Jiu Jitsu Instructor Eve Torres Gracie

I feel like a big part of health is using what your body already has. Visian ICL is in line with that because it’s keeping your eye completely intact. My eye is still my eye.

Testimonial Eve

What led me to Visian ICL

I have dreamed of having eye surgery. My doctor tells me there is another option, Visian ICL and he explained to us what it was. And I’m thinking… why have I never heard of this?

I feel like a big part of health is using what your body already has. Visian ICL is completely in line with that because it’s keeping your eye completely intact.

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Eve's day-to-day & where Visian ICL helps most.

Full contact mom

As a mother, getting ready in the morning, you’re trying to do like fifty different things. You’re trying to get the baby ready, you’re trying to get yourself ready. I’ve never been more grateful for not having contacts or glasses at this point of my life.

On the mat

I try to bring as many women into Jiu Jitsu as possible. Into this self defense training and mindset because I knew what it did for me. Being an athlete and having vision issues is a huge inconvenience.
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"It’s been over six years since I had my Visian ICL lenses implanted and I still couldn’t be happier with my vision. Now, all I have to focus on is Jiu Jitsu, empowering women and being a mommy.”

I first discovered that I needed glasses in the fifth grade. I remember sitting in the back of my class and borrowing my friend's glasses and I put them on and said "I can see the chalkboard."

Nothing has been quite as challenging as being a mother and learning who this person is and how I can be the best mother for him. A big part of that is finding how I’m going to balance all these things in my life and still make him the priority that he is to me.

I’ve never been more grateful for not having contacts or glasses at this point of my life.

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Questions with Eve

What do you do for a living?

I am a professional athlete and more importantly, a mom.

How long have you had problems with your vision?

I discovered my need for glasses in the 5th grade while sitting in the back of the classroom. I borrowed my friend’s glasses and I could actually see without squinting.

What’s your biggest pain point about contacts or glasses?

Being an athlete and having vision issues is a huge inconvenience. It really makes things challenging especially when it’s contact sports.

What about Visian ICL helped make your decision?

I believe a big part of health is using what your body already has and just making it work for you, which is exactly what Visian ICL does. My eye is still completely intact. My eye is still my eye.

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Important Safety Information

The EVO Visian ICL Lens is intended for the correction of moderate to high nearsightedness. EVO Visian ICL and EVO Visian TICL surgery is intended to safely and effectively correct nearsightedness between -3.0 D to -15.0 D, the reduction in nearsightedness up to -20.0 D and treatment of astigmatism from 1.0 D to 4.0 D. If you have nearsightedness within these ranges, EVO Visian ICL surgery may improve your distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Because the EVO Visian ICL corrects for distance vision, it does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, you may require them at some point, even if you have never worn them before.

Implantation of the EVO Visian ICL is a surgical procedure, and as such, carries potentially serious risks. Please discuss the risks with your eye care professional. Complications, although rare, may include need for additional surgical procedures, inflammation, loss of cells from the back surface of the cornea, increase in eye pressure, and cataracts.

You should NOT have EVO Visian ICL surgery if:

  • Your doctor determines that the shape of your eye is not an appropriate fit for the EVO Visian ICL
  • You are pregnant or nursing
  • You have moderate to severe damage to the optic nerve caused by increased pressure (glaucoma)
  • You do not meet the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of implantation as determined by your eye doctor
  • Your vision is not stable as determined by your eye doctor

Before considering EVO Visian ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about EVO Visian ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery. For additional information with potential benefits, risks and complications please visit DiscoverICL.com.



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*American Refractive Surgery Council

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