Over time, you may find that your vision loses some of its focus and clarity, whether due to cataracts, aging, or other irregularities. A straightforward surgical procedure, such as refractive lens exchange (RLE), can often resolve lost clarity. At TLC San Antonio, we strive to provide the best possible care and help you get the most out of your surgical procedure. With our experienced doctors and modern facilities in San Antonio, TX, you can rest assured that you will enjoy the reliable and safe benefits of refractive lens exchange.

What Does Refractive Lens Exchange Involve?

During an RLE procedure, your surgeon carefully removes the eye’s natural lens. The natural lens will then be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL), correcting and clarifying your vision. IOL is one of several corrective lens implant options we provide, and it is typically best suited for patients over 40.

One of the benefits of RLE is that the results are permanent. While your eye may continue to change, the correction you get from this surgery should give you 20/20 vision without needing any other restorative treatment. If you do need further intervention, a minor touch-up procedure is usually all that is required.

Recovery and Aftercare

Typically, our surgeons recommend having RLE performed one eye at a time, with a week or two separating each procedure. Following RLE surgery, we recommend giving your body time to rest and heal for 48 hours. You can use eye drops to ensure your comfort and expedite your recovery.

What Is the Cost of RLE?

The cost of RLE can vary according to several factors, including the type of implant used. The best way to get a more precise estimate is to join us at TLC San Antonio for a consultation.

You’re in Good Hands with Our Doctors

We are dedicated to giving all of our patients the best experience possible. We’re here to put your mind at ease; with our experienced ophthalmologists and state-of-the-art technology, we can guarantee you’ll receive the most professional, reliable, and personalized treatments in San Antonio.