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. 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. Dr. Nunnery is a compassionate, expert surgeon who, after a thorough evaluation 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). These lenses have the ability to correct your vision.
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.
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 planned 2-4 weeks after your first eye.
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:
Upon arrival at The Surgery Center at Edgewater, you will be greeted by their friendly professional staff. Dr. Nunnery will already be there preparing for your surgery in the treatment room.
All of our patients are provided with clear, detailed written post-operative instructions. These will be reviewed with you and should be shared with any caregivers or family members who will be assisting you.