What You Should Consider Before Getting Refractive Lens Exchange

If you have noticed that your eye vision is not as clear as it used to be, and you are considering eye surgery, you probably noticed that there are different types of surgeries out there. Sometimes they treat the same problem in different ways. For instance, refractive lens exchange is similar to cataract surgery, they both involve removing the natural lens and replacing it with an artificial implant to help improve vision. Refractive lens exchange can be an excellent option for patients with presbyopia or severe farsightedness, as surgeries such as LASIK may not always be an option for you. 

Who is a good candidate for refractive lens exchange?

Refractive Lens Exchange surgery is supposed to help individuals see better and reduce their dependency on glasses and lenses. The procedure involves removing the natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Refractive lens exchange is an option for individuals with an extremely high prescription, preventing them from being candidates for procedures such as LASIK eye surgery, as well as anyone in the early stages of developing cataracts. It is also very beneficial for anyone above the age of 50.

How much does it cost?

The procedure for refractive lens exchange is usually not covered by insurance as it is considered elective. Check with your extended health plan as they may cover the cost of the lens, depending on your health plan.  Refractive lens exchange surgery typically can cost more than LASIK and other procedures using laser to correct vision. At BoydVision, we would love for you to come in, assess and discuss your concerns and guide you from there. 

What does the recovery process look like?

After the procedure, we advise you to arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home. Most patients immediately see an improved vision and will experience completely corrected vision within a few weeks. It is recommended that you take about a week to heal and recover from the eye surgery as you may experience mild discomforts such as glare, halos and blurred vision.

Find the best treatment option

In our first meeting, we will perform a comprehensive assessment to learn about your eye health. We will then recommend and discuss with you your best treatment options. To find out if refractive lens exchange is right for you, contact us at BoydVision. We look forward to helping you see clearly!