Light Adjustable Lenses (LAL) are intraocular lenses that can be adjusted after cataract surgery to account for any unexpected postoperative refractive errors. This allows us to overcome obstacles that would normally be challenging, like corneal scars, astigmatism, or prior refractive surgery and hit our refractive target consistently.
LAL is an intraocular lens that can be adjusted after surgery to change the power of the lens and correct vision. Made of UV-sensitive material, LAL is FDA-approved and can be used to treat multiple eye conditions, including:
The LAL gives LASIK-like results in normal eyes and gives hope to difficult eyes that previously could not be reliably treated from a refractive standpoint. Nonetheless, there are multiple factors you must consider while choosing an ophthalmologist for a light-adjustable lens implant. At Remagin, we believe we can be the best choice for you, as we were one of the original adopters of this technology.
Dr. Raja was the first person in Central Florida to perform this procedure and has the experience to master the nuances of this technology. Additionally, while ancillary staff are critical in the fine-tuning process, all treatments are done by Dr. Raja himself. With our team of experienced professionals, you can be comfortable knowing that your eyes are in the best hands.
Light adjustable lenses help you see better and bring a more personalized touch to cataract surgery. However, being a new technology, LAL is not yet widely available and is also more expensive and complex than traditional refractive surgery, as it requires more visits and is more time-intensive.
At Remagin, we go the extra mile to ensure a safe LAL implantation. Here’s how we ensure that you get the most out of your LAL.
If you're looking for the best light adjustable lens provider in Orlando, FL, look no further than Remagin. We offer a wide range of vision services to meet your needs, and our experienced team is always available to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more about our light-adjustable lenses and how we can help you achieve your vision goals.
Light-adjustable lenses are not known to have any serious side effects. At Remagin, we ensure that the procedure is completed smoothly, with no side effects, and are available round-the-clock to address any concerns.
Yes, light adjustable lenses are made of silicone and have a UV shield to protect from incident rays. However, we recommend our patients wear special protective glasses to retain the lens’ refractive flexibility. Once the lock-in phase begins, the glasses are no longer necessary.
The light delivery typically begins at approximately the one-month mark. This is where any astigmatism is treated, and progress is made towards our desired refractive outcome. Treatments are done weekly (on average, two treatments) and then two weekly lock-ins are done. Once locked-in, the lens should be stable.
Light adjustable lenses make an ideal option for people who want clarity for their distance vision and would like to have some intermediate and near vision. This is accomplished with mini-monovision where one eye is set for distance/clarity and the other one is made slightly near-sighted to give more reading power. It is also an excellent option for patients who have had prior refractive surgery, like LASIK, PRK, or RK.