PiXL Patient FAQ
What is Riboflavin?
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is important for body growth and red blood cell production. It also assists in releasing energy from carbohydrates. Its food source includes dairy products, eggs, green leafy vegetables, lean meats, legumes and nuts. Bread and cereals are often fortified with riboflavin.
What is Ultra-Violet A (UVA) Light?
UVA is one of the three types of invisible light rays given off by the sun and is the weakest of the three.
Are there any safety concerns regarding the use of UVA light or riboflavin in the eye?
Exposure to UVA light during a PiXL procedure is comparable to, or even less than, the exposure of the eye to the UVA light in sunlight for a full day outdoors in the summer. Riboflavin is naturally occurring in the body, including the eye. It is a photosensitizer that has been safely used in corneal procedures for over a decade. Riboflavin is non-toxic and is used as an additive in food and pharmaceuticals.
Is everyone a candidate for PiXL?
No, not everyone. Many people are eligible for PiXL, but it will depend on your prescription. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you may be a candidate for PiXL. Consult your eye care professional to see if you're a candidate and if the benefits of PiXL are right for you.
Can both eyes receive PiXL?
Yes, depending on your prescription, both eyes may receive PiXL. Discuss with your doctor to understand what is best in your case.
Are there any limitations or restrictions as to what I can do after PiXL?
The only limitations are those your doctor may recommend following other similar vision improvement procedures. Please consult with your doctor to learn more about specific limitation, if any.
Will people be able to tell by my appearance that I have had PiXL?
No, there is no visible changes to your eyes.
Is PiXL expensive?
Compared to the ongoing cost of glasses and contacts PiXL can be very cost effective and is a smart investment in your vision.