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Are you tired of waking up and needing glasses or contact lenses to see? Now, there's a new way to correct your vision called the EVO ICL. Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare in Buffalo, NY, is proud to bring this revolutionary new method of vision correction to our patients. The EVO ICL is here to change your life if you want crisp, clear vision.
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What is the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is an additive lens designed to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism in qualified patients. It is a collamer lens implant placed behind the iris and in front of the natural lens to correct poor distance vision.

Collamer is a biocompatible material, meaning it's in natural harmony with the eye's chemistry and won't cause dry eye. The EVO ICL works much like a contact lens, except it's permanently placed in the eye to correct vision.

The EVO ICL is an ideal choice for patients who have poor near vision, even those who may have been told they weren’t a candidate for other vision correction procedures like LASIK and SMILE due to having thin corneas, a stronger prescription, or existing dry eye syndrome.

How Does the EVO ICL Work?

The EVO ICL is inserted into the eye and positioned behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. Unlike procedures like LASIK and SMILE, the EVO ICL does not remove any tissue from the cornea, so your eye remains unaltered giving you flexibility for the future. If the idea of a reversible procedure appeals to you then this is the option for you.

Having the EVO ICL in this part of the eye allows it to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism by adjusting how light focuses on the retina. When the EVO ICL is in the eye, it improves visual acuity, making vision sharper and clearer without permanently changing the shape of the cornea or removing any tissue from it.

Because of this, the EVO ICL is a far less invasive procedure when compared to PRK, LASIK and SMILE, which all reshape the cornea to correct refractive errors.

Who is a Good Candidate for the EVO ICL?

Although the EVO ICL is an excellent choice for correcting vision, it's not suitable for everyone. You may be a good candidate for the EVO ICL if:

You're between 21 and 45 years old
You have a stable prescription that's remained unchanged for a year or more
You want to improve your vision, but you've been told you're not a suitable candidate for other procedures like LASIK, PRK, and SMILE
You like the peace of mind of choosing a reversible vision correction procedure
You have thin corneas, dry eyes, or you're severely nearsighted
You have realistic expectations about what the EVO ICL can achieve

The only way to find out if you're a good candidate for the EVO ICL is to take the self-test or schedule an evaluation at Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare in Buffalo, NY.

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What Sets the EVO ICL Apart from Other Vision Correction Procedures?

When it comes to choosing a vision correction procedure, it's essential to understand what makes it stand out from the rest. What is it that makes the EVO ICL different and unique? Several advantages set the EVO ICL apart from other vision correction procedures, including:

It's Reversible
The EVO ICL is the only reversible vision correction procedure. Although it's meant to be permanently implanted in the eye, you can have the EVO ICL removed from your eye at any time.
Having this knowledge gives many patients peace of mind. You can also have it removed if you need an intraocular lens implanted to replace it during cataract surgery.
See in Brilliant, Sharp Definition
When choosing the EVO ICL, you choose more than visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses, even at night. You're also choosing incredibly crisp, clear vision that's sometimes better than you had with glasses and contacts.
Cornea Remains Intact
One thing that many EVO ICL patients love is that when they improve their vision with this procedure, their corneas remain intact. The shape of your cornea is never changed, reducing the chance of developing dry eye after the EVO ICL is implanted.
Correct More Prescriptions
Vision correction procedures like LASIK and SMILE are impressive but have some limitations. One of these is that if you have a stronger prescription, you may not qualify for the procedure.
But the EVO ICL corrects moderate to higher degrees of nearsightedness. It can correct up to -20.0 diopters of nearsightedness, making it an excellent choice if you have a stronger and more complex prescription.
Appropriate for Thin Corneas
If you have thin corneas, you may find out that you aren't a good candidate for a procedure like LASIK because of the flap created during the procedure. But with the EVO ICL, there is no flap.
You are likely a good candidate for the EVO ICL if you have thin corneas. There's no flap created with the EVO ICL or tissue removed from the cornea.

Benefits of Choosing the EVO ICL

As if better vision and visual freedom from glasses and contact lenses weren't enough, there are also plenty of other benefits from choosing the EVO ICL, like:

Look Forward to Years of Better Vision

When you have the EVO ICL implanted in your eye, it's meant to stay there permanently. You can look forward to years of better vision.

But it's also the only vision correction procedure you can remove and reverse. If you change your mind for any reason, your ophthalmologist at Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare will remove the EVO ICL, allowing your vision to revert to how it was before the lens was implanted.

Preserve the Natural Structure of Your Eye

With the EVO ICL, you don't have to worry about complications due to your cornea being reshaped or too much tissue being removed. For those looking for peace of mind, the EVO ICL provides it.

Because it's an implant lens, it preserves the natural structure and integrity of the eye. It also doesn't sever nerves in the cornea, ensuring you don't have to think about side effects like dry eyes during recovery. Instead, you can start enjoying your improved vision almost immediately.

Provides Protection from the Sun's UV Rays

Although proper protection from the sun is still necessary after having the EVO ICL implanted in your eye, patients take comfort in the fact that the EVO ICL has built-in UV protection from the sun's rays. Going outside, you'll have an extra layer of protection to keep your eyes safe, thanks to the UV filters in the additive lens.

"EVO ICL lens has helped me live life to the fullest with no more hesitation. I simply wake up and go about my day."

-Joe Jonas
2+ MIllion Lenses Implanted
99% Patient Satisfaction
Ready to find out if you could be a good candidate for the EVO ICL? Request an Evaluation at Fichte, Endl, & Elmer Eyecare in Buffalo, NY, or take our EVO self-test now!