Traditionally, prescription progressive glasses and contact lenses have been used to aid with severe farsightedness, and when coupled with presbyopia, nearsightedness as well. These options are not only a hassle, but they can be expensive to maintain.
If you think you are "too old" or "too farsighted" to have vision correction surgery, think again. Thanks to advancements in technology, those who were previously thought to be too old or too farsighted for LASIK now have a safe, permanent option for vision correction surgery.
Our surgeon here at Providence Eye, Dr. Trey Nunnery, typically recommends Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) for two groups of individuals:
The RLE procedure involves removing your eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an artificial Intraocular Lens (IOL) that is designed to match your specific vision needs. After a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Nunnery, with your input, will determine if you are a good candidate for RLE and if so which type of IOL (monofocal, multifocal, extended depth of focus, or toric) will best help you reach these vision goals.
When considering Refractive Lens Exchange, you will likely need to consider medical, lifestyle and financial aspects of the procedure. Dr. Nunnery and his team are fully committed to always educating and answering all your questions.