Stop Waiting for Things to get Worse Before They can get Better

You still love doing the same things you did 20 years ago, but deteriorating eyesight can make them harder to enjoy. If you’ve lost that ability because of the aging of your natural lens; Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) may be your chance to turn back the clock. And start focusing on fulfilling your passions again — without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

RLE Experience

Stop Cataracts Before They Start

With RLE surgery, Dr. Monson can restore aging eyes so you can finally lose your reading glasses for the last time. If you’re over the age of 40 and you’re searching for an alternative to LASIK for improved vision, undergoing RLE may be the ideal solution designed to restore your vision, and eliminate the need for cataract surgery in the future.

So advanced, it’s simple.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a remarkable laser-assisted vision restoration procedure, typically for people over 40 who want to decrease or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts. designed in many instances to restore vision both distance and near. The procedure is minimally invasive using the industry gold standards in technology and technique. Most patients are surprised just how quick and comfortable the procedure actually is. A procedure so advanced, it’s simple.

Not monovision.

During RLE, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with single high-performance customized lens, less than a millimeter thick, that can restore easy, glasses-free vision. Although the technique is different than LASIK, RLE provides many advantages for the aging eye. Most notable is the benefit of improvement of both near and distance vision in each independent eye possible for many individuals.

Your Vision Team

Dr. Monson is a world-class refractive surgeon. He comes to Northern Utah with years of experience in performing specialized ocular surgical procedures. Every year, thousands of patients from across the country choose Dr. Monson for their vision correction procedures because of his experience, expertise and the care he provides his patients. Along with his team of doctors, Monson Vision has more than five decades of combined experience in advanced ophthalmology surgery and premiere eye care.

Your Vision. Our Guarantee.

We stand by our procedures for life. In fact, we’re so confident in our vision outcomes, premiere technology and capability of our surgeons that we backup our results with our See Clearly Guarantee and Lifetime Vision Security.

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Am I a candidate?

At Monson Vision, every procedure is custom-tailored to the uniqueness of your eyes. Correcting your vision begins with a unique treatment plan created by proprietary eye-mapping technology. Our in-depth technology imaging suite rivals any in the United States and has been assembled with you in mind. It provides superior surgical planning and precision for exceptional custom outcomes. You’ll also meet personally with Dr. Monson in a detailed consultation to create a vision restoration procedure unique to your specific needs.
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Am I a candidate?

Few Centers in the United States take such an in-depth, detailed approach to ocular imaging and assessment you'll experience on the day of your evaluation.

None of these studies are painful. In fact, they are like cameras, each designed to inform your surgeon and eye care team about every aspect of your eyes, from the rods and cones in the retina, to the optical properties of the cornea.


You will also undergo a detailed consultation with your surgeon, describing all of the potential risks and benefits for your particular situation, and to determine which procedure is optimal for you.


Like a fingerprint, each cornea is unique. Because no two eyes are the same, LASIK may not be the procedure of choice for everyone.

At Monson Vision, we take a highly customized, tailored approach to the unique vision needs of each individual.

Monson Vision is one of the few centers in the country that offer not only SmILE, but the full-spectrum of safe, effective modern alternatives to LASIK including

Advanced Surface Ablation
Visian ICLs
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
KAMRA Near Vision Inlays

These procedures allow us to take a safe, custom tailored approach to the features of each individual's anatomy and vision needs. Safety, anatomic variations, unique vision needs, consideration of development of future technologies all play a role.

Individualized planning, and high customization is one of the hallmarks of the approach Monson Vision, and one of the secrets to our outcomes.

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How Does it Work?

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Our Technology

The design of this extraordinary lens technology used in RLE procedures is a culmination of technological advancements from the past 100 years. The procedure is micro-incisional, laser-assisted and minimally invasive, usually taking less than 10 minutes to complete, and is entirely painless.


The Monson Vision Team is as proud of our financing as we are of our vision results and high-touch service. If LASIK is right for you, we believe covering the cost of the procedure shouldn’t jeopardize your ability to receive the highest quality vision correction procedures available anywhere.