Light Adjustable Lens

LASIK & Cataract Surgeons serving Gurnee, River Forest & Chicago

The RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) that can be customized after cataract surgery. The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that can be adjusted in response to ultraviolet (UV) light.This optimization is done by your eye doctor in the weeks following lens implantation through a series of non-invasive light treatments that take only a few minutes each. You will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements.The Light Adjustable Lens delivers superior vision outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match.

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

With traditional intraocular lenses (IOLs), your physician performs measurements before your surgery in order to select the best IOL to try to achieve your vision goals.Once your surgery is complete and the IOL has been implanted, your physician has limited options to adjust the lens power. 

With theRxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens,you and your doctor can now customizeyour vision after your eye has healed from cataract surgery. This is because the Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that changes the shape and powerof your implanted lens in response to ultraviolet (UV) light.You and your physician will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements.

The cataract removal and IOL implantation procedure is the same as if you selected a non-adjustable IOL.Then, in the weeks that follow, your physician will customize your vision through a series of non-invasive light treatments that take only a few minutes each.You may need 2 to 4 total light treatments over a period of 1 to 2 weeks to reach your vision goals. Once your vision is adjusted, a final light treatment is used to lock in the results.

The Light Adjustable Lens delivers superior vision outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match. In a clinical study, the majority of patients who received the Light Adjustable Lens achieved 20/20 or better vision at 6 months without glasses.

Light Adjustable Lens Fast Facts

  • The first and only adjustable intraocular lens (IOL) that allows your physician to customize your vision after your cataract surgery
  • Patients who received the Light Adjustable Lens followed by adjustments were twice as likely to achieve 20/20 vision at 6 months without glasses as those who received a standard monofocalIOL
  • The cataract removal and IOL implantation procedure is the same as if you selected a non-adjustable IOL
  • The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that changes the shape and powerof your implanted lens in response to ultraviolet (UV) light
  • You will have the unique ability to preview and compare possible vision outcomes based on your preferences and lifestyle requirements
  • Light treatments that precisely reshape your implanted lensaredelivered in your doctor’s office to adjust your vision to the desired target
  • Light treatments are painless, non-invasive, and last approximately 90 seconds
  • You may need 2 to 4 total light treatments over a period of 1 to 2 weeks to reach your vision goals
  • You will need to wear special UV protective glassesduring all waking hours (from time of lens implantation until after the last light treatment is completed) to prevent exposure to indoor and outdoor sources of UV light that can cause uncontrolled changes to the Light Adjustable Lens

UV Protective Glasses

Exposure to indoor and outdoor sources of UV light can cause uncontrolled changes to the Light Adjustable Lens until all light treatments are completed. To prevent this, patients must wear special UV protective glasses provided by RxSightduring all waking hours (from time of lens implantation until 24 hours after the finallock-in light treatment is completed).

The clear pair of protective glasses must be worn indoors, and the tinted pair must be worn in all bright sunlight conditions.The glasses may be removed when sleeping, and may be temporarily removed when showering, washing the face, or applying eye drops as long as the patient is not exposed to direct sunlight. 

Unprotected exposure to UV light during this period can result in unpredictable changes to the Light Adjustable Lens, which might necessitate removal of the lens.