Four Reasons Why Refractive Lens Exchange is a Better Option

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Our board-certified ophthalmologists would love to help you enjoy a newfound visual clarity, along with all the life-transforming benefits it brings. There's no reason to suffer any longer if you're experiencing visual woes – you can begin your road toward a brighter future today by contacting us at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley (OAV) near Los Angeles, CA.

1) Refractive lens exchange (RLE) offers comprehensive vision correction for various visual issues as well as a LASIK alternative

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is an advanced procedure supported by decades of scientific progress and clinical practice. It's relatively simple, safe, and has yielded excellent results for countless patients. RLE is almost the same as cataract surgery; the only difference is that RLE does not require the presence of cataracts.

And since cataract surgery is one of the most-practiced procedures in the world, you can rest assured that you'll find relief if you're suffering from the all-too-common refractive disorders that plague more than 150 million Americans. It can also assist older individuals suffering from age-related woes, including cataracts or presbyopia. RLE is also a wonderful alternative for individuals who do not qualify for LASIK for various reasons, such as corneal irregularities.

2) RLE is a simple, safe procedure that's easy on you and offers quick results

The pre-surgical routine is the same as with cataract surgery. It begins with the application of numbing eye drops and the administration of IV-based sedation, all orchestrated by our board-certified anesthesiologists. Once your comfort is confirmed, we carefully make a small incision on the side of the cornea. So small, in fact, that it will not require any sutures or special considerations; it simply heals on its own. Through that incision, we insert a tiny probe, which breaks down the problem-causing lens of the eye. The fragmented lens is then vacuumed out, and we replace it with a state-of-the-art synthetic intraocular lens (IOL).

Furthermore, RLE is an outpatient procedure, and you'll be able to get back to your everyday activities shortly afterward. And resume driving the following day – so don't forget to plan for someone to take you home on the day of the procedure. You may experience mild symptoms, such as visual fuzziness or glare, though these will most likely be minor and dissipate over the following days.

3) We personalize every aspect of your treatment specifically for your unique needs so you may be able to ditch the glasses and lenses

If you require RLE on both eyes, we will have to perform two separate procedures, generally scheduled a week apart. For your optimal outcome, we'll monitor you during the post-procedure period and, based on ocular and lifestyle factors, devise a post-op treatment plan to help you enjoy an optimal outcome.

Plus, we're excited to offer a variety of premium IOLs designed to meet (and exceed) your expectations while perfectly conforming to your specific needs. One commonality, though, is that they'll give you the crisper, more vivid vision you deserve, helping to end your reliance on unwieldy glasses or exasperating contact lenses in Los Angeles.

4) You'll feel younger and perform better; so contact us today to get started

Your restored visual prowess and revitalized eye health will have you feeling younger. And not just feeling, but performing. Eyesight is (obviously) vitally important to everything we do, and the ability to see better, at all ranges, will allow you to breeze through tasks and improve your output and efficiency at school, work, or both. Additionally, you'll find new joy in all your daily tasks and hobbies, whether you're at the gym, reading, driving, or spending quality time with family and friends.

Reach out to us to personally find out why refractive lens exchange (RLE) is a better option for you

With all the fantastic, life-changing benefits of refractive lens exchange, you can't afford to sit idly by while refractive or age-related disorders rob you of your vision and drain your joy. Whether you’re sick of glasses and lenses, don’t qualify for alternative procedures, or have conditions (or ocular physiology) best treated via RLE, we’re excited to help you enjoy a clearer, brighter future! So, contact us today at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley (OAV) near Los Angeles, CA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.