Modern Vision Correction & Eye Care
What Is Refractive Lens Exchange?
As we age, our eyes’ natural lenses become stiff, making it difficult to focus on nearby objects. This condition is known as presbyopia, and it’s why we often need reading glasses as we grow older. Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is a procedure we use to replace your aging natural lens with an artificial one, known as an intraocular lens (IOL), to enhance your eyesight.
RLE Eye Surgery vs. Other Procedures
Refractive lens exchange is a great solution for patients who want clearer eyesight but aren’t candidates for LASIK or other corrective vision surgeries. Benefits of RLE include improved or even enhanced eyesight, reduced dependency on eyewear and protection from cataracts developing in the future. RLE also leaves your eye’s cornea intact, which helps you avoid complications such as dry eye symptoms.
Am I a Candidate for RLE Surgery?
Most likely, yes! RLE surgery is an excellent choice for many clients but is especially effective for older clients who have nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia) and want to permanently improve their vision.
Light Adjustable Lenses and Other Premium IOL Options
Light adjustable lenses (LALs) are a recently developed IOL technology. These lenses are able to be customized after their surgery, allowing patients to change aspects of their vision to suit their needs. With LALs, we can adjust the lens in your eye, without discomfort, for a completely tailored vision solution.
Is RLE Surgery Safe?
Yes, especially when you’re in the hands of an expert like Dr. Bradley Barnett! The procedure for RLE is extremely similar to cataract surgery, one of the safest and most common surgeries performed today. While complications are rare, Dr. Barnett can go over any concerns in detail during a consultation.
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What Can You Expect from the Results?
Dr. Barnett Answers Common Questions About RLE Surgery
Why Choose Us for RLE Surgery?
We understand how important clear vision is, which is why we believe in going the extra mile for every one of our clients to get them the eyesight they deserve. California LASIK & Eye has a proven track record of success performing RLE and other vision correction surgeries, and our team has a well-earned reputation for compassionate care.