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RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens

At Newsom Eye in Tampa and Sebring, we’re elevating the standards of cataract surgery with the cutting-edge Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) technology, ensuring our patients receive their personal best visual outcomes. Cataract surgery is widely acknowledged for its safety and effectiveness, yet achieving optimal visual outcomes has always presented challenges. Traditional intraocular lens (IOL) implantation relies on pre-surgery measurements that, while thorough, are essentially estimates. Given that each eye heals uniquely post-operation, some individuals find themselves still needing glasses for certain distances.

Enter the Tampa Light Adjustable Lens, a revolutionary solution that allows for post-surgery adjustments to your vision. As a premier destination for LAL surgery in Tampa, Newsom Eye stands at the forefront of this innovative technology. Our team, led by renowned LAL surgeons, leverages the Light Adjustable Lens to refine and adjust your vision after the initial surgery, aiming to reduce or even eliminate the dependence on glasses.

At Newsom Eye, we’re not just performing cataract surgery; we’re customizing your vision to meet your unique needs and lifestyle. Our commitment to incorporating the latest advancements like the LAL technology underscores our dedication to delivering exceptional outcomes. Choose Newsom Eye in Tampa for your cataract surgery and experience the difference that personalized care and state-of-the-art technology can make.

What is a Light Adjustable Lens?

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

Why Should You Consider Light Adjustable Lens?

With the Light Adjustable Lens, after your eye heals from cataract surgery, you will return to have your vision tested. Based on this exam, you are able to 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, which allows you to try your new LAL adjustment in the real world before having the final lock-in of the lens.

As a Principal 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 you 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. Through Dr. Newsom’s efforts, this technology is now available to all cataract patients at Newsom Eye.

Is Light Adjustable Lens and Cataract Surgery Covered by My Insurance?

In most cases, the LAL is not covered by insurance. This will add some out-of-pocket expense, however, it is important to note the majority of cataract surgery is covered by insurance, as well as the surgeons’ fee which will cost the same regardless of the lens implant you choose.

Also, check out our RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens FAQs for answers to other frequently asked questions. 

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