Refractive Lens Exchange

Cataract and LASIK Surgeon located in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach and Margaritaville, Daytona Beach, FL
Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive Lens Exchange services offered in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach and Margaritaville, Daytona Beach, FL

Highly personalized care is essential when you need refractive lens surgery, whether it’s part of your cataract surgery, a lens abnormality correction, a lens exchange, or a secondary lens placement. Orest Krajnyk, MD, Sean McLoughlin, OD, and the highly-skilled team at Precision Eye Institute carefully evaluate your needs and use the most up-to-date techniques to help you have healthy eyes and see clearly. Call the Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, or Daytona Beach, Florida office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Refractive Lens Exchange Q&A

What is refractive lens surgery?

Refractive lens surgery, or lens exchange, is a procedure in which the Precision Eye Institute team removes your natural eye lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens (IOL). 

The team uses the most up-to-date surgical techniques to treat intraocular lens abnormalities. They place all types of IOLs to restore the best vision possible.

When do I need refractive lens surgery?

Although cataract surgery is the best-known type of eye lens removal and replacement, it’s not the only one. Many patients who have refractive lens surgery don’t have cataracts, but they do have other important reasons to need a new eye lens.

You could need refractive lens surgery if you have any of the following.

  • Myopia also called nearsightedness
  • Hyperopia, also called farsightedness
  • Astigmatism, irregular eye lens shape
  • Presbyopia, age-related focus issues with near vision
  • Dysfunctional lens syndrome, early lens changes, including cloudiness 


Refractive lens surgery is an alternative to LASIK for many patients. Or, you may choose refractive lens surgery because you want to dispense with glasses or contacts.

What is a secondary lens placement?

Secondary lens placement is another possible reason for refractive lens surgery. In most cases, the team replaces your eye lens with an IOL during cataract surgery. But, in certain situations, a patient's eye might not be strong or healthy enough to support the IOL immediately. 

This can happen in very complex cataract surgeries or after eye trauma. If you're not a good candidate for an immediate IOL, you might be eligible for a secondary lens placement later. 

In this procedure, the team implants your IOL in a separate procedure once your eye's strong and healthy enough to support it.

What are the different options in IOLs?

IOLs are now so advanced that they can meet virtually any need. Options include:


Monofocal lenses are basic IOLs that correct your myopia or hyperopia. You usually still need reading glasses for presbyopia with a monofocal IOL.

Multifocal IOL

A multifocal IOL is a premium lens that corrects distance and near vision. This type of lens has various viewing zones with different prescriptions. A multifocal IOL usually replaces your regular glasses or contacts and reading glasses.

Toric IOLs

A toric IOL corrects astigmatism and your primary vision problem. 

Whether you need a basic or premium IOL, the team covers your needs with the latest and most advanced options.

Book your refractive lens surgery consultation with Precision Eye Institute online or by calling the office now.