Are You A Candidate For Light Adjustable Lens?
A cataract occurs when the natural lens in your eye becomes hard or cloudy, which can lead to blurry vision. This is one of the leading causes of impaired vision for our patients at Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX. The only way to treat cataracts is to remove this cloudy lens and replace it with a new one. A light adjustable lens™ (LAL) can do exactly that when you want to improve your vision. Our board-certified ophthalmologists can explain how this surgery works and answer any questions you have about the recovery during a consultation.
What are cataracts?
A cataract is the clouding or blurring of the eye’s lens. While it is generally painless, it can result in blurry vision at night or in dim light. During the aging process, most people’s lenses naturally become cloudy. However, cataracts will usually develop slowly. When they become more severe and affect your quality of life, our team recommends a light adjustable lens implant.
Selecting the best cataract lens
Our doctors use pre-surgery eye measurements to estimate the type of IOL and power we believe will give you the best vision post-op. The new lens can shift during healing, which may alter your corrected vision too. Our team can monitor your vision after recovery to make necessary adjustments as needed. Ultimately, the light-adjustable lens is the only intraocular lens that allows vision specialists to design, trial, and customize vision after cataract surgery. This adjustability enables our team at Focal Point Vision to give our patients a lens that can be customized for their eyes in San Antonio, TX.
What is the light-adjustable lens?
The FDA-approved IOL from RXSight® removes the need for pre-op estimates for refractive correction. It is a three-piece foldable lens that is implanted at Focal Point Vision, giving our patients clearer vision. It is implanted similarly to a monofocal lens implant at our San Antonio, TX eye surgery center. The only real difference is that its prescription can be adjusted or reshaped after implantation with a special UV light.
These adjustments to the lens are made up to three weeks after your surgery. Our team can double-check your prescription many times. When you achieve your desired correction, we will use the LDD to lock in your prescription. Before it is locked in, you must wear UV-blocking glasses to keep your new lens from being exposed to any UV exposure.
Am I a candidate for the light-adjustable lens?
At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our board-certified ophthalmologists provide many advanced technologies that help our patients achieve clear vision. To learn about your eligibility for a light adjustable lens, call to schedule a consultation to discuss your medical history and your goals for surgery. This breakthrough technology provides cataract surgery patients with the best chance for clear vision without the need for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses.
How we test your vision after light adjustable lens cataract surgery
After your cataract surgery recovery, you must return to our office for vision testing. Based on this eye exam, our team will select a custom prescription for your adjustable lens. To receive light treatment to make changes to your vision, you must sit in front of a light delivery device that will deliver UV light to your lens. During a few light treatments that last about 90 seconds, we will help you reach your desired prescription.
Learn how the light-adjustable lens for cataract removal works in San Antonio, TX
At Focal Point Vision, our board-certified ophthalmologists offer the light-adjustable lens, which gives cataract patients clear vision after surgery. To learn if you’re a candidate for this cataract-removal surgery, call to schedule a consultation with our team.