Refractive Lens Exchange

Have you been turned down for laser eye surgery? Refractive lens exchange may be your solution to live life glasses free.

Internationally renowned

Dr Blaylock is known worldwide for his research and publications regarding refractive lens exchange. Whether you are extremely farsighted or extremely nearsighted or want to eliminate reading glasses, refractive lens exchange may be your best option.

What is refractive lens exchange surgery?

Using a laser, aspiration and ultrasound, your surgeon removes the natural lens from your eye and inserts an artificial lens that replaces your glasses prescription. Results are usually amazingly impressive, even in just one day.

Why opt for refractive lens exhange?

If you were rejected for eye surgery elsewhere, because of unhealthy corneas or extreme prescriptions, who may benefit from this technology. Plus, refractive lens exchange completely prevents cataracts from developing as you age because the natural lens is removed.

How long does the refractive lens implant surgery take?

The procedure usually takes about 20 minutes per eye.

Does refractive lens exchange surgery hurt?

Refractive Lens exchange surgery is usually painless.

How long do I have to stay at VLEC after refractive lens exchange surgery?

After the refractive lens exchange surgery, you will be taken to the recovery area. Once comfortable and feeling well, you will be discharged home. This usually takes 30 minutes.

Do I need to be accompanied on the day of refractive lens exchange surgery?

Yes. You must be accompanied on the day of surgery, and for your follow-up exam 24 hours after your surgery. We kindly ask that your companion wait for you in the comfortable downstairs reception area.

What is my recovery time after refractive lens exchange surgery?

Once you arrive home, rest and sleep as much as possible for the first 24 hours. You can return to work the following week. Please keep in mind, there is an adjustment period with refractive lens exchange and it can take up to six months, or even longer, for some patients to achieve their ultimate visual expectation. Some patients (3-7%) may need laser eye surgery following refractive lens exchange to fine-tune results. This can be performed 3-4 months following the initial procedure and it is provided free of charge during the first two years.