Custom Vision Has Never Been More Attainable with the Light Adjustable Lens


Having cataracts often means having blurry, fuzzy vision. But before you can have cataract surgery, you will need to choose an intraocular lens (IOL).

Choosing an IOL can be overwhelming, especially with so many different options available. Do you want to see clearly up close? Or would you prefer to have clear vision at intermediate distances? If you find yourself unsure, you’re not alone.

But now, an innovative IOL for cataract patients called the Light Adjustable Lens is shaking things up. Keep reading to learn how custom vision has never been more attainable with the Light Adjustable Lens!

What is the Light Adjustable Lens?

The Light Adjustable Lens is an IOL that offers patients the ability to customize their vision after cataract surgery. Unlike traditional IOLs, which cannot be modified after being implanted in your eye, the Light Adjustable Lens is different.

Made of a unique photosensitive material, the shape and power of the Light Adjustable Lens can be adjusted when exposed to ultraviolet light to optimize your vision.

You’ll undergo painless light treatments with a proprietary Light Delivery Device (LDD) with your ophthalmologist at IQ Laser Vision to change the power of your lens. These light treatments reshape the Light Adjustable Lens to your necessary specifications for your desired prescription.

Most patients typically need just 2 to 3 treatments before reaching their ideal visual outcomes. Two final light treatments then lock in your vision and prevent any further changes to the Light Adjustable Lens.

How Does the Light Adjustable Lens Work?

During cataract surgery, your natural lens will be removed and it will be replaced with the intraocular lens, the Light Adjustable Lens.

The process of implanting the Light Adjustable Lens in your eye is the same as with other IOLs. However, the real distinction of the Light Adjustable Lens becomes apparent after your eye heals following your surgery.

Upon returning to IQ Laser Vision, your ophthalmologist will test your vision. During this initial visit, you’ll preview potential visual outcomes and select your preferred option with the Light Adjustable Lens based on your lifestyle, visual needs, and unique preferences.

How is the Light Adjustable Lens Different from Other IOLs?

The Light Adjustable Lens is the only adjustable IOL that can provide you with one-of-a-kind custom vision. Because of its photosensitivity, you must wear protective UV glasses after your cataract surgery.

These glasses should only be removed for activities such as showering, washing your face, or putting in eye drops. You’ll need to continue wearing your protective glasses while you receive light treatments.

Once you’ve locked in your vision, you’ll no longer need to wear the protective glasses. You’ll be able to participate in everyday activities while enjoying the incredible vision made possible by the Light Adjustable Lens.

Am I a Good Candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens?

For people with cataracts, the Light Adjustable Lens offers the chance to achieve the best possible visual outcomes. However, it may not be suitable for everyone. You may be a good candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens if:

  • You have cataracts and require cataract surgery
  • You have astigmatism of at least 0.25 diopters
  • You’re not currently on medications that make you more sensitive to UV light
  • You don’t have any pre-existing macular conditions
  • You aren’t taking medications that cause harm to the retina
  • You are willing to comply with all instructions necessary for wearing UV protective glasses and the schedule for LDD light treatments

Do you think you could be a good candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens? Find out by requesting an appointment today at IQ Laser Vision in Rowland Heights, California!

Achieve Custom Vision

Cataracts can be associated with a host of frustrations, from hazy vision to nighttime driving challenges. Having the option to achieve custom vision means you can choose the visual outcome that will be best for you.

Whether you like to knit holiday sweaters for your grandchildren or are a cross-country skiing enthusiast, other premium IOLs—like a multifocal or an extended depth-of-focus lens—may limit your vision With the Light Adjustable Lens, you can ensure the activities that you love remain the priority when customizing your vision.

Vision on Your Terms

Empowering yourself with control over your vision is invaluable. The Light Adjustable Lens is worth considering if you want vision on your terms.

You don’t have to compromise with this IOL because you can preview the potential visual outcomes before choosing the one that’s best for you. The Light Adjustable Lens is especially well-suited for patients with astigmatism who may not be a good fit for other IOLs. There’s no reason to live with this refractive error after cataract surgery if you don’t have to!

It’s time to put visual outcomes in your hands. Custom vision means choosing what is best for you rather than trying to fit a square peg in a round hole and hoping it works.

Your vision is important, and with the Light Adjustable Lens, you’ll finally have the chance to ensure your vision is as crisp, clear, and sharp as possible. Are you ready to find out if you could be a good candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens?

Take the next step by requesting your appointment at IQ Laser Vision in Rowland Heights, California, and our other convenient locations now! It’s time to stop letting cataracts rule your life and embrace better vision!

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