Adjustable Lens
in Northern Colorado

Customize your vision after cataract surgery

RxSight Light Adjustable Lens at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado

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.

Light Adjustable Lens at Eye Center on Northern Colorado

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.

Eye Center of Northern Colorado Building

Why Choose Eye Center of Northern Colorado? 

Our 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.

Meet Our Doctors

Ophthalmologists at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado are fellowship-trained and offer care in many areas of specialty, medical, and surgical care.

FAQs -  Cataracts Surgery

The symptoms of cataracts include blurry vision, dull colors, glare from sunlight or lamps, and glare while night driving. Cataracts will eventually cause blindness if left untreated.

No. You cannot prevent cataracts from forming. This is a natural process that occurs to most people over age 60. After the clouding of the lens begins, it is impossible to return the lens to its original clear state with medications. Cataract surgery is the only way to improve your declining vision when you have cataracts.

The LenSx® laser allows our surgeons to automate some of the most challenging steps of cataract surgery using real-time, 3-D visualization for truly customized treatment. This results in better vision outcomes for our patients.

Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) technology allows our doctors to provide real-time intraoperative measurements of your refractive error after the cloudy lens is removed – during surgery – so we can adjust the power of your replacement lens if necessary. This allows for a completely tailored procedure for you.

Patient Testimonials

If you have a baby with eye problems, this is the place to go and Dr. Patrick Arnold is the man to see. Our nine-month-old son has exotropia and today he had the surgery to help fix it. Everything went as perfectly as any parent sending their baby into surgery could possibly hope for. I’m mostly writing this review as a thank you to the nurses we worked with when we were in there.
Ashlie S.
Pediatrics Eye Care
I do a lot of outdoor activities in Colorado and with the dry air, my contact lenses were almost unbearable at times. That led me to looking in having LASIK surgery. The process was smooth and convenient. Now I can enjoy my activities with clear vision and pain free.
Dr. David Sehr
LASIK Surgery
Dr. Arnold has been our saving grace with our son. We were referred to him by our eye doctor in Cheyenne, WY when we could get to the bottom of why my son’s eye wasn’t healing from what we thought were scratches. He has taken such great care of our son. He is so patient and makes the young patients and their parents feel as ease. So thankful for him.
Jason R.
Pediatrics Eye Care
As a radiologist, my career depends on my vision. I had always wanted to rid myself of my glasses but was hesitant to take the plunge. After several of my partners had the procedure done and reported great results, I had my LASIK done with Dr. Robinson. After wearing glasses for 35 years, it is wonderful to be able to see the world without them.
Bruce Berkowitz, MD
LASIK Surgery
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