EVO Visian ICL™

“Implantable Collamer® Lens”

The EVO Visian ICL™ (Implantable Collamer® Lens) (nicknamed as “implantable contact lens” or “insertable contact lens”) procedure corrects common vision problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia) with or without astigmatism.

These “implantable contact lenses” were designed for people who want to experience life without using glasses or contacts.

And our world-class eye doctors of Atlanta have extensive experience with EVO Visian ICL , which is the newest technology by STAAR® Surgical.

Meet our doctors who specialize in EVO Visian ICL:

Dr. Jason S. Brody HeadshotJason S. Brody, MD
Referral Ophthalmologist

Dr. Byron "Trip" Cook HeadshotByron “Trip” Cook, MD
Referral Ophthalmologist

Dr. James Hays HeadshotJames Hays, MD
Referral Ophthalmologist

Dr. Eric Jennings HeadshotEric Jennings, MD
Referral Ophthalmologist

Dr. John Prenshaw - Eye surgeon in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Specializing in Cataract, Glaucoma, Dry Eye, and Cornea treatments.John Prenshaw, MD
Referral Ophthalmologist

Dr. Leo Zlotcavitch HeadshotLeo Zlotcavitch, MD
Referral Ophthalmologist

EVO Visian ICL is the newest ICL technology when it comes to offering our patients an alternative to prescription eyeglasses or contacts. Some patients who have severe myopia also benefit greatly from EVO Visian ICL.

Join over one million people worldwide who have benefited from EVO Visian ICL.

To find out if EVO Visian ICL is right for you, schedule your appointment here with Woolfson Eye Institute or call one of our offices nearest you (our list of offices can be found here).


EVO Visian ICL Procedure – What to Expect

EVO Visian ICL is made of biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye.

Unlike contact lenses that go on the surface of the eye, the EVO Visian ICL is positioned inside the eye between the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the natural lens where it stays for permanent vision correction.

For peace of mind, the EVO Visian ICL can also be removed by our doctor, if needed or desired.

  • During the minimally invasive procedure, our eye doctor will create a small opening in the cornea that will be used to insert and position the EVO Visian ICL.
  • The procedure is typically painless since we use numbing eye drops.
  • The entire procedure typically takes less than 20 – 30 minutes.

You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.

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Benefits of EVO Visian ICL

There are many things that sets the EVO Visian ICL apart from other vision correction procedures. A few of those benefits include:

  • 99% patient satisfaction
  • 20-30 minute procedure
  • Quick recovery time
  • 1,000,000 procedures worldwide
  • Removable by our eye doctors
  • Great for those with thin corneas 6, 7
  • In harmony with your natural eyes (does not require corneal tissue removal)
  • Offers UV protection


  • Offers excellent night vision
  • Treats moderate to high myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism
  • Does not contribute to dry eye syndrome like other vision correction procedures
  • Great for patients who aren’t candidates for LASIK (or other vision correction procedures) due to having thin corneas

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What is the main benefit of the EVO Visian ICL lens?

The main benefit is to permanently correct or reduce nearsightedness (myopia) and to treat astigmatism. Patients love the fact that they no longer have to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. 

What is the EVO Visian ICL lens made of?

It is made from a material called Collamer®, which is a combination of material similar to contact lenses plus a collagen co-polymer (proprietary to STAAR Surgical). The EVO lens also contains an ultraviolet light filter. 

Can the EVO lens be removed from the eye?

It is designed to stay in place without much maintenance. It can only be removed, if necessary, by an eye doctor. 

Can other people see the EVO lens if I get the procedure done?

No! The EVO lens gets placed behind the iris, which is the colored part of the eye. It will be invisible to yourself and to others. 

Will I feel the EVO lens once my eye doctor places it in my eye?

The EVO lens typically isn’t felt/noticeable after our eye doctor implants it. It will not move around once we implant the lens. 

Is EVO Visian ICL Right for You? Call Us Today!

EVO Visian ICL is well-suited for a wide variety of people. If you’ve been told you are not a candidate for LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures, these “implantable contact lenses” may be your best option.

Or if you have been told your corneas are too thin, then EVO Visian ICL may be a good choice for you.

Ideal candidates for EVO Visian ICL are aged 21 to 45 with nearsightedness and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year.

EVO Visian ICL is not an option for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or if you have a history of eye disease.

If you are seeking a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost or frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, EVO Visian ICL may be your answer. Contact our eye doctors in Atlanta to schedule an appointment for EVO Visian ICL.

Dr. Byron Cook talks about EVO VISIAN ICL™

Dr. Byron Cook talks about EVO VISIAN ICL™

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