Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE): This option directly addresses the part of the eye causing the loss of near vision. An RLE is identical to cataract surgery where the natural lens of the eye is replaced with an advanced intraocular lens implant that will last the rest of the patient’s life. Patients who have farsightedness (hyperopia) are typically the best candidates for RLE. Dr. Hamilton has been performing refractive lens exchange surgery for many years and uses all the most advanced diagnostics and surgical laser techniques to optimize outcomes for reduced dependence on glasses. After a comprehensive examination, Dr. Hamilton will determine if RLE is your best option.