Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive Lens Exchange – Permanent Prescription Lenses

Refractive Lens Exchange

Tired of juggling reading glasses and feeling limited by bifocals? If you are over age 45 and want to improve your eyesight, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) could be a great option. This type of eye surgery is well-established, safe, and provides a permanent solution to age-related eyesight issues.

RLE is very similar to cataract surgery. This procedure replaces the natural lens in your eye with a permanent prescription lens. It can be used to treat presbyopia (difficulty seeing details close up), nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, giving you crisp vision at all distances.

No matter your age, you deserve the best vision possible, which is why we offer multiple advanced vision correction solutions beyond LASIK. Schedule a consultation with one of Houston’s most experienced ophthalmologists and his team of medical professionals.

Permanent Prescription Lens Replacement for Patients Over Age 40

As we enter our 40s, our natural lenses become less flexible, making it difficult to focus on near objects. This is called presbyopia. Procedures like RLE offer a more comprehensive solution for achieving clear vision at all distances.

Lens implant surgery is quick, comfortable, and has a fast recovery. You may be a good candidate for RLE if you are:

  • Over 45 years old
  • Experience difficulty reading or seeing details close up
  • Are nearsighted and/or farsighted
  • Have an astigmatism
  • Not eligible for LASIK

High Quality Lens Implant Options in Houston

We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality lens implants, ensuring we find the perfect fit for you. As a leading RLE provider in Houston, we can provide advanced permanent prescription replacement lenses, including RxSight LAL+, Alcon Clareon® Vivity®, Alcon Clareon ® PanOptix®, and TECNIS Symfony®.

Here’s a quick comparison of the top lens options:

  • Light Adjustable Lenses: These incredibly innovative lenses provide unparalleled customization, as their prescription can be actively adjusted up to four times with a special UV light while the lenses are in your eyes.
  • PanOptix – Trifocal: Offers the widest range of vision (distance, intermediate, and near). Being a trifocal, it can take some time to adjust to the different focal points. May cause halos and slightly lower clarity for some patients.
  • Vivity and Symfony – Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF): Provides good distance vision with acceptable near-to-intermediate range. May offer better overall clarity and fewer halos when compared to PanOptix, but with a slightly narrower range of vision.

Trusted Houston Ophthalmologist for Refractive Lens Exchange

Ditch your reading glasses for good! Dr. Mattioli is a highly qualified ophthalmologist, with over 20 years experience completing lens implant surgeries such as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). Imagine the freedom of clear sight, without the hassle of glasses or contacts. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mattioli’s professional team to discover if permanent prescription replacement lenses are the right solution for you!