Implantable Contact Lenses

Modern ICL Surgery

Dr. Sharpe has performed more Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedures than anyone in Washington! And now that the EVO ICL has been approved by the FDA, SharpeVision is proud to be one of the first clinics to offer this advanced lens technology. Come in and see how this fifteen-minute procedure will improve your vision for the rest of your life.

Welcome to the future of ICLs!

ICL stands for implantable collamer lens. The EVO ICL™ is made of collamer, which works in harmony with your natural eye, and is implanted into the eye to correct moderate to severe nearsightedness, with or without astigmatism. The EVO ICL is an advanced vision-correction option that is growing in popularity with more than 2 million lenses implanted worldwide since it was approved in 2022, with a 99.4% satisfaction rate.


If you are 21 or older and nearsighted, you may be a candidate for the EVO ICL. This procedure is able to treat a range of patients from low to extremely high refractive errors (-3 to -16 diopters) and is especially beneficial to those with thin corneas or who do not think they are a candidate for LASIK. It is preferable that the patient has not undergone any ophthalmic surgery and does not have a history of eye disease such as iritis, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy. We always perform a complete eye examination as part of our free vision consultation to determine the best vision-correction option for you.

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The EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is made of 100% biocompatible collagen copolymer that provides UV protection and permanent vision correction. Additionally, the EVO ICL procedure does not permanently alter the shape of your cornea. There is no maintenance associated with the lens, and it is intended to remain in place as long as you are satisfied with your vision. If for any reason it needed to be removed, it can be for added peace of mind. The EVO ICL procedure is an outpatient procedure that generally takes 15 minutes per eye. Prior to the procedure you will receive numbing drops. We will create a painless, small opening to insert the folded lens into the eye. Once the lens is inside the eye, it unfolds, is positioned, and the procedure is complete. Patients usually experience an immediate improvement in vision, although the vision will improve for days to weeks afterward.

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The EVO ICL is positioned behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) where it is invisible to both you and others. It stays in position by itself and does not interact with any of the structures of the eye, so you are not aware that it’s there except that you see clearly without glasses or contacts. The EVO ICL received approval from the FDA in 2022 for a wide range of myopic (nearsightedness) and astigmatism correction needs. Although the lens is intended to remain in place permanently, a surgeon can remove the implant for added peace of mind. And because your cornea is in its natural state, you’re able to pursue other vision-correction options in the future.

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Are you eligible?

If you are 21 years of age or older and are nearsighted and have been told you are not a candidate for LASIK, you may be a candidate for the EVO ICL. There are some conditions that exclude certain patients. Take the quiz to see if ICL is right for you.

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My experience with LASIK at SharpeVision couldn’t have been better! The staff were so kind and constantly made sure I felt comfortable and all my questions were answered. Thanks for my new eyes!

William S — Chicago

If you are considering LASIK, I highly recommend SharpeVision Modern LASIK, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made!

Sam — Chicago

The whole process from the consultation to the post-operation appointment have been smooth and helpful. The office is welcoming, warm and an overall great environment.

Paulina — Chicago

The whole process was smooth and efficient and pleasant from the first call to the check up a month after the procedure. Love the lifetime guarantee as well.

Laura — Austin

SharpeVision provided me the best once-of-a-lifetime experience. Their staff is super friendly and I never once felt unwelcome. I totally recommend these guys.

Jonah — Austin

I highly recommend SharpeVision to anyone sick of glasses and contacts.

Jon — Chicago

From start to finish SharpeVision was professional, kind, informative, and beyond expectations. The staff is amazing and the doctors are incredibly knowledgeable.

Jillian — Austin

Everyone on staff is so helpful and professional and kind. I would recommend SharpeVision to anyone I know.

James V — Chicago

I literally said to Dr. Lancaster “That was it? THAT WAS IT?” I could see immediately after, and now I’m seeing better than 20/20.

Doug O — Chicago

Had a wonderful experience here for LASIK! Will be highly recommending it to all friends and family who are considering! Dr. Lancaster was phenomenal!

Conrad S — Austin

What to Expect

MODERN ICL: Start to Finish

Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive, dilated examination is the only way to know which vision-correction procedure is best for you. We do this at no charge because we believe so strongly in giving patients all the information necessary to make the right treatment choice. While your exam involves comprehensive diagnostic testing, it is also our opportunity to learn more about you, your expectations, and your lifestyle. All of these factors play an important role in recommending the best procedure for you:

The complete exam can take up to 90 minutes. After all the data is collected, our doctor will examine you, discuss the treatment recommendation, and answer any questions you have. Your visit will include dilation of your pupils, which will affect your eyesight for about 4-6 hours, as you may have experienced with a routine eye exam.


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