How Much Does EVO ICL Cost?

January 15, 2024


If you think glasses, contacts, or laser eye surgery like LASIK are your only options, you may be one of many people who have not yet learned about EVO ICL, the implantable contact lens that gives you a clearer vision with no maintenance. This surgical treatment has grown in popularity as more and more people discover this innovative way to achieve better vision. 

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What is EVO Visian ICL?

To understand EVO Visian ICL (implantable collamer lens), you should know that your eyes have clear lenses toward the front of the eye that adjust to let light enter.  If you have myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism, the light focuses in front of the retina (film of the eye). EVO ICL is a lens implant that comes in a range of prescriptions with and without astigmatism correction (much like contact lenses), but the EVO ICL implant sits inside your eye over your natural lens.  You cannot feel it, and it is not visible to anyone.  The EVO ICL is made of a synthetic version of your body’s natural collagen, so it is biocompatible and effectively corrects your vision.  The EVO ICL is a great option for individuals who are not LASIK candidates due to dry eye or high myopic (nearsighted) prescriptions since no flap is created and no cornea tissue is removed during treatment.  

An ICL is also known as an implantable contact lens because, like a contact lens, it rests over your natural eye to provide clear vision. However, an ICL does not need to be replaced or cleaned. No maintenance is both a time and cost savings for many people. 

How Much Does EVO ICL Cost?

The cost of your EVOL ICL procedure depends on several factors. First, your provider’s skill, experience, and location play a significant role. Second, the type of ICL implant determines the cost of the implant itself.  A toric (astigmatism correcting) ICL implant is significantly more expensive than a non-toric ICL.  Lastly, whether your surgeon performs your EVO ICL procedure at a surgery center (with anesthesia) or in an in-office procedure suite also determines the overall cost of your treatment. 

The average cost of this procedure is $4,000 to $6,000 per eye. Only a consultation can determine what you can realistically expect. During your consultation, you will learn about the details of your procedure as well as a breakdown of the total costs. 

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How Does EVO ICL Surgery Work?

Dr. Wu begins the EVO ICL procedure by numbing your eyes and then making a tiny incision in the cornea (clear outer layer). She then inserts the thin, clear implantable lens over your natural lens and tucks it behind your iris (colored part of the eye), where the ICL is designed to anchor in place. You will not be able to see or feel your implantable lens once it is in place. 

Most people note an immediate improvement in their vision. You have the option to have both eyes treated on the same day, with the entire procedure taking less than an hour. You should plan for someone to drive you home afterward. 

What is Recovery Like After EVO Visian ICL?

Most people recover very quickly after their EVO ICL procedure. People generally experience little to no discomfort and can return to their usual activities in a day or two. While improvement may be noticeable right away, full results can take a few weeks to achieve. The ease of recovery is comparable to or even faster than recovery from laser eye surgery. 

Am I a Good Candidate for EVO Visian ICL?

EVO Visian ICL is an excellent option for myopic (nearsighted patients) seeking vision correction. Because it uses such a tiny incision and does not remove any tissue, this procedure may be suitable for those who cannot have laser eye surgery like LASIK. It is also an excellent choice for those with severe nearsightedness that cannot be treated with laser procedures. 

Dr. Wu is one of the best Healthcare providers I’ve had to pleasure and good fortune to me. She is a straight shooter and takes personal ownership of your eyecare needs. She is a pleasure to work with her for my wife and son’s medical needs. I highly recommend Dr. Wu!
Jim L.

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