EVO ICL Lenses

Not a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery? With EVO ICL* phakic lenses, you can get rid of myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism up to 20 diopters. Painlessly and almost to zero. Even if you have a thin cornea. The phakic lens is an innovative, safe, and stable solution proven by studies and results.

* "Phakic" means that the natural lens of the eye remains in place after an artificial lens is implanted in the eye. "IOL" stands for intraocular lens, or lens inside the eye. The EVO ICL is a posterior chamber implant that is inserted through a tiny incision in the eye and placed behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and in front of the natural lens to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.

Who is EVO ICL suitable for:

  • Patients aged 21 to 60 with high myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism: EVO ICL lenses can correct a wide range of prescriptions, including those that are too high for laser surgery (up to -20);
  • Patients with thin corneas: EVO ICL lenses are a good option for patients who are not suitable candidates for laser eye surgery due to thin corneas;
  • Patients who want a permanent solution: EVO ICL lenses are implanted into the eye permanently, so they do not need to be removed and cleaned like contact lenses.
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Benefits of EVO ICL Phakic Lens:

  • High quality vision: EVO ICL lenses can correct a wide range of prescriptions, including high myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. This can give you sharp, clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
  • Permanent solution: EVO ICL lenses are permanently implanted in the eye, so you don't need to take them out and clean them like contact lenses. This gives you comfort and convenience in your daily life.
  • Reversibility: EVO ICL lenses can be removed from the eye if necessary. This is an important advantage over some laser vision correction methods.
  • Suitable for patients with thin corneas: EVO ICL lenses are a good option for patients who are not suitable candidates for laser surgery due to thin corneas.
  • Quick procedure: EVO ICL lens implantation is a quick and painless procedure that only takes about 2-4 minutes.
  • Fast recovery: Most patients recover within 24 hours of the procedure and can return to their normal activities.
  • Better protection of the eyes from UV radiation.
  • Reduced risk of dry eye syndrome compared to laser refractive procedures. 
  • Increased self-confidence: Improved vision with EVO ICL lenses can lead to increased self-confidence and overall quality of life.
  • Does not damage the cornea: with laser beams and preserves the anatomical structure and refractive power of the cornea unchanged.
  • The need for re-correction after application of EVO ICL lenses is less than 1%: with refractive laser surgeries, the need for re-correction is significantly higher.

  • 1 Comprehensive Preoperative Examination
  • 2 Administration of Eye Drops
  • 3 Creating an Opening for Lens Insertion
  • 4 Insertion and Placement of the Lens
  • 5 Patient's Return Home
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Before scheduling implantation of the EVO ICL toric lens, each patient undergoes a comprehensive preoperative examination. Based on this examination, the ophthalmologist will determine whether the EVO ICL lens is the most suitable option for the patient to eliminate their vision problem. The patient will also be informed about the procedure and what they can expect during and after the procedure.




iClinic Eye Clinic has extensive experience in intraocular lens implantation. In 2022 and 2023, our clinic was the top performer in Slovakia for EVO ICL lens implantation. We were even ranked third in Europe for the number of EVO ICL lenses implanted.

Who are not suitable for EVO ICL IOLs:

  • patients with glaucoma, cataracts or other eye diseases
  • patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
For patients with presbyopia, we recommend replacing their own natural lens with a new, artificial one. Using the advanced FEMTO Z-Prelex method, we implant an artificial trifocal lens into the patient's eye, which allows the patient to see clearly at all distances without glasses.


  Lenses Eye laser surgery


HD/ Z-Lasik)

No Touch
Suitable for patients with thin corneas
Use of excimer laser
Use of femtosecond laser
Removal of corneal surface
Use of 2 mm corneal incision
Creation of corneal flap
Disruption of corneal structures
Disruption of corneal nerve fibers
Pain during surgery No pain No pain No pain 3 - 4 days
Downtime no work absence no work absence no work absence 3 - 4 days
Vision stabilization immediate within a few hours within a few hours within a month
Risk of dry eye syndrome and inflammation no risk zero risk without risk with risk
Eliminates refractive errors from -1 to -20 diopters from -1 to -20 diopters from +5 to -10 diopters from +5 to -10 diopters
Eliminates astigmatism yes yes yes yes
Eliminates myopia, hyperopia yes yes yes no


PRICE from: 1995 / EYE
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Eva Cifrová


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A big THANK YOU once again!!! I can see perfectly.