Women using devices after refractive lens exchange surgery

Refractive Surgery

LOOKING FOR 20/20 VISION?

OR TO BE FREE FROM GLASSES?

Refractive lens surgery, or Refractive Lens exchange as it is also known, has a number of options available. It can also be an alternative solution if your consultant has said you are not suitable for laser eye surgery.

BENEFITS OF REFRACTIVE LENS SURGERY

REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE

Refractive lens surgery (RLE), also known as lens replacement swaps your eyes clear natural lens with a plastic artifical intraocular lens (IOL) to correct any refractive errors. Alternatively the replacement IOL lenses can be calculated/designed to correct long sight, short sight, and astigmatism. They can also be selected to create monovision, where one eye is focused for distant vision and the other eye for near vision.  Refractive lenses can be used to create monovision.

 

95% of patients are glasses free following lens surgery.

 

If you are over 50 years of age and have a glasses prescription higher than the normal
range for laser eye surgery, you may to be suitable for RLE.


You may not be suitable for multifocal IOL
implantation if you have pre-existing problems with
your eye health.

Surgeon performing rle surgery Lancashire