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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is gaining popularity as an affordable surgical option for people over 40 who want to decrease or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts.

Designed to give patients back their youthful vision, the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens Implant provides high-quality vision at any distance, and in any light condition—even in low light. It delivers results superior to those of a standard multifocal lens and offers an excellent chance to become spectacle independent. It’s also the lens 94% of patients would choose again.

The Crystalens™ IOL is the only accommodative lens available in the U.S. that is designed to provide a continuous range of vision for distance, intermediate, near and everything in between. The Crystalens™ is designed to move within the eye using the same muscle as your natural lens. This enables the eye to automatically focus to provide distance, intermediate and near vision and reduce your need for glasses or contact lenses. For more information on the Crystalens™ IOL, click here.
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ReZoom™ intraocular lens is a second-generation refractive multifocal IOL that provides hyperopic cataract patients with greater independence from glasses than monofocal IOLs. The ReZoom™ proprietary multifocal design provides a range of vision that monofocals cannot match.

The ReZoom™ Multifocal lens features Balanced View Optics™ Technology uniquely proportioned visual zones that provide it with a major advantage. Each ReZoom™ Multifocal lens is divided into five different zones with each zone designed for different light and focal distances.
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ReSTOR® IOL Provides a full range of vision decreasing the dependency on reading glasses or bifocals. The revolutionary lens technology, which is designed to allow patients to see at all distances without bifocals or reading glasses. The ReSTOR IOL delivers a high level of glasses-free vision for cataract patients.

ReSTOR® IOL gives cataract patients a clinically proven way of leaving glasses behind, because it is designed with apodized diffractive technology. Apodization is a gradual reduction or blending of the diffractive step heights. The apodized diffractive optic is designed to improve image quality while minimizing visual disturbances. The result is an increased range of quality vision. Click here for more information. Find out more about ReSTOR® IOL.

The recipient of any refractive lens implant will never develop cataracts because the lens implant replaces the natural lens, which is what eventually develops into a cataract in millions of older Americans.

Suitable for the following eye problems:

Who is a good candidate?
The best candidates have mild to moderate nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and/or astigmatism. Refractive Lens Exchange is also suitable for higher prescriptions. You must be over the age of 18, in good shape physically and have healthy corneas.

Screening Consultation
Give us a call to set up your complimentary screening consultation, 541-687-2110.

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Commonly Asked Questions:
How soon after surgery will I see well?

Vision is usually good in 3 to 5 days.

Will refractive surgery hurt?
During the procedure, a strong topical anesthetic is used to numb the eye. Generally, only pressure is felt during the procedure.

Will my insurance cover RLE?
Most health care coverage considers RLE surgery an elective surgical procedure and does not cover it.