EVO ICL in Ventura & Los Angeles County

DLV Vision is your source for revolutionary vision correction solutions. We’re proud to offer our patients the EVO ICL: a revolutionary way to correct vision without eyewear, and without altering key structures in the eye.

See the World More Clearly — Just Like Joe Jonas

The EVO ICL helped singer Joe Jonas overcome myopia and see more clearly, and said it was phenomenal to see his audience when he performs. He was reassured by how non-invasive the EVO ICL procedure is, and that the surgery is reversable, if it’s ever desired.

What is the EVO ICL?

The EVO is a clinically proven implantable contact lens that can help fix even severe myopia, also known as nearsightedness, and astigmatism. The EVO ICL is made up of a biocompatible material that works seamlessly with your eyes: during an outpatient procedure, this advanced lens is placed into your eye to enhance your vision.

Because the EVO ICL is implanted in addition to your eye’s natural lens, no cornea or lens tissue is altered or removed during the procedure. Combine that with the fact that the lens can be replaced, and you have one of the most unobtrusive and flexible vision correction surgeries!

What is the EVO ICL?

Benefits of EVO Implantable Contact Lenses

The EVO ICL works in tandem with your natural eye to produce clearer vision, so it doesn’t require the use of other corrective eyewear. It also offers UV protection, improved nighttime vision, and doesn’t cause dry eye symptoms!

  • 1Delivers sharp, clear vision
  • 2Enjoy excellent night vision
  • 3Can correct high levels of myopia (nearsightedness) as well as astigmatism
  • 4Five to 10-minute procedure with quick recovery time
  • 5Appropriate for patients with thin corneas
  • 6Does not cause or worsen symptoms of dry eye syndrome
  • 7Made of collamer, a biocompatible material that works in harmony with your eye
  • 8Provides UV protection
  • 9Reduced or eliminated need for external eyewear
  • 10Removable and reversible if ever needed

Who Is a Candidate for EVO ICL?

If you have myopia or astigmatism, want to see your best without the use of eyeglasses, or aren’t a perfect fit for other vision correction procedures, the EVO ICL may be a great choice for you. Potential candidates should also meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have myopia or astigmatism
  • Between the ages of 21 and 45
  • Had a stable vision prescription for at least a year

Schedule a consultation to find out whether EVO ICL is right for you — and how quickly you can see clearer than ever!

Did You Know?

DLV Vision is one of the first ICL centers in the nation to offer the Sonomed UBM (ultrasound biomicroscopy), which measures the precise area for lens insertion to improve sizing of the lens. Dr. Dougherty helped pioneer the ICL technology and was one of just a handful of surgeons in the U.S. to serve as a principal investigator for the ICL FDA clinical study.

In December 2005, DLV Vision hosted the first post-approval ICL training session for U.S. ophthalmologists from across the nation and many continue to come to our centers to observe Dr. Dougherty performing the ICL procedure.

To date, Dr. Dougherty has performed over 4,000 ICL surgeries. Dr. Dougherty is the No. 1 ICL implanter in Los Angeles and Ventura County! He is also the No. 1 provider in the western U.S. as well, which makes him the most experienced in our markets.

Google Reviews

Kiana Beil
Kiana Beil
April 11, 2023
I had evo ICL surgery last week and Dr. Dougherty and his team were incredible! My first consultation appointment was in December, and Dr. Dougherty spent 30 minutes on the phone with my parents walking through options afterwards (we decided I’d go with evo ICL instead of LASIK due to my thin corneas and dry eyes). Dr. Dougherty made me feel truly looked after and comfortable! After my consultation I went out of town for a few months so I had to push back my surgery. Christina did an amazing job helping coordinate, arranging pre-op and post-op appointments, and getting me all the info I needed! The entire DLV team was so friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The procedure itself wasn’t painful (I just felt pressure) and the recovery was quick. I now have 20-15 vision and would highly recommend DLV vision to anyone looking to get any kind of eye procedure - they are absolutely incredible!! :)
d ya
d ya
February 2, 2023
I had a consultation via phone and they provided great service. They called my in advance and there was no wait time unlike other offices. They offered to give me much more information instead of sweeping it under the rug. I was informed about the risks and I feel much more comfortable about the procedure now that I know I’ll be in good hands. I plan on going forth with LASIK soon.
Steve O.
Steve O.
January 26, 2023
Made an appointment for the same day. They examined my eyes and put me at ease.
Michael Land
Michael Land
January 18, 2023
Dr Paul Dougherty did my LASIK recently, and I have to tell you...the experience was nothing short of exquisite. From beginning to end, he walked me through everything and it was seamless. Calm, cool, comfortable. Not to mention the staff made me feel right at home. I wouldn't trust my eyes with anyone else.
Dil Phagura
Dil Phagura
January 17, 2023
I was referred over to Dr. Doughtery for cross-linking procedure. His team is absolutely great and he always puts patient care first. He was very clear with communication and I am greatly to have worked with him. His staff member Christina Simental was absolutely great to work with and she really made the process easy for me to understand. Thank you very much for making it a great experience, Christina!
Natalie deMartino
Natalie deMartino
December 6, 2022
Dr. Dougherty and his team were very efficient and professional. Everyone was super helpful and great at answering questions. I am very happy with my LASIK results and experience here.
Maria A Garcia
Maria A Garcia
December 4, 2022
Went for an appointment recently loved the office environment. Staff was super friendly.

Yelp Reviews

Jill S.
Jill S.
i recently had lens replacement at DLV.  Dr. Pham is my surgeon and not only is he very skilled at what he does, he is also very personable , patient and spends as much time as needed to answer all of my questions.  
The office staff is very helpful, especially Diana A. , who is very knowledgeable and helpful and gets the job done with a smile.  Jill S.
Janine L.
Janine L.
Jamie is a manager for these offices and she helped me with getting my prescription eye drops approved.
Originally, I worked with the office personnel for nearly 3 weeks but we kept getting denied by my insurance company.
Once Jamie took over the situation, the problem was solved that day within hours.
I really appreciate Jamie's hard work and dedication to her clients welfare.
Janine Lenway
Gracie M.
Gracie M.
I had my Iridotomy done by Dr Vosoghi at DVL Vision in Westlake, he was very professional and knowledgeable. He went through details with me and explained how important was to get my Iridotomy done. Alex his nurse assistant was amazing he took my eye pressure and was so kind, helpful and friendly. They both made me feel so comfortable.
Louise O.
Louise O.
They are ALL so WONDERFUL. The ladies at the front desk to Haba, my clinical technician, my ophthalmologist, Dr Dougherty, and Dr Le my Optometrist! And Dana my patient counselor! Love them all!
Darlene G.
Darlene G.
I am a patient of Dr. Shah. He recently came to DLV and I had to follow him from his previous employer. Dr. Shah and the staff were very friendly and efficient and I strongly recommend Dr. Shah if you are in need of a retina doctor or any other of your eye care needs.
John W.
John W.
I underwent cataract surgery and a followup laser procedure to clear the lenses.  Dr. Dougherty is an excellent surgeon, extremely thorough and precise.  I felt confident that I was in good hands.  He is kind and caring.  I would recommend him highly.
Teri R.
Teri R.
Great experience! I was having difficulty with some eye problems and they were able to squeeze me in when they were booked solid. I felt very comfortable and the technician was very helpful in explaining everything I needed to know. The doctor was great and I walked out understanding what I needed to know about my eye.
Alex H.
Alex H.
Overall great experience. Lucy was very helpful leading up to my surgery date and made sure I had everything I needed. Payment was simple and easy as well. Day of surgery was a breeze! Everyone was so helpful and professional and you can tell they go above and beyond to ensure you have the best experience possible. The surgery was a little intimidating but Dr. Dougherty and his staff made sure I was as comfortable as possible. It's been less than 24 hours and I have no pain or discomfort and my vision is 20/15! It is truly life changing. Special shout out to Dr. Dougherty, both Dianas, Lucy, Lilly, and Jazmin for making this such a great experience. You guys are awesome!

Safe, Proven Technology and Exceptional Results

We use the latest equipment in our EVO ICL to provide our patients with the most ideal experience, reduced downtime, and the best possible clarity for each individual. We always combine our advanced technology with personalized treatment plans, because we believe that custom solutions equal better results!

Safe, Proven EVO ICL Results
Meet the DLV Vision Team

Meet the Team

We’re dedicated to taking care of you and your needs, no matter the vision correction procedure you desire. We also believe in taking the time to make sure you’re educated on everything we’re doing to help your eyesight, and why. We’ll guide you through the entire process of your corrective vision surgery and follow up with you afterwards to ensure your vision is the best it can be: we have decades of experience enhancing people’s vision and quality of life, and we can’t wait to improve yours.

Easy-to-Access Locations

No matter where you are in southern California, you’re not far from vision experts who can provide EVO implantable contact lenses to improve your eyesight. Visit any of our conveniently located offices today and speak with our team about whether the EVO ICL is your key to clarity!

Westlake Village



Simi Valley

Thousand Oaks

Newbury Park