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EVO, also known as the Implantable Contact Lens, is a form of refractive treatment that can correct the most common visual problem, myopia.

EVO is a removable lens implant that can be a good alternative to LASIK and other vision correction treatment.

What Is Evo Visian ICL?

  • The STAAR Surgical ICL (also referred to as the Implantable Collamer Lens) corrects visual problems including farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism
  • The procedure places a flexible, soft lens in the eye right in between your natural lens and the iris
  • The EVO Visian ICL procedure is also known as additive vision correction. It works along with your natural eyes to provide excellent quality of vision
  • Unlike other forms of vision correction, there is no removal of corneal tissue with EVO Visian ICL

Proven Performance, Outstanding Outcomes

99.4% of patients would have the Visian ICL procedure again.
Visian ICL Team

Why People Choose EVO Visian ICL?

  • Sharp, clear vision
  • Superb results
  • Excellent night vision achieved by Visian ICL patients
  • Fast results. Often, Visian ICL patients achieve improved vision right after treatment
  • Suitable for thin corneas. Unlike other types of vision correction options, Visian ICL is a good option for patients with thin corneas
  • Suitable for nearsightedness. Visian ICL can correct myopia of up to -200

What Visian ICL Patients Are Saying

You don't realise you can't see well until you know what good vision is
Eve Torres Gracie

Visian ICL Patient & 3 Times Wrestling Champion

The EVO Difference

  • No Dry Eye. Because EVO’s unique lenses are made from biocompatible collamer, they work together with your own eye without causing dry eye
  • Completely Removable. In case your prescription changes over time, the EVO lenses may be safely and simply removed at any time
  • Fast Treatment & Recovery. Treatment is usually completed within 20-30 minutes, with many patients achieving better vision almost instantly

Implantable contact lens FAQs

A phakic IOL (intraocular lens) is a tiny, soft lens which is placed in your eye between your natural lens and the iris, or between the iris and the cornea. It’s also known as an ICL (implantable contact lens).

It’s like wearing a contact lens inside your eye instead of on the surface of it. The ICL is practically invisible and can be removed by your Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon if necessary.

Step 1: Your in-depth consultation

Your glasses prescription will be checked by our Optometrist and your eyes analysed with a series of thorough and comprehensive tests to check your suitability.

Your consultant will then discuss your specific requirements in detail. This will be the same person who carries out your ICL procedure and your checks at the follow-up appointments.

Step 2: Before the implantable contact lens procedure

When you arrive at the Optegra Eye Hospital, your consultant and our expert medical team will review you and make you feel relaxed. Anaesthetic eye drops will be administered: once they’ve taken effect, your consultant will begin the treatment.

Step 3: The procedure

A small incision is made on the surface of your eye, then the ICL is folded up and placed into your eye using a special delivery device. This is designed to make the incision on the surface of the eye as small as possible. The lens is inserted into the eye through the delivery device and unfolds into position.

Step 4: Rest and recovery

Afterwards, you will be taken to our recovery suite to relax until you feel completely ready to return home.

Step 5: Your aftercare

You will be contacted the day after your implantable contact lens procedure. A follow-up consultation will be arranged in the first week after your surgery to check on your progress, assess the results of your ICL procedure and provide expert aftercare. It is recommended that regular eye checks be attended following this surgery.

ICL is an alternative solution to laser eye surgery and ideal if you have a high prescription and are unsuitable for laser eye surgery. This is particularly relevant for those under 40 because the natural lens of the eye, and therefore the capacity for close-up vision, is retained.

Some patients are not suitable for an ICL because the space where the lens rests is not large enough. The tests carried out at your consultation will check that there is sufficient space in your eye for the lens to be placed and housed safely.