Eye care and eye surgery has come a long way, and there are now several options when it comes to correct vision problems. One option that many people in Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Davie, and the surrounding areas are choosing more and more is a refractive lens exchange, and they are choosing SightTrust Eye Institute to perform that surgery. There are times when a patient just isn’t a good candidate for other eye correction procedures, and refractive lens exchange is an option that can be considered because it doesn’t work the same way that LASIK or other procedures work. Contact SightTrust Eye Institute today to learn more and to schedule your consultation.
What Is a Refractive Lens Exchange?
When you have laser eye surgery like LASIK, a small amount of tissue is removed from the cornea to help the light focus properly on a patient’s retina. With a refractive lens exchange, the cornea is left intact, and the natural lens behind the cornea is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). This is a procedure that is very much like a cataract surgery.
An intraocular lens (IOL) implant is an acrylic replacement for your eye’s natural lens and takes over the image-focusing function in your eye. The intraocular lens, just like the natural lens, focuses light inside the eye, enabling you to see the world around you. Intraocular lens surgery is able to correct a wider range of vision problems compared to any other vision surgery. Intraocular lenses are able to correct not only cataracts, but also myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia which oftens starts to be noticed around age 40.
How Do Intraocular Lenses Work?
The natural lens will be removed during surgery and your new intraocular lens will be inserted into the same location as your natural lens was. There are many different measurements that are taken both before and during the surgery to ensure that the lens can be fine-tuned for optimal performance. Intraocular lenses work much in the same way as a natural lens would. As light rays enter the eye the IOL bends (or refracts) the light rays to help you see with accuracy. A lens implant may have various focusing powers, just like prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses. When you are ready to explore the options you have to correct your vision in Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Davie, and the surrounding areas, call SightTrust Eye Institute first for the best care team in the region.