Take Your Vision for a Test Drive

As June is National Cataract Awareness Month, we would like to take this opportunity to discuss the latest advancements in cataract surgery. It’s an important topic as the reality is that most adults will develop cataracts in their lifetime as they get older. 


At Collins Vision, we truly believe that cataract surgery is an opportunity. Now, more than any time in history, you have the opportunity to make a lifestyle decision about your vision after cataract surgery. Whether you’re an amateur artist, a weekend sports warrior, angler or avid reader, we have a lens for you and your unique ocular condition. 


RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens+™

At Collins Vision, we are excited to offer the RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens+™. This is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) that can be customized after cataract surgery. Wow!

With traditional intraocular lenses (IOLs), we will perform 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, the adjustability of the lens power is limited. 

The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that can be adjusted in response to ultraviolet (UV) light in the weeks following lens implantation – up to three times. “This gives us the exclusive capability to modify and preview your vision until it fulfills your individual preferences and lifestyle needs,” said Dr. Collins. “It’s the only lens currently available that can correct a refractive error after cataract surgery. It’s in a category of its own.”

In the time between implantation and adjustment, you will need to wear special UV-blocking glasses, both indoors and outdoors, to protect your new lens from UV light that could cause uncontrolled changes to the vision prescription. Adjustments are performed right here in our office and generally take less than two minutes. Once the final prescription is achieved, it is locked into the LAL lenses using the Light Delivery Device and the UV light-blocking glasses are no longer necessary.


How to Know it Is Time for Cataract Surgery

The most common symptoms of cataracts are blurry, cloudy vision. Colors may appear less vibrant and you may even have trouble driving at night or reading in low-light situations. Our cataract self exam can help you determine if it’s time for you to consider cataract surgery, but your best option is to schedule a cataract evaluation at Collins Vision. Our skilled clinical team will perform thorough diagnostic testing, talk to you about your goals and lifestyle, and help you determine which procedure and IOL are right for you.

At Collins Vision, our surgeons specialize in Refractive Cataract Surgery, where the goal is to remove your cataract and reduce your dependency on glasses at the same time.  We are able to do this by correcting refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia with a premium intraocular lens at the time of cataract surgery. 

“This is an advanced procedure that goes beyond standard cataract surgery to deliver amazing results designed to fit your unique vision and lifestyle,” said Dr. Collins.


Meet the Collins Vision Team

Founded by Dr. Michael J. Collins, Collins Vision is proud to be Southwest Florida’s trusted eye care providers since 2004. Every member of our amazing, experienced team has an unwavering commitment to safety, innovation and visual freedom. Our patient family can feel confident knowing we are passionately committed to helping you and every member of your family to achieve the healthy vision you deserve. 

We invite you to See The Difference for yourself and schedule an appointment at Collins Vision today. We would be honored to serve you.