Am I a Good Candidate for RLE?

shutterstock_283651286If you want to reduce or eliminate your reliance on prescription eyewear, LASIK is often considered the go-to vision correction surgery. However, LASIK may not be the best option for everyone, as certain eye conditions can impact your candidacy for LASIK. Many of our patients at Riverside EyeCare Professionals who want to improve their vision have either severe refractive errors or an abnormally-shaped cornea, making them ineligible for LASIK and LASIK alternatives, such as PRK. For these patients, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), also known as lens replacement surgery, may be an effective alternative for dramatically improving their vision.

RLE uses artificial lenses that can give you better eyesight. By replacing the eye’s natural crystalline lens with advanced intraocular lenses, you can correct a number of common vision conditions, including:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

An alternative for LASIK and other laser vision correction surgeries, RLE can achieve a very similar outcome. As an added benefit, RLE can often be performed in conjunction with cataract surgery, allowing your board-certified ophthalmologist to remove the cataract while also correcting other vision impairments. During the consultation process, we will perform an eye exam, review your medical history, present you with your treatment options, and help you make an informed decision about your eyesight and your health.

Michael Sumsion, MD

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To learn more about the vision correction options offered at Riverside EyeCare Professionals, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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Redding, CA 96001
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