Refractive Lens Exchange

Modern RLE Surgery

Restore clarity and brightness to your vision with the new standard in Refractive Lens Exchange surgery—safer, gentler, and highly customizable. Quite simply, this is the best technology in the world.

Refractive Lens Exchange

Enjoy perfect vision now.

Why wait until you need cataract surgery? Laser-assisted RLE  with multifocal intra-ocular lenses make it so there are no needles, no blades, and potentially NO glasses afterward. This is the future of vision over 45!

Precision

Laser-assisted RLE surgery is a precise treatment that’s highly customized to each patient. The method allows for little to no discomfort during surgery and a more rapid recovery. Patients will experience a gentler lens removal versus traditional techniques, reduced inflammation, and the potential for a reduced need for glasses or contacts after surgery.

Personalization

One size does not fit all. There are different options for you to choose from when it comes to your replacement lens. Your doctor will help you determine the best option for you based on your anatomy, expectations, and lifestyle. RLE pricing can also be confusing. We will walk you through the process and help you fully understand the costs, including what your insurance will and won’t cover, so you can make a confident, informed decision.

Performance

These are not your parents’ lenses! Technologically advanced multi-focal lenses can give you back the eyesight of your youth. Combined with state-of-the-art laser-assisted surgical equipment and over 100,000 successful lens replacement surgeries performed, our SharpeVision surgeons take RLE surgery to a new level.

Laser RLE

The Catalys Method

CATALYS is a precise treatment that’s highly customized to each patient. The method allows for little to no discomfort during surgery and a more rapid recovery. Patients will experience gentler lens removal, reduced inflammation, and the potential for a reduced need for glasses or contacts after surgery.

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What to expect

Modern RLE: Start to Finish

Comprehensive exam

A comprehensive, dilated examination is the only way to know which vision-correction procedure is best for you. While your exam involves comprehensive diagnostic testing, it is also our opportunity to learn more about you, your expectations, and your lifestyle. All of these factors play an important role in recommending if RLE is the best procedure for you:

The complete exam can take up to 90 minutes. After all the data is collected, our doctor will examine you, discuss the treatment recommendation, and answer any questions you have. Your visit will include dilation of your pupils, which will affect your eyesight for about 4-6 hours, as you may have experienced with a routine eye exam.

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Refractive Lens Exchange

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Candidate Quiz

Are you Eligible?

Could Refractive Lens Exchange be right for you? There are some conditions that could exclude certain patients. Take our quick and easy candidate quiz to find out if RLE surgery could be your vision correction solution.

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Testimonials

If you are considering LASIK, I highly recommend Dr. Sharpe and SharpeVision Modern LASIK, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made!

Sam — Chicago

The whole process from the consultation to the post-operation appointment have been smooth and helpful. The office is welcoming, warm and an overall great environment.

Paulina — Chicago

The whole process was smooth and efficient and pleasant from the first call to the check up a month after the procedure. Love the lifetime guarantee as well.

Laura — Austin

SharpeVision provided me the best once-of-a-lifetime experience. Their staff is super friendly and I never once felt unwelcome. I totally recommend these guys.

Jonah — Austin

Dr. Sharpe, Dr. Ganesh and Marina were all wonderful. I highly recommend SharpeVision to anyone sick of glasses and contacts.

Jon — Chicago

From start to finish SharpeVision was professional, kind, informative, and beyond expectations. The staff is amazing and the doctors are incredibly knowledgeable.

Jillian — Austin

I just had LASIK done at SharpeVision and it was by far the best decision ever! My only regret is not doing this sooner!

Amy — Seattle

My experience with SharpeVision was exceptional. The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout the entire process.

Amy — Austin

I felt safe under Dr. Sharpe’s care. If you’re considering LASIK, it’s imperative you see Dr. Sharpe.

Alysha — Chicago

I didn’t have any pain during the procedure or even after. I just slept right after surgery and through the night!

Ally — Seattle

Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery

Goodbye glasses

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