Refractive Lens Exchange

If you are over 55 years of age and have an interest in refractive surgery a Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) procedure may be more suitable for you than Lasik or PRK. Refractive Lens Exchange involves the removal of your natural lens so it can be replaced with an artificial lens, called an Intraocular Lens (IOL). In general, if you are over age 55, refractive lens exchange is a superior procedure to LASIK because there are lens implants available that can correct both distance and near vision in each eye; LASIK can only correct you for either distance or near vision. There are different types of IOLs available; the right one for you will depend on your lifestyle, vision goals, and eye health. Dr. Pendleton will help you make the right determination for your unique situation.

There are many different types of IOLs available including Extended Depth of Focus, Multifocal and Multifocal-Toric lenses; the right one for you will depend on your lifestyle, vision goals, and eye health. Dr. Pendleton will help you make the right determination for your unique situation. Refractive lens exchange is identical to cataract surgery, except that it is performed before cataracts have developed.

Refractive Lens Exchange is a permanent and maintenance-free vision correction option with a quick visual recovery time. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes per eye and also prevents you from getting cataracts in the future.

To find out if LASIK PRK or RLE in Oceanside, California, is right for you, contact us today to schedule a comprehensive evaluation.