What to do if you are not a good candidate for Lasik

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Getting Lasik surgery is a goal for many who are currently stuck wearing glasses or contacts to have their vision corrected. Without doing much research Lasik can seem like the perfect solution. Unfortunately Lasik surgery is not the perfect solution for some as they are not an ideal candidate to receive the surgery. Being a non ideal candidate means that the surgery will not be successful when performed on you. This is not the only option for surgical vision correction. There is another procedure called Refractive Lens Exchange. 

 

Refractive Lens Exchange is a great option for those who are not a good candidate for Lasik or ICL surgery. This surgery is suggested for patients who are over the age of 50, and who would like to have their vision corrected without the need for glasses or contacts. 

 

Another benefit to RLE is that your natural lenses are removed, then replaced with intraocular lenses, and you will not have to worry about developing cataracts. This means you can live your life without having to worry about getting cataract surgery at some point in the future. The lenses that replace your natural lenses are durable and will not have to be replaced, as the lenses will last forever. 

 

There are different types of lenses available depending on what your vision needs are. When you schedule an appointment with your Lasik Provo doctor they will talk you through the process and ensure you are receiving the lens type your eyes need. 

 

The RLE procedure is painless same day procedure. One eye is done, then in around two weeks the other eye is done. This time table depends on how fast the first eye heals, as the first eye must be completely healed before the second one is done. After healing you should have clearer vision, without the need for glasses or contacts. 



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