WHAT IS RLE?
surgical procedure that can restore your vision over the long term—often allowing patients to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. At Porter Ophthalmology, our experienced surgical team has an unparalleled history of helping adults (typically age 45 or older) with vision disorders through corrective RLE surgery.
RLE lenses come in three types:
- Extended Range
THE BENEFITS OF RLE
- Long term vision correction
- Reduces the need for corrective eyewear
- Quick procedure—less than 30 minutes per eye
- Designed for age-related focus dysfunction (presbyopia), nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
- Relatively pain-free procedure
- No need for future cataract surgery
- Stability over time
- Relatively quick recovery—between 1-3 days typically
- It is a safe procedure (similar to cataract surgery)
Am I a candidate for refractive lens exchange (RLE)?
Our doctors will determine if you qualify for RLE during our free vision correction evaluation. As technology continues to advance, more patients qualify for vision correction surgery now than ever before. This includes many people who may have been told that they are not candidates in the past.
Is RLE the right procedure for me?
The good news: Porter Ophthalmology offers its patients all five of the latest vision correction procedures – LASIK, SMILE, PRK, ICL and RLE. This means more patients qualify than ever before and our doctors can recommend the absolute best procedure for you.
How fast is the recovery from RLE?
Is RLE safe? Are there any risks or side effects of RLE?
Some of the more common side effects after RLE include mild eye irritation or light sensitivity. Fortunately, these side effects are usually temporary and improve within days after treatment. Serious complications of RLE are extremely rare.
Is the RLE procedure painful?
Do I have to hold my eyes open during the procedure?
Is RLE a permanent treatment?
Is RLE covered by insurance?
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If you think you’re ready to open your eyes to a clear world every morning, without contacts, glasses, or squinting…
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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