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The EVO ICL is an advanced artificial lens made of biocompatible material designed to correct refractive errors and improve vision. At Mann Eye Institute, we offer this advanced procedure as an alternative to traditional vision correction methods like glasses and contact lenses.

What is an ICL?

Implantable collamer lenses, or ICLs, are advanced artificial lenses made from a unique biocompatible material called collamer. By working alongside the natural lens in the eye, ICLs help to refract light directly onto the retina.

This corrects your refractive error and provides a long-lasting and permanent solution for vision correction. If you have a refractive error like nearsightedness or astigmatism, an ICL could be the ideal choice for you. 

Many people choose ICLs to reduce their dependence on visual aids such as glasses or contact lenses. Not only do they provide a sharper and clearer vision, but the results can last for many years. 

ICL surgery is generally performed on both eyes on the same day, and the majority of patients experience an improvement in their vision immediately after the procedure.

ICLs are an excellent option for those who may not qualify for laser vision correction surgery, like LASIK, and can produce equally impressive visual results.

What is the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is the latest generation of implantable collamer lenses. This lens is an excellent refractive surgery option as it provides superior vision correction, comfort, and safety.

The EVO ICL is designed with an innovative and highly precise optic feature that enhances the quality of vision. What sets the EVO ICL apart from traditional ICLs is its design which allows the lens to bend and refract light more precisely.

This results in sharper and clearer vision, with less glare and halos, even in low-light conditions. Another significant advantage of the EVO ICL compared to other ICLs is that it does not require an additional laser procedure prior to ICL surgery.

Before ICL surgery with other types of ICLs, a laser procedure is required to prevent a rise in eye pressure during recovery. Thanks to the advanced technology within the EVO ICL, this additional procedure is not required. 

The EVO ICL procedure is also reversible, as the lens can be removed from the eye at any time if you or your eye doctor decide it’s necessary. Its advanced design and ability to produce superior quality of vision, among many other benefits, make it an ideal option for those seeking to reduce their dependence on visual aids such as glasses or contact lenses.

Who is a Good Candidate for the EVO ICL?

Before getting the EVO ICL, you’ll need to have an evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate. It’s essential to be a suitable candidate as it can significantly increase the chances of achieving your desired visual outcome.

Good candidates for the EVO ICL include those who:

Additionally, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may need to postpone the surgery until after they have finished breastfeeding or until their hormonal levels stabilize. The only way to know if the EVO ICL may be right for you is to visit your eye doctor at Mann Eye Institute in Houston, Texas, for an evaluation.

What Happens During the EVO ICL Procedure?

The EVO ICL procedure is a quick and safe procedure that typically takes around fifteen to thirty minutes per eye. To start, your eye surgeon at Mann Eye Institute will apply numbing eye drops to ensure that you’re comfortable.

Then, they’ll make a small incision in the cornea and insert the folded ICL. The ICL will be placed behind the iris, in front of the natural lens, and it’s designed to stay in place without the need for sutures or adhesives.

Your eye surgeon will make sure that the ICL is properly aligned and centered before conducting final checks on your eye pressure.

Following the procedure, you’ll spend a short time in the recovery area, and then you’ll be able to go home. 

Since you will not be able to drive right after the procedure, you will need to have a friend or a family member take you home. 

What is Recovery Like After the EVO ICL Procedure?

Recovery after the EVO ICL procedure is typically fast and relatively comfortable. Most patients experience an improvement in their vision immediately after the procedure, although it’s normal to experience some blurriness, haziness, or glare for the first few days.

Your EVO ICL surgeon at Mann Eye Institute will provide specific instructions on how to care for your eyes after the procedure, including how to use eye drops and avoid activities that may strain your eyes. It’s essential to avoid rubbing or touching your eyes for several days after the procedure to avoid any complications. 

Additionally, you’ll need to attend follow-up appointments with your eye surgeon to ensure that your eyes are healing correctly and there are no complications.

Most people can resume their normal activities within a few days after the procedure, although it’s important to avoid swimming and strenuous exercise for a few weeks. With proper care and follow-up, you should experience clearer vision and a permanent solution to your vision problems with the EVO ICL.

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 Mann Eye Institute in Houston, TX, today!


The Mann Eye Institute is a leading eye care facility with seventeen locations in Humble, West Humble, Houston, Central Austin, North Austin, Sugar Land, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Livingston, Bay City, Pearland, Baytown, Tomball and Cleveland, Texas. With various locations in the Houston and Austin areas we can provide the full continuum of care, including; designer eyewear and eye care needs, LASIK eye surgery, cataract surgery, premium lens implants and dry eye treatment options. If you are seeking expert eye doctors in Texas contact us today!

Copperfield Office
6860 Highway 6 North, Ste. A
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 500-9605

Pearland Office
10223 Broadway St., Ste. J
Pearland, TX 77584
(281) 971-9332

Spring Office
2616 FM 2920 Ste. I
Spring, TX 77388
(281) 353-8300

Tomball Office
14079 FM 2920
Tomball, TX 77377
(346) 701-4029

Katy Office
750 Westgreen Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 392-3937

Humble - Deerbrook Office
9802 FM 1960 W, Ste. 110
Humble, Texas 77338
(281) 446-9333

Sugar Land Office
6424 E. Riverpark Dr.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(713) 580-2525

Humble - S. Memorial Office
18850 S. Memorial Blvd.
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-7900

Livingston Office
1601 US-59 Loop North, Ste. 100
Livingston, Texas 77351
(936) 327-3937

Cleveland Office
429 West Southline
Cleveland, TX 77327
(281) 592-4343

Bay City Office
3612 Avenue F
Bay City, TX 77414
(979) 244-1450

Baytown Office
4750 East Freeway
Baytown, TX 77521
(281) 421-2020

South Austin Office
2600 Via Fortuna, Ste. 400
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-4123

North Austin Office
4314 W. Braker Lane Ste. 215
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 200-3937

Sun City Office
1530 Sun City Blvd., Ste. 150
Georgetown, TX 78633
(512) 327-3792

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