Refractive Lens Exchange
Surgery in Plano, TX
What is Refractive Lens Exchange?
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) also known as Custom Lens Replacement or CLR, is an advanced vision correction surgery primarily aimed at individuals over the age of 45 who are seeking an alternative to LASIK or cataract surgery. This procedure involves replacing the eye’s natural lens with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) to correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia. RLE can be particularly beneficial for patients who are not ideal candidates for LASIK, and offers the dual benefit of correcting vision while also preventing cataracts, as the artificial lens does not develop cloudiness over time.
Benefits of RLE
Refractive lens exchange offers many benefits and is particularly beneficial for those seeking a permanent solution to their vision problems. This procedure not only corrects a wide range of refractive errors, but it also eliminates the future possibility of cataracts, as the artificial lens used during the procedure in RLE does not age or cloud over time. Additionally, RLE can provide a high degree of vision stability and long-lasting results.
Benefits of RLE include:
- Correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia
- Elimination of the possibility of cataracts
- Long-term vision stability
- Reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses
- A permanent solution for refractive errors
Am I A Candidate for RLE?
The ideal candidate for refractive lens exchange is typically someone over the age of 45 who experiences refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia, and may not be suitable for LASIK surgery. It is particularly beneficial for those who seek a permanent solution to their vision issues and who want to avoid the potential of developing cataracts in the future. A thorough eye examination and consultation with an ophthalmologist are essential to determine if RLE is the right choice for your specific vision needs and overall eye health.
How Much Does RLE Cost in Plano, TX?
We understand everyone’s financial situation is different, which is why our clinic in Plano, TX, proudly accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon Credit. We believe that financial considerations should not stand in the way of achieving your vision goals. With flexible financing plans through CareCredit® and Alphaeon Credit, you can comfortably manage the cost of RLE surgery without compromising on the quality of your eye care. Our team is committed to working with you to find the best financial solution to meet your eye health needs and ensure that you receive the care you deserve.
What To Expect from RLE Surgery
Refractive lens exchange also known as Custom Lens Replacement or CLR, is a transformative procedure, and understanding what happens during the surgery and the recovery process is the key to having a smooth experience.
What Happens During RLE Surgery?
RLE surgery is a straightforward and efficient procedure that typically takes about 15 to 30 minutes per eye. During the surgery, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) that’s tailored to correct your specific refractive error.
RLE Surgery Recovery Time
Post-surgery, patients can expect a relatively quick recovery period, with many experiencing significant improvements in their vision within a few days, although complete healing and final vision stabilization may take several weeks.
Why Choose Us for RLE Surgery?
At Brooks Eye Associates, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional RLE Surgery experiences that’s backed by the expertise of our distinguished doctors – Dr. Dain B. Brooks, Dr. Parsha Forouzan, and Dr. Connor Smith. Each of these skilled ophthalmologists brings a unique blend of advanced training, extensive experience, and a patient-centered approach, ensuring that your vision care is in the most capable hands. Choosing Brooks Eye Associates means entrusting your eyes to a team that is deeply committed to utilizing the latest technologies and techniques for optimal results and personalized care.