What Is The Light Adjustable Lens?
The Light Adjustable Lens is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) that can be customized after cataract surgery. The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that can be adjusted in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. This optimization is done by your eye doctor in the weeks following lens implantation through a series of non-invasive light treatments that take only a few minutes each. You will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements. The Light Adjustable Lens delivers superior vision outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match.
Am I A Candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens?
Most cataract patients are candidates for the Light Adjustable Lens, particularly if they want more precise vision and to eliminate the need for eyeglasses. You should not receive the Light Adjustable Lens if you have:
- significant pre-existing macula disease
- sensitivity to UV light
- uncontrollable eye movements
- a history of herpes in the eye
You also need to be able to follow your eye doctor's instructions closely. After receiving the Light Adjustable Lens, you must wear special UV-protective glasses for approximately four to six weeks. If you are not prepared to follow these instructions, you should discuss your options with your cataract surgeon.
You can learn more about the Light Adjustable Lens and if you are a candidate by talking to Dr. Vital. Call 713-668-6828 to schedule an appointment.