Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

If you are over 40 years of age the natural process of aging may cause you to need “Cheaters”.  This is most often caused by a condition called Presbyopia.  If Presbyopia is also accompanied by nearsightedness, farsightedness or an astigmatism, the common refractive laser surgery may not give you the best outcome.

If you are over 50 or into your 60’s a much better option may be Refractive Lens Exchange, particularly if you are farsighted.  This procedure is also a great way to remove any cataracts and prevent any future cataracts since the natural lens in your eye is being replaced.  With cataracts, it is your natural lens that becomes cloudy and blurs vision.  Cataracts are so common that by age 65, 4 out of 10 people will have a cataract.  Since RLE removes your natural lens, it removes any possibility of getting cataracts.

There are multiple lens options which your surgeon should talk to you about because they can vary based upon your lifestyle and sight preferences.


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