EVO Visian ICL™ Lens in Michigan

Fraser Eye Center is committed to improving eyesight for residents of Detroit and all of Michigan with a variety of vision correction procedures. Our experienced ophthalmologists offer the implantable contact lens procedure with EVO Visian ICL, an innovative procedure that can significantly improve vision for patients who may not be candidates for LASIK because of thin corneas1. EVO Visian ICL is also an ideal and highly effective vision correction solution where the eye is not permanently altered.

What is EVO Visian ICL?

EVO Visian ICL is an Implantable Collamer Lens. This is a micro-thin lens implant made of a soft, 100% biocompatible material that also provides UV protection. The EVO Visian ICL can be implanted in the eye during a brief procedure to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism. This can be a permanent solution to a patient’s vision needs, but it can also be reversed or upgraded if necessary.

To date, more than 1 million EVO Visian ICL lenses have been implanted across the world. This remarkable lens allows us to provide our patients with vision so clear and sharp that many are able to get rid of their eyeglasses and contact lenses entirely.2

How is EVO Visian ICL Different From LASIK?

There are several factors that differentiate EVO Visian ICL from LASIK. Unlike LASIK, the EVO Visian ICL procedure does not use lasers and it does not alter the shape of the cornea. The results of EVO Visian ICL are immediate, and, unlike LASIK, the procedure can be reversed if the patient wishes to have the implantable contact lens removed.

Benefits of EVO Visian ICL

There are so many reasons our patients love the EVO Visian ICL:

  • Significantly improved vision3
  • Virtually painless, 20-30 minute procedure
  • Quick recovery
  • Biocompatible lens works in harmony with the eye
  • Built-in UV protection
  • Upgradable and reversible
  • Alterations to the cornea are not necessary
  • Great for patients with thin corneas4
  • Does not cause dry eye syndrome5
  • Excellent night vision6
  • Saves patients the maintenance of traditional contact lenses

What To Expect During Your
EVO Visian ICL Procedure

The eye surgeon will begin the EVO Visian ICL process by placing numbing drops on the eyes and offering you a mild sedative to ensure your comfort during the procedure. The surgeon will make a very small incision and place the lens in the eye. Results are immediate and unlike a regular contact lens, you will not be able to feel the EVO Visian ICL and other people will not be able to see it.

Recovery After
EVO Visian ICL

Patients typically require very little downtime after the EVO Visian ICL procedure and may return to work as soon as two days after surgery. Visual improvement is experienced the same day and studies show a very high satisfaction rate with the results of Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedures.7

Learn More About the EVO Visian ICL Lens

If you would like more information about the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) procedure with EVO Visian ICL, we would be happy to help you in your pursuit of clear vision. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient Michigan locations.

Frequently Asked Questions about EVO Visian ICL

Who is a candidate for EVO Visian ICL?

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Can I afford EVO Visian ICL?

1Parkhurst GD, Psolka M, Kezirian GM. Phakic intraocular lens implantation in United States military warfighters: a retrospective analysis of early clinical outcomes of the Visian ICL. J Refract Surg. 2011 Jul;27(7):473-81. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20110106-03. Epub 2011 Jan 17. PMID: 21243974. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21243974/. Accessed November 11, 2021.

2Sanders D, Vukich JA. Comparison of implantable collamer lens (ICL) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for low myopia. Cornea. 2006 Dec;25(10):1139-46. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e31802cbf3c. PMID: 17172886. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17172886/. Accessed November 11, 2021.

3Igarashi 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 Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul;148(1):164-70.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2009.02.001. Epub 2009 Apr 17. PMID: 19375059. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19375059/. Accessed November 11, 2021.

4Gimbel HV, Ziémba SL. Management of myopic astigmatism with phakic intraocular lens implantation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002 May;28(5):883-6. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(01)01098-7. PMID: 11978472. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11978472/. Accessed November 11, 2021.

5Ganesh 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. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S127101. PMID: 28740361; PMCID: PMC5505606. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28740361/. Accessed November 11, 2021

6Martínez-Plaza E, López-Miguel A, López-de la Rosa A, McAlinden C, Fernández I, Maldonado MJ. Effect of the EVO+ Visian Phakic Implantable Collamer Lens on Visual Performance and Quality of Vision and Life. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 Jun;226:117-125. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2021.02.005. Epub 2021 Feb 9. PMID: 33577790. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33577790/. Accessed November 11 2021.

7Bamashmus MA, Al-Arabi AH, Alawad MA. Visual outcomes and patient satisfaction after implantable collamer lens and Toric implantable collamer lens correction for moderate to high myopia and myopic astigmatism. Saudi Med J. 2013 Sep;34(9):913-9. PMID: 24043002. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24043002/. Accessed November 11, 2021.

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