EVO ICL — An Evolution in Visual Freedom

EVO ICL is the next evolution in visual freedom. 99.4% of EVO ICL patients would choose to have the EVO Visian ICL procedure done again.

Monson Vision is one of the nation’s top ICL surgery centers, having provided thousands of ICL procedures to satisfied patients over the last decade. Monson Vision was the first surgical center in the state of Utah to place the TORIC ICL, and was among the first centers to perform EVO ICL surgeries in the United States. Monson Vision is one of the few centers in Utah that provides this advanced procedure.

This long-awaited, state-of-the-art advancement in ICL technology—the EVO ICL, is now FDA approved and available today at Monson Vision. While this lens is new to the United States, it is well researched, and established as a safe and effective solution—having already been placed in over 2 million eyes worldwide. Monson Vision is not new to this procedure, having performed thousands of ICL surgeries.

Contact us today, to find out whether EVO ICL is right for you in a personalized complimentary consultation.

EVO ICL Experience

An Evolution in Visual Freedom

What Is EVO ICL?

EVO ICL, also known as an Implantable collamer Lens, is a high-tech lens made of a biocompatible material called collamer, that works in concert with the biochemistry and biomechanics of your natural eye.  This advanced lens is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contacts, providing premium vision outcomes while optimizing patient comfort. 

EVO is an updated collamer lens that eliminates the need for a pre-surgical preparation step that was necessary in earlier versions of the ICL.  If you are seeking vision correction for nearsightedness with or without astigmatism, EVO ICL is a flexible solution that may be right for you.

Benefits of Vision Correction With the EVO ICL

  • Delivers Sharp & Clear Vision
  • See Clearly Day and Night
  • Can Correct High Levels of Myopia, Nearsightedness as well as Astigmatism
  • 5 to 10 Minute Procedure with Quick Recovery Time
  • Appropriate for Patients That Cannot Have Laser Vision Correction due to Thin Corneas
  • Does Not Cause Dry Eyes
  • Made of Collamer, a Biocompatible Material that works in Harmony with your Eye
  • Unique Barrier of UV Protection
  • Designed for Permanent Vision Correction but Can Be Removed if Needed

Thin Corneas, High Prescriptions & Dry Eye

This remarkable technology may be ideal for patients with extreme ranges of nearsightedness and astigmatism—ranges once not thought not possible with vision correction. And because no cornea tissue is reduced in the procedure, ICLs are ideal for patients with naturally thin corneas, or dry eyes who may have been told ‘no’ to LASIK in the past. The lenses can not be felt inside the eyes, nor can they be seen cosmetically by others. They are designed to be completely hassle free, requiring no maintenance over time.

Contact us today, to find out whether EVO ICL is right for you in a personalized complimentary consultation.

The New Standard for ICL Imaging Now At Monson Vision


Monson Vision now houses Utah’s first and only ArcScan Insight® ultrasound scanner, the most advanced and accurate method for ultra-precision custom ICL sizing ever developed.

Because ICLs are custom sized for your unique eye anatomy prior to surgery, the predictive imaging and technology measuring your eye’s anatomy and optics are critical to the results of your surgery. Monson Vision is able to get the most accurate picture of your eye, so your vision restoration team can help you understand and make the best decisions for your vision.

The ArcScan produces a new standard of image resolution, algorithm precision and measuring accuracy over the more typically used analog UBM systems—or White-to-White measurements. 

  ArcScan’s accuracy is assured to within one-sixth the diameter of a red blood cell (1.0µm) at the cornea, and within 0.12mm laterally behind the iris.  This historic level of accuracy results in peace of mind both for your team in surgery planning, and for you the patient. The system’s sizing capability, essentially eliminates the risk of ICL size-related complications, by selecting the ICL size based on direct measurements of the posterior chamber with extreme accuracy. Truly, imaging ahead of the curve.

EVO ICL Compared To Other Vision Correction Procedures

The EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is an internal lens-based vision correction solution that corrects vision without removing any corneal tissue.

LASIK is a two-step laser vision correction surgery where a window is made with light on the surface of the eye, and the underlying layers of cornea are elegantly reshaped with extreme precision– 1 hundredth the width of a human hair— with an excimer laser to correct vision.

Refractive Lens
During Refractive Lens Exchange surgery, the eye’s dysfunctional crystalline lens –which has lost its ability to ‘zoom,’ is elegantly removed with light, ultrasound and fluiditics in a gentle microscopic, laparoscopic procedure requiring no sutures or injections. A high-tech intraocular lens (IOL) upgrades the dysfunctional lens, correcting the patient’s vision for distance, intermediate and near. A remarkable option for aging eyes.

Download A Patient Guide To EVO ICL

This free guide is meant to help further answer questions for you about EVO ICL. You will learn about:

  • How EVO works
  • Benefits of EVO ICL
  • The procedure

EVO ICL Explained

Doctor Resources

The most recent U.S. clinical trial of the EVO ICL reviewed by the FDA, is summarized in the EVO/EVO+ ICL Directions for Use (DFU) and the FDA Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) issued with the PMA Approval notice.
Hundreds of peer-reviewed papers from dozens of countries report the safety and efficacy of EVO. Select papers are listed below including a comprehensive literature review of peer-reviewed papers bringing together the safety and effectiveness data from 67 preclinical studies and clinical reports. In these studies, 4,196 eyes reported safety data and 1,905 eyes reported effectiveness data.

Guest Patient FAQ

EVO ICL is placed behind the iris and in front of the eye’s natural lens so it’s undetectable to any observers. Only a trained doctor using special instrumentation will be able to tell that vision correction has taken place.

Over the past 20 years, ICLs have been implanted in over 2,000,000 eyes worldwide.

Of patients having the EVO ICL procedure, 99.4% would choose to have the EVO ICL procedure again.

The Collamer lens is soft, pliable, biocompatible and offers UV protection.

Yes! The EVO ICL offers treatment flexibility. There is peace of mind that the procedure is 100% reversable. If your vision changes dramatically, the lens can be removed, although this is quite rare. The lenses are designed as a long-term vision solution.

The EVO ICL is designed to stay in your eye permanently, but can be removed to keep pace with advancing technology and your future needs.

No, the EVO ICL is inserted gently in the eye with no removal of corneal tissue, making it an ideal option for patients with thin corneas or high prescriptions.

The EVO ICL avoids such problems experienced with traditional contact lenses. It is designed to remain in place inside the eye, without maintenance. A routine, annual visit with an eye doctor is recommended.

Is EVO ICL Right For You?

Meet Your Vision Team

monson vision team

Dr. Monson is a world-class vision restoration surgeon serving Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, with years of experience in performing specialized vision restoring procedures. Every year, thousands of people choose him for their vision correction procedures because of his expertise, experience, and the detailed emphasis on outcomes he puts into every single procedure. 

Monson Vision has more than five decades of combined experience in advanced ophthalmology surgery and premier care.

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation & Meet The Team.

Are You A Candidate?

Ideal candidates for vision correction with EVO ICL are:

  • Over the age of 17 years old
  • Have nearsightedness with mild to severe myopia with or without astigmatism
  • Have not had a change in prescription within the last year


Contact us today, to find out whether EVO ICL is right for you in a personalized complimentary consultation.

Monson Vision Technology

Our Technology

Monson Vision Technology
Precise laser assistance, best-in-class technology, and innovative techniques create an exceptional formula for safety, care and superior surgical outcomes. It’s an experience you won’t find at many other centers across the nation.

Your Vision. Our Guarantee.

We stand behind our laser vision correction procedures for life. In fact, we’re so confident in our vision outcomes, premiere technology and capability of our surgeons that we back up our laser correction results with our See Clearly Guarantee and Lifetime Vision Security.


We are as proud of our clinic’s financing as we are of our vision results and high-touch service. If LASIK eye surgery is right for you, covering the costs of the procedure shouldn’t jeopardize your ability to get the highest-quality vision correction procedures available anywhere.

To learn more about laser vision correction, get in touch with us today.

Laser Cataract

Few centers have technology this advanced.

The Allegretto family of lasers are the fastest and most precise laser systems for vision correction available in the U.S. Wavelight lasers represent a new generation of refractive technology far more recently designed than other laser platforms. They use technology referred to as High Performance Vision Correction, intended to achieve exceptional visual results under all lighting situations, day and night. The laser employs what is called Perfect Pulse Technology® to safely and accurately control every single laser pulse from start to finish. The flexible performance of Allegretto Wavefront Optimized® LASIK technology enables the correction of each individual’s unique refractive errors while preserving the cornea’s natural shape, effectively reducing side effects such as poor night vision, glare and halos.
That’s the precision of correction to gently shape the surface of the cornea with light.
Each laser vision correction procedure is customized for the refraction and corneal curvature of each patient. The focused light isn’t seen or felt, and imparts no burning sensation.
Monson Vision uses the fastest FDA-approved LASIK platform available in the country.
Each “burst” of the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q 400Hz Laser lasts mere billionths of a second before the laser shifts to its next position-up to 100 times faster than some lasers. A correction of one diopter requires just two seconds of treatment. Which means shorter procedure times with increased accuracy.
After the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser procedure, patients are able to experience corrected vision. The laser offers highly customized cornea reshaping for the best possible results from almost any type of laser vision correction.
Clinical data presented to FDA showed that in a large group of patients, quality of night vision after treatment was better than night vision quality before treatment, with best glasses or contact lenses. This is a first in history.
Eyes make constant involuntary movements, even in LASIK surgery. The WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser system includes a closed loop eye tracker that tracks the eye’s location during surgery to make sure that the eye has not moved before delivering the next pulse of laser energy. Eye movements are tracked with each laser pulse.
Perfect Pulse Technology controls every single pulse transmitted by the laser to ensure the accuracy, safety and speed of the procedure. With this monitoring, only every fifth pulse overlaps the previous one, reducing the risks of overheating the cornea. This also adds to the speed, precision and safety offered by the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser system.
  • More precise than any other femtosecond laser with positional accuracy ~3 microns rather than >6 with other, older femtosecond systems

  • Delivers better results at lower total energy outputs because the laser energy (fluence) is lower and more focused

  • Smart Bed treatment of the VisuMax is extremely sophisticated, helping maintain the perfect, gentle contact pressure optimal for flap creation

  • Curved contact surface employs a curved contact surface when rendering treatment to closely match the curve of the natural cornea

  • Much lower pressure than with all other femto systems and microkeratomes that is usually is accompanied by temporary loss of vision (a few seconds) — creating a better, more comfortable patient experience

  • For the engineers reading this description, the VisuMax delivery system is opto-electronic; all other femto systems use opto-mechanical design. This significant design difference allows greater positional accuracy and puts VisuMax in a class by itself. No other femto laser is capable of the spatial accuracy necessary for ReLeX SMILE.

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HSA Facts

  • The 2020 contribution limit is $3,550 for individuals, $7,100 for families
  • An HSA is only available to participants with a high-deductible health care plan
  • Funds allocated to an HSA become available as they are deposited into the account
  • Unused funds roll over year to year, continuing to earn interest

FSA Facts

  • The 2020 contribution limit is $2,750
  • An FSA must be sponsored by your employer; self-employed individuals are not eligible
  • An employee’s yearly FSA allocation is available on the first day of the plan year, regardless of contributions made to date
  • Use it or lose it – any money left in an FSA will be forfeited at the end of that year’s plan, though some plans do provide a short grace period that may allow you to carry over some funds into the next year. Check with your employer to see if your plan allows for a grace period