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The First and Only Lens That Can Be Customized After Cataract Surgery

Introducing the Light Adjustable Lens™ from RxSight®home_iol-1

Developed using a revolutionary lens material created by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, this intraocular lens (IOL) offers a remarkable opportunity to optimize your vision following cataract surgery.

Despite the advancements in modern cataract surgery technologies, achieving the desired vision remains a challenge for many patients. In fact, only 6 out of 10 individuals attain their targeted vision, and even fewer achieve excellent vision at all distances.¹ This is primarily due to the unpredictable nature of how the eye heals before the cataract surgery.

With the Light Adjustable Lens, you now have the power to customize your vision after your cataract surgery. Experience the incredible ability to adjust and preview your vision based on your unique desires and lifestyle requirements. This extraordinary optimization process is performed by your eye doctor, who utilizes a series of quick office-based light treatment procedures following lens implantation.

The Light Adjustable Lens delivers unrivaled visual outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs simply cannot match.² In a comprehensive study involving 600 subjects, those who received the Light Adjustable Lens followed by adjustments were twice as likely to achieve 20/20 distance vision at 6 months without the need for glasses compared to those who received a standard monofocal IOL.



Diane, an optometrist, shares her experience receiving the Light Adjustable Lens and explains the procedure.


Achieving Customized Vision With the Light Adjustable Lens™

The Light Adjustable Lens is the only adjustable intraocular lens (IOL) available that allows optimization of your vision after lens implantation and healing. If you and Dr. Lindahl select the Light Adjustable Lens, the first step is to have your cataract safely removed and the adjustable IOL implanted. The cataract removal and IOL implantation procedure is the same as if you selected a non-adjustable IOL.

What is unique about the Light Adjustable Lens is that once your eye has healed, you return to the Rochester Eye and Laser Center to have your vision tested. During this visit, you will be able to preview and compare possible vision outcomes based on your unique preferences and lifestyle requirements before selecting a prescription for your adjustable lens. Dr. Lindahl will then apply a proprietary light treatment that precisely reshapes your implanted lens based on the visual correction that is needed to target your custom prescription. You may need 3 to 5 total light treatments to reach your vision goals.

How does the Light Adjustable Lens work?

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. Light treatments are delivered in our office with the Light Delivery Device (LDD).

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Is the Light Adjustable Lens right for me?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device for patients with pre-existing astigmatism of 0.75 diopters or more who are undergoing cataract surgery. Many other excellent commercially available IOLs are available for the treatment of your cataracts and we will help you determine which lens is right for you.

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Standard Cataract Surgery
Astigmatism Correcting Cataract Surgery
Advanced Lens Cataract Surgery
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Vision Goal: Vision Goal: Vision Goal: Vision Goal:
I do not mind wearing glasses after cataract surgery for correction at any distance (near or far).  I would like to reduce my existing astigmatism with cataract surgery and the goal is to reduce my need to wear glasses for any distance. I understand I will need glasses for tasks requiring near and intermediate vision. The surgery will be done with laser assistance. I would like to reduce my dependency on glasses for all ranges of vision (distance, intermediate and near). I understand I may need glasses for certain tasks in low light, and/or very fine work. The surgery will be with laser assistance. I would like the laser to complete some of the steps of cataract surgery. This will be combined with the lens selected that is best for my vision needs (Monofocal).
Procedure Overview: Procedure Overview: Procedure Overview: Procedure Overview:
Remove cataract and replace with Monofocal (single distance) lens. Remove cataract and replace with TORIC (astigmatism-correcting) lens.

Remove cataract and replace with Advanced (Extended Depth of Focus) lens. 

*TORIC corrects astigmatism

Use laser for certain steps of cataract and can potentially treat mild astigmatism

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