Refractive Lens Exchange

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refractivelensAs the eye’s natural crystalline lens loses its ability to clearly focus what we see, vision problems—such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia—develop, often requiring corrective lenses for vision improvement. At Aloha Laser Vision, our ophthalmologists offer many state-of-the-art procedures that can reduce dependence on glasses and contact lenses. In addition to LASIK and PRK, our eye surgeons—Alan R. Faulkner, MD and Neda Nikpoor, MD—perform a vision correction procedure called refractive lens exchange (RLE), which can deliver high-quality vision at fixed or multiple distances, prevent the need for future cataract surgery, and make you less reliant on glasses/contacts to see.

Would you like to find out if RLE or another vision correction procedure is right for you? We welcome you to explore the informative sections we’ve provided below, or contact our practice today to schedule an appointment.

What is Refractive Lens Exchange?

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is surgical procedure that replaces your eye’s natural lens with an artificial one—called an intraocular lens (IOL)— to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism for reduced dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses. RLE can be an excellent alternative for patients who are not appropriate candidates for LASIK or PRK vision correction.

What Are the Benefits of RLE?

There are several advantages to the refractive lens exchange procedure, including:

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