The RxSight® Light Adjustable Lens™ (LAL) is the first and only FDA-approved intraocular lens that can be customized to your specific visual needs after cataract surgery. Eye Consultants of Texas was one of 17 sites across the country selected to implant the LAL during FDA clinical trials. Once it received FDA approval, Dr. Labor was the first Dallas-Fort Worth eye surgeon to implant this revolutionary lens, and is considered one of its top U.S. authorities today.
Another unique advantage of this lens: it can be used to treat presbyopia as well as astigmatism during cataract surgery for patients with both of these conditions.
Before the LAL was available, doctors had to adjust for vision quality after surgery with glasses, contact lenses, or through further surgery. The Light Adjustable Lens is a game-changer in that you and Dr. Labor can preview and adjust your vision to your own personal visual requirements, after the lens is already implanted.
Test Drive Your New Vision
Here’s how it works. After surgery, and your eye has healed, you’ll come in for a series of light treatment procedures Dr. Labor performs in the comfort of our office (rather than the operating room). At your first visit, your vision is checked. This is where you can preview and compare possible vision outcomes based on your own unique requirements. Once your “prescription” is selected, Dr. Labor customizes these light treatments to precisely reshape your lens to that exact prescription. Typically this involves 4 to 5 treatments over 4 to 6 weeks. Each takes only a few seconds and there is no discomfort.
The Light Adjustable Lens is one several advanced premium lenses that we offer. Phillips Kirk Labor, MD is uniquely experienced at implanting this lens and can help you make the right choice. If you suspect you have cataracts, schedule a consultation or call our Grapevine office at 817-410-2030, conveniently located in Dallas/Fort Worth.
As with all premium smart lenses, this lens does incur some out-of-pocket expense. In addition, please be aware that you may still need glasses for distance, intermediate and near vision, depending on your specific condition.