Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)

Introducing the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), an innovation that revolutionizes post-cataract surgery vision enhancement. Unlike other intraocular lenses (IOLs), the LAL offers a unique advantage – the ability for both you and your eye care professional to collaboratively fine-tune and refine your vision even after cataract surgery. This cutting-edge adjustability ushers in a new era of personalized lens technology, ensuring your visual experience is tailored to your eyes.

Remarkably, the Peninsula Laser Eye Medical Group surgical team proudly stands as trailblazers in the United States for the implantation of the Light Adjustable Lens since its introduction.

The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) for Cataract Surgery 

Crafted from a specialized photosensitive material, the Light Adjustable Lens boasts a remarkable feature: its ability to modulate the power of your implanted lens in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. This dynamic attribute significantly heightens the prospects of achieving your desired post-cataract surgery vision.

Opting for the Light Adjustable Lens initiates a process that commences with the safe extraction of your cataract, followed by the implantation of the adjustable intraocular lens (IOL). The sequence of cataract removal and IOL implantation mirrors that of selecting a non-adjustable IOL.

The Procedure and Post-Surgery Phase

What truly sets the Light Adjustable Lens apart is its post-surgery phase. Once your eye has fully healed, you’ll return to your eye care professional for a routine eye examination. During this examination, the uniqueness of the Light Adjustable Lens shines. Guided by the insights from your eye exam, you and your eye care professional will collaboratively determine a personalized prescription tailored to your individual eyes and specific lifestyle requisites. This bespoke approach ensures that your adjustable lens aligns perfectly with your visual needs, granting you a level of visual clarity and comfort that’s unparalleled.


In a groundbreaking FDA study encompassing 600 participants, the outcomes were clear: those who opted for the LAL experienced twice the likelihood of achieving 20/20 vision without the need for glasses compared to individuals who chose a standard monofocal IOL.

With the Light Adjustable Lens, the boundaries of cataract surgery transcend convention. This remarkable innovation empowers you to attain unmatched visual acuity and the freedom to embrace life without the constant reliance on corrective eyewear.

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