RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens

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Cataract surgery is one of the safest, and most common surgical procedures. However, its refractive accuracy is not always perfect. Despite the number of measurements used to select the intraocular lens (IOL) and predict the outcome for a patient, it is still just an estimate. And, because every eye heals slightly differently after surgery, oftentimes patients will still need glasses for distance following surgery. 

With the RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), the patient’s prescription is applied directly to the lens after surgery. The RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens is the only IOL that enables you and your doctor to design, trial and customize your vision after surgery. Adjustability takes cataract surgery to the next level  by giving you a lens customized specifically for your eyes!

What is unique about the Light Adjustable Lens is that, after your eye heals from cataract surgery, you return to have your vision tested. Based on this exam, you and your eye doctor will select a custom prescription for your adjustable lens based on your own eyes and unique lifestyle requirements. This adjustment can be done 3 to 4 times, allowing each patient to try their new LAL adjustment in the real world before having the final lock-in of the lens.

As a Principle Investigator for the FDA study of the Light Adjustable Lens since 2012, T. Hunter Newsom, MD, and Newsom Eye have a unique knowledge of this technology and how to utilize the LAL to give each patient the best vision after cataract surgery. In 2015 Dr. Newsom presented his patient data at the University of Iowa, showing the utilization of the LAL gave patients the best documented vision without glasses when compared to all IOL technology to date. With Dr. Newsom’s efforts, this technology is now available to all cataract patients at Newsom Eye.

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