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  • Writer's pictureCarlton Fenzl

5 Best Reasons RxSight Light Adjustable Lens PLUS (LAL+) should be on your radar

If you or a loved one are facing the prospect of cataract surgery, you may be wondering about your options for intraocular lenses (IOLs). The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens Plus (LAL+) is an enhanced version of the standard LAL. We will explore five compelling reasons why you should consider the LAL+ for your cataract surgery.



1. Reduced Dependence on Glasses


For many patients undergoing cataract surgery, reducing dependence on glasses is an important goal. The RxSight LAL+ brings us closer to achieving this objective even when compared to a standard LAL. The LAL+ has a change in the central curvature of the lens that allows for increased range of vision. From a patient's point of view, there will be improved overall range of vision involving distance, intermediate, and near points (depending on the patient's goals). By fine-tuning your vision with post-operative adjustments, this lens will be customized to the patient's needs.



Light Adjustable Lens Plus
Light Adjustable Lens Plus Design


2. Customized Vision Correction


Are you seeking 20/20 vision? One of the most significant advantages of the RxSight LAL+ is its ability to provide accurate results beyond that of other lenses. Unlike traditional IOLs that have a fixed prescription, the LAL+ allows for post-operative adjustments. This means that even after your initial surgery, your ophthalmologist can fine-tune your vision by using UV light to modify the lens' shape within your eye.



Light adjustable lens treatment


3. Minimizes Glare and Halo


Glare and halos come up often when discussing advanced lenses designed to reduce dependency on glasses. Residual nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are common causes of visual disturbances after cataract surgery. The LAL+ is designed to minimize these side effects through the adjustment process. Diffractive rings are another common cause of glare and halo. The LAL+ does not contain these.


4. ActivShield UV Protection


ActivShield technology was an important addition that gave patients receiving the LAL peace of mind. It is a protective layer on the front of the LAL and LAL+ that protects the lens from accidental sunlight exposure. Patient's must still wear protective glasses postoperatively until all treatments are done, but there is a much lower risk of a problem from unintended UV light.



Light adjustable lens ActivShield


5. Established Technology


The technology behind the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens is not experimental; it has been available since the FDA approval in 2017. Since then, more and more doctors are choosing to offer the LAL and LAL+ for their patients. Technological improvements have also been made that allow for improved safety for patients choosing this technology.


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