Jimmy O. Yang Upgrades His Vision With EVO

Actor and Stand-up Comedian

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Jimmy O. Yang's Life-Changing Journey with EVO ICL

Jimmy O. Yang, the talented American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer, has always had a passion for entertainment and storytelling. But for years, he faced a common struggle shared by millions worldwide – the hassle of glasses and contact lenses. Discover how EVO Implantable Collamer® Lenses (ICL) changed his vision and his life, highlighting the life-changing benefits of this procedure in his own words.

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The Inconvenience of Glasses and Contacts

Jimmy's vision correction journey began when he started wearing glasses at the age of 13. Over the years, the constant need to put on and take off his glasses had become an accepted part of his life. He tried contact lenses during college, but they never truly felt comfortable. For a while, Jimmy resigned himself to the inconveniences of glasses and contacts. Until he discovered EVO implantable lenses, a cutting-edge vision correction procedure that was “a good fit for my eyes and the perfect solution for me.”

The EVO ICL Difference

Jimmy's decision to choose EVO ICL was driven by several remarkable benefits that “made me feel safe with this option” :

  1. Minimally Invasive Procedure: EVO ICL offers a minimally invasive approach and a safe way to correct nearsightedness, with or without astigmatism.
  2. Quick Recovery: The procedure's quick recovery time impressed Jimmy, and he was back to his normal activities the next day.
  3. Effective Vision Correction: EVO ICL provided Jimmy with an excellent quality of vision¹,² without inducing dry eye syndrome³,⁴.
  4. Removability and Flexibility: The possibility that a doctor can remove the lenses and/or replace them in the future gave Jimmy peace of mind, knowing he has options.

Since undergoing the EVO ICL procedure, Jimmy's life has been transformed.

“It's made my life much easier. I don't have to worry about the hassle of constantly putting on and taking off my glasses, I can play basketball without worrying about contacts, I can swim and actually see the end of the swimming pool. And now I can finally wear cool sunglasses over my amazing eyeballs.”

In Jimmy's own words, his message to anyone on the fence about getting EVO ICL is simple:

"We're so used to wearing glasses and contacts that we sometimes forget how much of a hassle they are. EVO ICL has made my life much simpler, and if I ever want to throw on an old pair of glasses for looks, I still can, without having to pay for the expensive prescription."

If you're tired of the daily hassles of glasses and contacts, consider following in his footsteps and embrace a future with clear, sharp EVO-vision¹,⁵, just like Jimmy.

References:

1. Martínez-Plaza E, López-Miguel A, López-de la Rosa A, et al. Effect of the EVO+ Visian Phakic Implantable Collamer Lens on Visual Performance and Quality of Vision and Life, Am J Ophthalmol 2021;226:117-125.

2. Parkhurst GD. A prospective comparison of phakic collamer lenses and wavefront-optimized laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis for correction of myopia. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016;10:1209-1215.

3. Ganesh S, Brar S, Pawar A. Matched population comparison of visual outcomes and patient satisfaction between 3 modalities for the correction of low to moderate myopic astigmatism. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017;11:1253-1263.

4. Naves J.S, Carracedo G, Cacho-Babillo I, Diadenosine nucleotid measurements as dry-eye score in patients after LASIK and ICL surgery. Presented at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2012.

5. Packer M. Evaluation of the EVO/EVO+ Sphere and Toric Visian ICL: Six month results from the United States Food and Drug Administration clinical trial. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2022;16:1541-53.

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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.

References

References

¹Packer M. The Implantable Collamer Lens with a central port: review of the literature. Clin Ophthalmol. 2018;12:2427-2438.

²Sanders D. Vukich JA. Comparison of implantable collamer lens (ICL) and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for Low Myopia. Cornea. 2006 Dec; 25(10):1139-46.

³Naves, J.S. Carracedo, G. Cacho-Babillo, I. Diadenosine Nucleotid Measurements as Dry-Eye Score in Patients After LASIK and ICL Surgery. Presented at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2012.

⁴Shoja, MR. Besharati, MR. Dry eye after LASIK for myopia: Incidence and risk factors. European Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007; 17(1): pp. 1-6.

5aLee, Jae Bum et al. Comparison of tear secretion and tear film instability after photorefractive keratectomy and laser in situ keratomileusis. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery , Volume 26 , Issue 9 , 1326 - 1331.

5bParkhurst, G. Psolka, M. Kezirian, G. Phakic intraocular lens implantantion in United States military warfighters: A retrospective analysis of early clinical outcomes of the Visian ICL. J Refract Surg. 2011;27(7):473-481.

⁶Martínez-Plaza E, López-Miguel A, López-de la Rosa A, et al. Effect of the EVO+ Visian Phakic Implantable Collamer Lens on Visual Performance and Quality of Vision and Life, Am J Ophthalmol 2021;226:117-125.

⁷Packer M. Evaluation of the EVO/EVO+ Sphere and Toric Visian ICL: Six month results from the United States Food and Drug Administration clinical trial. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2022;16:1541-53.

⁸Parkhurst GD. A prospective comparison of phakic collamer lenses and wavefront-optimized laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis for correction of myopia. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016;10:1209-1215.

⁹Ganesh S, Brar S, Pawar A. Matched population comparison of visual outcomes and patient satisfaction between 3 modalities for the correction of low to moderate myopic astigmatism. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017;11:1253-1263.

*American Refractive Surgery Council

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