Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) :

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*The Free appointment is an assessment of your suitability for Vision Correction Technology including RLE and Laser Vision Correction with the Ophthalmic Technicians.  If you require an appointment with the Doctor, please call 0800 55 2020 directly.

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Refractive Lens Exchange is a procedure virtually identical to cataract surgery (the most common operation in the Western World), only for a slightly different reason. Instead of a cloudy lens in the case of cataracts, this procedure replaces your eye’s clear, natural, but ‘focally challenged’ lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to reduce your dependence on those annoying glasses.

 

As your own pre-cataract lens is removed with Refractive Lens Exchange, there will never be the need for cataract surgery in the future. Double win.

 

The Refractive Lens Exchange procedure is most suitable for people who suffer from presbyopia and hyperopia (longsightedness), over the age of 45 years.

Why
RLE

Reasons for

RLE

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One procedure

No more Cataracts

Life long solution

Steps of the procedure

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1
Asssessment

Detailed measurements of the eyes are taken for safety and accuracy, and the team will discuss your options.

2
Meet your surgeon

Usually, at the same visit, you will meet your surgeon who will thoroughly examine the front and back of the eye and discuss your eyesight problems.

3
Procedure

The procedure is comfortable and quick, usually less than 20 minutes for each eye.

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Rest

Rest your eyes until the next day.

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Check

A follow-up appointment the next day will check how you are feeling and measure how much better your eyesight is. The vision recovers quickly, but most people have 1 or 2 quiet days afterwards.

How the Refractive Lens Exchange Procedure Works

With the Refractive lens exchange procedure, your Re:Vision surgeon will remove the natural lens and replace it with a clear intraocular lens (IOL) which unfolds naturally into the existing lens capsule. The procedure requires no stitches as its self-healing and most people return to their normal activities within just one day.

Speak to your surgeon about the different types of intraocular lenses available that are best suited to your vision needs and the health of your eyes.

Questions? We’re here to help make things super clear. So, if you find yourself swapping between glasses for reading and driving (hopefully not at the same time) give our friendly team a call.

Call now on 0800 55 20 20 or email us: reception@re.vision.nz

Lens exchange facts

  • Once the natural lens has been removed and replaced with lens implants you’ll never require cataract surgery in the future.
  • Test results have shown that the lens material will last in excess of 150 years before showing signs of degradation.
  • After lens exchange you won’t get cataracts.

Five star review from our cataract patient

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"Dear Dr Trevor Gray and Team, I had my cataract operation three weeks ago. The best decision I have ever made in my life! I regret I have not done this a long time ago. I was very nervous and on edge about the upcomimg operation on both of my eyes, to be performed on the same day. But your very kind and friendly approach dispelled any apprehension about the required procedure. I can't thank you enough for your excellent professional care before, during and after the cataract operation on both of my eyes. Your team made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. The operation was painless and pretty straightforward. And the end result is miraculous. I had this amazing vision on the day after my operation. The world around me has become brighter and clearer. I couldn't believe it! I had the perfect vision! I could drive my car straight away. No glasses! No contact lenses! When I look back: I have been wearing glasses all my life and my vision was gradaully deteriorating every year. And now for the first time in my life I have 20-20 vision, which I never thought possible. To anyone who is thinking of having this operation done, I strongly recommend Dr Trevor Gray and his team. You will receive the best possible care and attention. I am extremely greatful to this amazing team! Many Blessings to you!"

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How much does vision correction, eye surgery cost?

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You may think that LASIK or Vision Correction is expensive, and while it isn’t cheap, you might be surprised to learn how much money you save when compared to a lifetime of buying glasses or contacts. LASIK will prove a superior investment over the course of 20 years, and you will enjoy the added benefit of not requiring to wear glasses or put in contacts every day.

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*This is just an estimate and may vary from each individual’s lifestyle.

Frequently asked questions

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If you would like to know more about the cost of a cataract procedure, please ask the team on 0800 55 2020 or email Reception@re.vision.nz

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Re:Vision Sight Correction Centre
6c Pacific Rise
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060

PO Box

PO Box 132337
Sylvia Park
Auckland
1644

Contact

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Fax 09 222 2021
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Address

Re:Vision Sight Correction Centre
6c Pacific Rise
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060

PO Box

PO Box 132337
Sylvia Park
Auckland
1644

Contact

Phone 09 222 2020
Freephone 0800 55 20 20
Fax 09 222 2021
Email