Refractive Lens Exchange

For patients over 50 years of age with stronger prescriptions, Laser Vision Correction may not be the best option to correct the refractive error and achieve optimum results. Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), or Lens replacement surgery is often a more suitable procedure. With this procedure the natural lens in the eye is removed, and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens with new focusing power.

It takes less than an hour to complete the procedure for both eyes, with minimal discomfort and very rapid visual recovery.

This procedure is capable of correcting both farsightedness and nearsightedness, and provides patients with clear vision and sharper focus. For patients who want better eyesight for both near and distance vision, without using glasses, the best option is to choose a Multifocal premium lens implant. This lens should eliminate the need for reading glasses or progressive bifocals. The RLE procedure is similar to cataract surgery, and can be done at BoydVision’s surgical centre.

At BoydVision, we work with our patients, guiding them through the process of choosing the right procedure for their best outcome. During the initial assessment, patients have the opportunity to discuss with Dr. Boyd their vision correction preferences and the surgical criteria for each option. We then work with them to identify the most suitable lenses and individual treatment plan.

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