Center For Sight offers the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens in SW Florida
Center For Sight, the area’s premier multi-specialty ophthalmology practice, announced that it has begun implanting the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens® (LAL).
The state-of-the-art technology is the only intraocular lens implant that enables ophthalmologists to customize a patient’s vision after cataract surgery.
“RxSight’s Light Adjustable Lens essentially allows patients to ‘test drive’ their vision prior to finalizing the prescription. The ability to continue customizing vision post-surgery allows ophthalmologists to achieve a more precise outcome for their patients than ever before,” said Dr. William Soscia, Medical Director and Laser Cataract Surgeon at Center For Sight.
Cataract surgery is the most performed procedure in the United States. About 50% of Americans will develop cataracts by age 75, a percentage that is projected to increase as life expectancies continue to rise. Cataracts form when the proteins and fibers in your eye’s natural lens begin to break down, causing hazy or cloudy vision.
Over time, cataracts worsen until surgery is necessary. During surgery, a patient’s natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear synthetic one. Until now, surgeons relied upon the accuracy of pre-surgery measurements to determine a patient’s post-operative prescription power. RxSight’s Light Adjustable Lens is changing that with the ability to customize vision after surgery.
Speaking of her LAL surgical experience, Center For Sight patient Rosemary Prince comments, “The whole process was so easy. I’m excited to regain my vision so I can keep traveling. Center For Sight runs like a well-oiled machine and I’m just so grateful for everyone here!”
Studies show that patients who receive the LAL and the recommended post-surgery treatments were more likely to achieve 20/20 vision or better without glasses compared to cataract patients who have standard lens implants.1 The LAL is made of proprietary material that can be adjusted post-surgery using the RxSight Light Delivery Device to deliver targeted ultraviolet light treatments. The LAL can be adjusted to meet every patient’s lifestyle and needs.
“We have always been focused on utilizing the most innovative technology to provide the best care for our patients, and with the addition of the LAL, we have another powerful tool in our toolbox to help our patients achieve their vision goals,” said Soscia. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to utilize this remarkable technology to enhance our patients’ lives.”
Center For Sight has 18 convenient locations across southwest Florida. Cataract consultations may be scheduled by calling (941) 925-2020.