STAAR Surgical Visian™ Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)
This implantable lens is a minimally invasive Option to LASIK or PRK surgery. The EVO ICL can treat a wide range of nearsightedness, including myopia and astigmatism.
EVO ICL, an implantable Collamer lens, was developed by STAAR Surgical as an option to LASIK surgery. It is a lens implant designed for vision correction. This device is FDA-approved, and over 2 million procedures have been performed. It is most beneficial for people with very significant nearsightedness.
Uses and Applications
EVO ICL treats the following eye issues (astigmatism correction requires the Toric ICL model):
- Mild to Severe Myopia (-3D to -20D)
Features and Benefits
EVO ICLs are made of Collamer®, a biocompatible blend of polymer and collagen created by STAAR Surgical. This soft, flexible, and stable lens is inserted through a small opening in the eye by the surgeon using a minimally invasive procedure. The surgery is performed with a topical anesthetic in an ambulatory surgery center. The lens is specially designed so that it conforms with your natural eye.
- Soft and Flexible Design – you cannot tell the ICL is in place
- Wide Range of Treatment – eliminates the need for contact lenses and glasses
- Clear Vision – you will be able to see better day or night
- Added UV Protection – it is safe for you to enjoy the outdoors
How EVO ICL Compares to Alternative Treatments
LASIK surgery and PRK surgery are the most common approaches to refractive vision correction, achieved by removing tissue on the corneal surface of the eye. The EVO ICL lens can be removed as you age and develop cataracts.