Houston Eye Associates and Dr. Vital are excited to introduce the RxSightTM Light Adjustable Lens to Houston. It’s the first and only adjustable intraocular lens for cataracts patients that can change its prescription after surgery.
With traditional intraocular lenses (IOLs), your physician performs measurements before your surgery in order to select the best IOL to try to achieve your vision goals. Once your surgery is complete and the IOL has been implanted, your physician has limited options to adjust the lens power. With the RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens, you and Dr. Vital can now customize your vision after your eye has healed from cataract surgery. This is because the Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that changes the shape and power of your implanted lens in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. You and Dr. Vital will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements. The cataract removal and IOL implantation procedure is the same as if you selected a non-adjustable IOL. Then, in the weeks that follow, your physician will customize your vision through a series of non-invasive light treatments that take only a few minutes each. You may need three to five total light treatments over a period of one to two weeks to reach your vision goals. Once your vision is adjusted, a final light treatment is used to solidify the results. The Light Adjustable Lens delivers superior vision outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match. In a clinical study, most patients who received the Light Adjustable Lens achieved 20/20 or better vision at six months without glasses.
When you choose Houston Eye Associates for your cataract surgery, you will benefit from state-of-the-art technology and physicians with extensive experience treating cataracts as well as a wide range of eye conditions.
If you are interested in learning more about the Light Adjustable Lens treatment option, schedule an appointment with Dr. Vital by calling 713-668-6828.