Experience the freedom and flexibility of the EVO Visian ICL Lens

STAAR® Surgical’s phakic IOL for myopia and astigmatism


The EVO Visian ICL is for people who want to experience life without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. EVO Visian ICL, also called an Implantable Collamer® Lens, is a refractive implant to correct common vision issues like myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism. In addition, unlike some other vision correction options, the EVO Visian ICL corrects vision without removing any corneal tissue.


EVO Visian ICL is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates for EVO Visian ICL are ages 21 to 45 with nearsightedness with or without astigmatism and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. If you seek a solution to decrease or eliminate the cost and frustration of traditional contacts or glasses, EVO Visian ICL may be your answer. Schedule a consultation to discuss if EVO Visian ICL is right for you.


The EVO Visian ICL procedure offers many exciting benefits:

  • Clinically proven option for freedom from glasses and contact lenses
  • Preserves the natural eye – no corneal tissue is removed
  • An option for patients who in the past have been told they were not a LASIK candidate
  • Most patients experience a dramatic improvement in vision almost immediately
  • Can effectively treat nearsightedness with or without astigmatism
  • Can be removed by your doctor if so desired


EVO Visian ICL is made of biocompatible Collamer material that works in harmony with your eye. Your eye doctor will create a small opening in your cornea, used to insert and position the EVO Visian ICL. The procedure is virtually painless for most patients with numbing drops, and it typically takes less than 20 – 30 minutes. In addition, patients usually experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is EVO?

EVO is a vision correction option for people who want to get rid of their glasses or contact lenses.

What are the benefits of EVO?

  • The EVO lens is additive, meaning it is implanted in the eye and does not require the removal of corneal tissue. 
  • The EVO lens works in harmony with the natural eye while delivering clear vision, excellent night vision, UV protection, and does not cause dry eye syndrome. 
  • If desired, the EVO lens is removable by a doctor providing patients added peace of mind.

Is EVO better than contact lenses?

Both are FDA-approved as safe and effective. EVO can be a better option for patients than contacts for various reasons, including efficiency, cost, and convenience. On average, contact lenses cost $12,000 over a lifetime. (Your cost will vary). Because EVO is a long-term solution, your procedure cost is a one-time fee. When you compare the long-term prices of contact lenses, EVO typically pays for itself. Finally, EVO lenses can free contacts and glasses wearers from the daily inconvenience and maintenance associated with contacts and glasses.

What is the EVO lens made from?

The EVO Visian ICL lens is made from Collamer, a collagen copolymer proprietary to STAAR Surgical. Collamer is biocompatible, stable, and flexible, thus making it an ideal lens material for the eye. In addition, it has a long history of successful in-eye use.

Can they have the EVO ICL implanted if someone already had LASIK?

No. The safety and effectiveness of EVO for the correction of moderate to high myopia with and without astigmatism has not been established in patients with a previous history of ocular surgery.

How safe is the EVO ICL?

EVO is a globally trusted and tested procedure. According to a STAAR patient survey, 99.4% of patients would have the EVO procedure again. Over 1,000,000 EVO ICL lenses have been implanted worldwide. FDA has confirmed the EVO ICL is a safe and effective treatment for U.S patients.

Can the EVO Visian ICL dry out or get dirty like a contact lens?

The EVO Visian ICL avoids such problems experienced with traditional contact lenses. It is designed to remain in place inside the eye without maintenance. You should see an eye doctor annually to ensure everything remains safe and effective.

Exactly where is the EVO Visian ICL placed in the eye?

EVO Visian ICL is placed behind the iris, and in front of the eye’s natural lens, so it’s undetectable to any observers. Only a trained doctor using special instrumentation will be able to tell that vision correction has taken place.



Patients who come to Hoopes Vision because of our track record of safety and proven results are often surprised at how affordable the very best vision correction procedures can be. We work hard to put our technology and expertise within the reach of almost any budget.