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Introducing the Revolutionary
Light Adjustable Lens

Choose the first and only customizable lens after cataract surgery.
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Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)

The Light Adjustable Lens, often called the LAL, is a groundbreaking advancement in cataract surgery. This lens can offer the unique opportunity to achieve customized vision after their procedure.

At Atlantic Eye Institute, we are proud to offer this innovative lens option to patients who desire greater personalization of their vision after cataract surgery!

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What is the Light Adjustable Lens?

The Light Adjustable Lens is revolutionary. Unlike traditional intraocular lenses, also called IOLs, the LAL allows you to be able to customize and test-drive your vision after cataract surgery.

The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a unique photosensitive material that can be reshaped using UV light after you've healed from cataract surgery. Cataracts, a common age-related condition, cause the natural lens of the eye to become cloudy, resulting in blurred or distorted vision.

During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. With most lenses, the power of the implanted IOL has to be calculated before cataract surgery based on your eye measurements.

However, even with the most advanced diagnostic tools and surgical techniques, achieving fully customized and personalized vision results is challenging due to individual healing responses and limitations in IOL power calculations. The Light Adjustable Lens addresses these challenges by offering a unique solution – the ability to adjust the lens power after cataract surgery.

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How Does the Light Adjustable Lens Work?

The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that responds to UV light. During cataract surgery, the LAL is implanted into the eye, just like any IOL.

However, the initial power of the LAL is set slightly lower than your target prescription, which allows for future adjustments. Once your eyes have healed from the procedure, which takes about two to three weeks, you will need to return to your eye doctor's office for a series of light treatments with a special device.

During these treatments, your eye surgeon at Atlantic Eye Institute will use a specialized UV light delivery device to reshape the LAL. The UV light alters the curvature of the lens, adjusting its focusing power to correct your refractive error and personalize your vision.

The light treatments are painless and typically take only a few minutes to complete. In most cases, people require two to four light treatments, spread out over a period of a few weeks, to achieve their desired vision clarity.

After your initial light treatment session, you will be able to test drive your vision. Once your vision is at your desired clarity, a final light treatment is performed to lock in the lens shape permanently.

This final treatment ensures that the LAL maintains its customized power, providing you with a stable, optimized vision.

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What's Recovery Like After Cataract Surgery With the Light Adjustable Lens?

The recovery process after cataract surgery with the Light Adjustable Lens is similar to that of cataract surgery with any other lens. With the Light Adjustable Lens, your eye doctor may ask you to wear UV-blocking glasses in between your sessions.

This ensures that your lens does not go through any unwanted or unintended changes during the healing process. Most people can resume normal daily activities, such as reading, watching television, and light physical exercise, within a few days after cataract surgery.

However, it is essential to follow the eye surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully, which may include:

Using prescribed eye drops to prevent infection and manage inflammation
Wearing a protective eye shield while sleeping to avoid accidentally rubbing or pressing on the eye
Avoiding strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and swimming for a specified period

You will need to attend several follow-up appointments with your cataract surgeon at Atlantic Eye Institute in Jacksonville, Florida, to monitor the healing process and perform the necessary light treatments. After the final light treatment, you will be able to enjoy your new, customized vision.

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How Do I Know if the Light Adjustable Lens is Right For Me?

The Light Adjustable Lens is an excellent IOL option for those who want to have some control over the outcome of their vision after cataract surgery. However, as with any lens, it may not be right for everyone.

If you are considering cataract surgery and are interested in the Light Adjustable Lens, the first step is to schedule a cataract evaluation with your eye doctor at Atlantic Eye Institute. During your cataract evaluation, your cataract surgeon will perform a comprehensive eye exam, discuss your medical history and visual goals, and determine whether the LAL is the best option for you.

It is essential to have an open and honest conversation with your cataract surgeon about your expectations and concerns. They will be able to provide you with detailed information about the benefits, risks, and costs associated with the Light Adjustable Lens, as well as answer any questions you may have about the procedure and recovery process.

If you are considering cataract surgery and believe the Light Adjustable Lens may be right for you, schedule a cataract evaluation with your eye doctor at Atlantic Eye Institute to discuss your options and make an informed decision about your cataract surgery journey.

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Benefits of the Light Adjustable Lens

The Light Adjustable Lens offers several advantages over traditional intraocular lenses:

Customizable vision correction
Reduced need for glasses
Correction of astigmatism
Improved patient satisfaction

Do you want to learn more about the LAL or determine if you might be a good candidate for the procedure? Schedule an appointment at Atlantic Eye Institute in Jacksonville, FL, today!

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