Do you rely on your spectacles in order to see? Is your vision very blurred without spectacles or contact lenses? High prescription lenses are usually thick and heavy. They can often slide down leaving you to readjust them. Heavy spectacles may also leave temporary pressure marks on your nose. Refractive Lens Exchange is a safe surgical procedure that replaces the natural crystalline lens with a correctly focussing artifical lens or IOL. Refractive Lens Exchange is effectively cataract surgery and is favoured when correcting high optical prescriptions. Most surgery is performed with a local anaesthetic. Throughout surgery the eye is in its natural place. Surgery begins with a small incision to the front of the eye. A thin membrane on the front of the crystalline lens is carefully removed. The process of making a continuous circular opening is called a Capsulorrhexis. A special tool is used to break-up the crystalline lens and remove it from the eye. Your surgeon will take care to remove any tiny fragments of the lens. Once removed, a new correctly focusing artificial lens is implanted in the eye and carefully centred. Stitches are not required during the majority of procedures as incisions are 'self sealing'. Free yourself from spectacles and contacts with Refractive Lens Exchange.