Refractive Lens Exchange

Freedom From Glasses

Refractive Lens Exchange is an operation on your eye where your natural lens is taken out and a soft artificial lens is put in its place. Different types of artificial lens can be used. The advantage of this operation is that you can be free of glasses for near, mid range and distance vision.

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Refractive Lens Exchange is ideal for people who have problems with reading vision or distance vision and want to be free of glasses. We are living longer and staying active, not having to rely on glasses allows us to be free to enjoy life to its fullest!

Different lenses used include trifocal and extended depth of focus lenses which allow for various ranges of focus for near, intermediate and distance vision. The choice of lens for you is very personal and important. Measurements, called biometry, are offered to ascertain the needs for each individual eye. Mr Mitry has advised hundreds of people on personal lens choice including athletes, scientists, artists, accountants and professors. These people have very different and individual eyesight requirements and had very successful surgery. 

The operation is commonly done while you are awake. Local anaesthetic is used to numb your eye and the operation is painless. You can go home straight after the operation and recovery takes no more than a couple of days. You will have to use eye drops for a few weeks. For certain individuals who are fit and well, both eyes can often be done on the same day. Mr Mitry will discuss all of these preferences with you. 

What is Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery?

Danny Mitry explains what Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery involves and what to expect.

What are multifocal lenses? Will I be free of glasses?

Mr. Mitry discussed the basics of multifocal lenses

Additional information

Royal College of Ophthalmologists Patient Information on Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive Lens Surgery FAQs

Try the Multifocal Lens Vision Simulator

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