What Is The Light Adjustable Lens?
The Light Adjustable Lens from RxSight® is a type of IOL (intraocular lens) that can provide individuals with clear, highly precise sight following cataract surgery. This highly advanced device is unlike other artificial lenses because it can be modified by our board-certified ophthalmologists after cataract surgery and adjusted to your changing prescription, ensuring that you are able to enjoy the best sight possible with a long-lasting solution that can be optimized for many years to come. To learn more about the Light Adjustable Lens technology, set up a consultation at Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX.
What Are The Benefits Of Light Adjustable Lenses?
Light adjustable lenses at Focal Point Vision can help you achieve your best vision with a number of great benefits, including:
- The only IOLs (intraocular lenses) that can be adjusted after implantation
- Dramatically improves vision clarity
- Improves vision for those with astigmatism of at least 0.75 diopters
- Implant procedure is quick and easy
- Recovery time is short
Light Adjustable Lens FAQ
What is an intraocular lens (IOL)?
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, intraocular lenses (IOLs) are a small, artificial lens that focuses light in the eye. They replace the eye’s natural lens after it is removed during cataract surgery.
Is the Light Adjustable Lens FDA approved?
Yes, it is. In 2017, the FDA approved the Light Adjustable Lens by RxSight Inc., which allows doctors to adjust the artificial lens’ power after successful cataract surgery. This gives patients improved vision when not wearing glasses.
Are Light Adjusting Lenses good?
The Light Adjustable Lens by RxSight Inc. allows for a higher level of accuracy that other lenses simply can’t match. Your doctor can adjust your vision to match your exact prescription.
How long does it take your eyes to adjust after cataract surgery?
Generally, it takes about 1 – 3 months for the eyes to adjust after cataract surgery. Most patients can expect their eyes to stabilize after 2 – 4 months.
How Does The Light Adjustable Lens Work?
During cataract surgery, the device is implanted into your eye to replace the damaged cataract lens. The process for this is exactly the same as placing a normal IOL with the only difference being that the Light Adjustable Lens can be modified long after your cataracts surgery. Once your eye has properly healed following your procedure, you will return to our office for an eye exam to determine your correct prescription. Recently approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), this device is able to respond to ultraviolet (UV) light, allowing you to consistently have your best vision, regardless of environmental conditions.
Am I A Candidate For The Light Adjustable Lens?
At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our board-certified ophthalmologists are pleased to provide a range of advanced treatment options to grant you with clear, precise vision using treatment plans that are customized to meet your needs. To find out if you qualify for the increasingly sought-out Light Adjustable Lens by RxSight, schedule your consultation at our premier eye center.