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.
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.
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.
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.
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.