Refractive Lens Exchange (Lens Replacement Surgery) – Salt Lake City, Lehi, Utah

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About Refractive Lens Exchange

The human lens is a marvel of nature. It allows for us to autofocus for near and far objects and everything in between. Around age 45, this autofocus starts to diminish resulting in a lens that is clear but dysfunctional. This leads to the need for reading glasses and bifocals. Replacing the dysfunctional lens with a crystal clear artificial lens can correct the refractive error and at the same time remove the need for bifocals or readers. The new lens lasts for life. There are different options for artificial intraocular lenses customizable to each eye.

Waite Vision's world-class, board-certified eye surgeon, Dr. Aaron Waite, utilizes state-of-the-art technology to deliver the best vision for your lifestyle needs. We invite you to a one-on-one consultation at our Lehi, UT facility to learn more about refractive lens exchange for your best vision.

Ideal Candidates

Patients experiencing the frustration of presbyopia who want to reduce their dependence on spectacles or contact lenses and have healthy eyes are good candidates for refractive lens exchange. Dr. Waite often performs this surgical procedure on patients who:

  • Are at least 45 years of age
  • Are in good overall health
  • Understand the risks and benefits of the procedure
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery
  • Suffer from farsightedness

Procedure Technique

A refractive lens exchange procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Waite will begin by making an incision on the eye in order to remove the natural lens, which will then be replaced by a new artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). The implant will not change the outward appearance of your eye, but it can drastically improve your vision.

Waite Vision offers different options for artificial intraocular lenses, which will be customized to meet your specific vision needs. Dr. Waite will discuss this with you prior to surgery.

Dr. Waite proudly relies upon the most advanced technology available to the industry to perform each vision correction surgery with extreme precision and accuracy. Rest assured that you will be in the best hands during your procedure.

What to Expect

As an alternative to LASIK, refractive lens replacements use a new artificial lens to refocus the light on the retina, rather than changing the shape of the cornea. Refractive lens exchange combined with advanced lens implant options provide a continuous range of vision for distance, intermediate, and near, eliminating or reducing your dependence on reading glasses or bifocals.

Your new implant following refractive lens exchange should last the rest of your lifetime. However, refractive lens exchange can be revised by removing the implant and replacing it with a new one. 

Procedure Cost

Waite Vision assists you in improving the quality of your life by accepting major credit cards and health savings accounts (HSAs). We also offer easy financing plans starting as low as $99 per month.

This one-time cost for a refractive lens exchange is far less than the cumulative recurring expense of glasses or contact lenses, and you’re making an investment in yourself. Think of the value of waking up in the morning, seeing your alarm clock clearly and conquering the day without the continual need to search for your glasses. Picture the ability to go camping, swimming, skiing, hunting, on vacation, or to the gym without the fuss of contacts or glasses. The benefits are endless. The value offered by refractive surgery is much greater than the dollar amount invested.

Repair Your Vision

We can help you determine if you are a candidate for refractive lens exchange during a consultation in our Lehi, UT office. Our skilled surgeon, Dr. Aaron Waite, will match your vision correction with your lifestyle needs to provide your best possible vision. Schedule your consultation today. Waite Vision is proud to serve the greater northern Utah region including, Salt Lake County, Saratoga Springs, American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Riverton, Draper, Bluffdale, Highland, Alpine, Lindon, Orem, Provo, and Spanish Fork.

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