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Comparing EVO ICL And LASIK: Understanding The Differences!

Weak eyesight is no joke. People with vision problems know the hassle of putting on your contacts and maintaining them properly and wearing glasses can ...

by Kendra Reed

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Weak eyesight is no joke. People with vision problems know the hassle of putting on your contacts and maintaining them properly and wearing glasses can get a bit difficult over time. Plus the money required for good contact lenses or frames or glass lenses is no joke either. That is when people opt for options that are more long-lasting and hassle-free.

The safest and easiest procedure for better eyesight is Lasik and evo icl. Both these procedures require very little recovery time. Usually, patients can resume their day-to-day activities within a few days after these procedures. 

 Lasik is quite popular among people now. But if you are hearing icl for the first time no worries we will give you a brief overview of both procedures and give a comparison of evo icl vs Lasik. So without much delay let us get right into it.

Evo Icl

Implanted Collamer lens or ICL is basically implanting a very slim lens into your eyes to correct your vision problems. Your doctor will perform a series of tests to ensure that you are the right candidate for this treatment. And if you are a perfect candidate you will be elaborated on the procedure and the expected outcomes.

Evo Icl

This procedure barely takes 30 minutes. You will not be asked to stay overnight or anything like that. ICL is comparatively less invasive. There will be no removal of corneas here. You can see this as more or less like a permanent contact lens.

After this treatment, you will not need any contact lenses or glasses. These lenses are detachable, modifiable, biocompatible, and increase both day and night time vision. This treatment was recently approved by the FDA in March of 2022.

Even though this vision correctness method is considered a permanent option it is reversible and removed or replaced.

Lasik

We are pretty sure that you might have heard about LASIK treatments. But ever wondered what LASIK stands for? It is laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis. This is a much more popular treatment option than ICL. In this process, the shape of the cornea will be changed to correct the vision.

Lasik

Like ICL, not everyone is a suitable candidate for Lasik. This method is applicable for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Evo Icl Vs Lasik

There are some key differences between these treatments. So let us see what they are:

  • Reversibility: Since Lasik reshapes your cornea it is practically impossible to reverse it back. So this procedure is irreversible. Once it’s done, it is done. Under some rare circumstances, your Lasik surgery might go over-correct or under-correct. In such situations, you will be asked to go for another Lasik procedure. ICL is just placing another lens above your lens so it is easily reversible.
  • Vision correction: With icl your nearsightedness and astigmatism can be corrected. Lasik corrects both nearsightedness and astigmatism as well as farsightedness.
  • Protection from UV: Since icl sits on top of your eyes it also acts as an added protection from harmful UV rays.
  • Removing cornea tissue: With Lasik, you are correcting the shape of your cornea which requires removing your corneal tissue. So when it comes to patients with higher levels of nearsightedness, they might not be eligible for this process. But they might be able to do icl because there is no tissue removal involved.
  • Chances of glaucoma: Your ICL procedure must be done very carefully as if it is not properly fixed it might cause changes in pressure which may result in glaucoma. With Lasik, there is no such complication
  • Infection risk: Even though the risk is low, we cannot dismiss it. Compared to Lasik, evo icl correction has a higher probability of infection as the body might treat the lens as a foreign object and fight it.
  • Age limit: Lasik is generally advised for people who are above 18 years of age. For ICL procedures the age range for patients is 21 to 45 years

Also Read: PRK Vs LASIK: How Does This Process Work? Know More!

Final Thoughts

This article went through a brief overview of both these treatments and compared Evo icl vs Lasik. Evo icl and Lasik treatments are supposed to correct your vision for the long term. These vision correction methods are perfect for people who are done with using glasses and contact lenses.

These are permanent procedures and can give you long-lasting results. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for the procedure. So you will have to consult with your ophthalmologist and see which one is more suitable for you.

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