REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is the preferred vision correction treatment for patients over the age of 50yrs old.
At this age, patients have often lost the ability to read without glasses and RLE surgery with a bespoke, premium lens implant allows the possibility of spectacle independence.
The new lens can have mono-focal / enhanced monofocal, multifocal or EDOF (Extended Depth Of Focus) optics. A thorough clinical assessment and discussion during your initial consultation will establish the type of lens and refractive outcome that will be the best suited to your requirements. As part of the RLE package, we offer the option of corneal laser enhancement to fine tune the precise refractive outcome in each eye.Book a Consultation
At a glance
10-20 minutes per eye
Frequently asked questions
Who is suitable for this treatment?
RLE is most suitable for patients over 50yrs old, but it may be appropriate for younger patients in certain circumstances.
A detailed discussion of RLE vs LASIK vs ICL (including the pros and cons for each including which is the most appropriate for you) will take place during your clinic consultation.
Is this treatment safe?
RLE and cataract surgery have a similar risk and complications profile. These will be discusse in detail at your clinic appointments.
Will it hurt?
It is a painless procedure that takes 10-20 minutes. Some mild discomfort and irritation may be felt in the few hours that follow surgery but this usually settles spontaneously.
When can I expect the final result?
You are likely to notice much clearer vision within 24 hours of the surgery with the final visual outcome apparent by 3-4 weeks.
Are there any side effects or risks?
A detailed discussion of the pontential risks and complications will occur during your ciinical appointment
What our patients say...
Shining light.I have just had my second cataract removed, by Mr Nick Maycock. Having the new lenses has made an enormous difference already! Nick made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions. The procedure was quick and painless. And at the end he assured me, all had gone well. In light of my experience, I would have no hesitation in recommending Nick Maycock to anyone who is in need of eye Surgery.
Had cataract surgery on both eyes, in April and June of 2023. The results were/are amazing. The colour spectrum changed and the world is a brighter and more colourful place. My night vision improved dramatically and 30 years of wearing glasses is in the past. Excellent service and a painless procedure, efficiently carried out by Mr Maycock and the other staff at the centre. Definitely a 5 star service from all involved and highly recommended. My sincere thanks.
It is now two days after my second cataract procedure and I am truly amazed to see clearly again. After the first operation, which was carried out carefully and efficiently, I was delighted, however, after the second operation, I feel that a lifetime of wearing glasses is likely to become a distant memory. I have to admit to being apprehensive about the procedure. Mr Maycock understood that taking time to summarise the procedure and to answer questions helped dispel my concerns. I am in awe of his technical skills and very grateful to him for his interpersonal skills. Excellent in every way.
Both my eyes (cataracts) were operated on by Mr. Maycock, who made me and my wife very comfortable at my consultation. He was very reassuring and explained the procedure extremely well. All throughout the procedure Mr. Maycock was explaining the process – and the result is amazing. Furthermore, as a retired Film/TV Cameraman my expectations were very high. Needless to say the result of the op has surpassed all expectations- and my eyesight is now better than ever. Mr. Maycock’s interaction is very professional and reassuring. I found the whole experience very rewarding.