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An Evo ICL Patient Story: Getting Rid of Glasses For Good

Like many of the patients we see here at VisionSource Shadow Creek, Shaan has worn his glasses on a daily basis since he was in the second grade.

Shaan came in to see Dr. Dipak Kalani and said he was ready for LASIK but when he went in for his evaluation at Slade & Baker Vision, he was told he had a high prescription and that unfortunately there was not enough tissue for him to be a LASIK candidate. It was too risky.

This is when he encountered the option of the EVO ICL. Dr. Bennett Walton at Slade & Baker Vision shared how many ICL patients he had helped and the differences between LASIK and ICL.

“The doctor shared that I could have something that is like a permanent contact lens. I thought I would feel it for the rest of my life but then he explained that I wouldn’t, and that one of the benefits of ICL was that it is actually a removable procedure unlike LASIK.”

The day of surgery went quickly and easily. Shaan shared he was kept very calm and had fun with the staff and “They told me that it would be a pretty quick recovery process.”

When asked about his comfort level, Shaan shared “there was zero pain, and I could see a day later.”

One of the best things about Shaan’s surgery is that he shared that he” actually did a 26-hour drive only 2 weeks after surgery and could see amazingly the whole way.”

Many refer to ICL as ‘High-Definition vision’.  ICL has gained so much popularity in recent years and surgeons have stated that is no longer a LASIK alternative as patients are coming in asking about it as an option.

Shaan shared: “Honestly this is better than anything I could have imagined” and we are so happy we could have helped Shaan in his journey pre and post operatively with this wonderful refractive surgery option!

Dr. Kalani and the team at Vision Source Shadow Creek is more than happy to schedule you for an evaluation to see what options may be available for you in order to get rid of your glasses or contacts. Please call us at 713-436-7544 or write us today to get scheduled before the end of the year!