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Advantages of refractive lens exchange

Refractive lens exchange is a procedure that is often considered when a person’s prescription falls beyond the treatable range of either Lasik or Lasek surgery.

The advantages of refractive lens exchange are as follows:

High Prescriptions: One of the main advantages of refractive lens exchange is that the procedure can treat extremely high prescriptions that are beyond the range of laser eye surgery.


Long term Advantages of Lens Replacement Surgery

Fast Visual Recovery: You can expect a speedy recovery following refractive lens exchange surgery.

Excellent Visual results: The visual results are generally excellent, especially considering that very high prescriptions can be treated.

Suitable for thin corneas: Refractive lens exchange is an alternative for people with thin corneas which has meant that they are unsuitable for laser eye surgery. Read more on laser eye surgery suitability

Better for dry eyes: If you have dry eye problems prior to surgery it will not make things any worse. This is an advantage over Lasik as during Lasik dry eyes can often be made worse.

No cataract as you get older: An advantage of refractive lens exchange is that it eliminates the chance of getting cataract later in life. A cataract is a clouding of the lens within your eye which happens naturally over time. The average age that a cataract starts to develop is about 65 years old. During refractive lens exchange the fact that your own natural lens is replaced by an artificial implant means you could never get a cataract in the future. This however is not the same for Lasik or Lasek as you could have your eyes lasered in your 30’s and then need cataract surgery as you get older.

"Well looked after and amazing results My whole experience has been faultless. From my initial enquiry to post-surgery. Very happy with my care and my results. Life is so much better now!"
"Brilliant, highly recommended Very satisfied, excellent results, and great after care."
"After comparing all the clinics I decided to just go for it! I booked my consultation through Right Clinic and got a better price than if I'd gone direct." Jayne Blake, Cardiff “I saved £300 on my laser eye surgery at Optical Express when I booked through Right Clinic and now I never have to wear glasses again. Thank You!"
"Well looked after and amazing results My whole experience has been faultless. From my initial enquiry to post-surgery. Very happy with my care and my results. Life is so much better now!"
" its been great. everyone has given so much care and attention. its been very straightforward and I've felt comfortable the whole time. I would recommend the surgery to anyone thinking about it."
"I am now able to do virtually anything I want without having to think about my eye sight. I have noticed that there are lots of things people take for granted, the most important one is the difficulties those who have poor visions encounter on a daily basis. I feel completely liberated after having my eye surgery. "
"The whole process was easy start to finish. I booked a consultation, was accepted for laser surgery and had the procedure a couple of weeks later. I could see almost instantly and my quality of life has improved dramatically. Apart from a few hours of discomfort afterwards the whole experience was pain free. The staff and surgeon were very informative and caring. "
"The procedure was quick, painless and simple. After 3hrs post surgery I had no eye irritation and felt very comfortable. I have experienced no issues or side effects and would 100% recommend the procedure to a friend."
"The actual surgery was over so quickly. There was some discomfort for the first few hours but this was quickly over. My eye sight was great right from the minute the surgery was finished with just 24 hours of cloudiness. The check ups afterwards have always been fine. "
"Fast and painless. Staff and surgeon made me feel so comfortable and answered every single question without me having to ask anything. Don't know why I was worried in the first place! I felt cared for and I still do with the aftercare I am being provided."
"So much freedom not having to wear glasses or contact lens - hard to explain if you have never had to wear them. Staff have been brilliant and made me feel so comfortable at every appointment and the surgeon had such a lovely calming manner. So happy to have finally got laser treatment after about 25 years of thinking about it but not wishing to have it done. So glad I finally changed my mind."

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