Sussex Eye Laser Clinic


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Specialized in lens and cornea based refractive surgeries, Cataract Surgeries, Corneal crosslinking, Yag laser Capsulotomy , Implantable contact lenses , IPL for dry eyes, Corneal transplants and much more.

Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery

Improve your spectacle independence with refractive lens replacement procedure

Lens replacement surgery is a revolutionary solution to the age-old problem of deteriorating vision. Also known as clear lens exchange, is a procedure by which the natural lens of your eye is removed and replaces with a modern intraocular lens implant to customise your vision.

Consultation for RLE Surgery

When you choose a refractive lens exchange surgery with us, you’ll be invited to a consultation where you will have a details eye assessment and measurement for a purpose-built intraocular lens to customise your vision. We will discuss all the


What To Expect in Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery

On the day of your procedure, you should expect:

A Welcoming Team to Help You Every Step of the Way

A Dedicated Nurse to Look after You

A Choice between General or Local Anaesthesia or Sedation with Local Anaesthesia

This Surgery is Conducted with Your Comfort and Reassurance in Mind

An Acrylic Lens to be Installed in place of Your Natural Lens

Clearer Vision upon Recovery

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Consultation Price Including All Scans: £350
Refractive (Clear) Lens Exchange with Monofocal Lens: From £3100/eye
RLE with Monofocal Toric Lens: From £3350/eye
With Trifocal Lens: From £4100/eye
RLE with Trifocal Toric Lens: From £4350/eye
  • The above price is representative of standard treatment for refractive lens exchange surgery.
  • Included in this price: Follow ups up to 6 months. Additional top up LASEK/PRK within 6 months if needed
  • Not included in this price:  Future cost of YAG laser capsulotomy
  • 0% Finance option available through Chrysalis Finance (
  • Nayan (UK) Ltd trading as Mayank A. Nanavaty (Sussex Eye Laser Clinic) is an Appointed Representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited, which is  authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to carry out the regulated activity of credit broking.

Revolution in Eyecare with Clear Lens Exchange Surgery

Clear Lens Exchange provides much-needed spectacle freedom, especially for presbyopic (patients needing reading glasses) and patients with cataracts and can include Monofocal or trifocal lens options. They provide comfortable vision with spectacle independence and allow one to perform a range of everyday activities with ease. The Monofocal lens restores vision for one distance (distance or near) and we consider many factors like the patient’s lifestyle, budget as well as other medical conditions while suggesting an option. The trifocal lens exchange is highly popular and provides distance, intermediate and near vision. We are skilled to provide and perform the best services and with the total endeavour to reduce any problem related to vision which results in a better quality of life and also helps in regaining confidence.

The modern intraocular lens is also known to provide the best vision for any specific distance whether far or near depending on the customization or preference of the patient. A detailed eye assessment provided by the Sussex Eye Laser Clinic to customize your vision is followed by a safe and precise procedure. A dedicated nurse is provided, and one can have a choice of sedation. Toric lens options are also available in both monofocal, and trifocal and it is a combination of spherical and cylindrical lenses. Their fit needs to be specific and hence expertise is essential.

Empowering Self-care with the Best Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery

Refractive lens exchange is an excellent choice for patients with significant refractive issues seeking independence from glasses. This precise procedure requires access to a top-notch refractive surgery facility nearby. It can reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses and contact lenses, and it may even prevent the need for future cataract surgery.

The Sussex Eye Laser Clinic prioritizes safety and keeps up with technological advancements in refractive lens exchange surgery. This procedure offers various advantages, especially in improving both near and distant vision. Our expert consultant surgeon will assist you in preserving your vision, with minimal downtime and a focus on minimizing post-operative complications.

If you’re searching for the best clear refractive lens replacement surgery nearby, Sussex Eye Laser Clinic offers a permanent implant with a high success rate. Our team will guide you through the entire process and address any concerns. The results are long-lasting, involving the replacement of your natural lens with a premium lens of your choice. Sussex Laser Eye Clinic provides tailored advice for your unique vision needs, ensuring clarity regarding potential outcomes, benefits, and risks associated with this surgery. With a strong foundation in clinical research, a dedicated staff, and a history of patient success stories, our refractive surgery clinic offers expert care when you need it most. You can rest easy knowing you’re in trusted hands.

Frequently Asked Questions - Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Q1. What is Refractive Lens Exchange, and how can it improve my vision?

A. Refractive Lens Exchange, also known as RLE, is a revolutionary procedure to address deteriorating vision. It involves the removal of the natural lens of your eye and replacing it with a modern intraocular lens implant. This surgery is designed to customize your vision and can effectively correct issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia.

Q2. How does the consultation process work?

A. During the consultation for refractive lens exchange, you’ll undergo a comprehensive eye assessment and measurement. This assessment helps determine the specifics of the intraocular lens needed to customize your vision. Mr. Nanavaty will discuss the procedure, address any questions you may have, and guide you through the process.

Q3. What can I expect on the day of RLE surgery?

A. On the day of your procedure, you can expect a supportive and welcoming team to assist you at every step. A dedicated nurse will be available to look after you during the surgery. You’ll have the option to choose between general or local anesthesia, or sedation with local anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the surgery. The procedure itself is conducted with your well-being and reassurance in mind. An acrylic lens will be implanted to replace your natural lens, and you can anticipate clearer vision as you recover.

Q4. What are the available options for intraocular lenses?

A. We offer several options for refractive lens exchange based on your vision needs:
  • Monofocal : Provides clear vision at a single distance (typically distance vision).
  • Monofocal Toric: Corrects astigmatism along with providing clear vision at a single distance.
  • Extended depth of focus: Provides clear vision for distance and intermediate range.
  • Extended depth of focus toric: Corrects astigmatism along with providing clear vision distance and intermediate range.
  • Trifocal : Offers clear vision at multiple distances, reducing the need for reading glasses.
  • Trifocal Toric : Corrects astigmatism and provides clear vision at multiple distances.

Q5. What is the cost of Refractive Lens Exchange at your clinic?

A. The cost varies based on the type of intraocular lens you choose. Here is an approximate pricing breakdown:
  • Consultation Price Including All Scans: £350
  • Monofocal Lens: From £3100/eye
  • Monofocal Toric Lens: From £3350/eye
  • Trifocal Lens: From £4100/eye
  • Trifocal Toric Lens: From £4350/eye

Q6. What are the risks associated with Refractive Lens Exchange surgery?

A. The risks associated with Refractive Lens Exchange surgery are generally low, and our clinic has a track record of numerous successful operations. It is important to note, however, that all surgical procedures carry inherent risks. Possible complications may include infection, macula oedema (swelling), the perception of small dots or floaters, and retinal detachment. During your consultation, we will comprehensively discuss both the risks and benefits of the surgery. If you have concerns or anxiety regarding potential complications, please feel free to contact us, and we will address any questions you may have.

Q7. Will I experience soreness in my eye after surgery?

A. Following surgery, you may experience a slight gritty sensation and mild discomfort for a day or two, but it should not be painful. Any residual discomfort can typically be alleviated with over-the-counter analgesics such as paracetamol. It is worth noting that many individuals do not encounter any postoperative discomfort.

Q8. When can I resume work after the surgery?

A. We generally recommend taking approximately a week off from work after Refractive Lens Exchange surgery, and we can provide medical certification if needed. There are no restrictions on using screens, so if you prefer, you can work from home using screens as soon as you feel comfortable. Engaging in activities such as watching television, reading, using a screen, or a smartphone will not strain your eyes.

Q9. Can both eyes be treated simultaneously?

A. Yes. Both eyes can be performed simultaneously if the patient wishes so. There are strict protocols to be followed when we do both eyes simultaneously such as ensuring that each eye is treated as a new patient and the entire procedure kit, gowns, etc are changed between the eyes.