No More Cataracts. No More Glasses.

Custom Cataract Surgery, also known as refractive lens exchange (RLE), is a procedure that replaces the eye’s natural lens with a clear, technologically advanced lens. 43Vision specializes in Custom Cataract Surgery and it is our most recommended vision correction option because it can address so many different vision issues.

Custom Cataract Surgery treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, and cataracts while reducing or eliminating the need for reading glasses and bifocals.

Lens Replacement Overview

How it Works

The Custom Cataract Surgery procedure starts by removing the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an advanced, customized intraocular lens. Both eyes are typically done on the same day, and patients often report a rapid improvement in vision over the following days. The goal of Custom Cataract Surgery is to provide a full range of quality vision.

Who is a Candidate?

While not everyone is a candidate , we do recommend Custom Cataract Surgery for most people that have cataracts and who are dependent on readers, bifocals and contact lenses.

Is it Safe?

Custom Cataract Surgery is one of the safest and most widely performed medical procedures in the world. This procedure has been refined over the last 60 years.

Popular Benefits

  •  Pays for itself by eliminating decades of expensive bifocals
  •  Able to treat most of your vision needs in one procedure
  •  Patients often describe colors to be brighter and more vivid

Technology Matters

Like other technologies, Custom Cataract Surgery has evolved greatly in recent years. We are now able to address a wider range of visual issues and treat patients who were previously thought to be untreatable.

Your advanced intraocular lenses (IOLs) are hand-picked, customized by your surgeon, and combined with the very latest in diagnostic equipment and software in order to meet your unique vision needs. We are the only center in the Midwest that specializes in reducing and eliminating the need for glasses and bifocals after 43 with this unique personalized care.

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Pricing & Financing Options

At 43Vision, we believe that financing Custom Cataract Surgery should be simple. When it comes to the Cataract procedure cost, we have multiple options to make things affordable for you.

— Limited Time Savings: $1,000 Savings & 0% Financing for 36 Months!

Financing Options Made Easy

Custom Cataract Surgery often pays for itself by eliminating expensive glasses.

from $351/Month

$0 down, 0% financing for 36 months

Procedure Cost

With current specials, our All-inclusive procedure price for Custom Cataract Surgery ranges from

All-Inclusive Procedure Includes:

  • Custom lenses for both eyes
  • Individual exam with your surgeon
  • Antibiotic eyedrops
  • Up to 2 years of post-operative examinations
  • Free fine tuning*
*Custom Cataract Package details are provided at your Free Exam. CLOSE
$11,998 - $15,498

for both eyes

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More FAQs about Custom Cataract Surgery

No. Custom Cataract Surgery is typically painless. The patient will undergo local anesthesia before the procedure to ensure against feeling any discomfort. Patients may feel some brief discomfort as the anesthetic wears off. It is common for patients to have slight discomfort or itching around the eye in the days after a Custom Cataract Surgery, but this usually goes away quickly. In most cases, over-the-counter medications are more than enough to treat any discomfort the patient may be feeling.

Although each patient’s recovery following Custom Cataract Surgery is unique, the final outcome–clear vision and greater independence from visual issues–should be the same. The first part of the healing process after a refractive lens exchange usually lasts a week. The majority of the patient’s daily activities should be resumed at this stage.

Most patients will instantly realize after having eye surgery that their eyesight is better than it was before the procedure. They will still have dilated pupils, however, which will cause some degree of visual blur. There should be a visible improvement in eyesight when the pupil returns back to normal size. The surgery should have improved the patient’s visual acuity, and within 24 hours your distance vision should be normal. Reading vision and upclose focus often takes longer to improve, but with a multifocal IOL reading vision should get sharper in three to five days. You might notice halos around lights during the first few months of the healing phase.

The patient should make a follow-up visit with the eye surgeons approximately a week following the eye operation. The eye will be examined to check on the eye’s healing and make sure the vision correction was satisfactory. A final one-month appointment will be planned if everything seems to be going well to ensure that eyesight has stabilized and that the prescription eye-drop therapy has finished working. If the patient’s second eye is being operated on at a different time, this procedure will take place on the same schedule.

The short answer is yes, you can. In contrast to refractive lens exchange surgery, which replaces the lens within the eye, LASIK addresses the cornea. To put it simply, one will not exclude the possibility of the other. To correct vision at all distances, high-performance multi-focal lenses may also be utilized.

We are glad to say that all of our procedures are virtually painless. We will provide you with everything you need to calm your nerves and keep you comfortable throughout your procedure.

You can expect to be seeing better the very next day, and most people can return to a light work load just a couple days later. With Custom Cataract Surgery, there is a lifting and bending restriction for one week, so you may need more time off depending on what you do for work. LASIK patients can typically drive the very next day and be back to work in a day or two.

Even though LASIK and other refractive surgery is great for some people, it isn’t perfect for everyone. LASIK is great for fixing distance vision and astigmatism, but it can’t help you get rid of readers or bifocals. The great news is that Custom Cataract Surgery can fix your nearsightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism all in one procedure, meaning you can get rid of all of your glasses!

Without vision correction, the answer is yes. Once you find yourself needing readers, your vision will only continue to get worse as you age. Eventually the hardening of your natural lens will turn into a cataract, which will leave your vision cloudy and blurred at all distances. But with Custom Cataract Surgery, those natural vision changes would no longer be an issue for you!

Custom Cataract Surgery is considered one of the safest medical procedures and millions of people around the world have it done every year. Every procedure comes with the possibility of risks, but in this case they are very uncommon and usually easily resolved with treatment.

Custom Cataract Surgery is considered an elective procedure, so insurance companies won’t offer coverage. However, you can use HSA or FSA money towards your procedure cost.

When you add up the cost of yearly exams, new prescriptions, and expensive glasses or bifocals, it ends up being a lot of money over the life of your eyes. We find that patients actually save money over the life of their eyes by getting Custom Cataract Surgery. We also offer 0% interest financing and low monthly payment options to make sure it works with your budget. You can give us a call to figure out your best payment option!

At 43Vision, our goal is always glasses free after 43! The majority of our patients who have Custom Cataract Surgery can expect to be able to do their normal daily activities without any glasses. Blended LASIK patients can expect the same result, but your natural lens will continue to harden and the need for readers will be more noticeable, at which point you want to proceed with Custom Cataract Surgery.

The only way to determine which procedure is right for you is to schedule your free exam and get an official recommendation from our doctors. You can also take our quick SELF TEST to find out which procedure may be right for your eyes.