CLOSE
Meet Our DoctorsClick Here
Request An AppointmentClick Here
816.478.1230Call Us Now

Refractive Lens Exchange



What is a Refractive Lens Exchange?

As we age, so do our eyes. This natural aging process is called presbyopia, and occurs as the lens in your eye loses its flexibility. With the loss of flexibility, you also lose the ability to see or read things up close. Generally, presbyopia occurs between the ages of 40 and 50. As you grow older, even those who have had perfect vision in the past will suffer from this condition in the future. Although presbyopia cannot be cured, Discover Vision offers an alternative to glasses and contacts called a Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE).

A RLE, known as Full Focus® Refractive, allows patients to reduce or possibly eliminate the need for contacts and glasses. When your quality of vision starts to interfere with the things you enjoy, you should discuss this procedure with your eye doctor.

Video: RLE Overview in 90 seconds

View Video

How is a RLE different from LASIK?

Unlike LASIK, which concentrates on correcting the shape of the cornea, a Refractive Lens Exchange replaces the natural lens of your eye with an advanced multifocal or accommodating intraocular lens (IOL). The goal of a Refractive Lens Exchange is to achieve best-corrected vision and reduce the need for contacts and glasses. An additional benefit to a Refractive Lens Exchange is that it is preventive; for those who have not yet developed cataracts, removing the eye’s natural lens prevents the chance of developing cataracts later in life.

During the Refractive Lens Exchange procedure at Discover Vision Centers, your doctor will make a small incision in the edge of the cornea. A small probe is inserted through the incision to remove the natural lens and insert the IOL in its place.

If you would like more information about our Refractive Lens Exchange procedure, please call 816.478.1230 or click below to schedule an evaluation at a Discover Vision location near you.

Quick Contact

Optical

Discover Vision Centers has full service optical shops at each of its locations offering the latest technology to ensure precise measurements that are unique to your frames. We carry a wide variety of high end and affordable frames, $10 readers and contact lenses.

Learn More
Reorder Contacts

Are you a current Discover Vision patient who would like to reorder contact lenses? We work hard to provide a wide selection of contact lens options and make reordering fast and convenient.

Learn More
Video Library

Discover Vision’s 3-D education videos make it easy to learn about your eyes. Our animations take you inside of the eye where you can explore conditions, treatments and vision correction options.

Learn More
MyDVC Patient Portal

MyDVC is a convenient way for Discover Vision patients to access their health record and securely communicate with our office. We invite you to login to your account or send our team a request to sign up.

Learn More