An Alternative to Laser Vision Correction
Refractive lens exchange (RLE), is a way to reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses by replacing the eye’s natural lens with an artificial lens. RLE is basically cataract surgery…before you have cataracts!
Benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
- An alternative to laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK or PRK, especially if you don’t meet the LASIK/PRK criteria.
- Results are permanent
- Reduces the need for glasses and contact lenses
- You will never develop a cataract or need cataract surgery in the future (you already had it done!)
- More severe cases of refractive errors can be successfully treated
The Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) Treatment Process
Refractive lens exchange is identical to a cataract surgery. Like cataract surgery, the procedure is virtually painless and recovery is quick. Most patients are able to return to their daily routines, with few exceptions, the next day.