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.
Refractive Lens Exchange Reviews
"If your top priority in choosing where to go for vision correction surgery is quality of care, Dr. Waite unequivocally provides the highest standard of care. Not only is he a top-notch surgeon to whom other surgeons refer, he and his staff are all conscientious, kind, and committed to provided an outstanding personalized patient experience. And if you've been told you're not a candidate, he won't just send you away and call "next" - he'll spend time considering all your options and explaining the factors involved so that you feel your needs matter. I just had my first experience traveling contact lens and glasses free since my refractive lens exchange, and it was so freeing! Why are we all spending so much money and effort fussing with crutches and bandaids when it's so easy to fix the problem? And if you're going to have vision correction surgery, you want the best, this is not something you want to shop for discounts on. Thank you Waite Vision for setting the bar of patient care so high!"- S.K. / Yelp / Dec 07, 2018
"My vision was not well enough to read without wearing a pair of reading glasses. I had my vision screened for lasik correction and was not a candidate. Two years later, I had a vision screening at Waite Vision and learned that my vision could be improved with a refractive lens exchange (RLE) surgery. I had my vision corrected and now I am able to see without ever putting on a pair of reading glasses! I received incredible care by Dr. Waite and his staff. I am so grateful to Dr. Waite to be able to see clearly. My results are better than I expected. I rate Dr. Waite five star for his skill, knowledge, and great professionalism."- K.M. / Google / Apr 15, 2019
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
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.
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.