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Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) also known as clear lens extraction (CLE) is gaining popularity as an option for people over 40 who want to decrease or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts and who are not good LASIK candidates. Like LASIK, this is an elective procedure. The aging process causes several issues for the clarity of your vision. When we are young our natural lenses are very soft and elastic. As we age this lens loses elasticity making seeing more difficult. Some people over the age 40 will begin to experience hyperopia or farsightedness and maybe presbyopia and require bi-focal glasses to see anything.
Refractive Lens Exchange is a non-laser corrective procedure where the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens, similar to cataract surgery. Currently this procedure is for people with moderate to high degrees of nearsightedness, or farsightedness.
You may be a candidate for a multifocal IOL if you:
If you are interested in this procedure, please contact our Refractive Surgery Coordinator for more information at 563-323-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is surgery and risks exist. Your doctor and their team will counsel you regarding risks specific to your eye and your general health.