At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, we specialize in vision correction procedures because we know that LASIK is not appropriate for everyone and not everyone wants to wait for cataracts to develop to improve their quality of life. Luckily, there are multiple alternatives to LASIK that may work for your lifestyle and eyes. If your goal is to improve your vision surgically to decrease dependency on or eliminate the need for glasses and contacts, then Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) may be a procedure to consider. Our surgeon, Dr. Trey Nunnery will give you honest recommendations as he assesses your unique vision needs. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Nunnery will explain the pros and cons of RLE for your specific situation. He will also discuss the options for replacing your lens with an Advanced Intraocular lens (IOL).
We take pride in our thorough and sincere education we give to our patients. Simply put: we know many important factors come into play when deciding on vision correction surgery. We are here to guide you through the process, every step of the way.
Dr. Nunnery and his team will provide you with clear, written pre-operative and post-operative instructions prior to your refractive lens exchange procedure. For your planning purposes, we ask the following:
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) surgery performed by our surgeon, Dr. Nunnery, is conducted at The Surgery Center at Edgewater just 20 minutes from our South Charlotte office. Up until the day of your surgery, all of your appointments will have been at our Providence Eye & Laser Specialists office. On the day of your surgery, you will be going to The Surgery Center at Edgewater. You will return back to our Providence Eye office for all of your post-operative visits.
Note: we only perform refractive lens exchange on one eye at a time. Surgery on your second eye will be scheduled for 2-4 weeks after your first eye.
Upon arrival at The Surgery Center at Edgewater, their friendly professional staff will greet you. Dr. Nunnery will already be there preparing for your surgery in the treatment room.
After the procedure, all of our patients are sent home with clear, detailed written post-operative instructions. Additionally, we have a doctor on call 24/7 if an urgent issue arises.