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Lens Implant

Performed IN DULUTH, GA (NORTH OF ATLANTA) at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Intraocular Lens (IOL):
Monofocal, Toric or Multifocal (Lifestyle) IOL


When your eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus, a permanent intraocular lens implant may be used to replace the natural lens and restore vision. An intraocular lens implant is an artificial lens composed of soft and often foldable plastic that is placed inside the eye. IOLs are almost always inserted during cataract surgery.

In addition to cataracts, patients with cataracts suffering from presbyopia may also be good candidates for intraocular lens implant surgery. Presbyopia is a condition that typically develops around the age of 40 when individual experiences blurred vision when reading up close or working on a computer. This age-related process differs from astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness which relate to changes in the shape of the eyeball from genetics or environmental factors.

During a pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Segal will thoroughly discuss the various IOL options to determine the most effective custom treatment plan for your unique eye condition. Because of Dr. Segal’s extensive IOL replacement experience and the advanced IOL technology he utilizes, there is typically no need for stitches or patches following IOL replacement at Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C. To learn more about intraocular lens implants to restore vision, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.

There are various types of IOLs available for patients including monofocal, toric and multifocal. Single vision or monofocal IOLs help address either nearsightedness or farsightedness. However, if you have difficulty seeing both objects near and far the multifocal IOLs (presbyopia-correcting IOLs) can provide clarity for a combination of near, intermediate, or distance ranges. ReSTOR® premium lenses further enhance this action with apodized diffractive technology to allow the lens to more easily focus between close and far distances. Premium IOLs or Lifestyle lenses such as the ReSTOR® multifocal lens are designed for patients who want freedom from glasses at most activities.

Light Adjustable Lens

One of the most critical choices in your cataract surgery journey is which intraocular lens will replace your natural lens during the procedure. An intraocular lens, or IOL, is an artificial lens implanted in the eye as part of a cataract surgery.

The Light Adjustable Lens is a unique type of IOL that allows customization and fine-tuning of vision after surgery. At Georgia Eye Physicians, we are proud to offer this innovative IOL to patients who desire greater ability to customize their vision.

What is the Light Adjustable Lens?

The Light Adjustable Lens, also called LAL, is a unique type of artificial lens used to replace the natural lens during cataract surgery. Unlike other types of IOLs, which have to have their power set before surgery, the LAL is able to be adjusted after cataract surgery.

Thanks to this technology, your eye doctor is able to change the lens focusing power after you’ve healed from cataract surgery, so you can test drive and customize your vision.

How Does the Light Adjustable Lens Work?

After cataract surgery, you will need to return to your eye doctor’s office for a series of follow-up visits. Once your eyes have healed from the procedure, your eye doctor will use a special device called the Light Delivery Device to expose your new lens to ultraviolet light.

This light causes the tiny molecules inside the lens to change shape, which also changes the power of the lens and further refines your vision. You may need a few treatments with the Light Delivery Device to reach your optimal vision clarity.

What Are the Benefits of the Light Adjustable Lens?

The main advantage of the LAL is that it allows your eye doctor to precisely adjust the power of your lens to your eye after cataract surgery. This reduces the amount they need to depend on measurements and calculations prior to the procedure.

If you choose the Light Adjustable Lens, you will be able to fully customize your vision. After each adjustment with the light delivery device, you will be able to test drive your new vision and determine if you are happy with the clarity.

What Should I Expect During Light Treatments?

During your follow-up visits, where your eye doctor will fine-tune your vision with the Light Delivery Device, you may experience some mild discomfort, like a warming sensation. The adjustment process is quick and non-invasive.

During the light treatments, you will place your chin on the chin rest and look at a bright light. The light treatment sessions are typically quick and easy.

It may take up to a day for your eyes to adjust and for you to notice an improvement in your vision. Once the final light adjustment is made, the focusing power of the LAL is locked in and stable over the long term.

Only routine eye exams and care are required afterward to maintain your vision with the LAL.

How Do I Know if Light Adjustable Lens Is Right For Me?

If you are interested in the ability to fully customize and personalize your vision after cataract surgery, the Light Adjustable Lens may be the perfect IOL choice for you. Your eye doctor at Georgia Eye Physicians in Duluth, Georgia, will help you determine which lens may be best for you.

During your consultation, your eye doctor will examine your eyes and ask about your vision goals, lifestyle, everyday activities, and budget. For most people wanting a customizable cataract surgery experience, the LAL is an excellent option.

Are you interested in learning more about the Light Adjustable Lens or determining if this lens may be right for you? Schedule an appointment at Georgia Eye Physicians in Duluth, GA, today!

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