Can Refractive Lens Exchange Correct Astigmatism?
Have you heard of the advanced treatment called refractive lens exchange (RLE)? This procedure can reduce your dependence on visual aids, like reading glasses and contact lenses. Patients with common refractive errors, like astigmatism, can visit Wang Vision Institute to discover the benefits of Forever Young™ lens surgery.
So, what causes astigmatism, and how long do artificial lenses last? If you have questions about improving your vision in Nashville, TN, schedule an appointment with trusted eye physicians Dr. Ming Wang and Dr. Josh Frenkel. We can perform an assessment to determine your eligibility for RLE.
What causes astigmatism?
People with astigmatism often experience blurred or distorted vision as well as seeing halos around lights. This can make activities like reading or driving challenging. So, what causes astigmatism in the first place? This eye condition is the result of an irregularly-shaped cornea. Like other refractive errors, astigmatism prevents light from reaching the retina properly. While astigmatism is easy to diagnose and treat, patients can only see well when wearing glasses or contacts.
Candidates for refractive lens exchange
During a refractive lens exchange, patients receive a clear artificial lens to correct cataracts, age-related vision loss, and refractive errors, like astigmatism. Although most patients who receive treatment are over 45, Forever Young lens surgery can also work for younger patients. All candidates need an evaluation of their current eye health, medical history, and overall treatment goals. If you have any corneal diseases or infections, these should be addressed before scheduling your procedure.
How our advanced technology works
To perform the refractive lens exchange, our team personalizes surgery to the exact specifications of each individual. Wang Vision Institute achieves this through a computerized laser imaging system, which helps us see high-resolution images of the eye in real-time. These images also allow us to position your eye more accurately for astigmatism treatment. We then correct your refractive error with great precision using a bladeless technique. After the procedure is completed, our staff can give you guidelines and instructions for taking care of your eyes at home.
How long do artificial lenses last?
So, how long do artificial lenses last? The great news is that once the lenses are implanted, they never need to be removed or replaced. We encourage you to visit Wang Vision Institute in Nashville, TN for follow-up appointments to make sure healing is going as planned. Once your vision has stabilized, however, your vision should stay the same. Many people eliminate or greatly reduce their dependence on visual aids after their procedure. Some patients may still require glasses for specific tasks.
Treat astigmatism in Nashville
Trusted physicians Dr. Ming Wang and Dr. Josh Frenkel are dedicated to making your clear vision last a lifetime. This is why we offer state-of-the-art treatments, like refractive lens exchange at Wang Vision Institute. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for the Forever Young lens surgery, reach out to our staff in Nashville, TN. From laser vision correction to LASIK and cataract surgery, we are proud to help patients in our community achieve their vision goals.