RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) eye surgery, is a vision correction method that is similar, but different to cataract surgery. RLE eye surgery is typically recommended for individuals over the age of 45 who are experiencing vision decline and are dissatisfied with their reading glasses. Find out if you’re suitable for RLE eye surgery at VISTAeyes in Melbourne.
How Does RLE Eye Surgery Work?
During RLE surgery the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial Intraocular Lens (IOL) to correct and focus your vision. RLE is a technique that is very similar to cataract surgery, which is the most frequent operation performed worldwide. The sole difference is that in RLE the natural lens of the eye is not cloudy, and the primary goal of the procedure is instead to eliminate reliance on glasses.
What Can an IOL Do?
RLE is also known as the Lifestyle Lens since it allows most patients to resume many of their favourite activities.
An IOL can help you see close or far, or a multifocal IOL can treat both vision distances at the same time. RLE may be able to offer you independence from wearing glasses if you’re a suitable candidate for the surgery.
What Can VISTAeyes Offer?
At VISTAeyes Laser Eye Clinic, we provide a variety of premium IOLs to suit your eyes and lifestyle. Our team uses the latest technology and equipment to collect precise measurements and determine the best IOL for you.
Contact the skilled team at VISTAeyes to find out whether RLE surgery could be right for you. Alternatively, call us on 03 8532 5000 today.
*This information is general in nature. All medical and surgical procedures have potential benefits and risks. Consult your ophthalmologist for specific medical advice.