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Refractive Lens Exchange

Are you struggling to see objects close-up and over the age of 40? Presbyopia could be the cause of your blurry near vision. You are not alone—this happens to everyone at some point in life.

The Doctors of Eye Surgeons of Indiana can help reduce your hassles related to glasses and contact lenses. Call 317-841-2020 today for a consultation.

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eye’s ability to see near objects clearly. It is a normal part of aging and typically begins shortly after age 40. The primary symptom of presbyopia is having to hold reading materials farther away in order to see them clearly. Presbyopia occurs due to the loss of flexibility of our natural lens inside the eye.

What is Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?

Refractive lens exchange is a procedure that replaces the natural lens with a clear artificial lens. The new lens will help you see better and reduces your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. This procedure offers the following benefits:

  • Quick recovery
  • Doesn’t alter corneal thickness
  • No need for cataract surgery in the future
  • Can correct presbyopia with the use of multifocal implants

Who is a Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?

What is Involved in Treatment with RLE?

RLE is a 15 minute painless outpatient procedure. Your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic drops and you will be given a sedative to help you remain comfortable. The Refractive Lens Exchange procedure is, in many ways, like cataract surgery. Your eye’s natural lens is removed through a very small incision and replaced with a customized artificial lens implant. Call 317-841-2020 to let us help you find new visual freedom.

Refractive Lens Exchange Specialists

We are pleased to announce that Eye Surgeons of Indiana now has offices in Muncie and Kokomo effective December 30, 2023.

The Muncie office is located at 5091 West Bethel Avenue, Suite 150 – Muncie, IN 47304. Specialists at the Muncie location will include Drs. Michael Hodkin, Anthony Lombardo, Kennedy Reed, Karen Skurner, and James Stewart. Muncie Surgical Care Center is located at the same address in Suite 100 with specialists Drs. Michael Hodkin, and Anthony Lombardo.

The Kokomo office is located at 2302 South Dixon Road, Suite 100 – Kokomo, IN 46902. Specialists at the Kokomo location will include Dr. Karen Skurner.

Office hours will be Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. Please call us at 317.841.2020 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you in Muncie and Kokomo.

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