Alternative to LASIK: EVO ICL™

Sometimes LASIK isn’t the best option for vision correction because it involves the removal of corneal tissue to alter the shape of the cornea. Implantable Collamer® Lenses (ICLs) are another way to achieve sharp vision by inserting biocompatible lenses into your eyes that can be removed in the future if necessary.  

At Great Plains Eye Specialists, we offer the EVO ICL™ made by STAAR Surgical. We take time to fully assess your eye health to determine which type of surgery will produce the best vision results. If your eyes meet any of these criteria, we may recommend the EVO ICL: 

  • Mild to severe nearsightedness or astigmatism
  • Thin corneas
  • History of dry eye

How the EVO ICL Works

Made from biocompatible Collamer®, this lens is implanted into your eye through one tiny corneal incision. The lens allows light entering the eye to focus on the retina for clear vision. Even though the lens will be invisible to others, it can make your vision sharper and more vivid. Some patients will see more clearly immediately after the surgery is performed.

Benefits of EVO ICL

  • Collamer lens material works in harmony with your eye’s natural chemistry
  • Less chance of dry eye
  • Excellent night vision
  • Provides a layer of UV protection for your eyes
  • Permanent, yet removable option for vision improvement
  • Surgery takes just 20-30 minutes
  • Results are often immediate
  • Lens is unnoticeable to others

The surgery itself typically causes very little discomfort and no pain for most patients because the eye is numbed with a topical or local anesthetic. It is performed as an outpatient surgery. 

If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and want to learn more about EVO ICLs in Rapid City, call our office to schedule a free Consultation. Call (605) 718-5123 or click here.

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