EVO Visian® ICL in Houston
Eye Center of Texas is the first ophthalmologist practice in Houston to offer this breakthrough vision correcting procedure
Eye Center of Texas’s very own Dr. Edward Wade is the first eye surgeon in Houston, and one of the first doctors in Texas, to provide EVO Visian ICL — and Dr. Yasir Ahmed is one of the first in Houston to provide EVO Toric Visian ICL. If you have been searching for vision solutions that allow you to break free of your contact lenses or glasses, but believe that you may not be a good candidate for LASIK, let us tell you about a game-changing vision correction procedure: EVO Visian ICL.
What is EVO Visian ICL?
EVO Visian ICL is an FDA-approved implantable lens that is clinically proven to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, or myopia, and nearsightedness with astigmatism.
This minimally invasive procedure involves implanting a biocompatible, flexible Collamer® lens into the eye between the iris and the natural lens to deliver sharp, clear vision, excellent night vision, and UV protection all in one. Unlike other vision correction options, EVO Visian ICL does not remove any tissue from the eye and the added Collamer lens can be removed by your doctor at any time.
How long does EVO Visian ICL last?
The answer will differ for everyone depending on your prescription and age, but the clear vision you achieve through this ICL eye surgery could last indefinitely. And because the lens is completely removable and replaceable, if your prescription ever does change, your eye surgeon can replace the Collamer® lens with one that reflects any recent vision changes.
What to expect from the EVO Visian ICL procedure
Before beginning the ICL eye surgery, your eye doctor will administer numbing eye drops into your eye. For most patients, these numbing drops are all that’s needed to make the procedure virtually painless. Your eye doctor will then create a small opening in your cornea that is used to insert and position the lens. This technique is safer and more accurate than other techniques because it avoids putting pressure on the delicate nerves in your eyes.
The entire procedure takes between 20–30 minutes with most patients experiencing almost immediate results and a quick recovery time.
The benefits of EVO Visian ICL
EVO Visian ICL is a low-risk, quick procedure that uses a specially designed lens that’s gently placed in the eye for maximum comfort and lasting results. This vision correction procedure can help you break free from visual limitations due to contacts or glasses.
Other benefits of EVO Visian ICL include:
- Clear, sharp vision
- Short recovery time
- Removable by your doctor
- Offers UV protection
- Not visible once they are placed
- A great option for patients with thin corneas
- Can improve night vision
- Does not cause dry eyes (Learn more about how to cure dry eyes permanently)
Is ICL worth the risk?
Because the procedure involves adding a lens to your natural eye rather than changing the tissues in your eyes, the added lens is completely removable, making the procedure completely reversible. This also means that the lens can be replaced at any time should you desire future eye surgery.
As with any vision correction or ICL eye surgery, there are risks. These may include but are not limited to:
- Temporary swelling or inflammation
- Need for a second procedure
- Increase in eye pressure
- Reduced visual acuity
What makes EVO Visian ICL different from other vision correction procedures?
The EVO procedure is different from other vision correction options because it does not involve the removal of corneal tissue. Instead, the additive lens works in harmony with your natural eye, to create the desired results without causing dry eye syndrome. This 20-30 minute outpatient procedure can grant you freedom from the inconveniences of contact lenses or eyeglasses with a quick recovery and little downtime.
Wondering which option is right for you: EVO Visian ICL vs. LASIK? If you are not a good candidate for LASIK in Houston due to thin corneas, the EVO lens may be a better option for you. To know more about which vision correction procedure is right for you — PRK surgery or ICL vs. LASIK — talk to your eye care professional at your initial consultation.
Is EVO Visian ICL right for me?
The EVO lens is a great option for patients with moderate to severe nearsightedness either with or without astigmatism, even if they have a thin cornea. To qualify for EVO Visian ICL, you must have maintained your prescription for at least one year.
*Keep in mind that because the lens is made to correct distance vision, there is a chance that you may still need reading glasses after the procedure.
Looking to break free from eyeglasses and contact lenses? Get EVO Visian ICL at Eye Center of Texas in Houston!
EVO Visian ICL is a quick, easy, and noninvasive procedure that can allow you to live a life that is not dependent on glasses or contact lenses. Eye Center of Texas is proud to be at the forefront of this latest evolutionary procedure with our very own Dr. Wade being one of the first eye surgeons in Houston to provide EVO Visian ICL and Yasir Ahmed, M.D., another certified surgeon, offering the EVO procedure starting in May 2022 as well.
A new lens-based vision solution is here. Request an appointment online or call us at 713-395-1515 today for more information on EVO Visian ICL.