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What is Refractive Lens Exchange or Lens Replacement Surgery?

Lens replacement surgery is a revolutionary procedure designed to correct a range of vision issues by replacing the eye’s natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). While traditionally used for treating presbyopia, RLE has evolved to address a broader spectrum of refractive errors, providing a clear and permanent vision correction solution.

Who Can Benefit from RLE or Lens Replacement Surgery?

Lens replacement surgery is an ideal option for individuals experiencing:

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Difficulty focusing on close-up objects due to aging.

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Blurred vision for close objects.

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Blurred vision for distant objects.

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Blurred or distorted vision caused by irregular cornea shape.

Benefits of RLE or Lens Replacement Surgery


Permanent Vision Correction

Lens replacement surgery addresses the root cause of vision issues, providing a long-term solution for clear and stable vision.


Reduced Dependence on Glasses

Experience freedom from glasses for both near and distance vision, depending on the chosen IOL.


Quick Recovery

Patients often resume normal activities within a short period, experiencing minimal discomfort.


Customized Vision

Choose from advanced IOL options, including multifocal and toric lenses, to tailor your vision correction to your lifestyle.

Choose from advanced IOL options, including multifocal and toric lenses, to tailor your vision correction to your lifestyle.


Why Choose OCL Vision for RLE?

Expert Surgeons: Our skilled and experienced surgeons specialize in RLE procedures, ensuring precision and optimal outcomes.

Cutting-Edge Technology: We utilise the latest diagnostic and surgical technologies to provide safe and effective vision correction.

Patient-Centric Care: Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We guide you through every step of the RLE process, addressing your questions and concerns.

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Is Refractive Lens Exchange Right for You?

Discover if RLE is the right solution for your vision needs by scheduling a free comprehensive consultation at OCL Vision. Our team will assess your unique requirements and tailor a personalised plan to achieve your desired visual clarity.

How much is RLE or Lens Replacement Surgery?

RLE Surgery
Refractive Lens Exchange

  • Surgery
  • Eye drops & reminder app
  • Follow-up appointments
  • Free consultation
per eye
Indicative Finance From
£72 p/m
per eye
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Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Surgery – Additional £500 per eye

For details on our monthly payment plans please visit our finance page


Why should you wait until you’re 18-21 for laser eye surgery

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Ready to see the world with newfound clarity? Schedule a consultation with our expert surgeons at OCL Vision.

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Our locations

If you’re considering private cataract surgery, you can visit us for a consultation at a variety of locations in London and Hertfordshire. Our central London clinic is just off Harley Street at 55 New Cavendish Street and our Hertfordshire clinic is in Elstree, close to Borehamwood. We also have a clinic in Kensington, West London.

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Last updated on January 10th, 2024 by Allon Barsam