Refractive lens exchange is also known as lens replacement surgery. People usually fifty years or older, who need to wear reading glasses all the time, will inquire about this procedure. During this procedure, the natural lens of the eye is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL) to improve vision, focus, and reduce or completely eliminate the need for glasses. People from Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and the surrounding areas with farsightedness, also called presbyopia or nearsightedness (myopia) often choose refractive lens exchange to improve their vision and decrease or eliminate the use of eye glasses.
Quick and Painless Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery
The procedure for refractive lens exchange is very similar to cataract surgery. The outpatient surgery takes less than 30 minutes and only eye numbing drops are used, in place of anesthesia. One eye is usually done at a time, waiting at least a week between each surgery. After the procedure, you will wait about thirty minutes before you can leave for home. We recommend you rest and ease back into your lifestyle over the course of a week. Do not get dirt or debris in your eyes and remember, even though it was a quick and painless surgery, it was still a surgery. Patients from Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and the surrounding areas trust the doctor and staff at SightTrust Eye Institute because they stay up to date with the latest advancements in refractive lens exchange.
Refractive Lens Exchange Options in Boca Raton, Weston, Parkland and the Surrounding Areas
The difference between the two lens exchange surgeries is that during cataract surgery, the cloudy lens of the eye is replaced. Refractive lens exchange surgery is the replacement of the clear lens for a lens that will sharpen your vision. At SightTrust Eye institute, our doctor will give you a thorough examination and discuss refractive lens exchange options with you. A popular refractive lens is the multifocal lens. This refractive lens offers improved vision at various distances and in most people, will eliminate the need for reading glasses, eye glasses, or contact lenses. We offer a few brands of multifocal refractive lenses and will discuss which option is best for you. For more information on refractive lens exchange in Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Weston, and Parkland visit www.sighttrust.com or call (877) 878-7890.