Visian ICL

Experience the Freedom and Flexibility of Visian ICL

Life is all about the details, and we want you to enjoy every single one. EVO Visian ICL is made for people who want to experience life without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses.

What Is EVO Visian ICL?

EVO Visian ICL, also called an Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism. Unlike some other vision correction options, the EVO Visian ICL is an additive technology that corrects vision without the removal of any corneal tissue. The EVO Visian ICL is meant to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contacts and unlike most permanent refractive solutions, EVO Visian ICL is removable by your doctor, for added peace of mind.

LaserVue Eye Center is pleased to offer this breakthrough technology to highly nearsighted patients.

EVO VIsian ICL lens successfully implanted in patient's eye

Visian ICL Procedure

What to Expect

EVO Visian ICL™ is made of biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye. Your LaserVue eye doctor will create a small opening in your cornea that will be used to insert and position the Visian ICL. The procedure is typically painless with numbing eye drops and is  usually takes less than 20 – 30 minutes. You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.

The EVO Visian ICL™ is designed to improve the vision of very nearsighted individuals, reducing and in many cases eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses.

Easy 20-30 Minute Procedure

Pre-Op Eye Exam*

Eye Drops Administered

Small Opening

Lens Insertion and Positioning

Post Op & Check-up

*PIs are performed 1-2 weeks prior to implant surgery.

Benefits of EVO Visian ICL

  • Provides clear, sharp vision
  • 20 to 30 minute procedure
  • Quick recovery time
  • Removable by your doctor
  • Offers UV protection
  • Not visible once in place
  • Can treat nearsightedness with or without astigmatism
  • For patients who may not be candidates for LASIK or other vision correction procedures due to thin corneas
  • Does not cause dry eye syndrome
  • Excellent night vision

Is EVO Visian ICL Right for Me?

Visian ICL is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates for Visian ICL are aged 21 to 45 nearsightedness and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. Visian ICL is not an option for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or those with a history of eye disease. If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost or frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, Visian ICL may be your answer. Contact your eye doctor to discuss if Visian ICL is right for you.

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EVO Visian ICL

The EVO Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an implant that corrects vision without removing any corneal tissue.

LASIK

LASIK is a two-step laser vision correction surgery where a flap is made on the surface of the eye called the cornea, and the underlying layers are reshaped with an excimer laser to correct vision.

PRK

PRK is a laser vision procedure similar to LASIK but no corneal flap is created. The top layer of the cornea called the epithelium is removed, and the underlying tissue is reshaped to correct vision.

Which Option is Right for Me?

This chart breaks down the general candidacy guidelines for each procedure. During your initial consultation, your eye care professional will discuss your measurements and help you make the right choice depending on your unique vision.

EVO Visian ICL LASIK PRK
Nearsightedness Moderate to Severe Mild to Moderate Mild to Moderate
Farsightedness No Yes Yes
Astigmatism Yes Yes Yes
Thin Cornea Yes Limited Limited

Visian ICL Testimonials

“I had my first opportunity to put my Visian ICL eyes to the test recently in the Brazilian Rainforest, and it couldn’t have been more exciting to be able to spot rare species better than ever.”

PHIL TORRES, ENTOMOLOGIST, TV SHOW HOST

“I would never be able to just wake up and go, and now I can literally just roll out of bed and go straight to the farmers market.”

SARA TSO, CHEF

Seeing the Benefits

Worldwide, more than 50,000 Visian ICLs have been implanted with great success. In the U.S. clinical trial, the patient satisfaction rate was very impressive: 99.4 percent reported satisfaction three years after receiving the lens. Three years after receiving the Visian ICL, 95 percent of patients in the clinical trial had 20/40 vision, the benchmark for passing the driver’s test, without the aid of glasses or contacts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the EVO Visian ICL Lens? 

EVO Visian ICL is an Implantable Collamer™ Lens that corrects common vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. Collamer 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 correction surgeries that permanently change the shape of your cornea, the EVO Visian ICL procedure is additive, meaning that no corneal tissue is removed. Worldwide, more than 1 million EVO Visian ICL lenses have been implanted. 

What are the Benefits of EVO Visian ICL? 

EVO Visian ICL offers many benefits for patients who are candidates for the ICL procedure and are seeking a vision solution that allows them the freedom of less dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The advantages of EVO Visian ICL include: 

– Sharp, clear vision1 
– Excellent night vision2 
– Does not cause dry eye syndrome3 
– Quick procedure and recovery  
– No removal of corneal tissue
– Removable by your doctor 
– Protection from UV rays 

Who is a Candidate for Vision Correction with EVO Visian ICL? 

People who want a flexible and biocompatible vision correction option, as well as many patients who are not candidates for laser vision correction, find that Visian EVO ICL is the right procedure for them. 

Ideal candidates for EVO Visian ICL: 

– Are between the ages of 21 and 45 
– Are seeking a vision correction solution for moderate to severe nearsightedness (with or without astigmatism) 
– Have a stable prescription that has not changed within the last year 
– Have good ocular health with no history of glaucoma, iritis, or diabetic eye disease  

How is the EVO Visian ICL Lens Procedure Performed? 

Vision correction with the EVO Visian ICL is an outpatient procedure that typically takes 20 to 30 minutes. After an initial exam with your ophthalmologist to determine that the EVO ICL is right for you, you will schedule your procedure. On the day of the procedure, your eyes will be numbed with an anesthetic eye drop and your refractive surgeon will implant the ICL between the iris (colored part of the eye) and the natural lens. Your surgeon will likely schedule a follow-up appointment the same day as the procedure. 

Can the EVO Visian ICL Lens be Removed? 

Yes; the EVO Visian ICL is intended to provide permanent vision correction, but it can be removed or upgraded by your surgeon.

Will I be able to feel the EVO Visian ICL Lens? 

No, patients should not feel the lens as it does not adhere to any structures within the eye and does not move once in place.  

Will other people be able to see the EVO Visian ICL Lens? 

No, the Visian EVO lens is placed behind your iris where only your eye doctor will be able to detect it.

Are there any risks with the EVO Visian ICL Procedure? 

Any medical procedure has certain risks associated with it. Potential complications of the EVO ICL procedure, although rare, include inflammation, an increase in eye pressure, or the need for an additional procedure, like an ICL exchange. While these potential risks are mitigated as much as possible, they can all typically be addressed early and without long-term side effects. 

Important Safety Information 

The EVO Visian ICL lens is intended to correct/reduce nearsightedness between -3.0 D up to -20.0 D and treat astigmatism from 1.0 D to 4.0 D. If you have nearsightedness within these ranges, EVO Visian ICL surgery may improve your distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Because the EVO Visian ICL corrects for distance vision, it does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, you may require them at some point, even if you have never worn them before. Since implantation of the EVO Visian ICL is a surgical procedure, before considering EVO Visian ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about EVO Visian ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery. Complications, although rare, may include need for additional surgical procedures, inflammation, loss of cells from the back surface of the cornea, increase in eye pressure, and cataracts. You should NOT have EVO Visian ICL surgery if your doctor determines that 1) the shape of your eye is not appropriate, 2) you do not meet the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of implantation, 3) you have moderate to severe glaucoma, 4) your vision is not stable; or 5) if you are pregnant or nursing. 

For additional information with potential benefits, risks and complications please visit DiscoverICL.com 

1. Igarashi A, Kamiya K, Shimizu K, Komatsu M. Visual Performance after implantable Collamer lens implantation and wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis for high myopia. Am J Opthalmol. 2009 
2. Martinez-Plazs E, Lopez-Miguel A, Lopez-De La Rosa A, et al. Effect of the EVO+ Visian Phakic Implantable Collamer Lens on Visual Performance and Quality of Vision and Life, Am J Ophthalmol 2021;226: 117–125
3. Ganesh S, Brar S, Pawar A. Matched population comparison of visual outcomes and patient satisfaction between 3 modalities for the correction of low to moderate myopic astigmatism. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017 Jul 3;11:1253-1263.

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