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EVO ICL in Auburn Hills, MI

What Is EVO ICL?

The EVO Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL) looks like a contact lens, but this refractive implant harmonizes with the natural eye to correct issues that limit vision, such as nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism, without removing any corneal tissue. EVO ICL at Capstone Vision & Aesthetics also helps to reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses and contacts. The Collamer lens is made with a small amount of purified collagen and the same material used for soft contact lenses, producing a soft, flexible, and biocompatible product that rests inside the eye and results in clear, sharp vision. Ideal candidates for EVO ICL in the Auburn Hills, MI area are aged 21 – 45 with nearsightedness with or without astigmatism and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year. Capstone Vision & Aesthetics is the only vision provider in the area to offer EVO ICL. To find out if EVO ICL is an option for you, schedule a consultation with ophthalmologist Dr. Leslie Emmert-Buck for a complete exam and personalized treatment plan.

What Can I Expect From EVO ICL?

Before the procedure, Dr. Emmert-Buck will conduct a few tests to measure your eyes and take note of any unique characteristics. Next, the pupils are dilated, and numbing eye drops are administered for anesthesia. For most patients, the procedure is virtually painless with numbing drops and it typically takes about 20 – 30 minutes to perform. A small opening is made to the eye to fold then insert the lens. No tissue is removed during this process. The lens is carefully adjusted and positioned, securely placed behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and in front of the natural eye's lens. Full recovery following EVO ICL surgery is estimated to take 1 – 2 months. However, our clients typically resume daily activities in just a few short days with clearer vision. The implanted lenses are removable, if necessary, under a doctor's care.

What Are the Benefits of EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL provides a safe and effective way to see a clear picture. Our team at Capstone Vision & Aesthetics will work with you to determine if this innovative technology is right for your individual vision needs. Some benefits associated with EVO ICLs include:

  • Provides clear, sharp vision
  • Offers UV protection
  • Not visible once in place
  • Can treat nearsightedness with or without astigmatism
  • Suitable for patients with thin corneas and may not be candidates for LASIK or other vision correction procedures
  • Does not cause dry eyes, which can be a potential side effect of other vision correction procedures
  • Excellent night vision
  • $9700 for both eyes

Dr. Emmert-Buck and staff are amazing. Needed cataract surgery and they walked me thru every step of the way. I also had Lasik performed to correct my nearsightedness. No more glasses or contacts!!! Fantastic Surgeon! Thank you Capstone.

K.C. Google

Went in for LASIK consult and we settled on PRK as the path forward. Honestly the best money I think I've ever spent, both in terms of the procedure and who handled the operation. Dr. Emmert-Buck and her staff are all so wonderfully attentive and personable. There was even a self-caused issue after the procedure and Dr. Emmert-Buck was quick with being able to meet me the day it happened and help me resolve the issue. If I ever need touch ups later on in life, I know where I'm going!

R.H. Google

Came in for LASIK consult and did PRK with Dr. Leslie Emmert-Buck. She is very nice and reliable person. Happy with what I did and highly recommended.

K.M. Google

It's a very impressive facility. Dr. Emmert-Buck is efficient, caring, professional and takes the extra step to assure each patient is properly cared for. The ambiance of the office is comforting and attractive. Great place to experience!

J.G. Google

I can highly recommend Dr. Emmert-Buck. I had cataract surgery on both eyes as well as a lens inserted on both this summer and I can see 20/20 without glasses, it's a life changer. Dr Emmert-Buck is a very caring and meticulous doctor/person and explains everything before and after surgery in an easy to understand manner. She also takes her time with you when you are in her office to go through all the exams and any questions you might have. I'm recommending all my family and friends to see her for any eye needs.

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Am I A Candidate for EVO ICL?

Ideal candidates for the EVO ICL are individuals seeking vision correction who are not suitable candidates for LASIK or other refractive surgeries due to factors such as thin corneas, high refractive errors, or dry eye syndrome. EVO ICL offers a safe and effective alternative for those with moderate to severe nearsightedness (myopia), astigmatism, or both. Candidates should be over 21 years old, have stable vision prescriptions for at least a year, and have healthy eyes free from conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts. Additionally, candidates should have realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the procedure and be committed to follow-up care. Consulting with an experienced ophthalmologist like those at Capstone Vision & Aesthetics can help determine if EVO ICL is the right vision correction option for individual needs and lifestyle.

Is the EVO ICL visible in the eye?

Once the EVO ICL is placed within the eye, it is not visible to the naked eye. This makes it a discreet option for those who may be self-conscious about wearing glasses or traditional contact lenses. Dr. Emmert-Buck can also remove the lens if necessary, but it is designed to remain in place for a lifetime.

Does the EVO ICL require any maintenance?

No, the EVO ICL does not require any special maintenance or care once the procedure is over. It is designed to remain in place and provide clear vision without any additional steps needed. At Capstone Vision & Aesthetics, we still recommend regular eye exams to ensure the health and function of your EVO ICL.

Can I have EVO ICL surgery if I have thin corneas?

Yes, one of the benefits of EVO ICL is that it is suitable for patients with thin corneas. This makes it a great option for individuals who were previously told they were not eligible for LASIK in Auburn Hills, MI. Of course, all patients still need to undergo a consultation to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure.

Get Clearer, Sharper Vision

Implantable Collamer Lenses end the struggle to clean your contacts and remembering where you placed your glasses. Contact our vision care team to learn more about this revolutionary procedure, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Emmert-Buck. Our contemporary Auburn Hills, MI facility is ready to perform your quick and easy EVO ICL procedure to help you achieve the crisper, clearer vision you want.

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