Light Adjustable Lenses FAQs

The light adjustable lens (LAL) is a revolutionary intraocular lens used to correct vision. It is the only intraocular lens that can be adjusted after implantation. This means you can experience improved vision later on without additional surgery. The LAL uses ultraviolet light from a specialized laser device to change the shape and power of the lens. You can have clearer vision without relying on glasses or contact lenses.

Following cataract surgery, vision should improve immediately. However, it may take a few weeks to reach its full potential. During this time, you may experience blurred or hazy vision, glare or halos around lights, dry eyes, and light sensitivity. Regular follow-up visits with Hill Vision Services are essential to monitor your progress and ensure optimal results.

Special UV-protective glasses must be worn immediately following surgery during all waking hours. The sunglass lenses offer extra security against ultraviolet rays, minimizing glare. It is acceptable to remove the eyewear while sleeping and temporarily during activities like showering, facial cleansing, or applying eye drops, as long as you avoid direct sunlight exposure.

Wearing UV-blocking glasses is important following cataract surgery because it helps protect your eyes from potential damage caused by ultraviolet light exposure. Hill Vision Services provides unique sunglasses and instructions on promoting healing after the procedure.

You should wear UV-blocking glasses for at least four weeks following your cataract surgery to protect your eyes from potential damage caused by ultraviolet light exposure. Your eye doctor will provide further instructions on when and how often you should use them.

If your UV-blocking glasses break, contact Hill Vision Services immediately. They will provide you with a new pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet light exposure.

Taking precautions following cataract surgery is vital to ensure the best possible results. You must keep your eyes clean, use eye drops as instructed, and avoid rubbing your eyes or swimming during the first few weeks after surgery. In addition, you should always wear UV-blocking sunglasses outdoors and watch for any signs of infection. Hill Vision Services will provide further instructions on what to do/not do following surgery.

The duration of each treatment is approximately 90 seconds. The first light treatment occurs around 2 to 3 weeks after the cataract surgery. A total of 3 to 5 treatments are necessary after the cataract surgery, with each treatment spaced about three days apart.

After each light treatment, you may experience mild discomfort or redness in the treated area. Additionally, your vision may be blurred for a few hours following the treatment. It is essential to follow all instructions provided by Hill Vision Services and avoid rubbing your eyes to reduce potential side effects.

Contact Us for Light Adjustable Lenses

If you are considering adjustable lenses, we encourage you to read our Light Adjustable Lenses page to learn more. Talk to family and friends to see how they liked their experiences. You’ll see why so many people have used this treatment for years to improve their vision!

Our fees at Hill Vision Services are competitive, but we also have financing options for Light Adjustable Lenses and other eye procedures. Contact us today to get started on a clearer, brighter future!