The Visual Freedom You Deserve

Treat nearsightedness with our ICL Implantable Collamer® Lens.

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Made From Collamer®, a Collagen Co-Polymer

Proprietary to STAAR Surgical, Collamer® is biocompatible, stable and flexible, enabling minimally invasive insertion and encouraging harmony with your natural eye.

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Soft & Pliable

ICL lenses are easy to implant in the eye because of the soft and flexible structure. You won’t even know it’s there other than the fact that you have great vision.

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Wide Range of Treatment

Contact lenses and glasses can be a hassle and limiting. ICL can treat a wide range of prescriptions, from -3 to -20 diopters.

ICL vs LASIK vs PRK

When it comes to vision correction, deciding what’s best for your eyes can be difficult. Learn about the differences between procedures and see if ICL is the right fit for you.

ICL

LASIK

PRK

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LASIK

PRK

Sharp and Clear Vision²

20-30 Minute Outpatient Procedure

No Corneal Tissue Removed

Does Not Contribute to “Dry eye Syndrome”

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LASIK

PRK

Removable or Reversible

Flexibility for Future Procedures

Treats Thin Corneas⁵ᵇ

UV Protection

Long Term History

It Only Takes 30 Minutes

The ICL procedure is minimally invasive and the lens is implanted through a small opening allowing for a quick procedure and recovery time. With over 2,000,000 lenses distributed worldwide, ICL is quickly becoming a vision correction procedure of choice for many people around the world.

Real Life Stories From Real Life Patients

The thing that I love about ICLs is that they are putting a lens in there that can be removed. 

Jennifer Puno, Web Designer

I feel like a big part of health is using what your body already has. ICL is in line with that because it’s keeping your eye completely intact. My eye is still my eye.

Eve Torres Gracie, Jiu Jitsu Instructor

I would never be able to just wake up and go, and now I can literally just roll out of bed and go straight to the farmer's market.

Sara Tso, Chef

There’s a few big road blocks to having glasses and being a photographer. Now I’ve got ICL and I can run out and live my life unhindered.

Andrew Oxenham, Photographer

I had my first opportunity to put my ICL eyes to the test recently in the Amazon rainforest, and it couldn’t have been more exciting to be able to spot rare species better than ever.

Phil Torres, Entomologist, TV Show Host

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Important Safety Information

EVO & EVO TICL is designed for the correction of moderate to high near-sightedness (-0.5 to -18.0 dioptres (D)) and the reduction of near-sightedness in patients with up to -18 dioptres (D) of near-sightedness with less than or equal to 6.0 dioptres (D) of astigmatism. It is indicated for patients who are 21 to 60 years of age. In order to be sure that your surgeon will use a EVO with the most adequate power for your eye, your near-sightedness should be stable for at least a year before undergoing eye surgery. EVO surgery has been documented to safely and effectively correct near-sightedness between -0.5 dioptres (D) to -18.0 dioptres (D) and partially correct near-sightedness up to -18 dioptres in eyes with up to 6.0(D) of astigmatism. If you have near-sightedness within these ranges, EVO surgery may improve your distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. EVO surgery does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, even if you have never worn them before. The EVO represents an alternative to other refractive surgeries including, laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), incisional surgeries, or other means to correct myopia such as contact lenses and eye glasses. EVO is not intended to correct any astigmatism you may have. Implantation of the EVO is a surgical procedure, and as such, carries potentially serious risks. Please discuss the risks with your eye care provider. The following represent potential complications/adverse events reported in conjunction with refractive surgery in general: conjunctival irritation, acute corneal swelling, persistent corneal swelling, endophthalmitis (total eye infection), significant glare and/or halos around lights, hyphaema (blood in the eye), hypopyon (pus in the eye), eye infection, EVO Visian ICL dislocation, macular oedema, non-reactive pupil, pupillary block glaucoma, severe inflammation of the eye, iritis, uveitis, vitreous loss and corneal transplant. Before considering EVO surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about EVO surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery.

References

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References

1Patient Survey, STAAR Surgical ICL Data Registry, 2018

2Sanders D. Vukich JA. Comparison of implantable collamer lens (ICL) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for Low Myopia. Cornea. 2006 Dec; 25(10):1139-46.

3Naves, J.S. Carracedo, G. Cacho-Babillo, I. Diadenosine Nucleotid Measurements as Dry-Eye Score in Patients After LASIK and ICL Surgery. Presented at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2012.

4Shoja, MR. Besharati, MR. Dry eye after LASIK for myopia: Incidence and risk factors. European Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007; 17(1): pp. 1-6.

5aLee, Jae Bum et al. Comparison of tear secretion and tear film instability after photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery , Volume 26 , Issue 9 , 1326 - 1331.

5bParkhurst, G. Psolka, M. Kezirian, G. Phakic intraocular lens implantantion in United States military warfighters: A retrospective analysis of early clinical outcomes of the Visian ICL. J Refract Surg. 2011;27(7):473-481.

*American Refractive Surgery Council