We Provide An Unrivaled Patient Experience
Eye Center of Northern Colorado provides Light Adjustable Lenses (LALs) for patients throughout Northern Colorado. Additionally, we strive to enhance the quality of life for our valued patients. We do this by helping improve their eye health and vision through compassionate care, top-of-the-line technology, and exceptional patient service. When you visit our state-of-the-art facility, you can expect high-quality service from highly-trained medical professionals. You can expect an unrivaled patient experience when you choose the Eye Center of Northern Colorado for all your eye-related services.
What is the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)?
The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is the latest and most advanced type of intraocular lens (IOL). It is made of unique, photo-sensitive material capable of changing the power of an implanted lens in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. The power of a LAL can be adjusted after cataract surgery. It will increase the likelihood that a patient will achieve their desired vision after cataract surgery. This technology can help improve how well a patient can see without eyeglasses versus a basic single-focus lens implant.
How Does the Light Adjustable Lens Work?
The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) works by allowing beams of ultraviolet (UV) light to painlessly change the shape and optical power of the lens to achieve precise vision. The LAL has unique adjustable properties and can provide patients with absolute flexibility post-cataract surgery. The LAL can also correct near, intermediate, and distance vision, as well as astigmatism. This state-of-the-art lens is glare-free, halo-free, and shine-free due to the unique photo-sensitive silicone material it is made from.
The Benefits of the Light Adjustable Lens
There are numerous benefits associated with the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL). The benefits of the LAL include, but are not limited to, the following:
· It can reduce or eliminate the dependence on glasses after cataract surgery
· It is clinically proven to offer accurate vision correction
· There is no need to ever remove or replace the LAL
· It is a good option for patients who previously underwent LASIK
· The only intraocular lens (IOL) that can be adjusted after it’s placed in the eye
· Post-surgical light treatments are quick, in-office sessions
· It can correct near, intermediate, and distance vision, as well as astigmatism
· There is no need for further surgery to make the adjustments
· There is no need for laser vision correction after your procedure
The Disadvantages of the Light Adjustable Lens
Like with nearly everything, there are pros and cons to the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL). As the most expensive upgrade of all the unique artificial lens implants, its availability is more limited. The charge for implanting and adjusting the LAL is not typically covered by insurance, and therefore, must be paid out-of-pocket by the patient. While the lens is not “medically necessary” because it doesn’t improve one’s eye health, it is a lens customized for the individual to enhance natural eyesight without glasses.
Contact Us Today to Schedule an Appointment
If you’re interested in the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) for cataract surgery, you’ve come to the right place. Eye Center of Northern Colorado boasts a highly-experienced team of experts dedicated to improving the eye health and vision of Northern Colorado residents. Contact us today to learn more about LAL or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. You can also request an appointment here. We have multiple locations to best serve our valued patients.
Why Choose Eye Center of Northern Colorado?
doctors and our expert
staff are fellowship-trained and offer care in many areas of specialty, medical, and
surgical care. With roots dating back to 1916, we have a vast amount of
experience when it comes to serving the Northern Colorado community. We’re dedicated
to supporting the vision goals of our valued patients and increasing access to
specialty eye care across Northern Colorado.