Real life stories from EVO Visian ICL patients
“I feel like a big part of health is using what your body already has. Visian 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
Entomologist, TV Show Host
“The thing that I love about ICLs is that they are putting a lens in there that can be removed.”
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“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 farmers market.”
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“Visian ICL feels like I am finally experiencing life the way it is meant to be experienced; there are no more barriers between me and the world.”
“I don’t say this a lot, but it really did change my life. Vision is important to me… and I’m not someone that likes to be encumbered by anything.”
Jennifer Van Dijk
“Sports are difficult with glasses. Contacts are better, but I still have to worry about them falling out at the worst possible time. Since getting Visian ICL, I don’t even think about those things anymore.”
“In the past, I would make short term decisions that would be cheaper and would fix the problem short term. This (Visian ICL) fixed the problem long term.”
"¡Claro que te cambia la vida! ¡Por Dios! Es que pasas de no ver, a ver."
ICL Solidaria, Diferentes pacientes
Desde luego, aconsejaría a quién quisiera operarse, que no tenga miedo ni nada por el estilo, es una operación muy rápida, entras y sales, y la verdad es que les va a cambiar.
Justo, Deportista del mundo de la vela
Después de la cirugía, la verdad que mi día a día ha mejorado en un 200%.
Valeria Moya, Deportista de élite de natación sincronizada
"Yo trabajo muchas horas delante de un ordenador y sí he notado mucho que la vista se me cansa menos y el ojo no se me seca tanto."
"Dos generaciones operadas con Lentes ICL: Richard y María Levene. Todas las mañanas me levanto y digo: guau veo¡"
Veo. Así de fuerte, pero Veo.
Alvaro Cervantes, null
I feel like a big part of health is using what your body already has. ICLs 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 had my first opportunity to put my ICLs 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
"No llevar gafas, es calidad de vida."
"Estoy deseando disfrutar de la playa."
"Hay un antes y un despúes con ICL"
"Ya puedo opositar y cumplir mi sueño."
"Ya no llevo lágrimas artificiales en todos mis bolsos."
"Lo que me ha convencido es que es una operación reversible"
Daniel Gómez Portet, null
Veo bien siempre, es una comodidad absoluta.
Daniel Gómez Portet 2, null
Important Safety Information
It is important to consider that EVO Visian® Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL) are approved by the local health authority, which means they have been determined to be safe and effective. As with any procedure, there are risks to consider. If you have any questions or concerns it is always best to speak with a certified EVO Visian® Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) doctor. The EVO Visian ICL family of lenses include EVO Visian ICL, EVO Visian Toric ICL, EVO+ Visian ICL, and EVO+ Visian Toric ICL and are designed for the correction/reduction of low to high myopia (-0.5 to -20.0 diopters (D)) and the correction/reduction of myopia in patients with up to -20 D of myopia with less than or equal to 6.0 D of astigmatism. The EVO Visian ICL family is indicated for use in phakic eye treatment and for: The correction/reduction of myopia in adults 21 – 60 years of age with power ranging from -0.5 D to -20.0 D at the spectacle plane. With an anterior chamber depth (ACD) equal to or greater than 3.0 mm, as measured from the corneal endothelium to the anterior lens capsule. This extended age range covering over 45 to 60 years of age only applies to the myopic EVO Visian ICL family, and only in countries covered by the jurisdiction of the EU Notified Bodies where the CE Mark is recognised (i.e., the EU, EEA, and EFTA). The EVO Visian ICL family of products currently in inventory do not have the updated Directions For Use (DFU) with this new wording yet, but it will be incorporated over time. EVO Visian ICL surgery does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, even if you have never worn them before. The EVO Visian ICL 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. The EVO Visian Toric ICL is intended to correct or reduce astigmatism (up to 6.0 D) you may have (the EVO Visian ICL is not intended to treat your astigmatism). Implantation of an EVO Visian ICL is a surgical procedure, and as such, carries potentially serious risks. The following represent potential complications/adverse reactions reported in conjunction with refractive surgery in general: additional surgeries, cataract formation, loss of best corrected vision, raised pressure inside the eye, loss of cells on the innermost surface of the cornea, 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, 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 Visian ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about EVO Visian ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery.
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