LASIK is the most common form of laser vision correction. It’s a safe and effective treatment for short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism. Unlike RLE or Lens Replacement, LASIK will only correct your distance vision.
SMILE works similarly to LASIK but is a less-invasive, keyhole treatment. It’s a safe and effective treatment for short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism. Unlike RLE or Lens Replacement, SMILE will only correct your distance vision.
PRESBYOND, also known as “laser blended vision” is a laser vision correction treatment aimed at treating presbyopia and other refractive errors.
The advantage of PRESBYOND surgery over refractive lens exchange surgery is that PRESBYOND is significantly less invasive and less expensive. However, the advantage of RLE over PRESBYOND is that the former permanently addresses your presbyopia and helps you avoid any chance of cataract in the future.
LASEK is a type of laser eye surgery, often used as an alternative treatment for those who are not suitable for LASIK eye surgery. LASEK may not be suitable for you if you have a high prescription, very high astigmatism or keratoconus.
Implantable Contact lenses (ICL)
If you are one of the rare patients for whom laser eye surgery is not suitable, ICL lens implants offer a safe and extremely accurate option to free you from needing glasses.
This option is particularly suitable for you if the shape/thickness of cornea makes you ineligible for laser eye surgery; or, if you are so short- or long-sighted that you are out of the treatable prescription range with laser eye surgery.
Lens Replacement (RLE)
Lens replacement or Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is an advanced form of vision correction surgery which we use to treat patients over 50 years of age who need glasses for both distance and for reading.
The advantage of ICL surgery over refractive lens exchange surgery is that the patients retain the natural focusing ability of the eye, called the accommodation.
Refractive cataract surgery
If you have a cataract, removing that cataract and replacing your natural lens with a multifocal artificial lens will negate the need to have an ICL. This is effectively the same procedure as RLE or Lens Replacement.
Complex cataract surgery
If you have a cataract and another complicating eye condition, removing that cataract and replacing your natural lens with an artificial lens is similar to RLE and Lens Replacement in technique. However, because of pre-existing conditions, we must take greater care when operating inside the eye.