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Refractive Lens Exchange

Vancouver's Cost-effective Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery Services

Despite prescription glasses and contact lenses being an ingenious invention for improving our eyesight, they can sometimes get in the way of how we get to experience our daily activities. For instance, when we are playing sports or engaging in water activities, our glasses tend to get in the way and may be a nuisance.

This is where Refractive Lens Exchange surgery comes in. This type of eye surgery is becoming increasingly popular because it offers patients the chance to improve their vision without having to rely on corrective lenses.

What is Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery?

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) surgery is a great option for individuals who are looking to improve their vision without having to rely on corrective lenses. This type of surgery works by removing the natural lens in your eye and replacing it with an artificial one (an intraocular lens, or IOL) that, just like glasses or contacts, is designed to correct your specific vision problems. 

The procedure is similar to cataract surgery, except that it is performed on people who do not have cataracts. RLE is often recommended for senior patients who want to have their eyesight corrected to a level equal to their corrective lenses, so glasses or contacts will no longer be necessary.
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Refractive Lens Exchange Pros and Cons

All surgical procedures have pros and cons, and refractive lens exchange surgery no different. Below are some of the pros and cons associated with RLE. Our ophthalmologists observe sterility when performing RLE. Typically, the patient is mildly sedated. We also use numbing eye drops to minimize/prevent any discomfort or pain during this procedure.

It Works for Patients Who Are Not Eligible for PRK or LASIK

Common medical conditions that may cause you to be ineligible for PRK or LASIK include, but are not limited to; diabetes, lupus, glaucoma or rheumatoid arthritis.

No More Glasses or Contact Lenses

You will no longer need to rely on eyeglasses or contact lenses after having Refractive Lens Exchange surgery.

Reduces the Risk of Cataract Development

Refractive Lens Exchange can help to reduce your risk of developing cataracts in the future.

High Success Rate

Refractive Lens Exchange surgery has a very high success rate, with most people experiencing excellent results.

Risks of Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery

As with any type of surgery, there are risks. Although very rare, the risks of RLE are comparable to those associated with cataract surgery and include bleeding, infection, edema, retinal detachment, and capsular opacification.

Extended Recovery Time

Unlike LASIK, the refractive lens procedure involves an incision into the eye. As a result, RLE takes more healing time.
While this procedure does have some potential risks, such as infection or other complications, most people find it to be a quick and effective way to improve their vision. It is important to follow all of the post-surgery instructions provided by your surgeon in order to ensure a safe and successful recovery. With proper care and attention, you can enjoy the many benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange surgery's improved vision for years to come.
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Recovering from Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery

Most people who have Refractive Lens Exchange surgery experience a quick and easy recovery. In most cases, you will be able to see clearly, and return to your regular activities within a few days of your procedure. However, it is important to follow your surgeon's instructions carefully in order to ensure a successful recovery. 

Additionally, you may need to use eye drops or ointment for a short period of time after your surgery in order to keep your eyes healthy and free from infection. 

Finally, be sure to schedule regular follow-up appointments with your surgeon so that they can monitor your progress and make sure that you are healing properly.

What is the Cost of Refractive Lens Exchange in Vancouver BC?

The cost of refractive lens exchange surgery will vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of vision correction that you require, the type of implants you will require, and the complexity of your refractive errors.

The cost of an RLE procedure generally ranges from $2,500 to $4,500. For the exact costs, please set up a consultation with our office so we can thoroughly assess your vision and what will be required to achieve the best possible outcome.
Are You Ready for Freedom from Glasses or Contacts?

Lose the Contacts and Glasses with Refractive Lens Exchange!

If you are considering Refractive Lens Exchange surgery, it is important to speak with an experienced eye surgeon who can help you understand all of the benefits and risks associated with the procedure.

They will be able to answer any questions that you may have and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for your unique needs.

So if you are looking for an effective way to improve your vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses, then Refractive Lens Exchange surgery may be the right choice for you.

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