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What are Light Adjustable Lens?

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What are Light Adjustable Lens?

The next technology curve in cataract surgery has finally arrived! RxSight Light Adjustable Lens are the first and only lens implant in which the prescription can be fine-tuned and customized after implantation in the eye, using an office-based UV light source called a Light Delivery Device (LLD) available here at Monson Vision. The lens has special particles called macromers which are distributed throughout the lens, the particles exposed to light connect other particles, forming polymers. The remaining detached particles move to the exposed area, this movement causes a highly predictable change in the curvature of the lens thus matching the prescription you selected during your eye exam for the best vision possible.

Monson Vision is among the first in the country and the only practice in the region to offer this kind of technology for cataract patients. Being Utah’s premier choice for advanced laser vision correction and refractive cataract surgery, Dr. Bryan Monson is excited to bring this new light adjustable technology to his practice.

Light Adjustable Lens

Why get Light Adjustable Lens?

The Light Adjustable Lens conveys the best visual outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match. “In a study of 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 glasses as those who received a standard monofocal IOL.” RxSight. These are the first and only lenses that can be customized after cataract surgery for the patients benefit! You will have the special ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires. Learn more about the Light Adjustable Lens from RxSight.

What to expect post Light Adjustable Lens surgery?

All instructions will be directly given to you by Dr. Monson and the Monson Vision team, but after the Light Adjustable Lens implant, you will be provided with special UV-blocking glasses to wear daily. Your vision may not be perfect immediately following surgery, as like any cataract surgery. Your eye doctor has selected a specific lens anticipated to give you the best vision possible. With Light Adjustable Lens, within the next few weeks of having them in, you and Dr. Monson will work together to optimize your vision! Be sure to observe your vision and be prepared to share preferences with Dr. Monson to have the lens fine-tuned.

light adjustable lens mechanism of action

Why UV-blocking glasses after surgery?

The UV-blocking glasses provided to you after cataract surgery are designed to protect the Light Adjustable Lens from any light sources other than the Light Delivery Device (LLD) that Dr. Monson will use to optimize your vision. Exposing the lens implant to other light sources may result in potential change in the lens correction. If you forget to wear your UV-blocking glasses, put them on as soon as possible, contact your eye doctor and share with them the duration they were off and the light conditions during this time.

The special UV-blocking glasses provided by Monson Vision must be worn at all times until informed that you no longer need to wear them, this is usually around 24 hours after your final light treatment. The estimated total wear is typically around 4-5 weeks in duration but depends on the number of light treatments delivered. Sun glasses cannot be worn, there are no other alternatives to the UV-blocking glasses because of the special protective coating that can’t be found on other glasses.

UV Glasses

How many light treatments will I need?

You will need a minimum of 2 treatments and maximum of 5 when it comes to Light Adjustable Lens. Because you are adjusting and customizing your vision to your personal desires, it will take time to preview your vision before setting the lens. The total number you will personally need is dependent on the eye doctor and their plan for your vision. It also depends on the amount of UV light delivered during each treatment. 

 

Schedule a consultation!

Monson Vision is very excited to offer Light Adjustable Lenses for cataract patients! If you are interested in this kind of technology, schedule a consultation today to see if this is the best option for you! Call 435-787-7200 or schedule online today! Here at Monson Vision, we want to customize every service specifically to your eyes for the best results. 

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