Eagle Eye Centre offers a full range of vision correction options in an environment where patient care is prioritized. We are pleased to offer EVO Viva ICL for Singapore patients who desire improved vision across multiple distances with less dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
- What is the EVO Viva ICL?
- How Does EVO Viva ICL Vision Correction Surgery Work?
- Facts About EVO Viva ICL
- Frequently Asked Questions About EVO Viva ICL
What is the EVO Viva ICL?
The EVO Viva ICL (EVO Viva) is an implantable lens that has been clinically proven to improve common vision issues such as nearsightedness with or without presbyopia, loss of reading vision. This small lens is made from Collamer, a soft material that contains biocompatible collagen and works in harmony with the natural eye. EVO Viva is is added to the eye to provide sharp, clear vision while the eye’s natural lens remains in place.1
How Does EVO Viva ICL Vision Correction Surgery Work?
The EVO Viva is an extended depth of focus (EDOF) lens which creates a range of focus points to improve vision at multiple distances. This allows the EVO Viva to accommodate a number of vision needs, such as myopia (nearsightedness) and presbyopia, at once.
EVO Viva vision correction procedure is usually completed in less than 30 minutes. During this procedure, the EVO Viva lens is placed behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and in front of the natural crystalline lens.
There are 3 simple steps to the EVO Viva procedure: 1) the doctor creates a small opening at the edge of the patient’s cornea, 2) EVO Viva is folded and inserted through this opening, 3) the doctor makes minute adjustments to ensure the lens is properly positioned in the eye.
Facts About EVO Viva ICL
- EVO Viva is additive technology, so no corneal tissue is removed.
- EVO Viva provides exceptional vision both day and night.2
- EVO Viva also provides UV protection.
- In a patient survey, 99.4% of patients said they would have the EVO procedure again.3
- EVO Viva is designed for permanent vision correction, but can be removed by a doctor, if desired.
- EVO had been clinically shown not to cause or worsen dry eye syndrome.4
Frequently Asked Questions About EVO Viva ICL Vision Correction Surgery
Am I a candidate for vision correction with EVO Viva?
Suitability for EVO Viva must be determined by a qualified eye doctor. In general, suitable candidates for EVO Viva:
- Are between the ages of 21-60
- Are nearsighted with of without presbyopia
- Seek less dependence on glasses or contact lenses
- Have a stable vision prescription that has not changed in one year
- Are not currently pregnant or nursing
- Have no history of prior eye surgery, diabetes, or uncontrolled glaucoma
- Have thinner corneas5
What range of refractive errors can be treated with EVO Viva?
EVO Viva can correct or reduce myopia as low as -0.5 to 18.0 diopters of myopia, with or without presbyopia.
Is the EVO Viva procedure painful?
You will be administered anesthetic eye drops before your vision correction procedure. Some patients do report a sensation of pressure during the procedure, but pain is typically not reported.
What is recovery like after EVO Viva procedure?
Patients frequently report an immediate improvement in vision after EVO Viva procedure. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops for you to use during the recovery period and will schedule follow-up appointments.
Will I be able to feel EVO Viva once it is in place?
Patients do not typically notice the EVO Viva once it is in place, nor is the lens visible to others.
How much does EVO Viva cost?
Your eye doctor will discuss the cost of EVO Viva vision correction during your consultation.
What are the risks associated with EVO Viva vision correction surgery?
There are potential risks and side effects associated with any surgical procedure. Vision correction with EVO Viva is generally considered to be a low-risk procedure. Mild halos and glare are the most common side effects associated with EVO Viva, and these are reported by a small percentage of patients. In most cases, this resolves within one to three months of surgery, and there is no need for additional intervention.
How long will I need to wait to exercise or swim after my EVO Viva surgery?
There are no restrictions to flying after EVO Viva surgery. We do ask, however, that you postpone any travel for at least 5 days in order to attend follow-up appointments.
Can I travel by plane during the EVO Viva recovery period?
Most patients resume day-to-day activities one day after EVO ICL. In general you can resume strenuous exercise one week after surgery. You should refrain from swimming or water sports for 2 weeks. Your eye doctor will give you specific postoperative guidelines.
Will I still need glasses after EVO Viva surgery?
The purpose of EVO Viva surgery is to permanently reduce or eliminate myopia (nearsightedness) and treat presbyopia. While many patients are able to do without glasses or contact lenses after surgery, some patients with very high prescriptions may still require corrective lenses in some situations.
1 Martínez-Plaza E, López-Miguel A, López-de la Rosa A, et al. Effect of the EVO+ Visian Phakic Implantable Collamer Lens on Visual Performance and Quality of Vision and Life, Am J Ophthalmol 2021;226:117-125.
2 Parkhurst GD. A prospective comparison of phakic collamer lenses and wavefront-optimized laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis for correction of myopia. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016;10:1209-1215.
3 Packer M. The Implantable Collamer Lens with a central port: review of the literature. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018;12:2427-2438.
4 Ganesh S, Brar S, Pawar A. Matched population comparison of visual outcomes and patient satisfaction between 3 modalities for the correction of low to moderate myopic astigmatism. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017;11:1253-1263.
5 Parkhurst GD, Psolka M, Kezirian GM. Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation in United States Military Warfighters: A Retrospective Analysis of Early Clinical Outcomes of the Visian ICL. J Refract Surg. 2011;27(7):473-481.