The EVO ICL is a revolutionary vision correction procedure that offers an innovative alternative to traditional glasses and contact lenses. At VisionFirst Eye Center, we are proud to offer this cutting-edge technology to our patients, providing them with clear, crisp vision and enhanced visual freedom.
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What is an ICL?

An ICL, also known as an implantable collamer lens, is a tiny, biocompatible device that can be placed inside your eye to improve vision. An ICL works similarly to a contact lens, except it is permanently placed inside your eye to help you see clearly. ICLs can allow you to experience greater visual freedom with reduced dependency on visual aids. The ICL procedure is often quick and easy and requires little downtime for recovery.

What is the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is an innovative refractive implant designed to address refractive errors such as nearsightedness and astigmatism. This state-of-the-art vision correction solution has revolutionized the field of ophthalmology, offering patients an alternative option that stands apart from traditional treatments.

Reduce or Eliminate Your Need for Glasses or Contacts

The EVO ICL is a tiny lens that is inserted into your eye, which means it corrects vision without the need to remove any corneal tissue. This distinctive feature sets it apart from various other vision correction methods, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a safe, effective, and minimally invasive solution for gaining greater visual freedom.

One of the most appealing aspects of the EVO ICL is its ability to substantially reduce or even eliminate the dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Imagine a life where the inconveniences of constantly reaching for glasses or dealing with the fuss of contacts become things of the past.

A Lens for Visual Freedom

With EVO ICL, you can look forward to enhanced visual acuity and improved quality of life without constantly relying on visual aids. Those who choose the EVO ICL procedure typically experience a relatively quick recovery period, with many experiencing improved vision within a few days of the procedure.

This is especially great for people who want a solution that won’t interrupt their daily life and allows them to return to their normal activities quickly with better vision. However, the EVO ICL is not the best choice for everyone. To determine if the EVO ICL may be a good option for you, visit Dr. Fisher in Alabaster or Homewood, Alabama for an evaluation.

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What Happens During the EVO ICL Procedure?

During the EVO ICL procedure, your skilled eye surgeon at VisionFirst Eye Center will carefully perform the following steps:


First, you will be given numbing eye drops to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure.
Making a Tiny Incision

A small incision is made in the front surface of your eye, known as the cornea. This tiny opening is how your eye surgeon will insert the EVO ICL into your eye.
Inserting the Lens

The biocompatible collamer lens, which is custom-made to correct your refractive error, will then be gently inserted through the small incision and placed inside the eye.
Positioning the Lens

Next, your eye surgeon will position the EVO ICL carefully to ensure it sits correctly within the eye and addresses your specific vision requirements.
Closing the Incision

Once the lens is in place, the tiny incision is left to heal on its own without the need for stitches.
Monitoring and Recovery

After the procedure, you will be closely monitored by the medical team to ensure everything is healing properly. For most people, recovery from the EVO ICL procedure is fairly quick and easy, with many people noticing improvements in their vision within the first few days after the procedure.

How Do I Know if I am a Candidate for the EVO ICL?

Determining whether you are a candidate for the EVO ICL is the first step in gaining greater visual freedom. To do this, you must schedule a consultation at VisionFirst Eye Center in Birmingham, Alabama, where Dr. Fisher will thoroughly evaluate your eyes. During the examination, Dr. Fisher will carefully assess your eye health and other factors to establish your eligibility for the procedure.

Typically, candidates should be at least twenty-one years old with a stable prescription for myopia or astigmatism for at least a year. It’s also important that your eyes are healthy and free from significant eye conditions. Dr. Fisher will also consider your overall health and medical history.

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What Are the Benefits of Choosing the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking vision correction. One of the primary advantages is the high quality of vision it provides.  Many people experience sharper and clearer vision compared to traditional glasses or contact lenses. The EVO ICL can correct moderate to high nearsightedness and nearsightedness with astigmatism.

The procedure itself is minimally invasive. This makes it a suitable option for individuals with thin corneas or those not eligible for LASIK surgery.  Another appealing aspect of the EVO ICL is that it is reversible. If needed, the lens can be removed or replaced, and the eye can return to its original state without any permanent alterations.

The results of the EVO ICL are stable and predictable, ensuring that the vision correction remains consistent over time. The lens also includes UV blockers, offering additional protection to the eye against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Unlike some other vision correction procedures, the EVO ICL does not typically lead to dry eye problems, as it does not alter the shape of the cornea.

Ready to Get Started?

Are you interested in learning if the EVO ICL may be right for you? Schedule an appointment at VisionFirst Eye Center in Birmingham, AL, today!

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