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The EVO ICL Procedure
The EVO ICL procedure is a quick outpatient treatment lasting approximately 15 minutes. Before the procedure, patients receive topical anesthesia drops to minimize discomfort. Then, the doctor creates a tiny opening to insert the lens into the eye using an injector. Once the lens is injected, it unfolds within the eye, completing the procedure. Patients typically experience an immediate improvement in vision and are often amazed by the results. The EVO ICL procedure is an outpatient treatment that generally takes around 15 minutes.
EVO ICLs are a great solution for those who are nearsighted. At our facility in Boca Raton, Florida, we have been performing corrective eye surgery for 30 years. 
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Dr. G. Richard Cohen, MD, and his son Joshua D. Cohen, MD, provide state-of-the-art, personalized eye care for every patient at every visit. The board-certified doctors at Cohen Laser and Vision Center specialize in LASIK surgery, advanced corneal and cataract surgery, and comprehensive eye exams.
Common EVO ICL Questions

Answering Your Queries: Unveiling Insights on EVO ICLs

An Implantable Collamer Lens (EVO ICL) is a permanent contact lens that is implanted into your eye by a trained surgeon. An Implantable Collamer Lens is sometimes referred to as an “intraocular contact lenses,” an “EVO ICL,” or a “Visian ICL.”
An ICL is made from a material called collamer, a collagen co-polymer that contains a small amount of purified collagen.
The EVO Toric ICL is a newer version of the original Visian ICL that is FDA-approved for correcting nearsightedness with higher levels of astigmatism. The EVO Toric ICL works in a similar way to the EVO Visian ICL as it is implanted behind the iris and in front of the eye’s crystalline lens to improve nearsightedness.

Patients who were not previously candidates for the EVO ICL procedure may be eligible for the procedure using the Toric lens, which has been designed for correcting vision in irregularly shaped corneas.
EVO ICLs are FDA approved to treat myopia (nearsightedness), including patients who also have astigmatism. It is a popular procedure for those with high glasses or contact lens prescriptions.

EVO ICLs are typically given to patients between the age of 21 and 45.

EVO ICLs are not recommended to treat hyperopia (farsightedness).
EVO ICLs provide clear, sharp vision free of halos and glare, after a brief, painless procedure.
EVO ICLs offer ultraviolet protection (UV) to the inner eye. This is good because it hinders the formation of cataracts.
EVO ICLs can be surgically removed at a later time.
EVO ICLs do not cause dry eye syndrome.
Yes, the EVO ICL procedure is very safe. Your eye doctor will make sure you are a good candidate for the ICL procedure. There are certain medical conditions which may prevent you from being a candidate for an EVO ICL. Contact us for more information.
ICL surgery is a great option for patients with thin corneas and dry eyes who may not be candidates for LASIK.
Contact us to schedule an exam and talk with a doctor about the "pros and cons" of the EVO ICL and LASIK procedures.
The ICL procedure, sometimes referred to as the “EVO procedure” is brief and not painful. During the procedure, an eye surgeon will create a small opening in your cornea that will be used to insert and position the ICL.
The procedure is typically painless with numbing eye drops and it typically takes less than 30 minutes. You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.
The ICL recovery time and the process can vary among individuals, but in most cases, the eye will heal and regain relatively normal function within 24 hours. You may experience some fluctuations in your vision during your recovery.

You will return to see your doctor the next day so that they can monitor and advise you on what to do during the recovery period. This will probably include applying eye drops.

Occasionally, an elevation of the eye pressure may be observed. In these cases, your eye doctor may give you medications to lower the eye pressure.
The ICL procedure tends to cost a little more than LASIK surgery. However, the cost difference may not be very significant, especially if you consider all the benefits you get from ICL. If you consider the amount that you spend on glasses and contacts, the ICL procedure can be quite cost-effective.
Some insurance companies offer a benefit amount for refractive surgery, which could be applied toward ICL. Check with your insurance provider, or contact us to get assistance with this process.

Advantages of EVO ICL for Vision Correction

If you fall within the age range of 21 to 45 and grapple with a moderate to severe degree of nearsightedness, the revolutionary EVO ICL procedure presents a compelling solution with a myriad of benefits.
Immediate Vision Improvement at All Distances:
Bid farewell to the hassle of glasses or contacts as the EVO ICL provides instant enhancement for vision at various distances.
High Definition Vision:
Experience a newfound clarity with sharp, vivid, and dimension-rich vision, setting a new standard for visual correction.
Designed for Permanence, Yet Removable:
Designed for lasting correction with removable flexibility. Unlike other procedures, EVO ICL maintains corneal integrity, ensuring future adaptability.
No Dry Eye Concerns:
Unlike some vision correction methods, the EVO ICL does not contribute to dry eyes. If dry eyes are a concern, consult with your doctor to explore the EVO ICL as a comfortable and effective option.
Short, Painless Recovery:
Experience a swift and pain-free recovery with minimal downtime, often as brief as one day. The EVO ICL's minimal incision size contributes to quick healing, allowing many patients to resume normal activities, including work, shortly after the procedure.
UV Protection for Eye Health:
Safeguard your eyes from long-term UV radiation exposure, a known factor in eye disorders. The advanced lens material of the EVO ICL includes a UV blocker, preventing harmful UVA and UVB rays from entering the eyes and potentially averting the development of UV-related eye disorders.
Treatment Flexibility for the Future:
Embrace the adaptability of the EVO ICL as your vision evolves with age. Whether considering cataract surgery or other future treatments, the maintained eye structure simplifies measurements and enhances the likelihood of positive outcomes.
Streamlined Lifestyle:
Enjoy the simplicity that comes with EVO ICL—no daily maintenance like traditional contact lenses. Engage in daily activities such as swimming and sports without worrying about potential vision problems, enhancing the overall quality of life.
The EVO ICL not only transforms your vision but also provides a comprehensive solution that prioritizes comfort, flexibility, and long-term eye health. Consult with your eye care professional to explore if EVO ICL is the optimal vision correction option for you.
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