For an EA based on signals from an indicator, is it possible to stop it refreshing the indicator every tick?


I'm not a coder, but I'm thinking of having an EA coded based on a repainting indicator, but it only repaints when it's refreshed. From what I understand of EA's based on indicators, they refresh the indicator every tick, which in this instance would not be desirable. So, my question is, is it possible to code an EA to act on the indicator signal as is, without refreshing the indicator at all?