Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) in Kansas City, MO


As leading cataract surgeons in the Midwest, the eyecare experts at Discover Vision Centers offer the most advanced intraocular lens technology in the form of light adjustable lenses. This cataract treatment allows for your vision to be custom adjusted after intraocular lens implantation for exquisitely precise results that are tailored specifically for your unique needs.

Choose the light adjustable lens for the most successful, customizable, and precise results after cataract surgery.

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What Is the Light Adjustable Lens?

The RxSight light adjustable intraocular lens is the most technologically advanced intraocular lens (IOL) in the United States, offering a glare-free, shine-free, and halo-free solution to nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. This light adjustable lens (LAL) can be adjusted in strength post-surgery, meaning more precise results and 20/20 vision in the vast majority of patients. A key feature of LAL is Extended Depth Focus technology, which allows for optimal vision at all distances.

LAL Surgery Uses and Applications

The RxSight light adjustable lens is a cutting edge vision correction procedure allowing for precise, customizable results for your unique lifestyle and vision needs.

Cataracts (clouded lens)

Cataracts are a disease condition of the aging process.  Over time, the lens in your eye may become blurry or clouded. When cataracts begin to interfere with daily activities, such as reading and driving, ask your eye doctor about cataract surgery. 

Having light adjustable lens for cataracts to replace the cloudy lens in your eye also provides the opportunity to correct other vision problems you may be experiencing, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia.

Myopia (nearsightedness)

Nearsightedness can be resolved with the light adjustment process.

Hyperopia (farsightedness)

Farsightedness can be corrected with the LAL.

Astigmatism (pre-existing)

With the Light Adjustable Lens any astigmatism, pre-existing or resulting from surgery, can be reduced or eliminated with the adjustment process.

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How Does RxSight Light Adjustable Lens Work?

As the most technologically advanced IOL option, the RxSight light adjustable lens implant allows our surgeons to adjust your vision and fine-tune your results after cataract surgery.

After your surgery, you will come into the clinic for three to four nonsurgical, noninvasive appointments where we will adjust your LAL prescription using a Light Delivery Device (LDD).

The ability to customize the light adjustable lens increases the chances that you will be satisfied with your cataract surgery results.

Do you need cataract surgery?  Find out if you are a candidate for the light adjustable lens. Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced cataract surgeons today.

Unique Benefits of The Light Adjustable Intraocular Lens

The RxSight Light Adjustable lens is unique in that the prescription is completely personalized to your vision post-operation. This LAL is a cutting edge solution that allows you to see clearly up close and at a distance. 

LAL benefits include:

Who Is a Candidate for Light Adjustable Lenses?

You may be a candidate for the light adjustable lens if you are qualified for cataract surgery and seeking improvements to your near and distance vision.   Some patients who do not have cataract but want to be less dependent on glasses may also be a candidate for the LAL technology.  Working together with your doctor, you will decide if the light adjustable lens is the correct solution for you.

About The Light Adjustable Lens Cataract Surgery

Step 1. Preparing for Surgery

You will first meet with one of our experienced surgeons to discuss your desired outcome for your vision and determine the best treatment for you and your lifestyle.

Step 2. LAL Surgery

LAL surgery is effectively the same as any other cataract surgery using an intraocular lens implant.

Step 3. Recovery

After surgery, you will need to take special precautions until your light adjusting lens prescription is “locked in” at your last post-operative adjustment appointment. Your doctor will provide you with special UV protective glasses to wear whenever you’re outside. Consult your doctor for any additional post-op instructions.

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Why Choose Us for Light Adjustable Lens Procedure?

The refractive cataract surgeons at Discover Vision Centers are the leading experts in light adjustable lens surgery in Kansas City and the Midwest. Dr. John Doane and his FDA study team are the longest tenured LAL FDA trials team in the US.  They have worked diligently since 2008 to bring the LAL to patients in the US.  Discover Vision Centers was one of the first 3 centers in the US to offer this ground-breaking technology after FDA approval.   Our team of experienced eyecare providers will ensure that you have the highest quality of care, from your initial cataract surgery consultation to your final postoperative adjustment appointment. Discover Vision Centers offers industry-leading rates of patient satisfaction, and we look forward to working with you to customize your LAL experience to your unique needs & lifestyle.

Financial Options

We offer a variety of payment options for all of our vision correction procedures.  FSA and HSA accounts are a great option to pay for your procedure tax free.  Financing is also available based on approved credit through CareCredit.  If approved, financing options are available at 0% interest for up to 24 months, or for extended payment plans up to 60 months.

Areas We Serve

If you search “light adjustable lens near me,” you’ll find that Discover Vision serves the Greater Kansas City area.  We have nine clinic locations in Missouri and Kansas and three eye surgery centers to serve you.  In Missouri, our clinics are located in Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Independence, Harrisonville, Raymore, and North Kansas City. In Kansas, our eye clinics are located in Leawood, Olathe and KCK / The Legends.

About Our Surgeons

John F. Doane, M.D.

Dr. John F. Doane

Dr. Doane has been involved with the LAL technology since 2008 as an FDA investigator and he continues to work with RxSight in ongoing projects. Dr. Doane believes that the most advanced lens option patients can experience is the Light Adjustable Lens which affords unique customized treatment to each patient.

Randy T. Jackson, M.D.

Dr. Randy T. Jackson

Dr. Jackson is a cataract, LASIK and corneal surgeon at Discover Vision in North Kansas City and Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Jackson performs a range of refractive procedures, including LASIK, PRK, and LAL

Stephen U. Stechschulte, M.D.

Dr. Stephen U. Stechschulte

Dr. Stechschulte is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Discover Vision in Leawood, Kansas with three decades of experience. He is a leading corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon. Dr. Stechschulte’s education and training spans Princeton, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco and Harvard Medical School.

Tyler F. Brundige, M.D.

Dr. Tyler F. Brundige

Dr. Brundige is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Discover Vision in The Northland. He specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology, including advanced cataract surgery, the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, and management of diabetic and other systemic eye diseases.

To find out if light adjustable lens is an option to treat your cataracts, contact our team. You can schedule an appointment online or by phone. A consultation is the best way to determine which procedure is best for you.

Light Adjustable Lens Patient Reviews

I am grateful to Dr. Doane for his amazing expertise, surgical skills and personal skills in providing the gift of perfect sight for me. His stamina to oversee the clinical trials for the LAL has my utmost respect. It was worth the 3 hour drive one way to achieve this!
Kathy LeMon

Staff is great from reception to check out. Dr Doane is a solid communicator who explains things well. I trust him and the staff with my vision needs.
John Vaughn

I have been a patient at Discover Vision Center for several years now and have always had the highest quality care. Each person greets you, is pleasant and helpful. Dr. Lile listens carefully and works with me for optimal results time and again.
Lisa Marchbanks

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How many light treatments do I need?

Most patients need between 3-4 treatments to reach the desired postoperative prescription. We will work with you to determine how many treatments are necessary to reach your vision goals.

What makes the Light Adjustable Lens different from other IOLs?

While other intraocular lenses change very little in prescription after surgery day, the Light Adjustable Lens is designed to be fine-tuned at a series of adjustment appointments post-operation. This allows for truly personalized results and optimal vision, both near and at a distance.

Why do I need to wear the special UV protective eyewear?

The special UV protective eyewear shields your eyes from UV rays that can alter the prescription of your light adjustable lenses before it is actually “locked in.”  It is important that you continue to wear your UV protective eyewear whenever you’re outside, from immediately following surgery until your final prescription adjustment appointment, unless otherwise advised by your cataract surgeon.

What can happen if you don’t wear protective eyewear?

If you don’t wear protective eyewear when outside, immediately following surgery until your final adjustment appointment, the prescription of your light adjustable lenses may be altered due to UV rays from the sun. This could affect the fine-tuning of your prescription and negatively impact your LAL results.

What is the cost of light adjustable lens surgery?

The cost of light adjustable lens surgery depends on your unique vision goals

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