We are the only practice in the Albany Metro Area with a breakthrough in CATARACT SURGERY --The Light Adjustable Lens.

Our doctors can fully customize your vision as the implant lens may be adjusted multiple times, using gentle light technology, AFTER surgery.  

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Cataract Treatment


There’s more to having cataract surgery than just getting rid of cataracts.

Equally important is the goal of maximizing the quality of your vision. With cataract surgery, making sure you make the right choice for your vision and lifestyle includes understanding ALL your options for FDA approved intraocular lenses (IOLs) both ‘fixed’ and ‘adjustable’ :

  • Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)    NEW!
  • Monofocal
  • Multi-focal
  • Accommodating
  • Toric
  • TECNIS Symfony


New Light Adjustable Lens

The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) that can be customized after cataract surgery. The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that can be adjusted in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. This optimization is done by your eye doctor in the weeks following lens implantation through a series of non-invasive light treatments that take only a few minutes each. You will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements. The Light

Adjustable Lenses deliver superior vision outcomes that non-adjustable or ‘fixed’ IOLs cannot match.

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With ‘fixed’ lenses you now have many options to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery. Individuals suffering from cataracts used to only have a ‘fixed’ monofocal lens implant option after surgery. With multi-focal, accommodating TECHNIS Symfony IOL technology you can now see both near and far, helping to decrease dependence on glasses after surgery.

Toric IOL for Patients with Astigmatism

Allen W. Zieker, M.D. was chosen to be the first cataract surgeon in the United States to implant the new Bausch + Lomb enVista® toric MX60T intraocular lens. Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, announced they received approval July 30, 2018, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the enVista toric MX60T, the company’s first hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) for astigmatism correction. Dr. Allen W. Zieker performed cataract surgery and implanted the enVista toric MX60T IOL in four patients on July 31, 2018.

The enVista toric MX60T IOL provides superb rotation stability for cataract patients needing astigmatism correction. “enVista’s new technology comes with proven clinical results,” explained Dr. Allen W. Zieker. “I’m honored to be the first cataract surgeon in the United States to implant the enVista toric MX60T and excited to offer it to my astigmatic cataract patients.”

If you reside in the Capital Region we have offices in Albany, Clifton ParkSchenectadySchodack, and Troy. If you think you have cataracts, it’s time to talk to one of our experienced cataract surgeons at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region. Call today for an appointment for your cataract consultation.

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Cataract Surgery Consulting

During your cataract surgery consultation, we will do a comprehensive examination to diagnose cataracts. We will also discuss your vision and lifestyle needs and work together to ensure that you understand the types of cataract surgery and your treatment options. After your cataract consultation, we will provide you with a custom treatment plan for achieving your personal best vision. We will also carefully explain all the benefits and the risks of cataract surgery so that you can make an educated decision about your cataract treatment. Our surgeons are very experienced at implanting all types of IOLs, so you don’t have to compromise on your very best vision.

Above all, we take your vision very seriously. Cataract surgery safety is our highest priority, and our doctors have an outstanding record, performing thousands of cataract surgery procedures every year.

Your vision isn’t like anyone else’s—and neither should your cataract treatment be.

Meet Our Cataract Surgeons

At Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region, you have access to experienced and well-respected cataract surgeons without traveling to the “big city.” Dr. Robert Feldman and his team perform traditional and custom cataract surgery and are certified in the most advanced surgical technology and intraocular lens implant (IOL) options available to help our patients obtain the best vision possible.

Cataract surgery is a highly successful procedure. In fact, cataract surgery is the most popular elective surgery performed in the United States.


If you think you may have cataracts or have been told you do, it is important to schedule an appointment for your cataract consultation.

To learn more about the Light Adjustable Lens or to schedule an appointment contact our Patient Advisor, Crystal at patientadvisor@ophthalmicconsultants.com or at 518-807-7027

Get in touch with us today at our nearest location to you.

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