Most focusing problems are due to the shape of the eye. If the cornea is too steep or too flat in curvature, this can create short-sightedness or long-sightedness and other distortions in vision.
What we do with laser vision correction, is use a special laser to smooth off and reshape the surface of the eye to correct those focusing problems.
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.