What Are Premium IOLs?
Premium intraocular lenses (or IOLs) are implanted into your eyes after cataracts are removed. These IOLs restore your vision that was cloudy due to the cataracts. Our surgeons implant different types of intraocular lens implants, tailored to the individual needs of our patients. These implants include toric IOLs to correct astigmatism, EDOF and multifocal IOLs. At Heart of America Eye Care, we are proud to offer RxSight Light Adjustable Lenses, the first and only lens implant that can be customized and adjusted in the eye, after cataract surgery. This allows us to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, allowing each patient to experience their best vision. For more information on these premium IOLs, contact any one of our locations in Overland Park or Shawnee Mission, KS, or Belton, MO.
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What Are the Benefits of IOLs?
Premium IOLs, including light-adjustable lenses, have a lot of advantages. Aside from reducing reliance on glasses or contacts, some benefits include:
- Improved vision
- Clearer vision across distances
- Decreased light sensitivity
- Reduced glare and halos around lights, such as when driving at night
Is there anything I can't do after getting Light Adjustable Lenses?
When getting Light Adjustable Lenses, you will likely have to undergo multiple light treatments. Between these treatments, you need to avoid light exposure as much as possible and will need to wear UV-blocking glasses almost exclusively. In addition, there are a few instructions you should take care to follow. Those include:
- Showering: You should wear UV-blocking glasses during the shower if there is exposure to direct sunlight
- Sports: You should wait until your doctor gives you the all-clear to perform sports again
- Tanning: You should not tan between light treatments
- Makeup: You shouldn't wear makeup until given the go-ahead to do so, and after that, you should be careful not to put pressure on your eyes
- Laser hair removal: Do not get laser hair removal until all light treatments are complete
Will the Light Adjustable Lens correct my reading vision?
Yes! The Light Adjustable Lens will correct your vision, so reading a book or computer screen, dashboard on your car, and product labels should all become easier.
How long does the Light Adjustable Lens last?
Your artifical eye lenses should last forever. Your doctor will go over this with you in more detail.
Improved Vision with the Light Adjustable Lens
Heart of America Eye Care is proud to offer the latest technology in premium intraocular lens technology. 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.