Refractive Lens Exchange is a surgical procedure that uses the same successful techniques of modern cataract surgery.The main difference between standard cataract surgery and Refractive Lens Exchange is that cataract surgery is primarily performed to remove a patient’s cataract that is obstructing and clouding their vision, while Refractive Lens Exchange is performed to minimize a person’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Refractive Lens Exchange is for Those Who:
- want to be less dependent on glasses or contacts for far and near vision.
- are outside the corrective range of LASIK and other refractive procedures.
- may be showing signs of clouding in their natural lens even though this clouding is not yet interfering with vision.
- have no health issues affecting their eyes.