Valerie, an Eye Surgeons Associates patient of Dr. Repp, shares her experience receiving the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) during her cataract procedure.
What was your vision like before cataract surgery?
I have worn glasses to help me see distances since 6th grade. For the last decade or so I noticed everything looked clouded, as if my eyes had a layer of oil smeared all over them. Doctors explained that this eye condition qualified me for cataract surgery.
How did you choose which intraocular lens was right for you?
Although I was nervous, I went through the necessary exams and reviewed my options. It seemed that LAL was my best choice because the procedure allowed my vision to be tweaked. My goal was to be able to see further distance and up close more clearly without glasses. Throughout the entire process, I so gratefully discovered I truly did not need to be nervous at all. I was delightfully surprised that the entire process was very easy!
Did you experience pain or discomfort during the treatments?
Neither the surgery nor the light adjusting treatments were uncomfortable, but my eyes felt like they had gone through their own sort of workout. I needed to rest for a day after the treatments.
How was your vision between/after treatments?
I could see that my vision improved between treatments, and I looked forward to even better vision from additional treatments. Wearing LAL glasses were no different than wearing my regular glasses, and I am satisfied with my new vision in spite of my floaters. Sometimes, but not often, I need readers when I’m reading, quilting or doing handiwork.