Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Revolutionary RLE Surgery

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 Right in Their Tracks

With Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) procedures, also known as lens replacement 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 searching for an alternative to LASIK or ICL surgery 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 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 at distance and close-up. The procedure is minimally invasive, using the industry gold standards in technology and technique. Most patients are amazed at just how quick and comfortable the RLE process actually is. A procedure so advanced, it’s simple.

Patients from Cache, Davis & Weber County, UT, or Bannock County & Idaho Falls, ID, who are tired of squinting due to failing vision are encouraged to discover the many benefits of RLE and PRK laser eye surgery by contacting our eye experts today.

Not monovision.

During lens replacement surgery, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with a single high-performance customized lens — less than a millimeter thick — that can easily restore glasses-free vision. Although the technique is different than LASIK, Refractive Lens Exchange surgery provides many advantages for the aging eye. Most notably 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 lens exchange surgeon. He comes to Northern Utah with years of experience in performing specialized ocular surgical procedures such as SmILE laser vision correction and advanced LASIK eye surgery for thousands of patients from across the country. The reason so many visually-impaired individuals choose Dr. Monson for their vision correction procedures is because of his wealth of experience, expertise, and the incredible care he provides to each of his patients.

Along with his highly trained team of doctors, the Monson Vision team has more than five decades of combined experience in advanced ophthalmology surgery and premiere eye care services. Our dedicated team of eye surgeons and vision specialists pride themselves on the extreme care and attention to detail that each patient receives when they turn to the Monson Vision for corrective vision services.

Your Vision. Our Guarantee.

Patients residing in Cache, Davis, or Weber County, UT, or neighboring Bannock County, including Idaho Falls, ID, who are considering laser eye surgery, or are specifically interested in finding out more information about the refractive lens exchange process, are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation by contacting our team of corrective vision experts today.

Monson Vision stands by all of our procedures for life. In fact, we’re so confident in our vision outcomes, premier technology, and the capability of our surgeons that we back up our results with our See Clearly Guarantee and Lifetime Vision Security. Get in touch with us today to learn more!

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Am I a Candidate?

Like fingerprints, no two eyes are the same. At Monson Vision, every procedure is custom-tailored to the uniqueness of your eyes. Correcting your vision begins with an individualized treatment plan made possible by the most advanced eye-mapping technology available. Our in-depth technology imaging suite rivals any in the United States and has been assembled with you in mind. It allows your vision team precision surgical planning for exceptional custom outcomes. You’ll also meet personally with Dr. Monson in a detailed consultation to create together an optimal vision restoration procedure unique to the specific needs of your eyes.

How Does it Work?

Refractive Lens Exchange

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.

Affordability

We are as proud of our clinic’s financing as we are of our vision results and high-touch service. If LASIK eye surgery is right for you, covering the costs of the procedure shouldn’t jeopardize your ability to get the highest-quality vision correction procedures available anywhere.

To learn more about eye surgery, contact us today!

When it comes to your eyes, you can't afford to settle. Dr. Bryan Monson is the best, and the experience so great. He and his staff are top-notch and so friendly, and their technology is the best you can get in the state of Utah!

Kim B.

Am I a candidate?

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EVERY DETAIL MATTERS

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.

AN EXPERIENCE FOCUSED ON YOU
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.
AS UNIQUE AS YOUR FINGERPRINT

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)
SmILE
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.

Live with clarity. Contact Us for Consulation.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Few centers have technology this advanced.

The Allegretto family of lasers are the fastest and most precise laser systems for vision correction available in the U.S. Wavelight lasers represent a new generation of refractive technology far more recently designed than other laser platforms. They use technology referred to as High Performance Vision Correction, intended to achieve exceptional visual results under all lighting situations, day and night. The laser employs what is called Perfect Pulse Technology® to safely and accurately control every single laser pulse from start to finish. The flexible performance of Allegretto Wavefront Optimized® LASIK technology enables the correction of each individual’s unique refractive errors while preserving the cornea’s natural shape, effectively reducing side effects such as poor night vision, glare and halos.
That’s the precision of correction to gently shape the surface of the cornea with light.
Each laser vision correction procedure is customized for the refraction and corneal curvature of each patient. The focused light isn’t seen or felt, and imparts no burning sensation.
Monson Vision uses the fastest FDA-approved LASIK platform available in the country.
Each “burst” of the Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q 400Hz Laser lasts mere billionths of a second before the laser shifts to its next position-up to 100 times faster than some lasers. A correction of one diopter requires just two seconds of treatment. Which means shorter procedure times with increased accuracy.
After the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser procedure, patients are able to experience corrected vision. The laser offers highly customized cornea reshaping for the best possible results from almost any type of laser vision correction.
Clinical data presented to FDA showed that in a large group of patients, quality of night vision after treatment was better than night vision quality before treatment, with best glasses or contact lenses. This is a first in history.
Eyes make constant involuntary movements, even in LASIK surgery. The WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser system includes a closed loop eye tracker that tracks the eye’s location during surgery to make sure that the eye has not moved before delivering the next pulse of laser energy. Eye movements are tracked with each laser pulse.
Perfect Pulse Technology controls every single pulse transmitted by the laser to ensure the accuracy, safety and speed of the procedure. With this monitoring, only every fifth pulse overlaps the previous one, reducing the risks of overheating the cornea. This also adds to the speed, precision and safety offered by the WaveLight® Allegretto Wave® Eye-Q Laser system.
  • More precise than any other femtosecond laser with positional accuracy ~3 microns rather than >6 with other, older femtosecond systems

  • Delivers better results at lower total energy outputs because the laser energy (fluence) is lower and more focused

  • Smart Bed treatment of the VisuMax is extremely sophisticated, helping maintain the perfect, gentle contact pressure optimal for flap creation

  • Curved contact surface employs a curved contact surface when rendering treatment to closely match the curve of the natural cornea

  • Much lower pressure than with all other femto systems and microkeratomes that is usually is accompanied by temporary loss of vision (a few seconds) — creating a better, more comfortable patient experience

  • For the engineers reading this description, the VisuMax delivery system is opto-electronic; all other femto systems use opto-mechanical design. This significant design difference allows greater positional accuracy and puts VisuMax in a class by itself. No other femto laser is capable of the spatial accuracy necessary for ReLeX SMILE.