Refractive Lens Exchange: A focused approach to presbyopia
Say goodbye to those glasses. If you have age-related loss of near vision and have been turned away from LASIK or other surgeries such as PRK, then a refractive lens exchange procedure may be the right option for you.
People with presbyopia have difficulties focusing on nearby objects or images. It is the result of age-related hardening of the eye's lens and can be corrected successfully with a refractive lens exchange.
How we can help
MEC is a leading provider of refractive lens exchange. This procedure is similar to cataract surgery, the natural lens is removed and an artificial intraocular lens is put in its place. A refractive lens exchange takes about 10 to 15 minutes per eye, and you can choose to do both eyes on the same day or come back a week later to address the second eye. Your vision improves immediately, with best results noted about four to six weeks later. Another advantage to refractive lens exchange, you can never develop cataracts after this procedure..