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The EVO Visian ICL™

Are you seeking vision correction in San Francisco? Are you looking for an eye surgeon who offers a complete spectrum of vision correction options? Dr. Jay Bansal offers one of the most comprehensive vision correction platforms.

The EVO Vision ICL or Implantable Collamer® lens implants are giving people hope of perfect vision without glasses or contacts.  Imagine the freedom to see again. Seeing without ever having to worry about where your glasses are. This is exactly what EVO ICL or Implantable Collamer® Lenses can do for our patients.  It is a safe alternative to LASIK and even has distinct advantages in some cases. Patients report crystal clear vision with the EVO ICL.

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EVO Visian ICL could be the vision correction option you've been waiting for!

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What is the 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.

How does the EVO Visian ICL give super clear vision?

Quality of Visual Excellence – High Definition Vision

The EVO Visian ICL offers vision correction that’s sharper, clearer, more vivid, and has greater depth and dimension than other procedures. The main advantage of the EVO Visian ICL over traditional corrective laser eye surgery is that patients may experience significant improvement in quality of vision after the lens is implanted. When compared to the results of corneal refractive surgery, the EVO Visian ICL may produce superior vision quality as evidenced by fewer higher order aberrations. Patients experience a nearly immediate visual recovery and “Wow!” results.

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The San Francisco Premier EVO Visian ICL™ Surgeon – Jay Bansal, MD

Dr. Jay Bansal has dedicated the mission of his San Francisco eye center to providing the best choices for vision correction. This is why our clinic offers multiple vision correction options, not just LASIK eye surgery. LASIK is a great procedure but sometimes the EVO Visian ICL is actually the better procedure. You deserve an eye doctor who provides only the best options and one that is honest with you about your personal best vision.

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"EVO ICL lens has helped me live life to the fullest with no more hesitation. I simply wake up and go about my day."
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What to Expect - What Happens During EVO Visian ICL™ Eye Surgery?

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.

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Quality of Vision

The EVO Visian ICL offers unparalleled quality of vision, providing excellent contrast. Two unique factors help explain this superior optical performance. First, the EVO Visian ICL is made of Collamer – a soft, flexible lens material that contains a small amount of collagen – making the lens extremely biocompatible for a lifetime of clear vision. Second, the lens is placed inside the eye, where it continues to focus light accurately without any maintenance required.

Benefits of EVO Visian ICL

Am I a candidate for the ICL?

The EVO ICL is used to treat myopia and myopic astigmatism. It can be used to treat up to 20D of myopia and up to 4D of astigmatism. There are a few other factors we measure if someone is considering EVO ICL surgery, which is why the best way to learn if this surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our eye doctors.

EVO ICL may be right for you if:

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the EVO Visian 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 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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