What is Refractive Lens Exchange?
Refractive Lens Exchange also known as clear lens exchange, replaces your natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to correct your refractive error, reducing your need for reading glasses.
It allows those people who may not qualify for LASIK an option to consider. Refractive Lens Exchange is performed the same as cataract surgery where the natural lens in your eye is removed and replaced with a man-made lens that will allow you to be less dependent on strong prescription glasses or contact lenses.
This lens procedure may be followed by LASIK to finely adjust your distance vision if you desire and if it is medically advisable. Refractive Lens Exchange is done with no stitches, no shots in many cases, followed by no restrictions. Most people can return to their normal activities the day after surgery.
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How do I know if I qualify for Refractive Lens Exchange?
Refractive Lens Exchange is designed for people who:
- Are 45 years and older
- Have early lens changes and desire refractive surgery
- Have to wear strong prescription lenses for distance vision
- May not have enough corneal thickness for LASIK alone