As our eyes age they often develop a condition known as presbyopia, which typically means that glasses or contact lenses will be needed to read. Presbyopia is vision condition that cannot be cured with laser vision correction. Fortunately, there is an alternative to glasses or contacts, a Refractive Lens Exchange.
Refractive lens exchange allows patients to reduce or even eliminate the need for reading glasses and presbyopia through an advanced multifocal intraocular lens. At ClearChoice Custom LASIK Center we offer ReStor, ReZoom, Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL, Tecnis Symfony® IOL, and Crystalens, which are used to replace the natural lens of your eye during the refractive lens exchange.
LASIK concentrates on correcting the shape of the cornea, while Refractive Lens Exchange replaces the natural lens of your eye with an advanced multifocal or accommodating intraocular lens (IOL), allowing clear vision at every distance. An additional benefit to the refractive lens exchange is that you’ll never have to worry about cataracts because the multifocal IOL will remain clear as your eyes age.
During the Refractive Lens Exchange procedure at ClearChoice, our doctors will make a small incision in the edge of the cornea. A small probe is inserted through the incision to gently dismantle and vacuum out the damaged lens. The multifocal intraocular lens implant is then inserted into place. The entire Refractive Lens Exchange procedure is completed within a half an hour, and improvements in vision are seen quickly.
Refractive Lens Exchange is ideal for older patients who have hyperopia or myopia and are looking to decrease their need for glasses. If you’re interested in learning more about Refractive Lens Exchange please contact ClearChoice at 440-740-0400 for more information or to schedule your appointment.
ClearChoice Custom LASIK Center is your first name in refractive cataract surgery in the Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and Brecksville areas. If you’re in the Toledo area then our sister company, Toledo LASIK, can provide you with excellent service as well.