Who is a good candidate for RLE?
No “too old” for visual freedom
With an RLE procedure, the age of the eye is no longer a limitation for older people who are interested in corrective surgery. Because of the different optical principles used compared to other refractive surgery techniques, good candidates for RLE range from 50 to 75 years of age.
- Age between 50 – 75
- Poor focus on both reading and far vision (nearsighted and farsighted) within the appropriate range of correction
- Healthy eyes with no underlying eye disease or abnormality
- No serious degree of astigmatism
- Not have previous cataract, lens or Lasik surgery
- No major health problem