RLE in Los Angeles

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Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is the next frontier in vision correction where the near vision that has degraded with age is restored while also correcting the distant vision. The smart lenses utilized during this surgery allows the eye to focus at almost all distances. This life-changing surgery is designed to last the entire lifetime. RLE represents a culmination of more than 50 years of eye surgery.

The advancements in diagnostic devices such as biometric eye scanners and ORA enable highly detailed and precise surgical planning. The advances in surgical equipment, such as Luxor Microscope, phacoemulsification devices, and laser technology, allow fast, safe, and comfortable surgical process. Finally, the invention of smart lenses that very closely simulate the functions of the human eye makes this form of surgery nothing short of a miracle.

If you are older than 40 years old and need glasses for either near or far, you may be a RLE candidate. Call for a free consultation at CCRS and see what you have been missing.

A Vision for a

Unlike laser vision correction, RLE is designed to last for a lifetime. The smart lens’ ability to focus at both far and near means that your vision will be clear at all distances even as you become older.  Furthermore, as the aging lens has been replaced with a smart lens, a cataract will not form. RLE may be the last eye surgery that you will need in your lifetime.

Accurate and

With the tremendous advancements in diagnostic and surgical technologies, a procedure once reserved as a medical procedure to treat vision loss from cataracts has become an elective procedure to restore youthful vision. No more glasses to read, see the computer, and drive is now possible here at CCRS.

Safe and Gentle with
Fast recovery

The procedure usually takes less than 15 minutes and is performed in the office without general anesthesia. A mild oral sedative is used to relax you, and the eye is made numb with drops. You can stay comfortable in your clothes with the recovery, usually occurring overnight. RLE is a painless procedure that can restore your youthful vision in 15 minutes.


Bladeless Wavefront

Small Incision Lenticule
Extraction (SMILE)

Implantable Collamer
Lens (ICL)

Refractive Cataract

Refractive Lens
Exchange (RLE)


Keratectomy (PRK)

Corneal Collagen
Cross-Linking (CXL)


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With the tremendous advancements in the safety of cataract surgery and the technology of lenses, we now view cataract surgery not only as a medical procedure but also as an opportunity to correct vision. This correction can be profoundly life-changing as we can now correct both far and near vision.
Yes, LASIK surgery can be done to sharpen your vision following cataract surgery.
Yes, cataract surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism as well as the need for reading glasses.
We numb your eyes and help you keep your eyes open with a special device.
Refractive surgery can be divided into cornea-based procedures such as LASIK, SMILE, and PRK or lens-based procedures such as ICL and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE).
There is no pain or discomfort during cataract surgery. You may feel a mild pressure, and your surgeon will let you know when you may have this sensation.
No, cataract surgery does not change the color of the eye.