LAL (Light Adjustable Lens)
After cataract surgery, many patients can experience blurry vision or are disappointed with the quality of their vision. However, thanks to RxSight’s development of Light Adjustable Lens™, the highly experienced team at Central Valley Eye Medical Group is thrilled to help cataract patients restore their vision!
What Are Light Adjustable Lenses?
The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is the most advanced intraocular lens that is surgically placed into your eyes during cataract surgery to help you achieve optimal vision. LAL can correct blurry vision, double vision, and astigmatism and eliminate the need for glasses.
What Are the Benefits of Light Adjustable Lens?
There are many benefits to the Light Adjustable Lens, as they provide patients with improved vision, no matter what age. Some vision correction procedures, such as LASIK, may deem older adults as non-candidates. However, because LAL can be used during cataract surgery, patients of any age can benefit from it. In addition, LAL can be highly customizable to each patient, addressing their vision problems in each eye with specific modifications.
Who Are Candidates for Light Adjustable Lens Surgery?
LAL surgery is not just for patients who need cataract treatment. The LAL surgery can be seen as a secondary vision correction surgery, meaning it can also benefit patients who have had vision correction procedures such as PRK or LASIK before. Patients should be in overall good health, have healthy eyes, and have no underlying health conditions that may affect the success of the healing of the eyes.
What Is Recovery Like After Light Adjustable Lens Surgery?
After your LAL surgery, patients can expect to take up to eight weeks for their eyes to heal and fully adjust to their new vision. In the short term, however, patients will be able to return to their normal routines within two to three days after their LAL surgery. During your recovery period, it is recommended that patients avoid strenuous exercise or any activities that have the potential to injure the eyes. It’s important that patients follow their surgeon’s aftercare guidelines closely to achieve a successful recovery.
Are There Any Risks to Light Adjustable Lens Surgery?
Just like any other surgery, the LAL surgery can involve several risks that patients should be aware of. These risks can include:
- Light sensitivity
- Eye dryness
- UV light-induced retinal damage
- Corneal abrasions
Despite these potential risks, patients can trust the experienced doctors at Central Valley Eye Medical Group to prioritize patient safety and satisfaction when it comes to each procedure. By doing so, our doctors allow our patients to manage their post-surgery side effects and avoid complications easily.
When Will I Notice My Vision Improving?
It may take one to two weeks for your vision to settle as your eyes adjust to the new lenses. However, you will continue to see improvement in your vision in the weeks that follow your surgery.
Schedule a Consultation at Central Valley Eye Medical Group Today
To learn more about The Light Adjustable Lens and how it can help restore your vision, schedule your consultation with us by clicking here or calling 1.800.244.9907 to reach a team member at one of our convenient locations in Central California.