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The EVO ICL is a revolutionary method of vision correction that can allow you to experience life with less dependence on visual aids. At Arbor Centers for EyeCare, we are proud to offer this life-changing procedure to help our patients accomplish their vision goals.

What is an ICL?

ICL stands for implantable collamer lens. It is a type of lens that is surgically implanted in the eye to correct refractive errors and improve visual freedom by reducing your dependence on visual aids.

The ICL is placed behind the iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens and works to focus light on the retina to improve vision. An ICL is often used as an alternative to LASIK or other types of laser eye surgery for individuals who are not good candidates for these procedures.

An ICL, specifically the EVO ICL, can be the ideal choice for vision correction for many people who desire greater visual freedom.

What is the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is a type of ICL that can correct nearsightedness and nearsightedness with astigmatism. The EVO ICL is made of a biocompatible material called collamer, which is designed to be well-tolerated by the eye and to provide clear, crisp vision.

One of the most unique benefits of the EVO ICL is that it does not require an additional laser procedure before undergoing ICL surgery, like other types of ICLs. This means you can achieve your visual freedom goals faster!

The EVO ICL is considered a safe and effective option for people who are not candidates for LASIK or other types of vision correction surgery. However, it is important to consult with an eye doctor to determine if this procedure is right for you.

Who is a Good Candidate for the EVO ICL?

To determine if the EVO ICL may be right for you, you must first schedule an evaluation with your eye doctor at Arbor Centers for EyeCare in Chicago, Illinois. During this evaluation, your eye doctor will discuss your vision goals and closely examine your eyes.

Here are some of the factors that your eye doctor will weigh when evaluating whether or not the EVO ICL may be right for you:

Stable Prescription

It’s important that your prescription for glasses or contact lenses should have remained stable for at least six months before considering EVO ICL surgery. The EVO ICL can only correct vision in those who are nearsighted or have nearsightedness with astigmatism.

If you have a different type of refractive error, your eye doctor may recommend an alternate procedure to help achieve your goals.


The EVO ICL procedure is typically recommended for adults between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five.

The Health of the Eyes

Candidates should have healthy eyes with no signs of eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy.

Have Realistic Expectations

Candidates should have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery and understand that EVO ICL surgery may not completely eliminate their need for glasses or contact lenses.

What Happens During the EVO ICL Procedure?

Before your EVO ICL procedure, your eye doctor at Arbor Centers for EyeCare will numb the surface of your eyes with eye drops to ensure that you are comfortable. During the procedure, your ICL surgeon will create a small incision on the cornea, which is the transparent dome on the front of your eye.

If your eye doctor determines that you are a good candidate for the EVO ICL, you will be able to schedule your procedure right away.

They will then insert the EVO ICL through the incision and position it in front of the natural lens of the eye. The ICL is designed to help focus light properly on the retina, which is the part of the eye that sends visual signals to the brain.

The EVO ICL lens is made of a soft, flexible material and is designed to be positioned in the area between the iris and the natural lens of the eye. The EVO ICL is carefully positioned to ensure it does not interfere with the natural functions of the eye.

The procedure typically takes around fifteen to thirty minutes to complete, and you may experience improved vision shortly after the procedure. The EVO ICL procedure is generally considered safe and effective.

It’s best for you to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with your ICL surgeon and carefully follow all recovery instructions to ensure that you have a safe and successful recovery.

How to Have a Successful Recovery After the EVO ICL Procedure

The recovery process after the EVO ICL procedure is essential to ensure successful outcomes. Here are some tips to help you have a successful recovery:

Follow Your Eye Doctor’s Instructions

Your ICL surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow after the procedure. It is crucial to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a smooth recovery.

The instructions may include taking medication, using eye drops, avoiding certain activities, and attending follow-up appointments.


It is essential to get plenty of rest after the procedure. Avoid strenuous physical activities, including lifting heavy objects or exercising, as they can increase eye pressure and affect the healing process.

Protect Your Eyes

Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes after the procedure. Wear sunglasses or eyeglasses to protect your eyes from bright lights and dust.

Use Eye Drops

Your ICL surgeon may prescribe eye drops to reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Use the eye drops as directed to ensure proper healing.

Attend Follow-Up Appointments

Regular follow-up appointments with your ICL surgeon are essential to monitor your progress and ensure that your eyes are healing correctly. Attend all appointments as scheduled and report any changes in your vision or any other symptoms you may


Be Patient

It may take several weeks or even months for your eyes to fully heal after the EVO ICL procedure. Be patient and follow the instructions provided by your ICL surgeon.

By following these tips, you can help ensure a successful recovery after the EVO ICL procedure and achieve optimal results in correcting your vision.

Do you want to learn more about the EVO ICL or determine if you may be a good candidate for the procedure? Schedule an appointment at Arbor Centers for EyeCare in Chicago, IL, today!

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