Light Adjustable Lens

The Eye Surgery Center at the Biltmore is proud to offer a revolutionary new lens implant, the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) by RxSight.

The LAL is the first and only FDA-approved lens implant (IOL) that can be adjusted AFTER cataract surgery which allows surgeons to partner with their patients to achieve optimized results for every unique eye.

With the LAL, beginning two to three weeks after surgery, the surgeon administers an office-based UV light treatment (generally 90 seconds) that adjusts the prescription of the IOL while it is in the patient’s eye. This can be repeated 2-3 times until the patient has achieved their vision goal. The surgeon then uses a final exposure treatment to preserve the lens power.

A study of 600 subjects by the FDA found that patients who received the LAL were 200% more likely to achieve 20/20 vision without glasses than patients who received standard monofocal lens implants.

This technology is ideal for patients wanting to achieve the best possible distance vision without glasses and those seeking a greater level of glasses independence by trying blended or monovision, as we are now able to customize the level of near or intermediate vision to the patient’s needs. The LAL is also ideal for patients undergoing cataract surgery that have had previous vision correcting surgery such as LASIK, PRK or RK.