EVO ICL is an implantable contact lens that corrects common vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. The lens is made of Collamer®, which is a biocompatible material that works in harmony with the eye. The lens, which is slightly smaller than a typical contact lens, is implanted in the eye during a 20 to 30 minute procedure. Unlike laser vision surgeries that permanently change the shape of the cornea, the EVO ICL procedure is additive, meaning that no corneal tissue is removed, and reversible. Worldwide, more than 2 million EVO ICL lenses have been implanted.
What is Farsightedness?
Farsightedness or hyperopia is the opposite of myopia. The eyeball is either too short or the focusing power of the lens or the cornea is too weak not allowing light to focus sharply enough. As a consequence, the retina receives a blurred image. In the normal situation, the cornea is spherical or round, similar to a basketball. Farsightedness can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, other refractive surgeries such as Lasik. However, farsightedness cannot be corrected with an EVO ICL lens.
What is Nearsightedness?
Nearsightedness is also known as myopia and describes the condition where the eye focuses light too sharply either due to the length of the eyeball or the focusing power of the cornea or lens. As a consequence, the retina received a blurred image. Nearsightedness can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery, such as EVO ICL surgery.
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is the term to describe how oval the cornea is. This “football shape” causes light to be streaked into a smeared or double image. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery, such as EVO ICL surgery.
How Much Does EVO ICL Surgery Cost?
The cost of an EVO ICL procedure can vary depending on your personalized treatment plan. Many EVO ICL Patients look forward to spending less in the long run with the EVO ICL compared to the continued costs of contacts and glasses. Learn more about costs and financing options available at Eye Associates of New Mexico.
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Interested in Pursuing EVO ICL Surgery?
Our EVO ICL eye surgeon is dedicated to excellence in refractive surgery. We are currently offering EVO ICL consultations at our Northside location. If you are interested to learn more about this procedure and finding out if it is a good option to correct your vision. Contact us at your convenience for your free refractive surgery screening and consultation.