If you’re one of the many people who are interested in learning more about Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), we offer in-depth content on our site to help you become well-informed. This vision enhancement technique has grown more popular recently due to the numerous benefits the procedure can offer to qualified candidates. Our board certified eye surgeon, Dr. Steven Dell, is a leader in the RLE field. He can determine if you are a candidate for this innovative approach to vision correction during your initial consultation.
RLE can restore “full focus” eyesight in patients who are experiencing presbyopia. This is a condition that reduces the ability to see nearby objects clearly, and it develops with age. If you’re over the age of 40 and you struggle to read the price on a receipt or the words in a book, you may be experiencing presbyopia. RLE is very similar to a process involved in cataract surgery, but this procedure is intended for individuals who have not yet developed cataracts. During the operation, Dr. Dell will replace or “exchange” your lens for an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This can improve your ability to focus on objects near, far, and in-between, depending on your needs. We offer the most advanced IOLs available, including Crystalens, ReStor®, and TECNIS® implant lenses.
You may be a good candidate for RLE if you are over the age of 40, experiencing presbyopia, and have not yet developed cataracts. Candidates for RLE are also those who desire to see clearly at a range of distances without the consistent need for contacts or glasses. RLE can be an excellent alternative to LASIK and other vision correction procedures if you are not a qualified candidate for those treatments, or if you simply prefer a different option. In the event cataracts are found to be present after examination, you may benefit from cataract surgery followed by lens replacement. Dr. Dell can discuss this possibility with you if the need arises.
RLE has become more popular as a result of the superior vision quality that can be achieved with this treatment method. If you feel that RLE may be a good option for your needs and you would like to learn more, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dell or to discuss this procedure in greater detail.