With EVO ICL you can have sharp, clear vision without the burden of glasses or contact lenses.

With EVO ICL you can have sharp, clear vision without the burden of glasses or contact lenses.

Utah Valley Eye Center is one of Utah’s leading providers for the EVO Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)

What is EVO ICL?

ICL surgery is a method of vision correction for nearsighted patients or patients with astigmatism. This procedure involves a small biocompatible lens that is inserted into the eye in front of the natural lens and behind the iris (the colored part of the eye). ICL is meant to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts without the need to remove corneal tissue. ICL implants are reversible by simply removing the lens if necessary.

What is EVO ICL?

ICL surgery is a method of vision correction for nearsighted patients or patients with astigmatism. This procedure involves a small biocompatible lens that is inserted into the eye in front of the natural lens and behind the iris (the colored part of the eye). ICL is meant to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts without the need to remove corneal tissue. ICL implants are reversible by simply removing the lens if necessary.

What to expect during the ICL procedure

ICL surgery is a quick and painless outpatient procedure. When arriving at the surgical center your nurse will give you drops to both dilate and numb your eyes. Dr. Gardiner will then gently insert the lens through a small incision in your cornea. This lens works with the natural lens of your eye to refract light directly onto your retina for clear vision. The procedure is typically painless and takes 10-15 minutes per eye. You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.

What to expect during the ICL procedure

ICL surgery is a quick and painless outpatient procedure. When arriving at the surgical center your nurse will give you drops to both dilate and numb your eyes. Dr. Gardiner will then gently insert the lens through a small incision in your cornea. This lens works with the natural lens of your eye to refract light directly onto your retina for clear vision. The procedure is typically painless and takes 10-15 minutes per eye. You can experience improved vision right away and a quick recovery time.

Benefits of ICL

Benefits of ICL

If you have been told that you are not a good LASIK candidate then you should consider the EVO ICL. Schedule a complimentary ICL evaluation today.

See what patients have to say about

 ICL at UTAH VALLEY EYE CENTER!

  • I just had ICL performed by Dr. Gardiner whom I have been going to for 5 years now. I have had nothing but great experiences between my regular normal checkups and eye surgery. He had recommended ICL to me years ago, and finally I was tired of dealing with my glasses/contacts. He was not pushy at all and let me decide for myself to have the procedure done. I feel that he is genuinely interested in the health of my eyes and my quality of life. I trust Dr. Gardiner and the staff at Utah Valley Eye Center.

    William Austin
  • I couldn’t be more pleased by my experience with Dr Gardiner. As a surgeon he is incredibly skilled and very knowledgeable. He restored my eyesight (With ICL) to 20/15 without any complications whatsoever. His communication skills are excellent- letting me know what to expect each step of the way. Finally his kindness is second to none. He truly loves what he does and finds joy in the impeccable service he provides to his patients.

    Mike Peterson
  • I am very pleased with the ICL performed by Dr Gardiner. I was able to quickly get into him for an evaluation. Because I had been wearing hard contacts, I had to have another evaluation three weeks later. I am grateful for the time for my eyes to neutralize, so we could get the prescription right. Dr Gardiner is very professional, kind, understanding and eager to answer any questions.

    Tiffany Behunin

Payment options for ICL

Payment in Full:

This payment can be made using cash, check, or credit card

Flex Spending Plans:

This payment can be made using cash, check, or credit card

Financing Plans:

Utah Valley Eye Center offers a 12-month no-interest financing plan with a 50% down payment before ordering your lenses.

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ICL FAQ

Who is a candidate for ICL?

ICL surgery is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates are aged 21-45 with nearsightedness and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year.

Who is not a candidate for ICL?

ICL is not an option for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or those with a history of eye disease. Please discuss your history with Dr. Gardiner at your complimentary consultation.

Is ICL FDA approved?

Yes, ICL has been approved in Europe since 1997 and in the U.S. since 2005. In that time, over 2,000,000 eyes have been implanted by certified, specialized surgeons.

What is the ICL made out of?

ICL is made out of a biocompatible material called Collamer. This material consists of collagen which naturally occurs in your body.

Is the ICL visible to others?

No, the lens is placed behind the colored part of the eye (iris), where it is invisible to both you and others. Only your eye doctor will be able to see that you have had ICL surgery.

Will I be able to feel the lens inside my eye?

No, the ICL is not typically noticeable after it is implanted. It does not attach to any structures within the eye and does not move around once it is in place.

What are the risks of ICL?

Like with any surgery, ICL does have potential risks. Rarely, an elevation of eye pressure can occur after the procedure. Other risks include an increase in astigmatism, loss of corrected vision, or clouding of the crystalline lens. It is important to know that these risks are rare and treatable by Dr. Gardiner if they occur.

How long does the ICL stay in place?

The ICL lens will remain in the eye until you reach the age of 65+ when you will likely start to develop cataracts. Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens. At the time of cataract surgery, the ICL will be removed and cataract surgery performed as usual.

ICL FAQ

Who is a candidate for ICL?

ICL surgery is well-suited for a wide variety of people. Ideal candidates are aged 21-45 with nearsightedness and have maintained a stable prescription for at least one year.

Who is not a candidate for ICL?

ICL is not an option for patients who are pregnant, nursing, or those with a history of eye disease. Please discuss your history with Dr. Gardiner at your complimentary consultation.

Is ICL FDA approved?

Yes, ICL has been approved in Europe since 1997 and in the U.S. since 2005. In that time, over 2,000,000 eyes have been implanted by certified, specialized surgeons.

What is the ICL made out of?

ICL is made out of a biocompatible material called Collamer. This material consists of collagen which naturally occurs in your body.

Is the ICL visible to others?

No, the lens is placed behind the colored part of the eye (iris), where it is invisible to both you and others. Only your eye doctor will be able to see that you have had ICL surgery.

Will I be able to feel the lens inside my eye?

No, the ICL is not typically noticeable after it is implanted. It does not attach to any structures within the eye and does not move around once it is in place.

What are the risks of ICL?

Like with any surgery, ICL does have potential risks. Rarely, an elevation of eye pressure can occur after the procedure. Other risks include an increase in astigmatism, loss of corrected vision, or clouding of the crystalline lens. It is important to know that these risks are rare and treatable by Dr. Gardiner if they occur.

How long does the ICL stay in place?

The ICL lens will remain in the eye until you reach the age of 65+ when you will likely start to develop cataracts. Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens. At the time of cataract surgery, the ICL will be removed and cataract surgery performed as usual.

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