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Tired of wearing reading glasses or contacts? Want to restore clearer vision? Refractive lens exchange surgery might be the treatment you’ve been looking for.

Refractive lens exchange surgery can be a great option for those looking for vision correction treatment. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of refractive lens exchange and whether or not it might be right for you.

What Is Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery?

Refractive lens exchange or clear lens surgery is a method for treating certain vision issues. Through this procedure, the eye’s natural lens is replaced by an artificial intraocular lens, helping improve clarity of sight. With RLE treatment, you may no longer need glasses or other tools to see clearly. Here at Gelman Vision, we’re home to the only corneal transplant surgeon in the RGV, and we’re proud to offer top-in-class refractive lens exchange surgery to our patients.

What Is Refractive Lens Surgery Used To Treat?

Refractive lens exchange is used to treat refractive errors. Refractive errors are a type of eye condition in which an abnormality in the shape of the eye interrupts the eye’s focus. Refractive errors are incredibly common and include:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

If you’re dealing with blurry vision or a lack of vision focus, you may have a refractive error. The capable McAllen eye doctors at Gelman Vision can give you a diagnosis.

What Are the Benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange?

Refractive lens exchange can be hugely beneficial to patients in many different ways. If you’re considering vision correction surgery, it’s important to consider the potential advantages of RLE:

  • Clearer vision
  • Reduced need for glasses and contacts
  • Prevent the formation of cataracts
  • Provide lasting results
  • Ensure stable vision
  • LASIK alternative

Are There Any Drawbacks to RLE Surgery?

RLE surgery can be a great tool against vision problems, but it isn’t right for everyone. Before you decide whether or not refractive lens exchange is right for you, you should review the potential drawbacks to the procedure:

  • More invasive than LASIK
  • Can’t treat all conditions
  • May require post-treatment
  • Can be more costly than LASIK

Don’t worry, we can help provide the guidance you need to find the right vision solution for your needs. If RLE isn’t right for you, we can find another suitable option.

Get Exceptional Refractive Lens Exchange Treatment at Gelman Vision

If you struggle with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, RLE surgery may be your key to better vision. You can replace your faulty natural lens with an artificial lens carefully crafted to ensure vision clarity.

You don’t have to put up with vision problems forever. RLE surgery can help you restore clearer eyesight. Come see a McAllen ophthalmologist at Gelman Vision to learn which vision correction treatment option is right for you.

Ready to start seeing more clearly? Come see a McAllen eye doctor at Gelman Vision to learn if refractive lens exchange is right for you.

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