West Coast Eye Institute is pleased to offer the RXSight Light Adjustable Lens, the world’s first and only lens that can be fine-tuned following cataract surgery.
How do Light Adjustable Lenses work?
Exactly like a conventional IOL, the cataract expert will remove the clouded natural lens during cataract surgery and implant the light adjustable lens in its place. The patient will need to wear protective glasses for the first 4-5 weeks after surgery, at all times while awake. Since the lenses are very sensitive to direct sunshine, wearing sunglasses will prevent them from prematurely changing shape.
A visual acuity test will be given to the patient to identify their ideal prescription after a healing time of two to three weeks. A succession of UV light treatments are used to mould the LALs to the precise prescription based on each individual patient.
In most cases, it takes 2-3 treatments spaced three days apart to get the ideal form for the precise prescription. Before the lens power is “locked in” by a last light treatment that treats the whole optic, patients will be able to see the finished product and give their approval.
Which Light Adjustable Lenses Do We Employ?
At West Coast Eye Institute we utilize the RXSight Light Adjustable Lens which replaces the cloudy natural lens of the eye during cataract surgery. It is made of a special type of material that can be changed after surgery with a certain wavelength of light to fine-tune the lens’s focus and improve the patient’s vision.
With this special feature, medical experts can make precise changes to the lens to improve the patient’s vision in a way that may not be possible with traditional IOLs.
Book Your Light Adjustable Lenses Treatment in Bakersfield
If you want to know more about our light-adjustable lenses, please call our specialists or fill out a contact form with your information. We’d be happy to set up a time for you to see one of our experts and discuss your needs!