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Discover Evo ICL

Georgia Center for Sight is proud to be the only practice in the area to offer the new and advanced EVO ICL. If you want to reduce your dependency on visual aids, the EVO ICL may be right for you!
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The EVO ICL is an implantable Collamer lens. This type of refractive procedure is used to help correct nearsightedness and astigmatism and reduce dependency on visual aids.

For years, corrective laser eye surgery was the only method to accomplish this goal. Now, alternative, less invasive methods are available that can provide the same results, such as the EVO ICL.

The EVO ICL is a small, flexible lens that is surgically implanted in the eye to improve your vision. Unlike LASIK or PRK, the cornea's natural shape is preserved, and the procedure is reversible.

The EVO ICL is made of a unique Collamer material that is 100% biocompatible, meaning it is designed to function in harmony with your body's chemistry.

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Who is a Good Candidate for the EVO ICL?

If you are between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five, nearsighted, and have had stable vision for a year, it is likely that you are an excellent candidate for the EVO ICL. The EVO ICL can only correct vision in those who are nearsighted or who have nearsightedness with astigmatism.

If you are farsighted or have another type of refractive error, the EVO ICL will not be a good fit for you. Not only is the EVO ICL suitable for candidates with high myopia, but it may be the perfect option for people experiencing severe dry eyes or having thin corneas.

Since those with severe dry eyes or thin corneas are typically not good candidates for laser refractive surgery like LASIK, the EVO ICL may be an excellent alternative. Before you can schedule the EVO ICL procedure, you will first need to qualify as a candidate.

To determine whether or not you are a candidate for the EVO ICL, schedule an evaluation at Georgia Center for Sight. During this evaluation, Dr. Dong will perform a thorough examination of your eyes to determine if the EVO ICL may be right for you.

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What Happens During the EVO ICL Procedure?

The EVO ICL is a simple fifteen-minute outpatient procedure with a fast recovery time. One main difference that separates the EVO ICL from LASIK and PRK is that the EVO ICL does not use a laser to reshape the corneal surface of your eyes.

First, Dr. Dong will numb the surface of your eyes with anesthetic eye drops to keep you comfortable. Next, they will make a small incision in your cornea, the clear dome at the front of your eye.

Then, they will insert the EVO ICL into your eye. Once positioned, it will rest behind your iris, the colored part of your eye, and your natural lens.

After Dr. Dong ensures that the EVO ICL is properly placed, the procedure will be complete. The tiny opening in your cornea will heal naturally during your recovery.

The EVO ICL is a very safe procedure with many benefits and can provide greater visual freedom.

Pre-Op Exam

Eye Drops Administered

Small Opening

Lens Insertion & Positioning

Post-Op & Check-Up

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What is the Recovery Like After the EVO ICL Procedure?

The recovery time for the EVO ICL is typically very comfortable and may be as little as a day due to the minuscule size of the incision required. The incision needed to implant the foldable EVO ICL is tiny and located on the far edge of the cornea, where there is little danger of it interfering with vision.

Sutures are typically not needed to close the incision, further simplifying the procedure. Vision typically improves immediately or within a few days.

Since the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, you will be able to go home the same day and return to many of your normal activities within days of the procedure. Some people may experience mild discomfort or irritation in the eye immediately after the procedure.

However, this side effect usually wears off within a day or two. Dr. Dong will give you instructions to follow to help your recovery be as smooth as possible.

They may also prescribe eye drops to help your eyes heal and prevent infection or inflammation. It is essential that you take any prescription eye drops as directed and not miss any doses to avoid possible complications.

Dr. Dong will want to see you the day after your procedure and periodically after that to ensure your vision is doing well and your eyes are healing correctly.

Choosing EVO ICL

Beyond allowing you to experience greater visual freedom and less dependence on visual aids, the EVO ICL has many other benefits.

High Success Rate

The EVO ICL has a high success rate and a low complication rate, making it a very safe and effective choice for vision correction.

High Precision

The EVO ICL is able to correct a wide range of nearsightedness with high precision, resulting in improved visual acuity.

High Degree of Customization

The EVO ICL is customized to each person's eye, which can result in a more accurate vision correction and a better outcome.


This lens can also be easily removed or exchanged if necessary.

Doesn't Require Additional Laser Procedure

Thanks to the advanced technology of the EVO ICL, this lens does not require an additional laser procedure that is typically necessary prior to ICL surgery with other lenses to help control eye pressure. Since this hurdle is removed with the EVO ICL, you can experience visual freedom sooner.

Are you interested in learning more about the EVO ICL or determining if you may be a candidate for the procedure? Schedule an appointment at Georgia Center for Sight in Athens, GA, today to take one step closer to visual freedom!

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