The desire to reduce dependency on contact lenses and glasses is common for many people. At Chicago Cornea, we are excited to offer the EVO ICL implantable lens to help patients like yourself break free from glasses and contact lenses. We know that vision correction is a big decision, and we are here to help you find the best vision correction solution. The latest technology for treating nearsightedness (with or without astigmatism) is the EVO ICL.
What is an ICL?
An ICL, or an Implantable Collamer Lens, is a lens that your eye doctor can place inside the eye to correct your refractive error and improve your vision. ICLs aim to reduce your reliance on contact lenses and glasses. An ICL can be an excellent option for those who want increased freedom from visual aids. Although an ICL can provide you with permanent vision correction, your eye doctor can remove it at any point if needed. Your eye doctor places the ICL in your eye during a surgical procedure, and you will notice an improvement in your vision within the coming days. The ICL is placed between your iris, the colored part of your eye, and your natural lens. Once in place, the ICL will act as a pair of glasses would, focusing the light properly on the retina and correcting your vision. Patients who have thin corneas or experience routine dry eyes and who have been told they are not a candidate for LASIK or PRK might just be eligible for the EVO ICL vision correction procedure. Call us to find out more.