Refractive Lens Exchange

Modern RLE

No readers now & no Cataract surgery later! It’s a win, win! Restore clarity & brightness to your vision with the new standard in RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange )—safer, gentler & 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 removal? Laser-assisted RLE with multifocal intra-ocular lenses (IOL) make it so there are no needles, no blades & no glasses afterward. This is the future of vision over 45!


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


One size does not fit all. If RLE is recommended for you at your consultation, we will walk you through the process & answer all your questions, so you can make a confident, informed decision.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 & lifestyle. RLE pricing can be found on our Pricing page. It includes everything you need pre and post-operatively. No hidden fees!


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 80,000 successful lens replacement surgeries performed, our SHARPEVISION surgeons take RLE surgery to a new level.

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 3D diagnostic imaging of eye and loads of data, it is also our opportunity to learn more about you, your expectations & your lifestyle. All of these factors play an important role in determining 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 perform an eye exam, discuss the treatment recommendation & 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.

Laser RLE


Our state-of-the-art Surgery Suite is complete with the latest and greatest in laser-assisted surgery featuring the Ziemer Z8 laser and 3D heads-up display that allows the surgeon to view the surgery on a large screen in addition to through the microscope.


Refractive Lens Exchange

What is RLE?

Candidate Quiz

Are you Eligible?

Could RLE be right for you? Take our quick and easy candidate quiz to find out if RLE surgery could be your vision correction solution.


My experience with LASIK at SharpeVision couldn’t have been better! The staff were so kind and constantly made sure I felt comfortable and all my questions were answered. Thanks for my new eyes!

William S — Chicago

If you are considering LASIK, I highly recommend 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

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

Everyone on staff is so helpful and professional and kind. I would recommend SharpeVision to anyone I know.

James V — Chicago

I literally said to Dr. Lancaster “That was it? THAT WAS IT?” I could see immediately after, and now I’m seeing better than 20/20.

Doug O — Chicago

Had a wonderful experience here for LASIK! Will be highly recommending it to all friends and family who are considering! Dr. Lancaster was phenomenal!

Conrad S — Austin

The Intraocular lens

Which IOL should I choose?

SHARPEVISION offers multiple types of advanced IOLs (intra-ocular lenses) for all types of eyes & patient needs. The list of IOL options gets longer every year as the technology gets better. It is an encyclopedia of info on the pros & cons, design types, outcomes, & side effects that our surgeons weigh based on what a patient wants to achieve with their vision, their hobbies & occupation & their eye health history. Your doctor will then make a lens recommendation based on those factors & expectations, along with your unique eye anatomy. If you have specific questions about the lens type that is recommended for you, your doctor will go into more detail and supply you with educational materials.

Best of the Best

Meet the RLE Doctors


Meet the Docs

Dr. Barker


Meet the Docs

Dr. Lancaster

A Complete Experience

SHARPEVISION looks at things a little differently. Take RLE. Just because you’re having a procedure doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable. And just because you’re comfortable doesn’t mean you should have to pay more. Everything can be improved if you look at it with the right set of eyes. And that’s what we’re doing for you. You get the best price combined with the best experience. Not just giving you a new view, but a new outlook. So when you leave here, you’ll be looking at things differently. You’ll be looking SHARPE.

Why SharpeVision
  • Innovative Technology
  • Personalized Experience
  • Transparent Pricing
  • Surgeon Owned

Vision Correction for All

Success Stories

Anyone can be affected by poor vision. We get to help people from all walks of life & hear some amazing stories along the way.

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Success Stories — Kiliii Yüyan

Having the freedom to travel anywhere in the world to cover a story and not worry about bringing enough contacts.

Read Kiliii’s Story

Success Stories — Geena Urango

Since getting LASIK, I feel like I can see and track the ball better than I ever had before on the beach volleyball court.

Read Geena’s Story

Success Stories — Missy Truscott

Now I can see clearly and appreciate the little things I didn’t see before.

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Success Stories — Brad Simms

20/15 day after LASIK- unbelievable!

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Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery

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