Baptist Health Offering Light Adjustable Lens

Baptist Health recently implanted its first RxSight Light Adjustable Lens® (LAL). Baptist Health is the first in central Arkansas to offer the LAL to patients.  

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 allows ophthalmologists to give cataract patients even more precise vision than ever before,” said Christian Hester, MD, a board-certified surgeon at the Little Rock Eye Clinic who operates at Baptist Health Eye and Surgery Center. “We’re always striving to provide the best care possible for our patients, and with the LAL, we have a powerful tool to help us do just that.” 

During cataract 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.  

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 all other control lenses.