How vision correction can change your life

Q. What is a Light Adjustable Lens?

A. Light Adjustable Lenses treat the loss of our eyes’ ability to focus, and are used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Developed by a scientist awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work, the lens replaces the natural lens in the eye and can greatly enhance people’s quality of life. It is the most advanced lens implant currently available as it is the only lens used in this type of surgery that can be adjusted after the initial implant.

Q. What are the benefits?

A. The primary benefit against other lenses is the ability to adjust the lens after it has been implanted. It can therefore be customised to suit each individual to optimise their vision.
Once the initial surgery has been completed the vision is assessed and after two weeks the lens can be adjusted to the correct levels with the aim of achieving high definition vision. Offering many more times the long term stability of laser refractive surgery, I see the Light Adjustable Lens as the obvious choice for suitable patients.

Q. What results can I expect?

A. Generally speaking the treatment should effectively correct both near and long sightedness as well as intermediate vision. Developed as an ideal for presbyopia (the loss of the eye’s ability to focus) and cataracts, the Light Adjustable Lens offers the opportunity for suitable patients to realistically do everything they could do before their vision began to deteriorate.

Imran Rahman
Consultant ophthalmologist
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital