Your vision is unique, just like you. If you are ready for less dependence on glasses or contacts, don’t accept a one-size-fits-all solution. Patients from Fort Worth, Dallas and the DFW area trust Alliance Vision Institute because we offer a range of customized vision solutions. EVO ICL is an exciting vision correction option that can provide life changing vision improvement—even if laser vision correction like LASIK isn’t right for you.
EVO ICL is an Implantable Collamer Lens that can correct myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. ICL is sometimes called a LASIK alternative because it can be a great vision correction option for patients who are not candidates for laser vision correction.
ICL is also sometimes called an “implantable contact lens”, but it is not an actual contact lens. Disposable contact lenses can be inconvenient or uncomfortable, but the ICL is undetectable once in place and requires no maintenance (although yearly eye exams are always important!) This highly advanced lens is made of biocompatible materials and is placed in the eye by one of our experienced ICL surgeons.
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Schedule a consultation to learn if you are a candidate for EVO ICL
The first step toward visual freedom is a free consultation at our office. Our team will review your options, explain our advanced technology, and give you the opportunity to ask questions. If you and your eye doctor decide that ICL is right for you, we will give you detailed pre-surgical instructions.
At the beginning of your procedure, your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic eye drops. Your surgeon will make a very small incision in the front of the eye in order to place the ICL. The EVO ICL is a small, flexible lens and it will be placed behind your eye’s iris (the colored part of the eye) and in front of your eye’s natural lens. The actual procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes.
You will need a friend or family member to drive you home after surgery. Recovery after EVO ICL is usually quick and patients report an immediate improvement in vision Every patient is different, but many of our ICL patients resume day-to-day activities 24 hours after their procedure. We will give you detailed post-procedure guidelines and schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your healing.
LASIK and EVO ICL are both great vision correction options, with a few key differences. LASIK improves vision by permanently reshaping the cornea, while ICL is an additive technology. ICL offers permanent vision correction, but it can be removed by your eye doctor if needed. Since ICL does not remove corneal tissue, it may be an option for people with thin or irregular corneas, as well as those with high prescription or dry eye concerns.
We will numb your eyes before your procedure so you should not feel any pain.
No, the ICL is not visible once in place. Only your eye doctor will be able to detect it during an eye exam.
The price of vision correction can vary depending on your individual needs. We will give you fair and transparent pricing information at your consultation appointment. We also offer affordable financing options.
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