Are Athletes Right for the EVO ICL? - Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute

Are Athletes Right for the EVO ICL?


Are you an athlete? Are you tired of fumbling with your glasses or having dry eyes because of your contact lenses?

It’s time to consider a solution like a vision correction procedure. One of these procedures is the revolutionary EVO ICL. Keep reading to determine if athletes are suitable for the EVO ICL and how this procedure can improve your vision!

What is the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is a small additive lens placed inside the eye to correct vision, specifically nearsightedness and astigmatism, in qualified candidates. It may be easiest to think of it like a contact lens, except it goes inside your eye and stays there.

The EVO ICL is made of a unique material called collamer derived from collagen. Because it’s a material derived from collagen, collamer is designed to be in harmony with your eye and how it functions. 

That means once the EVO ICL is in your eye, you won’t be able to feel it, and nobody else needs to know it’s there unless you tell them. The EVO ICL procedure is minimally invasive and takes about 20 minutes per eye.

You’ll also receive numbing eye drops to ensure you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Once these disperse over the surface of your eye, the procedure can begin.

Your surgeon will create a small incision in your cornea and then insert the EVO ICL through this incision. It’s positioned in front of your natural lens and behind your iris to improve your vision. The incision doesn’t require any stitches or sutures and will heal on its own. 

Because the EVO ICL is an outpatient procedure, you’ll go home after it’s over. Most patients notice almost instant improvements to their vision, but it can take a few days for others. 

Everyone is different, so be patient if it takes a little longer for you. You’ll need follow-up appointments after the procedure to ensure your eyes are recovering and healing correctly and there are no complications or signs of infection.

Who is a Good Candidate for the EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is an incredible procedure, but it’s unsuitable for everyone. You may be a good candidate if:

  • You’re between 21 and 45
  • You have a stable prescription that’s remained unchanged for a year or more
  • You’re an athlete who wants to improve your vision on and off the field
  • You’re nearsighted with some astigmatism
  • You’re in good health with healthy eyes without any preexisting eye conditions

If you think you could be a good candidate for the EVO ICL, the next step is to schedule a consultation at Herschel LASIK & Cataract Institute!

Why Athletes May Choose the EVO ICL

If you’re an athlete, there’s a lot about the EVO ICL that may make it attractive. One of these is the EVO ICL is the first and only reversible vision correction procedure. Even if your vision changes, you can have the EVO ICL removed. 

This option makes the EVO ICL incredibly attractive because it provides patients peace of mind. Another reason why athletes may choose the EVO ICL over other procedures like LASIK is it doesn’t remove any tissue from your eye.

LASIK works by reshaping the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Because it does not remove any tissue from the eye, all its structures remain intact. 

This is important for athletes and those who are more physically active, as they are at an increased risk of eye injuries or getting hit in the head. Also, the EVO ICL provides patients with excellent night vision, which can be an advantage if you’re an athlete who has late-night games or you need to be able to play in low-light conditions. 

You’ll never have to worry about your vision being unable to perform when you choose the EVO ICL!

What the EVO ICL May Do to Improve Your Vision if You’re an Athlete

The EVO ICL is an incredible way to give you the edge you need in athletic settings. Here are some of the ways it can improve your vision:

Enjoy Clearer and Sharper Vision

Although you may have clear vision with visual aids, you can look forward to crisper, sharper vision with the EVO ICL than you could achieve with glasses and contact lenses. As an athlete, this will mean you’ll be able to see the finest of details, like a ball as it’s coming towards you or expressions on your teammate’s face as you win the big game.

Stop Blocking Your Peripheral Vision

Good peripheral vision is a must for athletes. The EVO ICL won’t block your peripheral vision because once it’s in your eye, you won’t know it’s there, ensuring awareness of everything around you.

No More Distractions from Visual Aids

With the EVO ICL, you can look forward to living with visual freedom. When you no longer depend on visual aids, you don’t have to worry about distractions. 

That means no more glasses sliding down your nose while sweating or contacts that blind you while in the zone. The EVO ICL will allow you to get to the next level and be the athlete you always knew you could be.

Do you think you could be a good candidate for the EVO ICL? It’s time to schedule your consultation at Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute in Orlando, FL, now! Why wait when you could be a better athlete and see everything like never before?

Those who know choose Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute

Beautiful office. Amazing and caring staff. Getting my surgery done Saturday and the Doctor and the staff helped choose the right option for me and I didn't feel pushed to commit. One of the only few who commits the patient to a dry eye treatment as per my research. Post-surgery I hope to keep my 5 star rating because I have nothing bad to say!

Yogi Nayyar (Google), February 2020

I recently did my LASIK procedure about 1 week ago and was completely blown away from beginning to end with the SERVICE received from the entire staff at Herschel LASIK. The office is beautifully decorated and the staff was always professional, personable, knowledgeable and friendly. I particularly enjoyed the way that everything was explained clearly before, during and after my procedure and questions were always encouraged and answered. My experience was the best encounter to date with a physician. Excellent doctor + excellent support staff +excellent service = excellent experience and a happy customer. Thank you so much Dr. Herschel, Doris and Francesca.

Vernicia Sturrup (Google), September 2019

Great service, sometimes a bit of a wait, but I take a full lobby as a sign of a well recommended doctor. Staff is friendly & quick to answerphones & squeeze me in when I got an eye problem. Would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to get LASIK. Doctor even personally called to check on me the night after my procedure.

Stephanie G. (Yelp), January 2020

I got my LASIK procedure done here. I was apprehensive, mostly because anything to do with my eyes kind of freaked me out.
I went under a free consultation. The nurses/assistants were very nice and they answered any questions I had. Then I met Dr. Herschel and he was very nice and understanding. He explained all that would happen, how everything works, how long recovery will be, everything.
So, I agreed and start the process. I love the fact you always meet with Dr. Herschel at every appointment.
I now have 20/20 vision.
I'd highly recommend going to him for all of your vision needs.

Kelsea K. (Yelp), November 2019

Great surgeon and great staff. Do your research, Dr. Herschel is more than just a LASIK surgeon. He is certified and specializes in all areas of eye surgery so have peace of mind that you are getting one of the best. They use current technology and machines. More so, if your eyes aren’t ready for surgery he has no problem delaying 1-2 weeks until they are 100% good-to-go. He will not risk your health for the sake of money.

Dave T. (Yelp)
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