rests behind the iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens. This artificial lens is designed to enhance the quality of vision and correct vision for those who are nearsighted or have nearsightedness with astigmatism.

Beyond correcting your refractive error, the EVO ICL can also significantly improve your night vision. Another key advantage of this ICL is that it reduces the need for traditional visual aids like glasses and contact lenses, allowing you to experience greater visual freedom.

Additionally, the EVO ICL procedure is entirely reversible, offering added flexibility and peace of mind. However, the first step to getting the EVO ICL is to determine if the EVO ICL is the right option for your specific vision needs and eye health.

How Do I Know If The EVO ICL Is Right For Me?

To determine if the EVO ICL is right for you, you must first visit your eye doctor at Rosenthal Eye Surgery for a consultation. During this consultation, your eye doctor will consider the following factors:

Age Range

The ideal candidates for the EVO ICL procedure are typically between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five. This is because the eyes should be fully developed, and prescription stability is more likely within this age range.


EVO ICL is generally suitable for individuals with mild to severe nearsightedness. If you have astigmatism, the EVO Toric ICL may be recommended for your specific needs.

Vision Stability

To be considered a good candidate for the EVO ICL, it’s important that your vision has remained stable for at least one year. This stability ensures that the procedure will be effective and vision clarity will be long-lasting.

General Eye Health

It’s important that you have relatively healthy eyes with no signs of conditions such as glaucoma, iritis, diabetic retinopathy, or other eye conditions that might compromise the success of the procedure.

During your evaluation, your eye doctor will assess your eye health, review your medical history, and discuss your vision goals to determine the best vision correction procedure for you. Remember to discuss any concerns you may have during the consultation to make an informed decision about your vision.

What Happens During the EVO ICL Procedure?

The EVO ICL procedure is an outpatient surgery, which means you can return home on the same day. It is a relatively quick procedure, taking about twenty to thirty minutes to complete.

First, your eye surgeon will apply drops to numb the front surface of your eye. Following this, they will make a tiny incision in your cornea, and then they will insert the EVO ICL through this opening. 

Your eye surgeon will then carefully position the lens behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. The tiny incision in your cornea will heal naturally during your recovery without the need for stitches.

Your eye surgeon will provide you with detailed recovery instructions, which may include using medicated eye drops and avoiding certain activities to aid healing and prevent complications. 

Do you want to learn if you might be a candidate for the EVO ICL? Schedule an appointment at Rosenthal Eye Surgery in Great Neck, NY, today!

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