Ask the Experts
Refractive & Clear Lens Exchange
See well without glasses
Don’t Qualify for LASIK?
Over 40 and want to get rid of glasses?
Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery (Clear Lens Exchange) Might Be the Key to Clear Vision
- Wavefront analysis
- Corneal Topography
- Angle Kappa measurements
- Cataract Surgery
- Refractive lens surgery
- Cosmetic eye surgery
- Premium lens implants
What is Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery?
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) Surgery also known as Clear Lens Exchange, is an outpatient procedure designed to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. RLE is an alternative to laser vision correction and other refractive surgery procedures. It can correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmatism and even presbyopia using advanced technology IOLs.
RLE replaces your eye’s clear natural lens with an artificial lens (IOL) to correct your vision, resulting in sharper focus, thus reducing or eliminating your need for reading glasses or bifocals.
When should I consider RLE for my vision problems?
If you have been told that you are not a candidate for LASIK or PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) may be for you.
If you are over 40 and have developed presbyopia (a progressive condition where individuals become reliant on reading glasses as they age) and now need glasses for distance and reading, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) may be the option for you if you want to see without glasses.
RLE is also recommended for patients without cataracts who want to correct other vision issues. Because the surgery replaces the eye’s natural lens with an artificial one, those who undergo RLE will no longer be at risk of developing cataracts as they age.
Importantly, patients who are just beginning to experience early-onset cataracts can elect to have RLE if they want to prevent the condition from deteriorating as they age, and also see without the need for glasses.
Why choose Paragon Clinic at Shrewsbury for your Refractive Lens Exchange surgery?
Lens surgery is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the way you see for ever. Don’t take this lightly.
There are many hospitals and clinics that provide refractive lens surgery.
So how is Paragon Clinic different to other Refractive Lens Exchange surgery providers?
You WILL see your consultant surgeon for your free initial consultation.
With many high street chains and laser providers, you only see the surgeon on the day of surgery! All your consultations are with a technician who also decides on the treatment plans.
If you cannot see your consultant on the day of your initial consultation, walk away!
The range of lens implant choices, and the expertise of our surgeons makes us stand out from the crowd.
- The lens implant: We bring the most advanced technology to select the best intraocular lens implant and customising it for you.
- The surgeon: Your surgeon will have expertise in implanting the entire range of lens implants – from premium monofocals to extended depth of focus IOLs to multifocal and astigmatism correcting Toric IOLs.
The Lens Implant: Customising to an individual patient
At Paragon Clinic, in addition to the state-of-the-art Biometry, we also carry out more advanced tests to customise and personalise the lens implant specifically for you.
- Wavefront analysis: To measure higher order optical aberrations that can influence the type of lens implant suitable for you.
- Corneal Topography: To measure the total curvature of the cornea, reflecting the amount and type of astigmatism that should be corrected at the time of surgery.
- Pupillometry: 3.Measuring the pupil in bright and dim light can have a profound impact on the choice of lens implant.
- Angle Kappa measurements: 4.This measures the centration of your lens implant in relation to your pupils.
Paragon Clinic offers Wavefront Analysis, Corneal Topography, Pupillometry and Angle Kappa measurements as standard for all our patients as part of your free Lens surgery consultation. Your consultant will discuss this with you as part of the decision making in selecting the most appropriate lens implant for you.
If you have not been offered the above tests as part of your refractive lens surgery assessment, you may not have received a bespoke pre-operative assessment to customise your lens implant.
Read more about lens implants in the Premium Lens Implants section.
About your Cataract and Refractive Lens Surgeon
|Cornea and Cataract Surgery
|MBBS, BSc, PGCMEd, MRCP, FRCOphth
|Areas of Expertise
Mr. Thomas Jenyon
Mr. Thomas Jenyon is a consultant eye surgeon at Paragon Clinic and an NHS consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. He specialises in micro-incision cataract and lens surgery, as well as corneal and external eye disease. His cataract expertise includes complex cases, patients with previous laser refractive surgery, astigmatism and the use of premium lenses to reduce spectacle dependence.
He trained at University College London where he qualified with distinction, and within the West Midlands. He gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians and is a Fellow at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
His work on refractive outcomes has been recognised by national and international prizes.
For his contribution to medical education in the West Midlands he has received the Recognising Excellence in Medical Education award twice and continues to teach cataract and corneal surgery to the next generation of corneal surgeons at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
He takes time to listen to patients needs and helps guide them through the different choices available to them, whether it be cataract, lens or laser surgery.
- He trained at University College London where he qualified with distinction, and within the West Midlands.
- He gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians and is a Fellow at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
- His work on refractive outcomes has been recognised by national and international prizes.