Waite Vision

Custom Lens Replacement Surgery

The human lens is a marvel of nature that allows us to autofocus on near and far objects and everything in between. Around age 47, this autofocus starts to diminish for near vision and distance vision, resulting in a clear but dysfunctional lens. This leads to the need for reading glasses and bifocals. Custom Lens Replacement surgery (CLR), also known as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), involves replacing the eye’s natural lens that is dysfunctional with a new artificial lens. The procedure results in improved vision and can eliminate the need for bifocals or readers. The new advanced intraocular lenses will last a lifetime and can prevent the need for future cataract surgery.

“Dr. Waite performed refractive lens exchange, I am extremely satisfied with my experience. I don't miss the hassle of contacts or glasses.”

Custom Lens Replacement Surgery Utah

How it works.

During your lens implant surgery, your dysfunctional lens is replaced by a new artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). The intraocular lens implant will not alter the outward appearance of your eye, but it will drastically improve your vision. We offer different options for intraocular lenses, including a multifocal IOL. These lens implants can be customized to meet your specific visual needs. Custom Lens Replacement surgery can provide astigmatism correction in addition to correcting any presbyopia, myopia, or hyperopia you may have. Our intraocular lens options provide excellent visual outcomes, and patients often ask why they didn’t do this sooner. 

You may be a good Custom Lens Replacement candidate if:

You are presbyopic and need readers or bifocals to see

You are ready to get rid of those readers or bifocals

Top reasons patients choose us for Custom Lens Replacement.


You’ll enjoy the benefits of your Custom Lens Replacement procedure for years to come.


Our Custom Lens Replacement pricing is all-inclusive, with no upsells or extra charges.


We are dedicated to providing the best results with Custom Lens Replacement. You will love your new visual freedom.


You won’t have to worry about picking up your recovery meds. We’ll have everything here for you.


You will meet directly with Dr. Waite, your eye surgeon, to formulate the best plan for your eyes.


When you arrive, you become the center of attention.



You receive a comprehensive, personalized diagnostic of your eyes during your consultation.


Custom Lens Replacement eye surgery takes only a few minutes from start to finish, and your vision recovers quickly afterward.


Your Custom Lens Replacement procedure is performed with the most advanced technology and techniques available today.


You will have the most personable, caring staff through your RLE procedure and subsequent follow up care.

“Lenses are also available for younger patients who don’t have cataracts and simply want to eliminate the need for distance, computer and reading glasses.”

PRK Consultation

It starts with a Custom Lens Replacement consultation.

A consultation costs $150 because we do more than a quick “screening.” Your initial consultation includes a full diagnostic workup using seven different tests and the latest technology. You’ll then sit down with our doctors and discuss the PERFECT vision correction procedure tailored specifically for you and other valuable information regarding the health of your eyes. You’ll also be able to meet Dr. Waite, your eye surgeon.  Your $150 investment then goes towards your vision correction procedure.

How much are glasses and contacts costing you?

The average person spends $25,000+ on glasses, contact lenses, solution, eye exams, etc. It’s like renting “good” vision from the glasses and contact lens industry. Worst of all, these will NEVER improve your vision. Use our affordability calculator and see how much you can save by getting Custom Lens Replacement Surgery.

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Waite Vision is a work of art featuring crisp, clean lines, abundant natural lighting, and a stunning third-floor view of the Wasatch Mountains. The moment you enter our reception area, you’ll experience the difference of Waite Vision.

Custom Lens Replacement questions? We've got answers.

Is Custom Lens Replacement surgery covered by insurance?

Custom Lens Replacement (CLR), also called Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), is an elective procedure not covered by insurance companies. We will gladly discuss some of our excellent financing options, including 24-month interest-free financing. You’re also able to use your HSA or FSA.

How long does Custom Lens Replacement last?

The rest of your life! Custom Lens Replacement surgery also referred to as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a permanent vision correction solution. You will not need to replace the intraocular lens implant because it is designed to last the rest of your life.

Does Custom Lens Replacement surgery hurt?

No. Custom Lens Replacement surgery takes about 10-15 minutes per eye. You will not feel any discomfort during the process.

How long does Custom Lens Replacement take?

Custom Lens Replacement or Refractive Lens Exchange, as it’s also referred to, takes about 10-15 minutes, and the results are practically instant. You will need to have someone drive you home after the procedure.

Will Custom Lens Replacement affect my future eye health?

Custom Lens Replacement surgery will correct your vision, prevent cataracts from developing in the future, and eliminate the need for future cataract surgery. It will not affect other health conditions and allows you to see clearly for a lifetime.

Why was Custom Lens Replacement surgery recommended to me?

Custom Lens Replacement can effectively correct high amounts of nearsightedness and farsightedness along with presbyopia (need for readers or bifocals) that other procedures like LASIK or ICLs may not adequately correct. If you’ve been told you’re not an ideal candidate for LASIK, Custom Lens Replacement may be an option for you.

What are the main benefits of Custom Lens Replacement?

Custom Lens Replacement surgery is designed to make you no longer dependent on glasses or contact lenses. It is suitable for many patients who are not candidates for other vision correction procedures.

When would I recover from Custom Lens Replacement surgery?

Recovery is quick. Most patients return to normal routines within the next day or two. Each patient is different, so Dr. Waite will carefully monitor your healing after surgery.

Can I Use My HSA or FSA for Custom Lens Replacement?

Yes. Custom Lens Replacement, or RLE, is a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account procedure. If your company offers a health or flexible spending account, you can use it to pay for custom lens replacement surgery.

Start living life in focus.

If you’ve always wanted clear, crisp vision now is the best time. The value offered by Custom Lens Replacement is much greater than the dollar amount invested. Read what others have to say… 

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