RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange)

What is RLE?

As we get older, the lenses in our eyes thicken and lose flexibility. This phenomenon is known as presbyopia and can be the reason you need reading glasses later in life. By replacing the lens in your eye with an artificial intraocular lens, known as refractive lens exchange (RLE), can correct this presbyopia. It also eliminates your chance of developing cataracts later in life or removes any mild degree of cataracts that have already started to form.
Corrects: Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Astigmatism, Presbyopia

How does the procedure work?

Who is a candidate?

RLE procedure
As with other refractive eye surgeries like LASIK, PRK, or SMILE, candidates for refractive lens exchange surgery should:
  • Have stable vision (no change in your contact or glasses prescription for at least three months or up to six months as determined by our doctors)
  • Have healthy eyes with no history of eye disease
Additionally, patients who we recommend for RLE surgery instead of other vision correction surgeries such as LASIK, PRK, or SMILE generally are:
  • 40 years of age or older and therefore slightly presbyopic
  • More hyperopic (farsighted) than can be corrected with other refractive surgeries
  • Developing early-stage cataracts


With our new clear and transparent pricing, there is no negotiating or bargaining. Let your vision correction journey be about helping you live a life without glasses and contacts – not haggling for the lowest cost eye surgery. *Monthly pricing is based on a 24-month no-interest payment plan through CareCredit. We also offer fixed rate plans for up to 60 months for qualified applicants.

All prices shown are PER EYE

One-Time Payment
Monthly (24 mo/no interest)*


Mild Correction

Moderate Correction

High Correction

EVO ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)

Standard EVO ICL


RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange)

Monofocal Lens

Toric Lens

Multifocal Lens

To learn more about our other vision correction surgery options, please tap on the procedure below.

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