Do you need cataract surgery? Before you can have your cataracts removed, you have to decide which IOL you’ll have implanted.
Your IOL choice is the most critical choice you’ll make with the help of your cataract surgeon for the procedure. If you’re having cataract surgery and haven’t decided, the Light Adjustable Lens is absolutely worth considering.
Making this choice can feel challenging, especially with so many premium IOL options. But the Light Adjustable Lens is unique even amongst other premium IOLs.
It’s the only IOL that can provide patients with customized vision. Keep reading to learn more about IOLs and how customized vision could be yours, thanks to the Light Adjustable Lens!
What are Intraocular Lenses?
Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are artificial lenses designed to replace your eye’s natural lens. When you get cataract surgery, you’ll have your natural lens removed to remove the cataract that’s formed inside it.
Before IOLs were invented, cataract surgery patients didn’t have anything to replace their natural lenses, making it necessary to wear extremely thick glasses to see after cataract surgery. But, with the invention of the IOL, patients can see much better after cataract surgery.
With a premium IOL, you may be able to see better than you could before having cataracts. However, this all depends on the kind of IOL you choose when you have cataract surgery.
There are a lot of different kinds of premium IOLs. There’s only one “standard” IOL option, which is a monofocal lens. A monofocal lens helps you see well at a single focal distance because it can only correct your vision at one distance.
If you choose a monofocal IOL, you’ll likely still need to use glasses, as well as reading glasses, if you want to see up close. However, premium IOLs are designed to give patients better vision.
Premium intraocular lenses can reduce and even eliminate the need for visual aids, providing you with visual freedom. But if you want one of the most advanced and state-of-the-art premium IOLs, it’s the Light Adjustable Lens.
It’s in a class all of its own, as it’s the only IOL that customizes your vision to your needs after cataract surgery. Ready for cataract surgery?
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What is the Light Adjustable Lens?
From the outside, the Light Adjustable Lens can seem like any other IOL. You have it implanted in your eye during cataract surgery.
But after healing from cataract surgery, this is where the Light Adjustable Lens shines. You’ll have the Light Adjustable Lens adjusted using a UV light that changes the shape of the lens. This allows your cataract surgeon to tailor the IOL to your desired vision.
When you choose other IOLs, including other premium lenses, there’s some degree of guesswork that goes into finding the right strength of lens.
This is because your vision can change a little after having cataract surgery. While other IOLs are still reasonably accurate and can correct your vision to a high degree, they can’t compare to the much higher level of precision the Light Adjustable Lens can offer.
The Light Adjustable Lens is adjusted to correct your vision after cataract surgery for an astounding degree of precision, accuracy, and customization.
How the Light Adjustable Lens Works
To begin, you’ll have the Light Adjustable Lens implanted in your eye to replace your natural lens during cataract surgery. This is the same as any other IOL.
But once your eye has healed from cataract surgery, which takes about two weeks, you can start undergoing adjustments to the IOL. These adjustments are done over several sessions with your See Clearly Vision ophthalmologist using a Light Delivery Device.
The Light Delivery Device uses UV light to adjust and change the shape of the Light Adjustable Lens in your eye. You’ll have the lens adjusted over 2-3 treatment sessions about three days apart.
After each one, you can “test drive” your vision, allowing your ophthalmologist to fine-tune it during each session. Once the perfect adjustment is found, they will lock in the final shape of the lens during two additional treatment sessions.
Once your Light Adjustable Lens is locked in, you’ll be able to see incredibly well. Depending on your optimal vision chosen, you may not need glasses or contacts at all anymore.
You may even significantly reduce your need for reading glasses as the Light Adjustable Lens isn’t a single-focus lens like a monofocal lens. The Light Adjustable Lens is a depth-of-focus lens with a more extensive range of clear vision, so you can also see better up close!
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Who is a Good Candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens?
The Light Adjustable Lens suits most patients seeking clear vision after cataract surgery. You can significantly reduce your reliance on visual aids, although you may need reading glasses in certain situations.
But when you aren’t looking at things up close, nothing beats the clarity of fully customized vision thanks to the Light Adjustable Lens! You should also be aware that if you decide to get the Light Adjustable Lens, you’ll have to wear UV protection glasses. These will block out all UV light while your eyes are healing from cataract surgery and while your Light Adjustable Lens is being adjusted.
You need to wear these UV protection glasses outdoors and indoors at all hours. You can remove them when you’re sleeping, washing your face, or showering. Doing this will ensure your Light Adjustable Lens can’t accidentally become altered or change its shape before being adjusted as necessary by your eye doctor.
You must continue wearing your UV protection glasses in between light treatments as well. You can stop using and wearing these glasses after your lock-in treatments.
It’s hard to go wrong when you choose the Light Adjustable Lens! But you should learn more about the Light Adjustable Lens before making any choices. Talk to your cataract surgeon at See Clearly Vision about all options available to you and to get their recommendation.
Find out if the Light Adjustable Lens could be the right IOL for you by scheduling a cataract evaluation at See Clearly Vision in McLean and Arlington, VA, today! Why wait when you could have better vision?