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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.

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

Am I A Candidate for Light Adjustable Lenses?

You may be a candidate for RxSight Light Adjustable Lenses if you need cataract surgery and have a refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, or presbyopia). If you'd like to correct your vision and treat your cataracts without the use of glasses or contacts, light adjustable lenses are a great option. Patients should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations of the treatment results. We will discuss whether or not light adjustable lenses are a good option for you during an eye exam.

What Is the Treatment Process for IOLs?

Getting IOLs placed is actually simpler than it may seem. There are just a few steps. First, we will numb your eye and provide additional medication, if necessary, to help you relax throughout your treatment. A small incision will be made at the edge of the cornea. We will go through this incision to break your natural lens into small pieces so that it can be removed bit by bit. You may feel some gentle pressure during this step. We will implant your new light-adjustable lens once the natural lens has been completely removed. Following your treatment, a friend or family member can take you home after about an hour of recovery. The lens will heal on its own over time.

What Can I Expect After Getting Light-Adjustable IOLs?

After undergoing the insertion of Light Adjustable Lens IOLs, patients can expect a period of adjustment and healing. Initially, there may be some discomfort, mild irritation, or blurry vision, which typically subsides within a few days as the eyes heal. Patients may experience improved vision gradually as the eyes adapt to the new lenses. It's important to follow a post-operative care regimen as described by our team, which may include using eye drops to prevent infection and reduce inflammation. Over time, patients should notice clearer vision and potentially a reduced dependence on corrective eyewear, depending on their individual circumstances. However, it's essential to attend follow-up appointments to monitor progress and address any concerns that may arise during the recovery process.


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.

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