What Is Clear Lens Exchange?

Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) is a safe, effective vision correction procedure for patients who either want to ward off cataract development or aren’t good candidates for LASIK.

Like LASIK, CLE leverages innovative laser technology to provide patients with precise, personalized vision enhancement. During a CLE procedure, your natural lens is removed and “exchanged” for an artificial one. This artificial replacement lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL), and is identical to those used in cataract surgery.

Cataracts are the result of proteins that build up on our natural lenses as we age, clouding our vision and making it difficult to drive at night. Because your natural lens is removed during CLE surgery and replaced with an IOL, if you undergo CLE, you’ll never have to worry about developing cataracts. You’ll also never see or feel the IOL because it’s placed directly inside your eye.

Is CLE Right for Me?

CLE surgery can correct a range of vision conditions, including farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. So why choose CLE over LASIK? CLE is designed for patients who are:

  • Over the age of 40 and want to free themselves from the hassle of reading glasses.
  • Under the age of 40 and have thin corneas or very strong prescriptions.
  • Experiencing the early stages of cataracts.

What Types of Lenses Are Available with CLE?

There are three types of IOLs currently on the market: monofocal, toric, and multifocal. While each lens is unique, all of them ensure you enjoy clear, cataract-free vision. During your free consultation, our team of ophthalmologists will work with you to determine which IOL is best-suited to your unique vision needs and goals.

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