Vision Solutions

From cataract surgery and light adjustable lenses to blade free LASIK and PRK, Genstler eye center has compassionate experts dedicated to understanding and providing state-of-the-art technology for your best vision outcomes.

A life-changing experience!


Cataract Surgery & Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)

Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside your eye. Most of the time, it is caused by the changes of natural aging. Symptoms of a cataract include cloudy or blurry vision, colors seem faded, glare around headlights, poor night vision and frequent prescription changes. The only way to treat a cataract is with cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed medical procedure in the world. The doctors at Genstler Eye Center perform more than 2,800 cataract procedures every year! We are proud to offer our patients the most advanced technology to restore their full range of vision.

Patients undergoing cataract surgery tend to enjoy short recovery time, minimal discomfort during and after the procedure, and the ability to resume normal activity shortly after surgery.

Most people want to be less dependent on glasses after their cataract surgery. This demand has led Genstler Eye Center to utilize advanced technology to meet the vision goals of the Center’s cataract patients. Every cataract patient will have an initial cataract evaluation prior to surgery to determine candidacy and optimal visual outcome.

Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)

Genstler Eye Center is proud to offer cataract patients the Light Adjustable Lens Procedure by Rx Sight

The First and Only Lens That Can Be Customized AFTER Cataract Surgery. With traditional intraocular lenses (IOLs), your physician performs measurements before your surgery in order to select the best IOL to try to achieve your vision goals. Once your surgery is complete and the IOL has been implanted, your physician has limited options to adjust the lens power.

With the RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens, you and your doctor can now customize your vision after your eye has healed from cataract surgery. This is because the Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that changes the shape and power of your implanted lens in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. You and your physician will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements.

The cataract removal and IOL implantation procedure is the same as if you selected a non-adjustable IOL. Then, in the weeks that follow, your physician will customize your vision through a series of non-invasive light treatments that take only a few minutes each. You may need 3 to 5 total light treatments over a period of 3 to 5 weeks to reach your vision goals. Once your vision is adjusted, a final light treatment is used to lock in the results.

The Light Adjustable Lens delivers superior vision outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match. In a clinical study, the majority of patients who received the Light Adjustable Lens achieved 20/20 or better vision at 6 months without glasses.

Light Adjustable Lens Fast Facts

  • The first and only adjustable intraocular lens (IOL) that allows your physician to customize your vision after your cataract surgery
  • Patients who received the Light Adjustable Lens followed by adjustments were twice as likely to achieve 20/20 vision at 6 months without glasses as those who received a standard monofocal IOL
  • The cataract removal and IOL implantation procedure is the same as if you selected a non-adjustable IOL
  • The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that changes the shape and power of your implanted lens in response to ultraviolet (UV) light
  • You will have the unique ability to preview and compare possible vision outcomes based on your preferences and lifestyle requirements
  • Light treatments that precisely reshape your implanted lens are delivered in your doctor’s office to adjust your vision to the desired target
  • Light treatments are painless, non-invasive, and last approximately 90 seconds
  • You may need 3 to 5 total light treatments over a period of 3 to 5 weeks to reach your vision goals
  • You will need to wear special UV protective glasses during all waking hours (from time of lens implantation until after the last light treatment is completed) to prevent exposure to indoor and outdoor sources of UV light that can cause uncontrolled changes to the Light Adjustable Lens

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    Blade Free LASIK & PRK

    Blade Free LASIK

    Genstler Eye Center is pleased to offer 100% Blade-free LASIK for a safer, pain-free experience and more precise vision correction. This next generation of laser vision correction makes it possible for our patients to achieve optimal results.

    LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) corrects high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism using a laser to change the curvature of the cornea. Compared with other methods of vision correction, Blade-free LASIK results in fewer side effects and complications. In fact, most of our LASIK patients notice significant improvement in their vision soon after surgery.

    Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)

    Photorefractive keratectomy reshapes the outer layer of the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The procedure uses the same laser as the LASIK procedure.

    Although LASIK is more common these days, PRK is a good alternative for patients who cannot undergo LASIK surgery because their cornea is too thin. While LASIK patients have less discomfort and obtain good vision more quickly after surgery, improvement with PRK is gradual and takes weeks or even months to achieve the visual outcome goal. Our skilled doctors can help you assess which procedure is right for you.

    Implantable Collamer Lens

    In collaboration with our partners at STAAR Surgical, Genstler is proud to offer the new ECO-ICL. It has been offered globally since 2011, with patients reporting a higher than 99 percent satisfaction rate. ICL is an Implantable Collamer Lens, better known as the Implantable Contact Lens. It is inserted into the eye in a same-day outpatient surgical procedure to correct your vision. Immediately after ICL, patients report noticeably sharper, more vivid vision. ICL is ideal for patients with myopic nearsightedness and astigmatism and is fast becoming the vision correction option of choice.

    Patients undergoing ICL tend to enjoy short recovery time, minimal discomfort during and after surgery, and the ability to resume normal activities without the dependence of glasses shortly after the procedure. Contact us to find out if ICL might be right for you.

    Clear Lens Exchange

    As we age, the lens inside our eye loses its ability to focus both near and far. We start to develop what is called presbyopia, better known as “short arm disease!” You may find that your arms can’t stretch far enough to read the newspaper anymore. Most people who experience presbyopia have to wear bifocals or reading glasses.

    A clear lens exchange corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia. A clear lens exchange uses some of the same successful techniques as cataract surgery to replace the eye’s natural lens with a customized artificial lens that corrects your vision.

    Glaucoma Surgery

    Glaucoma is a condition where too much pressure within the eye causes damage in the optic nerve, which can result in varying degrees of permanent vision loss. There are few symptoms that indicate the onset of glaucoma, but it has a wide range of causes including disease, eye trauma, surgeries, genetics, and other unexplained reasons. While glaucoma used to be most commonly treated with eye drops, many people want to be free of these costly drops as part of their daily routines. As a result, glaucoma is now commonly treated with surgery as a first line of defense. The doctors at Genstler Eye Center commonly perform these procedures! We’re proud to provide a range of treatment options, they include:

    Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) – SLT is a quick and painless laser treatment surgery used as a first line of treatment as opposed to therapeutic eye drops.

    Omni – a procedure that can be done independent of cataract surgery or in combination with cataract surgery to reduce pressure in the eye from three points of resistance. For more information visit our partner OmniSurgical.

    iStent- an all in one glaucoma and cataract procedure using a patented iStent to reduce pressure and reliance on medication. For more information visit our partner Glaukos.

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