How Clear Lens Exchange Helps You Achieve Sharper Focus
Have you been told you are a poor candidate for LASIK or that it 'won't work' for you because you will still need reading glasses? If you are over 40 and LASIK isn't right for you, there are other options to sharpen and improve your vision. Clear lens exchange (CLE) or also called Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is an effective vision corrective alternative for men and women in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, and Northwest Arkansas. The trained ophthalmologists at Vold Vision are proud to provide improved eyesight that minimizes your need for glasses or contacts, readers or bi-focals through this procedure.
CLE is similar to standard cataract surgery because it involves the removal and replacement of your natural lens with an intraocular lens (IOL). Our eye care specialists can perform an evaluation to determine whether you can benefit from the unique PanOptix® intraocular lens or other cutting-edge lens options. Call an informed member of our team to request a vision consultation today.
Who should get clear lens exchange surgery?
Good candidates for CLE are 40 or older and have presbyopia, which causes loss of elasticity in the eye lens. This age-related vision condition makes it difficult to see nearby objects like your phone, menus and books. Most men and women with presbyopia sometimes wear drugstore reading glasses to correct this issue. While LASIK can correct most cases of blurry distance vision, it cannot address presbyopia. This makes a clear lens exchange the perfect alternative.
Other candidates for clear lens exchange surgery are not able to get LASIK because of thin or irregular corneas. When you come in for an eye assessment in Fayetteville, AR, our professionals can let you know whether you qualify for CLE.
How CLE works
As we mentioned, a clear lens exchange requires the use of an intraocular lens. Your specialist can help you decide which IOL to implant. Some provide clear eyesight at all distances, while others improve your vision when looking at faraway objects. The IOL we choose will match your lifestyle and preferences. Vold Vision usually recommends the PanOptix intraocular lens to achieve the clearest outcomes for patients.
Lens surgery is one of the safest and most common procedures performed in the U.S. Our hope is to make the experience as simple and comfortable as possible. CLE treatment is performed in just a short amount of time and patients can return home immediately afterward. The team at Vold Vision can also give you simple instructions for taking care of your eyes at home.
What to expect after CLE
Patients may experience some blurry vision immediately after CLE. It is also normal to have an irritable or scratchy feeling in the eye. These symptoms should subside over the following days as the eye heals. The great news is that your new IOL is permanent AND prevents cataracts, which means it will not need to be replaced anytime in the future and you will not need future cataract surgery. Your eye care specialist can explain what you should expect during your first appointment.
Improve your vision with CLE
Is your vision less focused than it used to be? You may find it more difficult to see things clearly as you age. This makes tasks such as reading or watching the television challenging. Vold Vision is proud to offer advanced tools and technologies that make it possible to improve your eyesight in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, and Northwest Arkansas. If you are interested in the PanOptix intraocular lens or have questions about clear lens exchange surgery, contact us for more information. We can greatly reduce your need for glasses and restore your full range of vision.