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Refractive Lensectomy

Valley Eye Associates has a wide-range of specialty eye care to maximize your best sight. For patients over the age of 50 who desire clearer vision without glasses, our expert surgeons offer multiple vision correction procedures, even if you’re not a candidate for iLASIK. One exciting option offered at Valley Eye Associates is a Refractive Lensectomy (RL).

A Refractive Lensectomy procedure removes the healthy (but unfocused) lens of the eye and replaces it with an intraocular lens implant (IOL) to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contacts at distance, intermediate and near vision. Depending on the lens selected and your lifestyle needs, it can correct for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. The procedure is very similar to cataract surgery, one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States today.

Watch the video below to learn more about Refractive Lensectomy from a patient who has received the procedure:

Are You a Candidate for RL?

If you’re over 50 and want to reduce or eliminate your dependence on bifocals or contacts to see up close and at distance, you may be a candidate for RL. Ideal RL candidates often have early signs of cataract formation, and with the RL lens replacement procedure they pre-empt the need for cataract surgery in the future, by replacing the lens at this time.

Schedule a Free VIP Consultation

To determine if Refractive Lensectomy is right for you, we offer a Free VIP Consultation. Prior to surgery, a comprehensive examination is performed to determine the health of your eyes and the best lens choice to fit your lifestyle. Take your next step to experience vision with reduced dependence on glasses and contacts. Call 800-344-4443 or fill out our appointment form to schedule your Free VIP Consultation.