NBA Player Max Strus Gets EVO ICL Eye Surgery

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Professional basketball player Max Strus has struggled with nearsightedness and the hassles of glasses and contacts since the fifth grade. On the court, Strus worried that his contact lenses would pop out and experienced eye discomfort during allergy season.

To put his best foot forward both on and off the court, Strus decided to get EVO ICL eye surgery. During the procedure, small, flexible lenses were implanted in both eyes to correct his distance vision. If desired, these lenses can be removed by a doctor.

Strus now enjoys 20/10 vision—even better than 20/20.

More than 30% of the world, 2.6 billion people, have myopia or nearsightedness, and this number is estimated to rise to 50% of the global population by the year 2050. EVO ICL eye surgery is FDA-approved to correct or reduce myopia with or without astigmatism.

What Is EVO ICL?

The EVO ICL is a reflective lens implant that corrects myopia with or without astigmatism. It’s made of biocompatible Collamer material that is soft and flexible, much like a contact lens.

The procedure to insert the EVO ICL lens is pain-free, and it does not remove any corneal tissue, unlike other vision correction options. And you will not be able to feel the lens in your eye after surgery.

What to Expect During the EVO ICL Procedure

Before you can schedule your procedure, you’ll need to have an appointment with an eye doctor to confirm that you’re a candidate for EVO ICL.

The procedure itself takes about 20-30 minutes, during which your eye doctor will create a small opening in the cornea to position the implant. This process is virtually painless for most patients because of the numbing anesthesia.

Typically, patients notice visual improvement right after the procedure and enjoy a speedy recovery. You’ll just need to arrange transportation following the procedure because you’ll be unable to drive.


Risks & Benefits of EVO ICL

Here are some benefits of undergoing the EVO ICL procedure:

  • It’s great for those with high prescriptions, as it can result in significant vision improvement
  • It’s a quick procedure with a fast recovery time
  • The lens can be removed by an eye doctor if desired
  • The lens offers UV protection for your inner eye
  • The lens is undetectable once it’s in place
  • It can correct nearsightedness and astigmatism 
  • It provides excellent night vision
  • It’s a great option for people with thin corneas, unlike LASIK and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), which require a minimum corneal thickness
  • It does not aggravate dry eyes

As with any procedure, there are risks associated with EVO eye surgery. Risks can include:

  • Premature cataracts
  • Vision changes
  • Eye pressure
  • Detached retina
  • Infection

To monitor for these risks during your recovery, your eye doctor will want to see you for checkups, usually one day, one week, one month, and three months after surgery.

Get EVO ICL at Toledo LASIK

If you’re tired of relying on glasses and contacts to do everyday activities, EVO ICL eye surgery may be a good option for you, especially if you are not a candidate for other vision correction procedures like LASIK or PRK.

As a minimally invasive and reversible procedure, EVO ICL is gaining popularity among people who have myopia with or without astigmatism. Find it’s right for you and schedule a free consultation with an experienced eye doctor at Toledo LASIK.

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