Procedures

Refractive Lens Exchange


Why do I need reading glasses?

The natural crystalline lens in the eye is quite elastic and can change its shape to focus on objects at various distances, this is known as “accommodation.” As we age, the lens becomes more rigid and seeing up-close objects clearly becomes difficult. This condition, known as presbyopia, is part of the normal aging process of the eye.


Accommodation diagram

You may start to notice presbyopia around your mid 40s. Reading materials might have to be held farther away to be seen clearly. There is no way to stop or reverse presbyopia but it can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or vision correction surgery such as a refractive lens exchange.



What is a Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?


Similar to cataract surgery, RLE surgery removes the eye’s natural crystalline lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Having RLE surgery before a cataract fully develops means you will never need cataract surgery later in life. The clear vision you receive after your RLE surgery will be the vision you have for the rest of your life.


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LENSAR® Laser System for RLE surgery


LENSAR Laser System at Price Vision Group


Price Vision Group is proud to offer our RLE surgery patients the LENSAR® Laser System. This device offers a more precise lens removal surgery procedure by utilizing LENSAR’s Laser with Augmented Reality™ technology, a unique imaging system that provides a sophisticated, 3-D view of your eye to help plan and remove your natural lens to be replaced with a premium IOL.


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What are my options for new lenses (IOLs)?

Today, advancement in new lens technology has given Price Vision Group the opportunity to offer several IOL options to best fit your needs and lifestyle. After eye measurements are taken, your doctor will help you decide which lens is right for you based on physical and personal factors. Some personal factors to consider are activities you’d like to perform without the need of glasses, specific distances you’d prefer to see clearly without glasses, and additional financial resources available to purchase more advanced technology lenses with greater benefits.



An overview of your IOL options

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TECNIS Symfony® IOL

Premium extended depth of focus (EDOF) IOLs require an additional financial contribution
  • High-quality vision over a continuous, full range of distances
  • Reduction in how often patients wear glasses
  • Toric option can correct pre-existing astigmatism

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Simulated vision

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Presbyopia
TECNIS Symfony® IOL

Simulated vision

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Presbyopia
TECNIS Symfony® IOL


Distances seen clearly

Glasses might be needed for small print or in dark environments

IOL Distance Grid EDOF trifocal


AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® IOL

Premium trifocal IOLs require an additional financial contribution
  • Exceptional combination of near, intermediate, and distance vision
  • Substantially reduces the need for glasses
  • Toric option can correct pre-existing astigmatism

Learn more about AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® IOL


Simulated vision

Use slider to view vision with presbyopia vs AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® IOL

Presbyopia
AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® IOL

Simulated vision

Use slider to view vision at night with presbyopia vs AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® IOL

Presbyopia
AcrySof®IQ PanOptix® IOL


Distances seen clearly

Glasses might be needed for small print or in dark environments

IOL Distance Grid EDOF trifocal


Am I a candidate for a refractive lens exchange?

The procedure is performed on a simple outpatient basis and usually only takes 10-15 minutes per eye.

Anyone who is over the age of 40 and dependent on glasses or contacts is a potential candidate for the procedure, as well as anyone who has begun to develop cataracts. To find out if an advanced lens is the right option for you, come in for a free refractive screening, where we can help you determine the options best tailored to your lifestyle and eye physiology.

Start seeing better today! Call us at 317-814-2933 or request an appointment online.



What our patients are saying about their refractive lens exchange surgery


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