You and Dr. Waring can discuss which type of IOL is right for you based on your eyesight and any special needs and the advanced ocular analysis. Health insurance does not cover refractive lens exchange, like it does not cover LASIK, and those who want to take advantage of the advances in refractive lens implant surgery can discuss the many benefits of this advanced procedure. The entire procedure only takes 15 minutes per eye to perform. It is an outclient procedure so you will be able to return home the same day. Make plans for a friend or family member to drive you home from the surgery center.
The risks from RLE, although very rare, include:
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Dislocated IOL
- Glare, halos or starbursts from lights
- Decrease or loss of vision
- Increased eye pressure (can lead to glaucoma or other complications)
These side effects are uncommon, and the likelihood of developing them can be reduced even further by carefully following all aftercare instructions provided.
Most clients report almost immediate improvement in their sight, and can resume their normal activities the day following the RLE procedure. You will have follow-up appointments to monitor your healing process and evaluate your improved vision. Most people who have the procedure see a dramatic improvement and may no longer need glasses or contacts, depending upon the type of lens placed in surgery.
Dr. George Waring and his staff at the Waring Vision Institute in Charleston, SC are committed to helping you improve your sight with advanced technology and compassionate care, and our facility is a premier destination for advanced vision correctly. Dr. Waring has been recognized as one of the nation’s top ophthalmologists in Castle Connolly’s Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists, and responsible for developing some of the most effective treatments for vision correction. Residents of Charleston as well as nearby Mount Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, and Columbia as well as clients who live outside the state come to the Waring Vision Institute to take advantage of our advanced treatments, technologies, and various ongoing clinical trials.