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Lumea is excited to be the first centre in Canada to offer patients Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) technology. This is the first and only lens that can be modified AFTER surgery to optimize visual outcomes. This revolutionary technology means cataract patients can trial and customize their vision up to three (3) times before locking it in, offering the most precise results available.

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Light Adjustable Lens

LAL provides the highest quality vision according to the patients needs. Studies show:


Achieve 20/20 or better vision without glasses 2X as often as any other lens technology.


Patients with LAL are 10x more likely to achieve the predicted visual result compared to a standard monocfocal.


ophthalmologists would choose LAL if they were having cataract surgery.

Prior to cataract surgery, extensive measurement of the eye is required to allow surgeons to predict best visual outcome. Despite the most advanced measurement technology available, outcomes may not always be as expected. But, LAL can change that. Its revolutionary technology provides the ability to reshape the lens after surgery up to 3X. Through fine-tuning with the use of UV light, LAL can provide patients the most precise results with their vision.

Download our LAL Brochure to learn more.

Ideal candidates for LAL have:

  • Been diagnosed with cataracts
  • Any refractive error (near-sightedness, far-sightedness, moderate astigmatism)
  • A desire for distance + / – near vision correction
Surgery Length
  • 5-15 minutes for cataract surgery and IOL implantation
  • 90 seconds for each light adjustment
  • Local with oral sedation
Side Effects
  • Dry eyes
  • Irritation
  • Temporary night glare
  • Infection
  • Temporary swelling or inflammation
  • Increased eye pressure
  • 4 weeks for surgery
  • Light adjustment begins 4-8 weeks after surgery
Final Visual Outcome
  • Requires 1-3 light adjustments
    Most patients have their final “lock in” treatment at 7-10 weeks
  • The LAL achieves binocular 20/20 vision or better and J3 to J1 reading vision in greater than 80 percent of patients choosing blended vision.
  • Patients MUST wear special UV protection sunglasses when outdoors until the final “lock in” treatment is completed
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