Meet Jiu Jitsu Instructor Eve Torres Gracie

Hi, I’m Eve Torres Gracie, you may know me as the 3 time WWE Divas Champion. What you may not know is that I also am a professional Jiu Jitsu instructor and a mom.

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What led me to Visian ICL

I have dreamed of having eye surgery. My doctor tells me there is another option, Visian ICL and he explained to us what it was. And I’m thinking… why have I never heard of this?

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

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Eve's day-to-day & where Visian ICL helps most.

Full contact mom

As a mother, getting ready in the morning, you’re trying to do like fifty different things. You’re trying to get the baby ready, you’re trying to get yourself ready. I’ve never been more grateful for not having contacts or glasses at this point of my life.

On the mat

I try to bring as many women into Jiu Jitsu as possible. Into this self defense training and mindset because I knew what it did for me. Being an athlete and having vision issues is a huge inconvenience.
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"It’s been over six years since I had my Visian ICL lenses implanted and I still couldn’t be happier with my vision. Now, all I have to focus on is Jiu Jitsu, empowering women and being a mommy.”

I first discovered that I needed glasses in the fifth grade. I remember sitting in the back of my class and borrowing my friend's glasses and I put them on and said "I can see the chalkboard."

Nothing has been quite as challenging as being a mother and learning who this person is and how I can be the best mother for him. A big part of that is finding how I’m going to balance all these things in my life and still make him the priority that he is to me.

I’ve never been more grateful for not having contacts or glasses at this point of my life.

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Questions with Eve

What do you do for a living?

I am a professional athlete and more importantly, a mom.

How long have you had problems with your vision?

I discovered my need for glasses in the 5th grade while sitting in the back of the classroom. I borrowed my friend’s glasses and I could actually see without squinting.

What’s your biggest pain point about contacts or glasses?

Being an athlete and having vision issues is a huge inconvenience. It really makes things challenging especially when it’s contact sports.

What about Visian ICL helped make your decision?

I believe a big part of health is using what your body already has and just making it work for you, which is exactly what Visian ICL does. My eye is still completely intact. My eye is still my eye.

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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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2. Sanders 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. Patient Survey, STAAR Surgical ICL Data Registry, 2018

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