Is Refractive Lens Exchange Right for Me?

Laser Vision Specialists serving Toms River, Brick, Barnegat & Manalapan Township, New Jersey

Patients over 50 who have no signs of cataracts but are interested in vision correction may benefit from refractive lens exchange. Also known as clear lens exchange or refractive lensectomy, this procedure can provide clear vision to patients who are good candidates.

Our experienced ophthalmologists would be happy to discuss the best option for your unique needs. We will perform a thorough eye examination in order to determine if clear lens exchange is appropriate for you. For many patients, this procedure is a great option that can eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contacts.

How Does Refractive Lensectomy Work?

Man after refractive lens exchange at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates Refractive lensectomy involves replacing the natural lens of your eye with an artificial one that is designed to improve your unique visual errors. This surgical method dates back to the 18th century, though it has been refined and improved dramatically since then.

Modern ophthalmologists have been safely replacing lenses to improve visual acuity for a long time. Cataracts are commonly corrected by removing a patient’s clouded lens and replacing it with a premium artificial one. However, it is also a viable procedure for individuals who do not have cataracts.

Candidates for Clear Lens Exchange

Patients over the age of 50 who suffer from the following may benefit from refractive lensectomy:

  • Presbyopia
  • Myopia
  • Hyperopia
  • Astigmatism

Many people begin to notice the effects of presbyopia, or age-related vision loss, around age 40. If you have started to notice that it’s hard to focus on things that are close to you, you may be experiencing a natural and gradual decline in your eyesight.

Presbyopia, along with other common refractive errors such as nearsightedness, can make it difficult to perform daily tasks without glasses or contacts. However, many people do not want to rely on glasses to see clearly.

Additionally, many patients who are not ideal candidates for other surgical procedures such as LASIK may still benefit from refractive lens exchange. At Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, we rely on our skill as well as state-of-the-art technology to deliver the visual outcomes our patients desire.

Discuss Your Options with our New Jersey Ophthalmologists

While refractive lens exchange can be an excellent option for many people, it is not right for everyone. That’s why it is crucial to discuss your candidacy with an experienced and highly trained ophthalmologist. Your vision is extremely important, and you should feel confident in any decisions that you make.

Our ophthalmologists will discuss the benefits, considerations, and potential risks associated with this and other procedures that you are considering. The complications associated with clear lens exchange are rare. Many patients find that the desire to be less reliant on eyeglasses is worth the surgical procedure.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

To find out if refractive lens exchange is right for you, please schedule a consultation at
732-349-5622. Our experienced staff will answer any questions that you may have about this effective eye surgery. At Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates, we serve Toms River, Brick, Barnegat, and Manalapan Township, New Jersey.