What\u2019s the success rate of lens replacement surgery? The success rate of lens replacement surgery is excellent, with 95%1 of patients achieving vision fit for driving (or better). So what makes this such a championed procedure? There are a few great reasons why lens replacement is so popular. Let\u2019s explore. What is refractive lens exchange? Lens replacement surgery involves replacing the natural lens of the eye with an artificial one. We perform the surgery on an outpatient basis. That means you won\u2019t need to stay in the hospital overnight. Lens replacement is also known as refractive lens exchange (RLE). We typically perform lens replacement to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia (ageing eyes). Lens replacement surgery can also address more serious conditions such as cataracts. 95% of lens replacement surgeries are successful. Here are five reasons lens replacement is so popular. The procedure is straightforward and safe, with an operating time of only 10-15 minutes on each eye.2 Lens replacement surgery can significantly improve vision, even for those with very poor eyesight. Lens replacement is a permanent solution for presbyopia because the results will be with you your entire life.. Lens replacement is a safe procedure, but like every surgical procedure, it has some risks. Possible side effects include vision fluctuations, night vision disturbances, and, rarely, infection, which we aim to prevent with antibiotics. Finally, the recovery from lens replacement surgery is usually quick and easy, with most people returning to normal activities within a few days. That makes this procedure extremely convenient to help you become less reliant on spectacles. There are precautions that you can take to ensure your procedure is as successful as possible. For example, you can avoid rubbing or putting pressure on your eye and avoid any strenuous activity for the first week or so. Always prioritise your aftercare appointments with your surgeon, and follow their instructions. Book a free assessment with us if you\u2019d like to know more about our lens replacement surgery procedure.