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What is EVO ICL?

EVO ICL, also called an Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. Unlike some other vision correction options, the EVO ICL is an additive technology that corrects vision without the removal of any corneal tissue. The EVO ICL is meant to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts and unlike most permanent refractive solutions, EVO ICL is removable.

Dr. Charles was an FDA investigator for the Implantable Collamer Lens. Our surgeons have more experience with ICL than any other in the state and Williamson Eye Center is the only place in the State of Louisiana where patients can have an ICL procedure done. If you have been told your prescription is too high for LASIK, your corneas are too thin, or you are concerned about dry eye with other procedures, you may be an ideal candidate for the ICL procedure. Call 225-924-2020 for a free consultation to learn more about this procedure and to see if you are a candidate.

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Patients who have thin corneas or experience routine dry eyes 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.
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The Procedure

EVO ICL is made of biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye. Your eye doctor will create a small opening in your cornea that will be used to insert and position the EVO ICL. The procedure is typically painless with numbing eye drops and it typically takes less than 20 minutes. You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.

Pre-Op Exam

Eye Drops Administered

Small Opening

Lens Insertion and Positioning

Post-Op & Check Up

The Lens

The EVO ICL is made of Collamer an advanced lens material that has unique properties. Collamer transmits light and reduces reflections that can interfere with vision, so you see clearly. Made of a copolymer and collagen, Collamer is also highly biocompatible. It allows the EVO ICL to rest quietly in position while accurately correcting vision. Collamer is the only lens material made with collagen- the best choice for a lens that is going to remain inside your body for a lifetime. The EVO ICL does not alter any structures within the eye. If necessary, it can be removed from the eye by a simple surgical procedure.

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Benefits of EVO ICL

Significant vision improvement
99% patient satisfaction
Over 2 million procedures performed worldwide
Quick results
Can be removed if needed
Offers UV protection
Undetectable once in place
Can treat astigmatism and myopia
May be an option for patients who are not candidates for other vision correction procedures

2 Million +

Lenses Implanted


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Common Questions

Who are candidates for EVO ICL?

EVO ICL is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates for EVO ICL are aged 21 to 45 with nearsightedness and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. EVO ICL is not an option for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or those with a history of eye disease. If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost or frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, EVO ICL may be your answer. Contact us to find out if EVO ICL is right for you.

Exactly where is EVO ICL placed in the eye?

EVO ICL is placed in the posterior chamber, behind the iris and in front of the eye’s crystalline lens. The lens does not touch any internal eye structure and stays in position.

What is the track record of EVO ICL?

Extensive research and development preceded the introduction of EVO ICL. It is now being used by more than 2 Million patients worldwide. The satisfaction rate among patients is extremely high- above 99%. EVO ICL provides excellent and stable outcomes.

What if your vision changes?

EVO ICL offers treatment flexibility. If your vision changes dramatically, the lens can be removed and replaced, or another procedure can be performed at any time. With EVO ICL, you can wear glasses or contacts lenses if necessary. EVO ICL does not help presbyopia (difficulty with reading in people over 40), but you can add reading glasses if needed.

Can they dry out or get dirty like a contact lens?

No, EVO ICL avoids problems experienced with traditional contact lenses. It is designed to remain in place inside your eye, without maintenance. A routine, annual visit with your eye doctor is recommended to make sure everything is fine.

Can EVO ICL be seen by the naked eye?

No. The lens is positioned behind the iris where it is invisible to both you and observers. Only your doctor will be able to tell you that vision correction has taken place.

Can ECO ICL be felt once it is in place?

The lens is not felt after it is put in place. It does not attach to any structures within the eye and stays in position.

How long does EVO ICL stay in my eye?

The EVO ICL is intended to remain in place in the eye without maintenance. Should it become necessary, the lens can be removed by a certified ophthalmologist.

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EVO ICL Cost & Financing

The cost of an EVO ICL procedure can vary depending on your personalized treatment plan. Many EVO ICL patients look forward to spending less in the long run with the EVO ICL compared to the continued costs of contacts and glasses. Ask your eye doctor about financing options and payment plans that may be available for your EVO ICL procedure.

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