Has anyone gotten the Light Adjustable Lenses?

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My eye doctor recommended it (opthalmologist) but my optometrist says they're too new! Can anyone give me their experience?

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    They have been around since about 2015 in Europe, I believe, and FDA approved in about 2017. The prime disadvantage is that they are basically monofocals, and are very expensive, as well as a bit time consuming to do all the fitting while still wearing protective glasses. The main advantage is accuracy, so they are best suited for targeting mini-monovision, as well as in situations where predicting outcome refraction is more difficult -- like those with prior refractive surgery, Lasik, PRK, ...


    I believe @phil09 has the most recent experience with them here.


    Google this for a good video on them. Note that there are some exclusions for using the lens.


    "Mayo Clinic Light Adjustable Lens What Every Ophthalmologist Should Know Michael A. Mahr M. D."

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    Great. Not that new.

    I highly recommend if you can deal with the premium price and the maybe 4 or 5 extra visits. Plus wearing special glasses when outdoors or if you suspect UV indoors, then also.

    Well worth it, especially for the "far" eye if you will be doing mini-monovision.

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    My experience is very good so far - good vision, no side effects. I got the LAL in one eye last month, and my follow-up treatment is nearly finished now.


    I believe the LAL has been approved and in use since 2008 in Germany and since 2017 in the US.

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