If you have extreme farsightedness or presbyopia, which is the inability to see objects within close distance or close-up, you may be a candidate for refractive lens exchange surgery, or RLE. RLE is a surgical procedure that is an alternative to LASIK. In RLE, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. It can be an option for people who want to improve their eyesight but who do not qualify for LASIK.
If you are interested in RLE to improve your quality of life and improve the clarity of your vision, here’s what to expect, from consultation to after RLE surgery (click to enlarge).