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Vision Correction at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)

The EVO ICL (also known as the Implantable Collamer Lens / Visian ICL) is a collamer implant designed to correct myopia or nearsightedness. Collamer is a technologically advanced lens material that is 100% compatible with your body’s natural chemistry. Among collamer’s advantages are its anti-reflectivity and UV protection.

Our fellowship-trained cornea and refractive surgery specialist, Dr. Niraj Patel, was the first surgeon in Western Washington to complete the extensive certification process required to perform ICL surgery. Dr. Patel offers the latest FDA approved versions of the EVO ICL so you can rest assured you are getting the most up to date technology for your procedure. To learn more about the EVO ICL, please click this link to be directed to the EVO ICL Site

The EVO ICL works to correct and achieve clearer vision. Unlike traditional contact lenses, the EVO ICL lens is placed into the eye where it is designed to stay permanently, but it is unique in that it can be removed or replaced if necessary. Additionally, EVO ICL does not cause contact lens induced dry eye nor dry eye syndrome, which sets it apart from laser vision correction procedures. The EVO ICL requires no maintenance and is invisible to the naked eye.

If you are between the ages of 21 and 45 and nearsighted, you may be an excellent candidate for the EVO ICL. The EVO ICL is also advantageous to treat patients with thin corneas, dry eyes and patients with refractive errors that are not good candidates for laser vision correction.

If you are interested in finding out if EVO ICL surgery or any of our other vision correction procedures are right for you, please contact our Vision Correction Surgery Coordinators by calling them directly at (253) 759-5500 or by contacting them via email at lasik@pnweye.com. They will schedule a complimentary screening exam where your individual vision correction surgery plan will be reviewed with you after doing measurements of your eyes. Once we have determined that you are a good candidate for vision correction surgery, you will return for a detailed examination in preparation for your procedure.