Light Adjustable Lens

Light Adjustable Lens for Cataract Surgery

Customize Your Vision AFTER Surgery!

Wright Vision Center is excited to announce that we now offer a revolutionary new replacement lens option for cataract patients: the RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens. This is the first and only adjustable intraocular lens (IOL) that can be customized after cataract surgery.

What does this really mean? With this lens, you have the opportunity to achieve superior visual outcomes after cataract surgery because the shape and power of your new lens can be altered in the weeks after your surgery to truly meet your vision goals and lifestyle requirements. The cataract surgery process (lens removal and replacement lens implantation) is the same as our typical cataract surgery process.

How the Light Adjustable Lens Works

The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that can be adjusted in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. After your eye has healed from cataract surgery, your doctor can optimize your vision results using a series of 2-4 non-invasive light treatments over the course of 1-2 weeks. When you have reached your vision goals, a final light treatment is used to lock in the results.

Benefits of the Light Adjustable Lens

  • Light treatments are painless, non-invasive and last approximately 90 seconds.
  • In a clinical study, the majority of patients who received the Light Adjustable Lens achieved 20/20 or better vision at 6 months without glasses.1
  • You have the unique ability to preview and compare possible vision outcomes based on your preferences and lifestyle requirements.

UV Protective Glasses are Mandatory During Treatment

Exposure to indoor and outdoor sources of UV light can cause uncontrolled changes to the Light Adjustable Lens until all light treatments are completed. It is imperative that you wear special UV protective glasses provided during all waking hours (from time of lens implantation until 24 hours after the final lock in light treatment is completed).

The clear pair of protective glasses must be worn indoors and the tinted pair must be worn in all bright sunlight conditions. The glasses may be removed when sleeping and may be temporarily removed when showering, washing the face or applying eye drops as long as you are not exposed to direct sunlight. 

Are Light Adjustable Lenses Right for You?

Monofocal and premium lens implants such as multifocal lenses are still great options. But these lenses have limitations because after the lens power has been adjusted for your eyes and the IOLs implanted, they cannot be easily altered. To find out if Light Adjustable Lenses in Rapid City are right for your eyes, contact us today to schedule a cataract evaluation.

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