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Vision Correction at Pacific Northwest Eye Associates

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive lensectomy procedure

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is also known as clear lens extraction.  Refractive lensectomy uses the same successful techniques of modern cataract surgery. The natural lens of the eye is gently replaced with a new intraocular lens through a small, sutureless, self-sealing incision. The intraocular lens technology available include trifocal, multifocal, extended depth of focus, accommodating, toric, and wavefront designs. During your detailed examination with Dr. Niraj Patel, our vision correction specialist, a customized plan will be created to determine what the best intraocular lens choice is for you.

If you are interested in finding out if refractive lens exchange surgery or any of our other vision correction procedures are right for you, please contact our Vision Correction Surgery Coordinators by calling them directly at (253) 759-5500 or by contacting them via email at lasik@pnweye.com. They will schedule a complimentary screening exam where your individual vision correction surgery plan will be discussed with you after doing measurements of your eyes. Once we have determined that you are a good candidate for vision correction surgery, you will return to visit with Dr. Niraj Patel for a detailed examination in preparation for your procedure.